THE HIMALAYAN TALK: INDIAN GOVERNMENT FOOD SECURITY PROGRAM RISKIER

http://youtu.be/NrcmNEjaN8c The government of India has announced food security program ahead of elections in 2014. We discussed the issue with Palash Biswas in Kolkata today. http://youtu.be/NrcmNEjaN8c Ahead of Elections, India's Cabinet Approves Food Security Program ______________________________________________________ By JIM YARDLEY http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/04/indias-cabinet-passes-food-security-law/

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICAL OF BAMCEF LEADERSHIP

[Palash Biswas, one of the BAMCEF leaders and editors for Indian Express spoke to us from Kolkata today and criticized BAMCEF leadership in New Delhi, which according to him, is messing up with Nepalese indigenous peoples also. He also flayed MP Jay Narayan Prasad Nishad, who recently offered a Puja in his New Delhi home for Narendra Modi's victory in 2014.]

THE HIMALAYAN DISASTER: TRANSNATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT MECHANISM A MUST

We talked with Palash Biswas, an editor for Indian Express in Kolkata today also. He urged that there must a transnational disaster management mechanism to avert such scale disaster in the Himalayas. http://youtu.be/7IzWUpRECJM

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS LASHES OUT KATHMANDU INT'L 'MULVASI' CONFERENCE

अहिले भर्खर कोलकता भारतमा हामीले पलाश विश्वाससंग काठमाडौँमा आज भै रहेको अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय मूलवासी सम्मेलनको बारेमा कुराकानी गर्यौ । उहाले भन्नु भयो सो सम्मेलन 'नेपालको आदिवासी जनजातिहरुको आन्दोलनलाई कम्जोर बनाउने षडयन्त्र हो।' http://youtu.be/j8GXlmSBbbk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS LASHES OUT KATHMANDU INT'L 'MULVASI' CONFERENCE

अहिले भर्खर कोलकता भारतमा हामीले पलाश विश्वाससंग काठमाडौँमा आज भै रहेको अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय मूलवासी सम्मेलनको बारेमा कुराकानी गर्यौ । उहाले भन्नु भयो सो सम्मेलन 'नेपालको आदिवासी जनजातिहरुको आन्दोलनलाई कम्जोर बनाउने षडयन्त्र हो।' http://youtu.be/j8GXlmSBbbk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS BLASTS INDIANS THAT CLAIM BUDDHA WAS BORN IN INDIA

THE HIMALAYAN VOICE: PALASH BISWAS DISCUSSES RAM MANDIR

Published on 10 Apr 2013 Palash Biswas spoke to us from Kolkota and shared his views on Visho Hindu Parashid's programme from tomorrow ( April 11, 2013) to build Ram Mandir in disputed Ayodhya. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77cZuBunAGk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALSH BISWAS FLAYS SOUTH ASIAN GOVERNM

Palash Biswas, lashed out those 1% people in the government in New Delhi for failure of delivery and creating hosts of problems everywhere in South Asia. http://youtu.be/lD2_V7CB2Is

Palash Biswas on BAMCEF UNIFICATION!

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS ON NEPALI SENTIMENT, GORKHALAND, KUMAON AND GARHWAL ETC.and BAMCEF UNIFICATION! Published on Mar 19, 2013 The Himalayan Voice Cambridge, Massachusetts United States of America

BAMCEF UNIFICATION CONFERENCE 7

Published on 10 Mar 2013 ALL INDIA BAMCEF UNIFICATION CONFERENCE HELD AT Dr.B. R. AMBEDKAR BHAVAN,DADAR,MUMBAI ON 2ND AND 3RD MARCH 2013. Mr.PALASH BISWAS (JOURNALIST -KOLKATA) DELIVERING HER SPEECH. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLL-n6MrcoM http://youtu.be/oLL-n6MrcoM

Imminent Massive earthquake in the Himalayas

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICIZES GOVT FOR WORLD`S BIGGEST BLACK OUT

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICIZES GOVT FOR WORLD`S BIGGEST BLACK OUT

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS TALKS AGAINST CASTEIST HEGEMONY IN SOUTH ASIA

Palash Biswas on Citizenship Amendment Act

Mr. PALASH BISWAS DELIVERING SPEECH AT BAMCEF PROGRAM AT NAGPUR ON 17 & 18 SEPTEMBER 2003 Sub:- CITIZENSHIP AMENDMENT ACT 2003 http://youtu.be/zGDfsLzxTXo

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

INDIAN EXPRESS Reports: Facebook and a ‘dislike’ button: It won’t be as simple as that


INDIAN EXPRESS Reports:

Facebook and a 'dislike' button: It won't be as simple as that

Facebook might move beyond the 'like' button, and many are wondering if the social network will give in to all those demands for a 'dislike' option.



Facebook might move beyond the 'like' button, and many are wondering if the social network will give in to all those demands for a 'dislike' option.

At a Facebook townhall this week, CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg had this to say on the subject, "People have asked about the dislike button for many years. And today is a special day because we're actually going to say that we are working on it and we are very close to shipping a test to it. It took us a while to get here. We didn't want to just build a dislike button, we don't want to turn Facebook into a forum where people are voting up and down on people's posts, that's not the kind of community we want to create."

Zuckerberg has a point when he says he's not keen on adding a 'dislike' button. Unlike other social media forums, such as Reddit, Imgur or 9Gag, where users can down-vote or up-vote a post, Facebook remains a very different beast.

'Like' on Facebook remains the most important of all social engagements, even more than comments. This is a quick response action but also a quantified form of social acceptance.

With 1.5 billion users, Facebook is the place where people are playing out their personal lives. Wedding albums, documenting your baby's growth, a vacation — these pictures or rather these life-events as Facebook calls them are all present here. People share them in the hope of validation, and if someone could just post a dislike on anyone's special moments, they might not be so quick and free to share them.

More than 100 likes on your Facebook photo and you are likely to feel very good about yourself. And it's not just about photos. Most of us want our fair share of 'Likes', be it on a funny status message or a political comment we might have shared.

So why go for an alternative? Perhaps because not everything shared on Facebook is about happy moments. People grieve on Facebook as well. Facebook allows family members to even convert the timeline of their deceased relative into a vault of sorts where memorials and tributes can be posted.

'Liking' these posts is never the appropriate response, but there's no other option. Unless you wish to post a comment expressing your condolence and you might not be prepared to do that always.

On Facebook, the appropriateness of 'likes' is not just limited to death. What happens when someone posts about a break-up or about depression or that they've lost a job? Sometimes people will 'Like' the post, sometimes they will send a sticker in the comments but as far as Facebook is concerned, there's no quick response action for such moments. A 'dislike' button, however, is not the solution.

From what Zuckerberg has hinted at, Facebook might soon let you express with more than one emotion in a post. A virtual hug, perhaps a button to express that you're feeling sad for the person or that you're sorry; we don't quite know what this new button will be. Facebook already lets users express various emotions in their status messages and we might just see some of these get converted into action buttons but it's too early to say.

For those expecting a straight up 'dislike' button though, Facebook might leave you disappointed.

http://indianexpress.com/article/technology/social/facebook-and-a-dislike-button-it-wont-be-a-simple-as-that/

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