Tuesday, July 11, 2017

July 11, 2017

Nice publicity stunt (how else would the world get to know of the existence of companies like Culture Machine and Gozoop?):
Culture Machine in Mumbai recently launched a video wherein they surprised their female employees with the good news. The video that seemed like an impromptu gift began with them asking what it's like to have periods. 
You can totally see floods of joy gushing on their faces when they are told that they can take a paid day off. The video states a classic example of bliss, and I am sure is driving loads of applauses from women around the country. 
Another company in the same league is Gozoop, a digital marketing organisation. All the female employees working for this organisation will also get a paid leave on the first day of their period. 
Wonder what the reaction would be if it was also announced that this would be accompanied by a commensurate reduction in their pay cheques since, well, equal-pay-for-equal-work and all that nonsense.

In news from the never-underestimate-the-basesness-of-humans section, umbrella-sharing startup loses nearly all of its 300,000 umbrellas in a matter of weeks.

Reason #12376 a majority of Chennai auto drivers are scum:  Globetrotting couple lose dog in Chennai.

To end with some uplifting news in an otherwise depressing news day, here is a tutorial I put together on how to develop a Bitcoin client in pLisp. You're welcome.