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Truck art represents the culture, tradition, history, love, passion, storytelling and much more

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October 20, 2016: In Peshawar, trucks are not just a vehicle to get around. It is a mobile work of art that says so much about the person driving it. Truck art says so much about the culture, tradition, history, love, passion, storytelling and much more.

Truck painting is a popular form of an indigenous art form in the South Asian countries. It features floral patterns and poetic calligraphy. Also known by the name of the jingle trucks, these trucks first appeared in the 1940s but took off in the 1970s.

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The Government of Pakistan has been organising truck art exhibitions in co-operation with some enterprising individuals since the 80s. The art has established itself as a thrilling and lively ‘folk art-form’ from Pakistan. Pictures by Tourists have made it a global phenomenon and has inspired local businessmen as well.

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Quotes are one of the most imperative and the eye-catching feature of the truck art as they provide insightful humour. They leave an impression on the reader by virtue of its simplicity. Truck art would be incomplete without theses quotes. Some of these includes ‘Aadmi Aadmi Ko Duss Raha Hai, Aur Samp Khara Huss Raha Hai!’, ‘Duniya Jalti Rahi, Shahzadi Chalti Rahi’, ‘Maalik Ki Gaari, Driver Ka Paseenah, Chalti Hai Road Per Bun Kay Haseenah’, etc.

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Each province of Pakistan has its own unique and striking style of truck painting. Each tribe offers its own exclusive ethnic heritage. Sindh is famous for camel bone work, Rawalpindi and Islamabad’s truck includes plastic work, Balochistan and Peshawar prefer wood trimmings. The art, including arrangement, colour and material, is the “cultural representative of the region.”

According to a local driver, from buying the paint, to getting trucks painted, it costs around $1000. A truck artist said,” I have pictures that I copy one or two times. I memorise it and then I paint it straight onto the truck.” Truck art continues to evolve with psychedelic and floral designs to make driving in South Asia a sight to behold!

 by Diksha Arya of NewsGram. Twitter: @diksha_arya53

 

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Aadhaar Helpline Mystery: French Security Expert Tweets of doing a Full Disclosure Tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App

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Google’s admission that it had in 2014 inadvertently coded the 112 distress number and the UIDAI helpline number into its setup wizard for Android devices triggered another controversy on Saturday as India’s telecom regulator had only recommended the use of 112 as an emergency number in April 2015.

After a large section of smartphone users in India saw a toll-free helpline number of UIDAI saved in their phone-books by default, Google issued a statement, saying its “internal review revealed that in 2014, the then UIDAI helpline number and the 112 distress helpline number were inadvertently coded into the SetUp wizard of the Android release given to OEMs for use in India and has remained there since”.

Aadhaar Helpline Number Mystery: French security expert tweets of doing a full disclosure tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App, Image: Wikimedia Commons.

However, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended only in April 2015 that the number 112 be adopted as the single emergency number for the country.

According to Google, “since the numbers get listed on a user’s contact list, these get  transferred accordingly to the contacts on any new device”.

Google was yet to comment on the new development.

Meanwhile, French security expert that goes by the name of Elliot Alderson and has been at the core of the entire Aadhaar controversy, tweeted on Saturday: “I just found something interesting. I will probably do full disclosure tomorrow”.

“I’m digging into the code of the @Google SetupWizard app and I found that”.

“As far as I can see this object is not used in the current code, so there is no implications. This is just a poor coding practice in term of security,” he further tweeted.

On Friday, both the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as well as the telecom operators washed their hand of the issue.

While the telecom industry denied any role in the strange incident, the UIDAI said that he strange incident, the UIDAI said that some vested interests were trying to create “unwarranted confusion” in the public and clarified that it had not asked any manufacturer or telecom service provider to provide any such facility.

Twitter was abuzz with the new development after a huge uproar due to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman R.S. Sharma’s open Aadhaar challenge to critics and hackers.

Ethical hackers exposed at least 14 personal details of the TRAI Chairman, including mobile numbers, home address, date of birth, PAN number and voter ID among others. (IANS)

Also Read: Why India Is Still Nowhere Near Securing Its Citizens’ Data?