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White House lashes out at Jeff Bezos for criticising Joe Biden administration's fiscal, economic policies
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White House lashes out at Jeff Bezos for criticising Joe Biden administration's fiscal, economic policies

White House deputy press secretary Andrew Bates said that it wasn't surprising that Jeff Bezos' tweet came after US president Joe Biden met with labour organisers, including Amazon employees

Buffalo shooting: Social media platforms pull down videos faster, but not by much
World

Buffalo shooting: Social media platforms pull down videos faster, but not by much

Police say that when a white gunman killed 10 people and wounded three others in a 'racially motivated violent extremist' shooting in Buffalo, he livestreamed the attack to the gaming platform Twitch

Explained: The open e-commerce network ONDC that Flipkart, Amazon and others are planning to join
Business

Explained: The open e-commerce network ONDC that Flipkart, Amazon and others are planning to join

The Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) is a network of several small and large-scale offline and online traders. Even though it is in a nascent stage, it is being pitched as a solution to break the dominance of large e-commerce firms

Amazon, Union Group to face off in a rematch election in New York
World

Amazon, Union Group to face off in a rematch election in New York

In New York, two state lawmakers introduced a bill to regulate warehouse productivity quotas, aiming to curtail workplace injuries at facilities operated by Amazon and other companies

Amazon's Jeff Bezos prompts China conspiracy theory after Elon Musk's Twitter takeover
World

Amazon's Jeff Bezos prompts China conspiracy theory after Elon Musk's Twitter takeover

Jeff Bezos' comments on Tesla's reliance on China comes months after a Reuters investigation in December 2021 found Amazon had ceased demands from China to continue doing business and grow the company in the east Asian nation

Tata group launches all-in-one super app Tata Neu, set to compete with Amazon, Flipkart
Business

Tata group launches all-in-one super app Tata Neu, set to compete with Amazon, Flipkart

The group has been testing the app since last year as it seeks to play a big role in the fast growing e-commerce space

Amazon workers win their first union in the US: What does it mean and why is it significant
World

Amazon workers win their first union in the US: What does it mean and why is it significant

In what is being described as a modern-day David vs Goliath battle, a small group of workers succeeded in forming Amazon's first union at a warehouse on Staten Island in New York. Their efforts are laudable, as they went up against one of the fiercest anti-union companies in the United States

All you need to know about Tata Neu, the super app that’ll take on Amazon
India

All you need to know about Tata Neu, the super app that’ll take on Amazon

Tata Group’s super app will be launched on 7 April. Tata Neu will bring all of the conglomerate’s services – airlines, hotels, medicines, groceries, and apparel – in one place

Amazon workers in NYC's Staten Island vote to unionise in historic labor win
World

Amazon workers in NYC's Staten Island vote to unionise in historic labor win

Warehouse workers cast 2,654 votes — or about 55% — in favor of a union, giving the fledgling Amazon Labor Union enough support to pull off a victory

Devil's Advocate | What jars in the otherwise radical Jalsa is reinforcing of the noble servant stereotype
Entertainment

Devil's Advocate | What jars in the otherwise radical Jalsa is reinforcing of the noble servant stereotype

Ramu Kaka is back on screen again, and this time he is called Ruksana. Jalsa does not reengineer a status quo that has somewhat been challenged by international films like The White Tiger and Parasite.

Jalsa movie review: Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah light up a story of class, happenstance and the human conscience
Entertainment

Jalsa movie review: Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah light up a story of class, happenstance and the human conscience

Half the battle for Jalsa was won when Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah were roped in to share screen space.

Criticism of marginalized stories in Bollywood
Entertainment

Criticism of marginalized stories in Bollywood

When Bollywood critiques and makers directly inherent popular formulas in their work, there is little space left for lived truth.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 4 finally shows Midge as not another Mary Sue, but a self-preserving artist
Entertainment

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 4 finally shows Midge as not another Mary Sue, but a self-preserving artist

In the new season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Midge's total likability, an eternal impediment to her complexity, feels a little bit earned. The show stops looking like a girl-boss fanfiction, an exercise in wish fulfillment.

The Boys Presents: Diabolical and Star Wars: Visions underline boundless potential of animated spin-off shows
Entertainment

The Boys Presents: Diabolical and Star Wars: Visions underline boundless potential of animated spin-off shows

When done right, the animated anthology allows us to both zoom in [look at specific, smaller stories] and zoom out, allowing a wider exploration of the far corners of these worlds in a way their live-action counterparts just haven't.

Sumaira Shaikh on the road to Dongri Danger, her first stand-up special: It's difficult for female comedians to get the numbers
Entertainment

Sumaira Shaikh on the road to Dongri Danger, her first stand-up special: It's difficult for female comedians to get the numbers

"I’m sorry to say this but I think Indian audiences inherently relate more to the topics that the male comedians talk about," says Sumaira Shaikh.

Nearly 40 to 49 SpaceX satellites fall out of orbit after solar storm
World

Nearly 40 to 49 SpaceX satellites fall out of orbit after solar storm

SpaceX said a geomagnetic storm on 4 February, 2022, made the atmosphere denser, which increased the drag on the Starlink satellites, effectively dooming them

Oscars 2022: Streaming dominates nominations again, with Netflix's The Power of the Dog, Apple TV's The Tragedy of Macbeth
Entertainment

Oscars 2022: Streaming dominates nominations again, with Netflix's The Power of the Dog, Apple TV's The Tragedy of Macbeth

Oscar voters rewarded Netflix, Apple TV+, and Amazon films with nearly 40 Oscar nominations — 27 for Netflix alone, with Jane Campion’s Western The Power of the Dog recognised in an impressive 12 categories, including best picture.

Inside the free fall of Westland Books: From disappointment to rage, how authors are reacting to Amazon's decision
Arts & Culture

Inside the free fall of Westland Books: From disappointment to rage, how authors are reacting to Amazon's decision

TM Krishna, who has collaborated with Westland Books, attributes the imminent closure to Amazon’s “unsustainable economic model” and “a culture of discrimination."

Amazon to close publishing arm Westland Books
Arts & Culture

Amazon to close publishing arm Westland Books

Acquired by Amazon in 2017, Westland's bestselling authors include Chetan Bhagat, Amish Tripathi, Devdutt Pattanaik, Rujuta Diwekar and others

MP police file FIR against sellers over Tricolour-themed products on Amazon
India

MP police file FIR against sellers over Tricolour-themed products on Amazon

Amazon faced the ire of a section of Indian social media users over merchandising some products, including apparel and food items, that feature images of the Indian flag, with some saying that using the tricolour in such a way was an insult and a violation of the country's flag code