Pink Wasn’t Always Girly

New strain leaves pink-eye for nearly month

The section that has been hit the most in the process of retrenchment are cameramen and technicians. Many morning news anchors have also been asked to leave, said a source in the know. Rajdeep Sardesai, editor-in-chief IBN 18 network, late night, tweeted, Hurt and pain can be lonely. You must grieve in solitude. An employee in Mumbai, who was given the termination letter, said, We were called to the office and were simply handed the letters. Almost the entire crew at IBN7 has been asked to leave. Those of us who have not been given the termination letters are in terror of being handed one any moment. Executives in Independent Media Trust and from the human resources department from the network sat at the round table putting the termination letters in the respective envelopes and stamping them. It looked like a post office, the way they were stamping letters in the conference room. Another source added that journalists in CNBC TV18s Delhi bureau have been assured that their jobs are secure. We have, however, been told that the bureau will be left with almost no cameramen and technicians, as the newsroom for all channels will be integrated, said the source. The pink slips are principally at TV18 Broadcast, the subsidiary of the listed company Network 18. TV18 Broadcast operates CNBC-TV18, CNBC Awaaz, CNN-IBN, IBN7 and IBN Lokmat, among others. Together the channels employ about 2,000, including journalists, camera persons and production staff.

Pink Sari Revolution

When cuckolded husband Tom Buchanan criticizes Gatsby for wearing pink, he seemingly echoes the present-day assumption that pink is a feminine color. But that would be imposing today’s view of pink on the past. Buchanan uses the suit’s hue not to discredit Gatsby’s masculinity or virility, but his intellectual bona fides. He mentions it only when Gatsby’s described as an Oxford man: “[Buchanan] was incredulous. ‘Like hell he is! He wears a pink suit.'” Buchanan’s comments make it clear that men in pink meant something different in the 1920s than today. According to an interview with the costume designer for Baz Luhrmann’s recent film, the color had working-class connotations . Only in the relatively recent past did pink acquire its feminine connotations. “In the 18thcentury, it was perfectly masculine for a man to wear a pink silk suit with floral embroidery,” says fashion scholar Valerie Steele, director of The Museum at the Fashion Institute Technology and author of several books on fashion. Steele says pink was initially “considered slightly masculine as a diminutive of red,” which was thought to be a “warlike” color. However, the pastel shade has also long evoked “health (as ‘in the pink’) and youth.” So writes Jo Paolettiin her book Pink and Blue: Telling the Boys from the Girls in America–one of the only books to examine the color’s gender coding at length. “Young men and women might wear pink clothing; old men and women did not,” Paoletti writes. Paoletti says our great-great-great grandparents and their ancestors were more concerned about distinguishing children and babies from adults than boys from girls. “Pink and blue were suggested as interchangeable, gender-neutral nursery colors,’ appearing together in many of the clothes and furnishings found in the baby’s room”–similar to the hats hospitals often give to newborn. By the late19th century, however–and especially as Freud and other psychologists’ theories of childhood development gained hold–parents began to differentiate their offspring’s sex earlier on. As they did, some parents favored pink for girls and blue for boys, though Paoletti reports that wide variance continued for several more decades. Steele says the French exerted an early, if modest, influence on pink’s gender coding.

Pink-haired mermaid to lure visitors to Hollywood this Saturday

Though legally abolished, the Hindu caste system in India remains a strong cultural and even political force. But Fontanella-Khans self-effacing approach sometimes makes the book a platform for Sampat, rather than an outside observers account of her struggle. Indeed, though related in the third person, Pink Sari Revolution recounts much of the Pink Gangs history from Sampats point of view, and overlaps in places with Sampat Pal: Warrior in a Pink Sari, the Pink Gang leaders autobiography as told to writer Anne Berthod. (That book was originally published in French in 2008 and is not widely available in English translation, as the latter edition came out only in India four years later.) For most of the events in Sampats life that Fontanella-Khan revisits, she seems to have consulted only the Gangs charismatic head. And although Sampat has earned a reputation for honesty and incorruptibility, qualifying her as a dependable source of information, readers may sometimes feel confined to only one version of fraught and even divisive debates and events. Every so often, however, Fontanella-Khan adopts a perspective other than that of the Pink Gangs leader. At one point, she addresses the uncomfortable fact that Sampat, a proponent of girls and womens rights who resents the fact that she was married off at the age of 12, nevertheless married off three of her four daughters while they were still young teenagers. It is ironic, observes Fontanella-Khan, that the woman who has helped empower so many women across Bundelkhand was not able to protect her own daughters from the hell of child marriage. The author adds that Sampat sometimes denies her daughters underage marriages, and at other times acknowledges them but claims that she relented to her in-laws, who held sway over the family. Elsewhere, Fontanella-Khan gives voice to a journalist and a television bureau chief who resent Sampats denial of their role in winning the Pink Gang wide recognition. The television reporter also complains that Sampats political ambitions have caused her to neglect certain issues. He cites the case of a young couple whose parents prevented them from marrying because they were of different castes, an issue that normally would have jolted Sampat into action, as she believes in love marriages and opposes caste discrimination, but which the reporter claims the activist ignored, apparently because [h]er status has increased. She is often away. To give her book some structure, Fontanella-Khan frames her select history of the Pink Gang with the distressing case of Sheelu, a defenseless young woman accused of theft by a rich and powerful politician. In fact, he had raped her.

The Miami native, known for her street art, will be working on the mural live at 2020 Harrison St. on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, as part of Downtown Hollywood’s ArtWalk. Emily Michot/Miami Herald Staff cteproff@MiamiHerald.com With a flick of Tatiana Suarezs wrist, the mermaids long, wavy, pink hair came to life as the sea creatures large, pronounced eyes stared at the world below her. The life-like mermaid which Suarez began earlier this week will grace the side of a building at 2020 Harrison St. in Hollywood along with five of her sea friends as part of an aquatic-inspired mural. The mural is the 10th for Hollywoods downtown area and it coincides with the first anniversary of the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project, which was part of an effort to bring art and culture to the business district. The murals have been some of the best marketing that downtown has had in a long time, Commissioner Peter Hernandez said. Suarezs piece joins nine others from artists including Lebo, Jessy Nite, Eddie Mendieta, Michelle Weinberg and Rob Robi. The mural project has really caught on with artists, as well as with the owners of the buildings, said Lisa Liotta, redevelopment and enhanced services manager for the Community Redevelopment Agency. Suarez, who was born and raised in Miami and just returned after living in Brooklyn for four years, is used to painting in a studio she now works out of her west Miami-Dade home but has done some murals in the past including a few for Art Basel. She draws from her cultural upbringing, her mom is Brazilian and her dad is from El Salvador, and tends to use nature in her paintings. She said the Hollywood piece, which is on the wall of a building that will soon house space for artists, will be the biggest mural she has done. The wall is 15 feet high, with one section that goes up to 24 feet, and 114 feet wide. Dwarfed in size by the colorful mermaid in front of her as she painted earlier this week, Suarez stepped back to take a look. She mixed shades of orange for her arm, and then dipped the paint roller in pink to create the wavy mane long enough to make the mermaid rated PG. Suarez will complete the painting at Saturdays ArtWalk in front of a crowd.

The Pink Rocket Extension

The infection started to peak after the rains ceased, from the first week of August. With Goa experiencing episodes of rain followed by warm weather, the humid, erratic climate offers perfect breeding conditions for disease-causing germs, say ophthalmologists. “While we see sporadic conjunctivitis all through the year, it has been an outbreak of sorts in the past few weeks,” says Dr Sielda Gomes , consultant ophthalmologist at Apollo Victor Hospitals, Margao. Around 10% of the outpatients at any eye hospital are diagnosed with conjunctivitis, add doctors. “The conjunctivitis cases we are receiving this year are quite misleading. While conjunctivitis usually affects both eyes, some patients only suffer symptoms in one eye. They may also have fever and other flu symptoms along with a small swelling of the lymph nodes below the ears,” says Dr Chandrakanth Shetye , consultant at Maxivision Eye Hospital, Mapusa. “Another issue is that the pain, redness and irritation could persist for longer, even 15 days to a month, unlike the conventional conjunctivitis that clears up within 7 to 8 days,” he points out. On a daily basis, Shetye receives 10 to 12 patients with ‘pink-eye’ or ‘Madras-eye’ as conjunctivitis is commonly called. “Conjunctivitis may be a common viral infection, but the sufferer should consult the ophthalmologist at least once. Not all red-eye may be conjunctivitis and not all conjunctivitis can be treated with over-the-counter eye-drops,” stresses Dr Ulhas Kaisare, a Panaji-based ophthalmologist. “People usually approach their general practitioners for initial treatment and come to an eye specialist only if the symptoms persist, or if the infection becomes very severe,” he says. If not treated on time, one-third of patients with conjunctivitis can develop complications, where the virus can affect the cornea and cause vision problems and ulcers due to secondary bacterial infections.

‘Pink Heals’ tour coming to Allegan, Ottawa counties

Valleys and mountains that may well have passed us by became the backdrop for folktales from Kristins childhood, which she recounted with incredible lucidity and clarity. Stories of elves, trolls and giants were combined with anecdotes from Kristins own family history; tales of her grandfather having to fish through mouldy vats of stagnant water to find the meat the family had stored in the days before electricity reached the shores of Iceland. The bay at Arnarstapi Snfellsnes Peninsula is situated to the north of Reykjavik and to the south of the West Fjords. At the end of the peninsula is Snfellsjokull, a 700,000-year-old stratovolcano topped by a glacier. This was the site where the protagonists in Jules VernesJourney To The Centre Of The Earthfound the passageway leading to the earths core. Our first stop was at Geruberg, at the eastern end of the peninsula. As we approached, our guide pointed out a long wall of vertical basalt columns on the horizon, just one of the very many scars left on the Icelandic landscape by volcanic activity. We stopped to gaze upon this natural wonder for a while and were offered coffee and cinnamon buns from the back of the vehicle; this was most welcome given that Icelands weather peaks at mild in summer months. Next up was Arnarstapi where we enjoyed a bowl of hot soup at a quintessentially Icelandic looking cafe, complete with red timber-panelled exterior and turf roof. An Icelandic flag fluttered in the wind as we admired the view over the mountains. Kristin then drove us to the shore.

Pink Heals West Michigan is raising money to donate to a non-profit, the Spring Lake-based BlueBird Cancer Retreat in advance of the Aug. 19 arrival in Zeeland of the national Pink Fire Trucks tour. Peg McNichol/Sentinel Staff Events Calendar Posted Aug 16, 2013 @ 11:00 AM Last update Aug 16, 2013 @ 06:03 PM Related Stories It’s True: You’re Paying Much More for Rent Next Year Zeeland A fleet of pink-swathed public safety vehicles with volunteers at the wheel will roll into Michigan on Sunday, destined for an overnight stay in this area. For months, dozens of West Michigan residents who work as firefighters and police officers have dedicated countless hours to promoting the tour. The point of the tour is to show support to women which is why the color pink is being used. Though pink is often identified as the color for breast cancer patients, this tour is open to anyone battling cancer, according to organizers. As part of the national tour, area firefighters and police officers have been raising awareness of the tour while raising money that will stay in the community and be used to help people with cancer. On Sunday morning, a caravan of motorcyclists will head south to meet the six pink fire trucks and one pink police squad car at Michigan’s border, escorting the visitors first to Allegan, for a picnic at Jaycee Park, 200 Monroe Ave., so people affected by cancer can add their names to hundreds of cancer patients’ signatures on the fleet. The tour visits Ottawa County on Monday, with stops at Elhart Automotive Campus, which loaned a Kia to the West Michigan effort. Zeeland City Council agreed to skip a study session and meet 90 minutes earlier, at 5:30 p.m. Monday, so city officials can participate in the tour’s Zeeland stop, which will include a 5-minute challenge course, Joes versus Pros and a parade. Fundraisers held by Pink Heals West Michigan from Allegan to Raveanna will help pay for respite time at Camp Geneva for people with cancer and their care partner. Learn more at pinktrucks.org, pinkhealswestmi.com or facebook.com/pinkhealsmi.com . Follow this reporter on Facebook and Twitter, @SentinelPeg. A fleet of pink-swathed public safety vehicles with volunteers at the wheel will roll into Michigan on Sunday, destined for an overnight stay in this area. For months, dozens of West Michigan residents who work as firefighters and police officers have dedicated countless hours to promoting the tour. The point of the tour is to show support to women which is why the color pink is being used. Though pink is often identified as the color for breast cancer patients, this tour is open to anyone battling cancer, according to organizers. As part of the national tour, area firefighters and police officers have been raising awareness of the tour while raising money that will stay in the community and be used to help people with cancer. On Sunday morning, a caravan of motorcyclists will head south to meet the six pink fire trucks and one pink police squad car at Michigan’s border, escorting the visitors first to Allegan, for a picnic at Jaycee Park, 200 Monroe Ave., so people affected by cancer can add their names to hundreds of cancer patients’ signatures on the fleet. The tour visits Ottawa County on Monday, with stops at Elhart Automotive Campus, which loaned a Kia to the West Michigan effort.

Travel Review: Snæfellsnes Peninsula tour with Pink Iceland

It never occurred to me that it was pink hair. By the time it sank in, another message had also registered. Don’t be fooled by the little lady’s cuteness. Mrs Fraser-Pryce has invested her earnings into a shop here in Ja which sells hair she imports. She is never without a chunk of it on or off the track. The worldwide exposure for her pink extension may well be the start of a new fashion trend. She is a smart woman. She knows that athletics is still a man’s world. No matter how well the women do, sponsors open their bank vaults to the men. It is full time to bring women athletes to centre stage. Hey sponsors, look over here. It’s full time they share the wealth with the women too. Visibility makes sponsorship and sponsorship makes for pension when the muscles no longer obey the starter’s call.