Actor Ali Fazal, who has lent support to filmmaker Tigamanshu Dhulia’s NGO in Allahabad, says culture is the foundation of a society.
The NGO called Sanchaari is all set to come up with an event this month with the theme ‘Youth’ for their annual event Oorja, which will take place from November 16 to 18.
Ali Fazal and Dhulia have collaborated to be part of this event to spread positivity among people.
He said: “It’s crucial for literature and culture to be preserved and I really appreciate what Sanchaari is doing towards the idea of promoting literary thoughts and ideas. Culture is the foundation of a society and to promote its awareness is truly something that is uplifting and also educative.
“I truly believe the cause that Oorja, Sanchaari’s annual event stands for and thus I am elated to be a part of it. Looking forward to experiencing its vibrant and purposeful activities when I am there in person.”
On the film front, Ali Fazal is all set for his next release with Sanjay Dutts’s “Prassthanam” and “Milan Talkies”. (IANS)
People tend to instantly judge others as more competent if they come dressed in “richer” clothing, says a study that warned that such economic cues are hard to ignore.
In nine studies conducted by researchers, people rated the competence of faces wearing different upper-body clothing.
Clothing perceived as “richer” by an observer — whether it was a T-shirt, sweater, or other top — led to higher competence ratings of the person pictured than similar clothes judged as “poorer,” the researchers found.
Given that competence is often associated with social status, the findings, published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, suggest that low-income individuals may face hurdles in relation to how others perceive their abilities — simply from looking at their clothing.
“Poverty is a place rife with challenges. Instead of respect for the struggle, people living in poverty face a persistent disregard and disrespect by the rest of society,” said study co-author Eldar Shafir, Professor at Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University in the US.
“We found that such disrespect — clearly unfounded, since in these studies the identical face was seen as less competent when it appeared with poorer clothing — can have its beginnings in the first tenth of a second of an encounter,” Shafir said.
The researchers began with images of 50 faces, each wearing clothes rated as “richer” or “poorer” by an independent group of judges.
Based on those ratings, the researchers selected 18 black and 18 white face-clothing pairs displaying the most prominent rich-poor differences. These were then used across the nine studies.
Participants were then presented with half of the faces wearing “richer” upper-body clothing, and the other half with “poorer” clothing.
The researchers found that across the studies faces were judged as significantly more competent when the clothing was perceived as “richer.”