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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Tells Employees They Can Work From Home ‘Forever’—Before You Celebrate, There’s A Catch

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, in a paradigm-shifting, COVID-19-inspired move, informed his employees that they can continue working from home “forever.”

Understanding this option is not suitable for everyone, Dorsey is keeping the door open for those who wish to work within the traditional office structure. He’s leaving the decision to either work from home or at the office in the hands of his employees. To those who wish to work at Twitter’s offices, the chief executive cautioned, “When we do decide to open offices, it also won’t be a snap back to the way it was before. It will be careful, intentional, office by office and gradual.”

Given the time frame of reopening, coupled with the opportunity to remain working from home, this new program means that it’s highly conceivable that the vast majority of Twitter employees will work remotely for the foreseeable future—or forever. This may have dramatic consequences if other corporations mirror Dorsey’s plan.

It’s amazing how quickly the pandemic changed the manner in which businesses operate. While people previously worked from home, it wasn’t a universally adopted policy. With companies ordered to shut down by authorities to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, workers and management quickly adjusted to the new arrangements. The experiment proved to be more successful than ever imagined. The ascension of Zoom online videos, Slack, Google Hangouts and other technologies connecting people working from home with their colleagues and bosses appeared to work out relatively smoothly. As schools were closed and children were sent home, it was convenient that parents were there to look after them and offer assistance with their schooling.

Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen reports that major corporations, including JP Morgan, Facebook, Capital One, Amazon, Microsoft, Zillow and others, announced that they’re extending their work-from-home policies.

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CHANDAN YATRA OF LORD JAGANNATH.

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The Hindu believes in the festivals of Lord Jagannath as the source of giving entertainment to the human society, So the festivals relating to Lord Jagannath are the occasions of great religious experience and devotional favour. In the metaphysical system the festivals are known as ‘Yatra’. Many festivals of Puri are related to Lord Jagannath and the Jagannath temple , out of which one most important festival is ‘Chandan Yatra’. This summer Festival of Lord Jagannath falls in April-May on Akshaya Trutiya i.e, the 3rd day of the bright fort night of the odiya month of Baisakha. This auspicious day also marks the beginning of the construction of the Rathas, chariots for the ceremonial sojourn of Jagannath,Balabhadra and Subhadra to the Gundicha Temple on the day of car festival. ‘Chandan Yatra’, literally, Sandalwood paste festival, indicates the worshiping of the deities with sandal mixed water. Chandan yatra is devided into two periods i.e, Bahar chandan or outer chandan(21 days) and Bhitar chandan or inner chandan (21 days).

The outer chandan lasts for 21 days. Every day the representative images of the deities i.e, Rama, Krishna, Madan Mohan, Laxmi and Saraswati(Biswadhatri) are taken in a procession to the famous Narendra tank or chandan pokhari. The five shivas known as Pancha Pandavas, namely Lokanath, Yameswar, Markandaya, Kapal Mochan and Nilakantha, accompany Madan Mohan(the representative of Lord Jagannath) to the narendra tank. In a gorgeously decorated boat Madan Mohan, Laxmi and Saraswati are placed and in another are placed Rama, Krishna and the Pancha Pandavas(five shivas). The deities enjoy an evening cruise and various models of worship in the picturesque narendra tank with the accompaniment of music and dance. On the last day of the festival ‘Bhaunri Yatra’ is performed.

The procession start up from Singhadwara to Narendra puskarini amid Hymn, bhajan, kirtana, mridanga, ghanta etc. wich site a pictureseque panaroma worth seeing. The traditionaly decorated royal elephant takes the lead followed by two gigantic decorated palinquies or vimana carrying the deities to their destination. The sacred vimanas takes rest on the shoulders of the professionally earmarked viman badus.Throughout their journey thousands of devotees throng to cover the glimpse of the yatra,offering puja & pankti bhoga to the deities. All along the way to narendra tank the conventional huge wooden sheds or chamundiya were erected enabling rest for the deities. Besides these, devotees carry chatris or the umbrellas made by the skilled Pipili people projecting there of the rich art and craft of the city. Thousands of people are seen taking a dip in this holy tank considering to be auspicious in this part of the year.

After the completion of the outer chandan yatra, the inner chandan yatra starts inside the temple and lasts for 21 days. Various rites are performed inside the temple, out of view of the public.Narendra tank is built by Narendra Dev, son of Kapilendra Dev. Being shouldered the responsibility of the kingdom in the hand of Purrosottam, Narendra devoted his time and energy and spent a lot to the all round development of this holy tank. Situated about three quarters of a mile north-east of the Jagannath temple,the Narendra tank covers an area of over 3.240 hectares(8 acres). It is 834 feet by 873 feet in size.The tank has an island in its middle bearing a small temple, connected with the south bank with a bridge, to which Madan Mohan, the representative deity of Jagannath, is brought during the chandan yatra.

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