Business and Economy
May 18 2017
LIVES OF GARBAGE COLLECTORS
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Sanaya Katrak
No one wishes to immerse themselves in filth, but someone ends up doing it. Despite the almost inhuman conditions and the lack of dignity, garbage collectors continue to do that job, due to financial compulsions.
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May 17 2017
CONTROLLING MULTIPLEXES AND PRICING DYNAMICS
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Anupam Manur
For an offbeat indie movie, multiplexes would charge a lower price, while for a blockbuster, they would charge a higher price. Price cap changes the equation: to maximize profits, they would have to sell maximum tickets, and that will change the type of movies that will be chosen by the multiplexes.
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May 10 2017
THE INVISIBLE LIVES BEHIND THE OMNIPRESENT GARBAGE
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Arjun Srinivas
Lives in this Bengaluru slum are an example of everything that's wrong with the system: unchecked urbanisation, poor waste management and lack of formal contracts for waste pickers in our cities.
May 09 2017
GARMENTS WORKERS PROTEST IN BENGALURU
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The report says that the protest by garment workers was spontaneous and not organised by any union, hence police were unable to get into negotiations to control the protest.
May 08 2017
LIFE OF GARMENT WORKERS
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Lekha Adavi
Why did the garment workers protest in April 2016, against new provident fund rules? How was the protest handled by the state, and what did the protesters who were arrested undergo? PUCL published a fact-finding report.
Mar 21 2017
Column: Radio Active Bangalore
Radio Active 90.4MHz
Girija Ramesh had been driving an auto for hire in Bengaluru for the past few years.
Mar 17 2017
BUDGET 2017-18 REACTIONS
News Desk
A compilation of reactions on Karnataka State Budget 2017-18 received via press notes.
Mar 15 2017
BUDGET 2017-18
News Desk
Full text of Karnataka state budget 2017-18.
Jan 24 2017
GROOMING BUSINESS-WOMEN
Chandrika J. Chandwani
Over 1700 women across India participated in Stage 1 of programme which was a 5-week online course to identify an idea and initiate a venture; two mentor panels assessed around 300 submissions selecting the top 50 for Stage 2.
Jan 19 2017
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I was walking along in Jayanagar 4th T Block, when I noticed these young men selling "fresh honey from the hive, madam, do you want?" I looked down; the broken pieces of the honeycomb were there and pieces of it had been put into containers for the...
Jan 12 2017
Column: Radio Active Bangalore
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Tailoring can be a hobby, profession or vocation. Srirampura's Asha has been teaching the basics of tailoring for many years now.
Jan 11 2017
DEMONETISATION HITS CONSTRUCTION WORKERS
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Akshatha M
They’re supposed to have their salaries credited to their accounts. But for these migrant workers, realities are quite different. Why? Read on.
Dec 26 2016
START UP PROBLEMS
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Akshatha M
Bengaluru has been ranked as the second fastest growing start-up ecosystem in the world, but owners of new innovative businesses in the city find the journey far from smooth.
Nov 23 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I thought about how we house our pets when we have to travel or cannot take  care of them for short periods for any other reason. Enquiring for one friend, I found that two others mentioned that they had put their dogs in the following kennels...
Nov 17 2016
DEMONETISATION WOES
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Samit Aich
For many urban citizens, the inconvenience due to the demonetisation move is a small price to pay for the greater common good, but how is it affecting the daily life of the really common man on the street?
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Nov 10 2016
BAN ON HIGH VALUE NOTES
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Akshatha M
What’s taking the country by storm today has been continuously advocated by an IIM Bangalore professor since 2009. R Vaidyanathan explains why he thinks banning high value notes is a good idea.
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Nov 02 2016
FINANCIAL PLANNING TIPS
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Amith Subramanian Pallavoor
Life for the urban citizen is fraught with uncertainty today. It's wise to be prepared and here are some tips to help you get started.
Oct 31 2016
FINANCIAL PLANNING
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Amith Subramanian Pallavoor
In Bengaluru, as in other cities, pink slips are not so uncommon anymore. These financial planning tips could help you cope with job losses better.
Oct 28 2016
Column: Radio Active Bangalore
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Radio Active 90.4MHz
BBMP, instead of paying the revised salary to contract workers and regularising them, is thinking of self-help groups. Contract Pourakarmika Union is opposing this move.
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Sep 20 2016
PLASTIC BAN AND BUSINESS
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Kate Clark
With orders pouring in and losses reducing quickly, this Peenya based manufacturer has managed the transition. But will the good days continue?
Sep 13 2016
BANDH TIME THOUGHTS
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Priya Ramasubban
What we eat every day is what affects farmers. Think about how we can make long term choices to support them every day of the year!
Aug 01 2016
AADHAAR AUTHENTICATION SAGA
Akshatha M
As private companies are increasingly using Aadhaar data, is the privacy and security of personal data really at risk? What do those defending Aadhaar have to say?
Jul 29 2016
AADHAAR AUTHENTICATION
Akshatha M
With Aadhaar being widely used by various agencies for different purposes, here's a look at how private players too are acting as a crucial link in the data authentication process.
Jul 08 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
One usually associates art, and artistic aesthetics, only with people who have the money and the leisure to spare for it (I'm not talking about those who by art as an investment here). But if one looks carefully, one finds the artistic touch all around...
Jul 05 2016
CHANGING REALITY OF CAB AGGREGATION
Akshatha M
With the app based cab aggregators occupying space in the city’s transport system, how has it changed the lives of cab drivers? Do they really earn up to Rs 60,000-80,000 a month?
Jun 22 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Today, on the bus, my purse, along with all my documents...credit card, debit card, driving licence, senior citizen card, and so on...were stolen. One thing that helped me immensely is that I had made a photocopy of every document and had it at...
 
 

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