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The Word Hatter Weekly Dispatch (Vol.5)

5 Headlines This Week That Aren’t All Doom And Gloom

  1. Modiji’s Attempt To Wow Us With Vowels

After coming up with community building exercises aimed at strengthening the community during the Covid-19 crisis, PM Narendra Modi now suggests an ‘AEIOU’ approach for the youth of India to adjust to work and life after the corona virus. ‘AEIOU’ stands for adaptability, efficiency, inclusivity, opportunity and universalism. With furloughs and pay cuts plaguing millennials and the population at large, this move by Modiji just might be the short straw in the battle againt the corona blues. Read more here…

  1. Indigo-ing The Distance For Its Employees

A month after announcing that salaries of all its employees would be slashed in order to counter the drop in revenue due to the global shutdown of the aviation industry over the COVID-19 pandemic, IndiGo Airlines has now rolled back the salary cut for its employees, in keeping with the government’s wishes of not reducing employee’s pay during the lockdown. Indigo’s executive committee and senior VP’s will take pay cuts instead. Read more here…

  1. UFH-Umpiring From Home

As India gets accustomed to WFH, India’s top ICC umpires are upgrading their third umpiring skills by consistently enaging in “match simulation activities” from home. Will social distancing post-Covid-19 mean the only umpire overseeing the game is the third one? Read more here…

  1. Bring The Hilton Home During Covid-19

Hilton, a leading global hospitality company, has partnered with India’s top food aggregators Zomato and Swiggy for home delivery of its signature dishes to customers, via safe and contactless delivery. Could this signal a change in how we eat out and socialize? Read more here…

  1. #TravelFromHome The New Travel Trend

We first wrote about ‘fake-ations‘ a while ago. Now with physical travel becoming impossible due to travel bans, social distancing and the threat of infection, intrepid travellers are satisfying their wanderlust in creative ways. People around the world are ‘travelling from home’ and recreating everything from skiing holidays to flights, at home and sharing them on social media under the #travelfromhomechallenge on TikTok and Instagram. Read more here…

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