Bridging the gap from URL to IRL

In May last year, The Hindu published a story about how a social media community was helping people across the globe find catharsis. Founded by Jovanny Varela in 2015, the Internet-based community, the Artidote, began its journey as an Instagram/Snapchat/Facebook presence that shared inspirational poetry attached to art. In 2017, through his Snapchat account, Varela introduced what he calls, SnapThoughts, where fellow Artidotees would send across their deepest emotions and secrets anonymously. The founder would then curate the shared photographs on his Snapchat story, and it soon became a place where people would come to bond, heal, vent, and often just connect with one another.

Gauri Lankesh murder case: Bengaluru Police clarifies ‘no arrest by SIT’

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Feb 23 (ANI): Rebuffing the media reports, the Bengaluru Police on Friday clarified that nobody has been arrested in connection with the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh.

Police said that the Special Investigation Team (SIT) has not arrested anyone in the case so far.

‘Attack’ on Delhi Chief Secretary: Kejriwal, Ministers meet LG after police ‘raid’

The Delhi Cabinet of Ministers called on Lieutenant Governor (LG) Anil Baijal on Friday hours after the police ”raided” Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s official residence in connection with the investigation related to the alleged attack on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash earlier this week.

Two shot dead in Zurich, Swiss police see no terror link

ZURICH: Two people died in a shooting in Zurich‘s city centre on Friday that police said did not appear to have any link to terrorism.Police responding to reports of shots fired near the Swiss financial capital’s main railway station shortly after 14:30 (1330 GMT) found one person dead and another gravely wounded. The second person later died, police said in a statement.