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WhatsApp, a short messaging platform, has come up with online payment and shopping facilities to make digital business easier and more fun for users. The popular chatting medium has already got permission for UPI based payment system in India. With this feature called WhatsApp Pay, the company owned by Facebook can compete with all other UPI applications in the market in the coming days. However, the way WhatsApp is working to expand the convenience of shopping features these days, experts believe that the country’s e-commerce platforms are going to have an impact on the business.

A few days ago, WhatsApp launched a dedicated shopping button in its business app. This time they have brought another new option called ‘Add to Cart’ to further enhance the shopping experience of the users. This cart option allows users to browse a product catalog, select a product and send an order to someone else in the form of a message.

WhatsApp claims that merchants can easily manage their work and connect with customers through this feature.

How WhatsApp’s shopping button works:

For those of you who don’t know, go to a business chat or profile first to shop through WhatsApp. Then, to access the product catalog, click on the button icon next to the profile name. When the catalog appears, browse to the product details of your choice. In this case, you can use the ‘add to cart’ option to buy more than one product at a time.

In addition, users can chat about the product with the seller or merchant while shopping on WhatsApp. Please be informed that the order can be confirmed only from the message of the seller. User orders will not be considered final unless the seller confirms.


Jean Hanff Korelitz on transforming her novel into The Undoing




Jean Hanff Korelitz on transforming her novel into The Undoing

I was definitely fascinated in producing about the topic of decimating a lifetime that seemed good from the outside. What if this girl, who was amazingly jointly and hubristic more than enough to presume to inform other people how to dwell their lives, was so blind to the fact of her personal lifestyle, that it just exploded?”

Jean Hanff Korelitz is speaking on Zoom from her dwelling in upstate New York about Grace, the character Nicole Kidman performs in the current HBO Television set miniseries, The Undoing. It was centered on her first novel, You Should Have Recognized, which arrived out in 2014, and satisfied with modest success despite getting one particular of the very best examples of literary domestic noir I’ve at any time examine.

Grace is a highflying Manhattan psychotherapist who believes she has the fantastic marriage to paediatric oncologist Jonathan, and the ideal household, with their 12 12 months-outdated son, Henry.  She spends her professional daily life counselling primarily female shoppers, and finds herself telling them frequently that they ‘should have known better’ than to have trusted the guys they married, when the warning signals were there from the start.

Nicole Kidman as Grace Fraser

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When 1 of the moms at her son’s college is uncovered brutally murdered and her own partner is not at the clinical convention he mentioned he was at, her lifetime and all her cozy assumptions about it begin to unravel.

Up to this place, the narratives of novel and Tv set sequence operate in parallel, but while the Tv set sequence speedily will become a suspenseful whodunnit, Korelitz conceived her authentic tale as a a lot more of a whydunnit. “I questioned what it would be like inside Grace’s head, to just take a super solid character like that and just split her into pieces”.

Advertising the Television set legal rights to Hollywood producer David E Kelley (LA Law, Big Little Lies), and viewing some major plot alterations was “like drinking water off a duck’s back” for Korelitz, and she admits that, as she sat down with her spouse and children to preview the very first 5 episodes, “the ending was a substantial secret” and she experienced no concept who the killer would be, or how it would conclusion.

“I thought David may do a thing radical. Like most people else, I assumed it couldn’t be this obvious human being and that he experienced desired to go away from the book. He included so several layers to it along the way. In the conclude it was incredibly fulfilling to me.”

She was satisfied to go to the set and satisfy the actors. “I satisfied Nicole and Hugh [Grant] and Lily [Rabe]. I thought Hugh was terrific and wielded the character of Jonathan superbly. Inquiring an English actor to engage in Jonathan as an English character with its ingredient of attraction was a lot easier than the other figures for the reason that Jonathan hardly ever truly seems in the e book. And the manner! When I 1st noticed Nicole Kidman’s coat, I realized it was heading to be all about ‘that’ coat. Quite few ladies could have pulled it off when I touched it, it felt like a chenille bedspread, but it seemed good on her.”

Doting husband or philandering sociopath? Hugh Grant as Jonathan Fraser

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Donald Sutherland, who performs Grace’s father Franklin, was, adds Korelitz “like the Franklin in my head, despite the fact that of study course all the characters in my guide have been Jewish”. The other huge departure from the first, aside from Jonathan turning into a single of the main onscreen figures, was how the Television model erased the Jewish elements from the ebook.

Names were changed, so Grace Reinhart-Sachs turned Grace Fraser for illustration, and the place Korelitz had painted a vivid photograph of an higher-middle course Jewish family members, onscreen they turned the Frasers, wealthy WASPs [white Anglo-Saxon Protestants] residing in a luxuriously huge brownstone off Park Avenue.

Donald Sutherland as Franklin Reinhart

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Korelitz says she doesn’t brain, “because the Jewishness of these characters was pretty considerably down the listing of their figuring out attributes”. Additional importantly, “if you’re going to have this restricted grip on each individual element, you actually should not submit your work for adaptation.”

And while she is passionate about Jewish American historical past – and presently carrying out an on the internet course about Jewish gangsters – she stays equivocal about how a great deal of her id is sure up with getting Jewish. “One of the interesting matters about us as we percolate down the generations, is how it will get filtered out. I’m an atheist. We rejoice Xmas. Am I Jewish? 100 p.c. But it is not at the major of my record of who I am.”

She relished other onscreen modifications from the “insanely” lavish interiors to a random depth in a scene at the Frick Assortment, wherever a person of the detectives who has come to issue Franklin – Franklin is a common Frick customer – is poring over an Edmund de Waal ceramic installation. The planet-renowned potter was “one of my closest pals at Cambridge”, in which Korelitz researched for two years at Clare Faculty, soon after graduating in English from the Ivy League Dartmouth Faculty.

While Korelitz has put in most of lockdown ‘in pyjamas doing the job on my own’ in upstate New York in the home she shares with her partner, the Irish poet Paul Muldoon (who has just concluded modifying Paul McCartney’s forthcoming book, The Lyrics), she was born and elevated in New York Town.

There, she claims, she and her sister ended up constantly becoming explained to by their mom, a therapist, “that folks out there were being likely to attempt and acquire edge of us, and we should really be sceptical, sceptical, sceptical at all periods of all people” and she is.

This has played out in her producing: “I’m fascinated by our human impulse to demonstrate something awkward or frightening to ourselves in a way that tends to make us come to feel safe. If anything does not seem ideal in a person we enjoy, we will hurry to fill that hole rather than say I’m likely to have to look at moving out of my residence or admitting to myself that I was taken in. Women do it far more [than men] I think, and that is Grace’s significant insight. She realises that it is not that ladies want to be demeaned, it is that they want to be vital.”

The achievements of The Undoing will doubtless carry Korelitz a whole new readership for her next novel, The Plot, yet another suspenseful tale, this time about a has-been author who steals the thought for a novel from his most promising scholar, following learning the university student has died… It all goes horribly improper, of class. “The strategy for this was a thunderbolt that came out of nowhere. It is the second time it’s took place. The first time was with You Need to Have Recognized.”

Korelitz has penned various other novels, but these are the only two you’d contact ‘suspenseful’. “I’ve constantly been tormented by the style situation. I’m a literary author who likes plot, and I must stop worrying about it, but it has bedevilled me for a really very long time.”

Right after The Plot, comes a major, gradual burner termed The Latecomer, about a spouse and children breaking down when the mother and father of virtually grownup triplets make a decision to have a different little one from a single of the initial frozen embryos. Korelitz has previously rewritten it twice just after it was rejected by her publisher – and is taking time out just before tackling it once again, but she is properly aware of how The Undoing has transformed matters.

“I’ve been a very privileged author, but I would not have said that at most details in my occupation. It was tough to enjoy individuals surge into print and get acclaim and recognition, and I was carrying out e-book following reserve, and while I was finding greater I was even now completely obscure.

I just retained likely and I’m truly very pleased of that. Suddenly I’m virtually 60, I’m about to publish my seventh novel and for the first time, I truly feel like there is a glimmer of recognition. It took Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant to get me there, thank you very substantially.”

The Undoing is offered to have digitally now and offered on Blu-ray and DVD from 22 March

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