Woman as boss and cook ad angers many
A woman, who calls the shots in office, cooks for her husband who is also her junior at the workplace. Is that thought "demoralising" or "sexist"? Telecom service provider Bharti Airtel's new ad, which presents a working woman cooking for her man, has stirred up outrage on Twitter. But adman Prahlad Kakkar says it's perfectly valid and there's nothing wrong in the content. "She's cooked meal with her own hands because it is important to her to cook for her husband. It's special. I think it's perfectly valid ad. It means that sometimes women are more competent than men...not all the time ...
Jacques Kallis retires from all international cricket
South Africa’s Jacques Kallis has surprisingly decided to call time on his international limited overs career six months before the World Cup. The 38-year-old, one of the greatest all-rounders in the game’s history, retired from test cricket last year but had been planning to finish his South Africa career at the 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in February and March. However, he announced a change of heart on Wednesday, just weeks after helping South Africa win a one-day international series in Sri Lanka for the first time. “I realised in Sri Lanka that my dream of playing in a World ...
Kazakh volleyballer becomes new Internet sensation
It took just a few days for Sabina Altynbekova, an under-19 female volleyball player from Kazakhstan, to hit stardom. After some performances during a youth tournament in Taipei last week, the attractive sportswoman has pocketed more than 200,000 subscribers in her Instagram account. The 17-year-old has apparently been receiving a lot of public and media attention due to her appearance, reports Xinhua. However, Sabina's coach Nurlan Sadikov says that all of this media frenzy might endanger their original sport goals as other members of the female team feel neglected since it has been clear that the team's No.20 has been the centre ...
Talk to me: Lonely Londoners now ask strangers
A new campaign wants to break that habit and change London’s image as one of the loneliest places in Britain. It’s a typical urban routine: Sit on the subway, headphones in, fiddling with the smartphone to avoid eye contact with fellow passengers. Polly Akhurst and David Blackwell, co-founders of Talk To Me London, speak during an interview with the Associated Press. -AP Now a new campaign called ‘Talk to me’ wants to break that habit and change London’s image as one of the loneliest places in Britain. “Talking to strangers is a social taboo,” said David Blackwell, one of the project’s coordinators. “It’s something ...
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