Skype Lite Gets Aadhaar Integration, Letting Users Verify Identity on Video Calls

Microsoft launched its Skype Lite app for low-end Android smartphones in February this year specifically for Indian market. At the time, the company demoed the upcoming Aadhaar verification feature. On Wednesday, the company added Aadhaar integration to the app with its latest update. For those who are unaware, Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identity number based on biometric and demographic data for Indian residents. With Skype Lite’s Aadhaar integration, users can now identify themselves on request during video calls. Users will be prompted to enter their Aadhaar number, and it will be shown to the other party…

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Asserting a Muslim Fashion Identity

Last week, quietly and without much fanfare, the 22nd global Vogue went live. Framed in striking black and gold, the glossy digital pages look, in many ways, much like any other international issue of the world’s most powerful fashion magazine. There is a video interview with the star model Gigi Hadid, a colorful carousel of spring 2017 runway trends, a lavish editorial featuring the latest Chanel, and bright, chatty pieces about hot local brands and social media stars. But then there is this: “How to Style Your Hair Under a…

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MOCA’s Exhibit on Chinese Food Tackles Authenticity and Identity

What is authentic Chinese food? The question may seem simple at first glance, but for many Chinese Americans, authenticity can vary widely depending on who you ask. For me, Chinese food has always been a way to connect with the history and culture of my immigrant parents. But in my search for “real” Chinese food, I’ve discovered that my identity as an American has as much to do with my idea of authenticity as does my Chinese heritage. These issues of authenticity and cultural identity are at the heart of…

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EPIC WWE FLASHBACK: When Chris Jericho took off Rey Mysterio’s mask to reveal his identity!

New Delhi: Sometimes in sporting events, several celebrities from the entertainment world try to hide their identity by wearing a mask. But some people just do it to look different from other superstars. Whenever there is a mention of a superstar wearing a mask, one of the names which immediately comes to mind is of Rey Mysterio. Mysterio was a part of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) from July 2002 until February 2015. He was known for his high-flying abilites in the ring. Although he was just 5ft 6inches tall, not…

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