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British Sikh army officer becomes first woman of colour to trek solo to South Pole, have a look at her journey

Captain Harpreet Chandi announced her achievement on her live blog by the name the Polar Preet. On Monday, January 3, 2022, after traveling 700 miles without any support, she travelled the distance within merely 40 days.

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Captain Harpreet Chandi, an Indian-origin British Sikh army officer has completed her solo expedition to the South Pole. In doing so, she has become the first woman of colour to achieve this feat. The 32-year-old officer, who is also a physiotherapist, began her journey on November 24, 2021.

Chandi announced her achievement on her live blog by the name the Polar Preet. On Monday, January 3, 2022, after traveling 700 miles without any support, she travelled the distance within merely 40 days.

Captain Chandi’s reaction

Her post from day 40 expressed her feelings related to the expedition. There was a time when Chandi didn’t know anything about the polar world but later got interested in that and ever since then she had been preparing. For her, the expedition meant much more than just herself. She wishes to encourage people to push their boundaries, believe in themselves and to not worry about any labels.

She shared how many a times, she has been told to be normal. She believes that every individual creates their own normal and is capable of anything they wish for. Captain Chandi wishes to smash the glass ceiling into a million pieces, and she is succeeding very well indeed.

Her preparation

Captain Preet Chandi spent more than two and a half year preparing for her expedition. She trained in the Frensh Alps, trekked through Iceland’s Langjökull Glacier and spent 27 days on Greenland’s ice top. To simulate pulling a sled, she dragged a heavy tire behind her back when she was in England.

Her journey included travelling 700 miles while towing a pulk or sledge with all of her belongings and facing temperatures as low as – 50 degrees Celsius and winds of up to 60 miles per hour. She did all of this without any support.

Captain Chandi hopes that her feat will inspire others and something similar will keep happening year after year.

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Forget money, just have fun at work, says Google CEO Sundar Pichai

According to a media report, the Google CEO faced questions from his employee about this policy change and he responded that the employees should be aware of the recent news, externally.

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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Google Sunder Pichai was again in news. He was allegedly saying that Google employees should not equate money and perks with fun at the workplace. Instead of that, they should be looking for fun at the office to entertain themselves.

Reports said that the global search website has slashed the budget for employee travel and entertainment.

According to a media report, the Google CEO faced questions from his employee about this policy change and he responded that the employees should be aware of the recent news, externally.

Sundar Pichai said that the fact that they know, they were being a bit more responsible through one of the toughest macroeconomic conditions underway in the past decade. It was important that as a company, they pull together to get through moments like this.

He said that he could remember when Google was small and scrappy. They shouldn’t always equate fun with money. The employees should walk into a hard-working start-up and people might be having fun and it shouldn’t always equate to money.

The Google CEO further said that the employees could be a 20-person team or a 100-person team. They were going to be constrained in their growth on a looking-ahead basis. Maybe they were planning on hiring six more people but maybe they were going to have to do with four and how were they going to make that happen? The answers were going to be different for different teams.

Sharing the full interview of Sundar Pichai, CNBC’s Technology reporter Jennifer wrote that Google CEO Sundar Pichai spent much of a recent all-hands meeting addressing employee concerns about company cost-cutting measures.

She wrote on Twitter that the pull-back came amid economic uncertainty, Google’s consecutive quarter of weaker-than-expected earnings and growing bureaucracy. It was the challenge of reeling in a culture of unfettered perks it spent the last couple of decades creating.

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Man orders laptop from Flipkart’s Big Billion Days Sale instead receives detergent soap bars, customer support blames him

The IIM graduate said that now the company’s customer care is blaming them for not checking the box before providing an OTP.

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Man orders laptop from Flipkart's Big Billion Days Sale instead receives detergent soap bars, customer support blames him

We have often heard of people receiving bizarre stuff instead of the one ordered. One such incident happened recently when a man claimed to have received detergent soap bars in place of a laptop he ordered for his father.

A man, identified as Yashaswi Sharma, said he ordered his father a laptop from Flipkart’s Big Billion Days Sale but he received a few bars of Ghadi detergent soap bars. The IIM graduate said that now the company’s customer care is blaming them for not checking the box before providing an OTP.

Yashaswi narrated the whole incident on LinkedIn. He wrote that he purchased a laptop from the Flipkart sale for his father. However, his father was unaware of the “open-box” delivery concept, which means that the customer is supposed to give OTP to the delivery boy only after inspecting the stuff they have ordered.

He said his father assumed that OTP was to be given upon receiving the package and so he gave it when the box was delivered. Yashaswi further said that he has the CCTV proof of the delivery boy coming and going without the box being inspected. And subsequently, the unboxing revealed no laptop inside.

He said when he took the matter up with Flipkart, the seniormost customer support executive said “No return possible” and blamed his father for sharing the OTP without checking the order. This is our final stance. This matter cannot be escalated further, he concluded.

The man then said his father’s fault is that he assumed the package came from a Flipkart assured seller and would contain a laptop and not detergent. He said Why couldn’t the delivery boy inform the receiver about the open box concept before asking for OTP?

He even requested his followers to amplify the story. While concluding, he said Posting this as my last attempt at resolution before I approach the consumer forum. Middle-class Indians cannot simply absorb a laptop’s worth of loss very easily. Please amplify!

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Thieves steal Lord Shiva’s serpent and Jaldhari from Madhya Pradesh temple, caught on CCTV

Sharing a video of this incident a Twitter user wrote that the thieves took away Lord Shiva’s serpent and Jaldhari. They were caught on CCTV of Shiv temple in Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh.

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A video was doing rounds on the internet on Monday where some thieves could be seen stealing Lord Shiva’s serpent and Jaldhari from a Shiva temple. The whole incident was recorded on a CCTV camera of the temple. The thieves have not been identified yet.

Reports said that the incident took place at Manunia Mahadev temple of Manunia village under the Tal police station. The locals staged a protest after this incident and the businessman called a hartal in the Tal Nagar on Sunday. The Patidar Samaj of the city has submitted a memorandum to the SDM Manisha Vaske demanding the arrest of the thieves.

Sharing a video of this incident a Twitter user wrote that the thieves took away Lord Shiva’s serpent and Jaldhari. They were caught on CCTV of Shiv temple in Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh.

Interestingly, one social media user wrote that when the government would only concentrate on the development of Adanis (Gautam Adani) and Ambanis (Mukesh Ambani), the common people would only do these things.

The incident happened on the night of September 19 or September 20. A case was registered at Tal police station. Some people have allegedly manipulated and edited the CCTV footage of the thieves.

The police station in charge Nagesh Yadav has appealed the people to share the video as it was and not share doctored videos of this incident. A search was on to identify the thieves. He further said that the thieves would be arrested soon.

According to the local media reports, the three thieves entered the Shiva temple’s premises around 2 am and tried to break the lock of the donation box, but they failed to do so. After that, they smashed the main gate of the temple and took away the silver and gold used in the decoration of the Shivling.

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