Issue 19: Bills, Conspiracy, Mentorship, this and that

BRAND: Indian Union1 Govt is coming with its own WhatsApp alternative. That too, right after the whole pegasus2 surveillance3 story coming out. It seems like they are looking for Atmanirbhar4 in surveillance. (Someone pointed out that spying their own people is a quality of great rulers - Good rulers listen, Great rulers spy!) Btw, did you hear about DNA Profiling Bill5?

MOVIE: National Award-winning filmmaker is coming out with a fictional feature, ‘Aadhaar’, and UIDAI, has suggested 28 cuts!6 Not sure if the movie will release soon, but here is the trailer7. Fellow Indians, we have more censor boards now! Congrats! Btw, did you hear about the Cinematograph Bill8?

MALIK: Fahad’s Malik9 is trending, and Fahad is now the flag-bearer of Malayalam movies10. While makers claim it is an entirely fictional story (Fahad’s version of Nayakan), it is pretty similar to what happened at Beemapalli, but with a strange narrative that considers police as an autonomous entity, without any connection to the State Govt! Read Nidheesh’s tweets11 on Beemapalli Incident, and MediaOne’s12 take on the movie narrative (And if you can read Malayalam, check this out13!).

ADPList: I am now a mentor at mentorship platform ADPList14! Being a designer, who has learned everything from his network of friends, experts, and professionals, I find this an excellent opportunity to share and learn! If you are into product/design and have questions on the process, communication, leadership, or career progression, feel free to ping me!

FIGMA: I plan to release a small note that introduces ‘What is Figma’ for managers and developers. If you have any suggestions based on your experience, do share them with me.15


Currently reading: The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin16 by Maurice Leblanc, A Life on Our Planet17 by David Attenborough, പരിണാമം18 by M P Narayana Pillai, The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage19 by Sydney Padua.

1

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/news/tamil-nadu-to-replace-central-govt-with-union-govt-in-school-books/articleshow/84264629.cms

2

https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/explained-revelations-pegasus-project-and-who-were-those-hacked-152573

3

https://thewire.in/media/revealed-how-the-wire-partners-cracked-pegasus-project-implications-india

4

https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/explained-sandesh-the-governments-new-instant-messaging-platform-7189759/

5

twitter.com/internetfreedom/status/1362318551562948610

6

https://thewire.in/film/aadhaar-film-uidai-censorship-suman-ghosh

7

youtube.com/watch?v=YPPJq3RxVWY

8

https://www.newindianexpress.com/galleries/entertainment/2021/jul/03/suriya-to-kamal-haasan-indian-film-stars-slam-narendra-modi-government-over-cinematograph-bill-2021-103164.html

9

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10919240/

10

https://magazine.outlookindia.com/story/entertainment-news-for-malayalam-and-the-ott-nation/304745

11

twitter.com/mknid/status/1415769444589002752

12

youtube.com/watch?v=cno2UXG0Bg8

13

instagram.com/p/CRqsah2oDwO/

14

https://adplist.org/mentors/hiran-venugopalan

15

https://forms.gle/EhcN2R7BH4K1Kajy5

16

https://www.audible.in/pd/The-Extraordinary-Adventures-of-Arsene-Lupin-Gentleman-Burglar-Classic-Tales-Edition-Audiobook/B079BG853Q

17

https://amzn.to/3j2x0pW

18

https://amzn.to/37eLsWu

19

https://amzn.to/3ifRdJR