In the ever-expanding world of content, here’s a duo that is winning hearts by traveling, asking questions, interviewing, and most importantly, telling stories.
Abhiraj Rajadhyaksha and Niyati Mavinkurve, also known as Abhi and Niyu, are digital content creators who create solution-based content and have a massive following of 1.9 million people YouTube and 2.1 million on Instagram.
Abhi and Niyu | Source: Abhi and Niyu’s Instagram: @abhiandniyu
Niyati says their journey started when Abhiraj, who is a filmmaker, started creating content in 2017 to express his vision with his videos. He wanted to talk to people, collect interviews and explore different places.
After they got married, Niyati started appearing in his videos and eventually she got into it full time.
Speaking of their substantive decision-making process, Abhiraj says it is not one person who is in control.
“It’s like an investor meeting where we pitch each other about what video is going to work and what video we should make,” he says. It is a process of brainstorming ideas and convincing each other about them.
“It’s not really one person who is in control; we work together as an organism. Just as Eddie Brock has his venom, I have Niyu to be here by my side,” Abhiraj says.
As for content scheduling, some videos are timed based on the calendar, such as birthdays and events, while others are chosen randomly, such as thought experiments and answering questions that pop into people’s minds.
Abhiraj says they want to distance themselves from news content in the future as it is impossible for them to cover everything that happens on a daily basis. Both are interested in making more educational and documentary videos, which are timeless.
“Ultimately, we try to make videos where we have some kind of solution, a real solution from our heart, so we can live in a better world overall,” says Abhiraj.
In addition, Abhiraj mentions that they want to highlight stories of individuals who have lived their lives as a solution to some aspect. They plan to travel more and meet inspiring people and tell their stories to the world.
Commenting on their differences, the duo say they don’t fight when it comes to content. Niyu says they have their own creative differences, but it’s all resolved through discussions and suggestions. Apart from that they know each other quite well as they have been together for 10 years and therefore the adjustment is very smooth.
In the quick round of the interview conducted by your story‘s Influencers Inc, Abhi and Niyu share their fond memories, favorite creators and other interesting facts.
Major Amazon outage disrupts US businesses, including McDonald’s and Disney+
A major outage in Amazon’s cloud computing network on Tuesday for more than five hours yesterday severely disrupted the services of many US companies, including Instacart, Venmo, Kindle, Roku, McDonald’s and Disney+.
xperts said it was the latest sign of how focused the company has become on running the internet.
The Amazon Web Services incident mostly affected the eastern US, but it still affected everything from airline and car dealership reservations to payment apps and video streaming services to Amazon’s own massive e-commerce operation. That included The Associated Press, whose publishing system was down for much of the day, significantly limiting its ability to publish its news story.
Amazon still hasn’t said anything about what exactly went wrong. In fact, the company limited its communications on Tuesday to succinct technical explanations on an AWS dashboard and a brief statement delivered through spokesperson Richard Rocha acknowledging that the outage had affected Amazon’s own warehouse and delivery operations, but said the company “worked to improve it.” solve the problem as soon as possible.”
About five hours after numerous companies and other organizations began reporting issues, the company said in a post on its AWS status page that it had “softened” the underlying issue responsible for the outage, which it failed to describe. Some affected companies took more hours to thoroughly check their systems and restart their own services.
Amazon Web Services was previously run by Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, who succeeded founder Jeff Bezos in July. The cloud service operation is a huge profit center for Amazon. According to a report from Synergy Research, it controls about a third of the $152 billion cloud services market — a larger share than its closest rivals, Microsoft and Google, combined.
For public-access data technologist and activist Carl Malamud, the AWS outage highlights how much Big Tech has distorted the Internet, which was originally designed as a distributed and decentralized network intended to survive massive disasters such as a nuclear attack.
“By putting everything in one place, whether it’s Amazon’s cloud or Facebook’s monolith, we’re violating that fundamental principle,” said Malamud, who developed the first radio station on the Internet and later an essential database of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission put online. “We saw that when Facebook became the tool of a massive disinformation campaign, today we saw that with Amazon’s failure.”
Widespread and often prolonged outages due to single-point failures are becoming more common. In June, content distributor Fastly suffered a behind-the-scenes outage that briefly shut down dozens of major Internet sites, including CNN, The New York Times and the UK government’s home page.
In October, Facebook — now known as Meta Platforms — blamed a “faulty configuration change” for an hour-long global outage that brought Instagram and WhatsApp down alongside the titular platform.
This time, the trouble started mid-morning on the US East Coast, said Doug Madory, director of Internet analytics at Kentik Inc, a network intelligence company. Netflix was one of the more prominent names affected; Kentik saw a 26 percent drop in traffic to the streaming service.
Customers trying to book or change trips with Delta Air Lines had trouble connecting with the airline. “Delta is working quickly to restore functionality to our AWS-supported phone lines,” said spokesman Morgan Durrant. The airline apologized and encouraged customers to use its website or mobile app instead.
Dallas-based Southwest Airlines said it was switching to West Coast servers after some airport-based systems were affected by the outage. More than three hours after they started, customers were still reporting outages to DownDetector, a popular information center for user outage reports. Southwest spokesman Brian Parrish said there were no major disruptions to flights.
Toyota spokesman Scott Vazin said the US East Region for the company’s dealer services has declined. The company has apps that access inventory data, monthly payment calculators, service bulletins, and other items. More than 20 apps were affected.
Also according to DownDetector, people trying to use Instacart, Venmo, Kindle, Roku and Disney+ reported problems. The McDonald’s app was also down. But the airlines American, United, Alaska and JetBlue were unaffected.
Madory said he saw no reason to suspect any nefarious activity. He said the recent cluster of major outages reflects how complex the network industry has become. “More and more, these failures are the product of automation and centralization of the administration,” he said. “This ultimately leads to failures that are difficult to completely avoid due to operational complexity, but have a major impact when they occur.”
It was unclear how or if the outage affected the federal government. The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said in an email response to questions that it was working with Amazon “to understand the potential impact this outage could have on federal agencies or other partners.”
Builder who won £1million with lottery Links ticket on counter in shop
A builder who won £1 million ($1.3 million) from the lottery left his ticket on the counter in the shop. Watch the moment he found out he had won here:
Things looked unfavorable for Terry Kennedy, from Barnsley, UK, when he tried to get his hands on a EuroMillions Lucky Dip ticket last month, thinking it was a Friday – only to be told it was in fact a Saturday.
The 28-year-old then picked up a Lotto ticket instead and it matched two main numbers in the draw, entitling him to another free Lucky Dip.
And when he went to pick up this ticket, he was a little shocked.
“I had a bit of a nightmare in the store,” Terry told LADbible.
“I think I bought some pop and candy and that too, I was eating, and I dropped my pop, dropped candy.
“I think I left my change when I stepped out of the store and the old woman said, ‘Don’t forget this!’
“I turned around and it was the lottery lottery ticket, and she even said, ‘See if it’s a winner now,’ and joked about it — crazy.”
The fortune-telling shop assistant was proved right on November 10, when the lottery ticket matched five main numbers and the Bonus Ball in the Lotto draw, making it worth a million pounds.
Terry didn’t hear about his lucky charm until the next day at work, though he didn’t believe it at first. Neither did his colleagues, including his father, who went back to work.
It wasn’t until an operator confirmed the incredible news over the phone that reality kicked in, with images of the life-changing moment going viral.
Terry – who was a professional soccer player in his youth until his career was derailed by a recurring injury – called his girlfriend Kay Yoxall to share the news, but she too didn’t believe him.
Kay said, “We’ve always said that if we won and we checked our ticket at work, we’d call each other and just say, ‘Come home, we won.’
“But that’s just always a dream and you never think it’s really going to happen. When he called me and said we won — and you could hear everyone in the background — I was like, ‘You’re just squirming us up, the whole construction site is working on it, it’s a joke.’
“I had to get my brother [who also works on the site] FaceTime me and put it on Tells so I could see his reaction. And it wasn’t until I saw him that I knew it wasn’t a joke.”
As for Terry and the guys on site, they all dropped tools and headed straight for a few pints.
Terry said: “We all went to the pub, it’s about two minutes away.
“I had literally just been paid, so I had to get laps for everyone. I got everyone a few laps and basically all my pay was gone.”
Terry has been out of work since then but he has been to Tenerife and Dublin – with New York booked for January.
Kay has also been allowed to take a sabbatical and if Covid allows it, they plan to travel the world next year.
Hopefully Terry will buy that store clerk some candies and candies before he starts his life-changing adventure!
Amazon gives the Kindle’s interface a refresh
Amazon has announced that the most recent Kindles are getting a new, simpler user interface through a software update (through Ars Technica). The update focuses primarily on navigation, adding a bar at the bottom of the screen that lets you jump between the home screen, the book you’re currently reading, and the library screen. Some got the update for a few weeks, but Amazon has announced that the update will be rolled out widely in the coming weeks.
The way you access the Kindle’s quick settings (which let you turn on airplane mode, adjust brightness, and more) has also changed. You can now access the menu by swiping down from the top of the screen, rather than tapping a button.
Amazon says more changes will be coming later this year, with an update that will allow you to see more recently read books on the home screen and will refresh the library’s collection view and filter and sort menus.
Amazon’s webpage ahead of the redesign says the feature will roll out to supported devices in the coming weeks (8th generation Kindle, 7th generation Paperwhite and Oasis or later). Basically, it includes most of the Kindles released since 2015, so there’s a good chance yours will be supported.
Unfortunately Amazon didn’t make the Kindles Generation Information easily available until the update currently being rolled out. It seems the best way to find out if your device is eligible, you must use Google’s model number, which should be on the back of the device.
Like the readers’ E Ink screens, the Kindle interface is not refreshed often. Amazon only added the ability to show the lock screen the cover of the book you’re reading earlier this year. Ars Technica also reports that the Kindle web browser’s “experimental” label — which has been around for at least 10 years — according to GoodEReader – is gone. Unfortunately, Ars reports that cannot see any changes from the previous (and not so good) version.
The update should automatically install on your Kindle at some point if it’s connected to Wi-Fi, but you can also update your device manually using a computer if you want to get the new user interface as soon as possible.
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