All in a day's work: May Day musings
It may seem strange to us that May Day is celebrated as a traditional spring holiday in other parts of the world. It wasn't until late 19th century that May 1 was chosen as the International Workers Day (or Labour Day). This holiday holds a certain appeal in countries where lifelong labour is synonymous with life. The futurists however, are predicting days when Artificial Intelligence will do all the work for us, while we grapple with a lifetime of leisure; Kerala has just contributed to the process by banning the practice of ‘gawking’ charges. Read on…
Image by : Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters
Peace, sometimes, is the sound of silence literally. Here, an anonymous worker dismantles loudspeakers that were set up by South Korea for blaring propaganda broadcasts across the border separating the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea. Day and night, the loudspeakers blared bouncy music and criticism of the poverty and human rights abuses in the North. At the recent summit, Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un, the leaders of South and North Korea, pledged that "there will be no more war on the Korean Peninsula and thus a new era of peace has begun".