Society
Jan 30 2017
ELDERS' RIGHTS AND MAINTENANCE ACT
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Reshmi Chakraborty
Organised by Silver Talkies, an online magazine and engagement platform for senior citizens, the talk will cover the issues useful for senior citizens and families.
Nov 10 2016
RISING URBAN DIVIDE
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Namratha Aroor
It is festive time, but where is that space in the city or neighbourhood to celebrate, enjoy and get-together?
Oct 20 2016
BEGGING SCAM
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Shweta Taneja
A begging scam is rampant on the streets of Bengaluru today. Citizen journalist Shweta Taneja shares her experience and cautions you.
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Sep 26 2016
DAANUTSAV 2016
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Archana Srinivasan
It is in giving that we receive the most, say the wise. As Bengaluru joins the country in celebrating DaanUtsav 2016, here's a list of opportunities for you to experience that joy!
Sep 08 2016
CLEANING UP INDIA
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Sudha Narasimhachar
The Prime Minister’s vision of a clean India will remain a pipe dream unless the common man takes it upon himself.
Sep 02 2016
THOUGHTS ON NATIONWIDE STRIKE
Ashwin Mahesh
Whatever the causes, and whatever the justifications for economic tension, we seem to be just going through the motions, and not really pausing to reflect, either on how we got here or what we should do now that we are here.
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Sep 02 2016
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
“Mahesh Sharma’s advisory for tourists: No short skirts, no travelling alone at night.” This headline has probably already made its way to your Facebook and Twitter feed and back again in the last 48 hours. It’s referring...
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Jul 13 2016
Amruthvarshini
Bengaluru, my new home, continues to surprise me every day with its idiosyncrasies. I am slowly falling in love with this place, and that is in spite of the traffic. Alright, you ask, why this sudden exhortation and public display of affection? Well...
Jul 05 2016
FOOD FOR NEEDY PROGRAMME
Salma Fahim
How can we help our city’s hungry population? An idea inspired by Operation Sulaimani comes to Bengaluru.
Jul 05 2016
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
A night view of M G Road. Pic: Shree D N After finding out I would be coming to Bengaluru, an Indian city I knew just as the "Silicon Valley of India," having grown up in Seattle, I became fascinated with the idea of comparing my...
Jun 17 2016
Blog: Like a Lake
As there are many people in Bangalore who would be eligible, reproducing this interesting assignment... from http://reachwater.org.uk/
May 03 2016
LIVES OF GARMENT WORKERS
News Desk
A survey released by Garment and Textile Workers Union (GATWU) provides interesting insights into the lives of garment workers.
Apr 27 2016
MANUAL SCAVENGING - THE KILLING CURSE
Karthik Ranganathan
Despite the government schemes to rehabilitate manual scavengers, the scavenging still continues. The caste stigma attached to it has become inseparable—jobs of sanitary workers are reserved to SC/STs, even in this modern era of computers and the internet!
Apr 21 2016
ECO-FRIENDLY WEDDING CELEBRATIONS
Gadadhar Prem Kumar
The father of the groom shares a personal account of how one can celebrate something as grand as a wedding, without creating too much of a burden on the environment.
Apr 21 2016
A MORNING IN THE LIFE OF A GARMENT WORKER
Akshatha M
Bengaluru saw a sudden eruption of protest by garment workers on Monday and Tuesday opposing the Central government’s new PF policy. One woman garment worker's story gives us a glimpse into their lives.
Apr 15 2016
FUND THE TIFFY TEMPLATE, HELP THE BLIND IDENTIFY CURRENCY NOTES!
Paul D'souza
The visually impaired find it difficult to identify Indian currency notes, and often get cheated in their transactions. Here's a Whitefield resident whose invention can make a difference to them!
Apr 07 2016
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
How do the cricketers keep a track of their team mates at the Malleshwaram ground? Pic: Rajesh Kallaje Sports encompass every aspect of life in the United States. From the time we can walk we start playing at least one sport. Historically...
Apr 07 2016
Blog: Connected Lives
One evening, my son and I were at our local library. The place has one of those stubbornly heavy glass doors that basically require you to pull (or push, or vice versa, and yes, I always get mixed up!) and shove, till it slowly deigns to sulkily...
Apr 05 2016
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
Having been living in India, and more specifically Bangalore, for almost three months now, I have grown increasingly more comfortable with the social norms and practices here. For the first month or so these norms took some time to sink in and become...
Apr 04 2016
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Akshatha M
What is life like for those who get out of prison after serving life sentences? Akshatha M spoke to a dozen newly released convicts and shares a story rarely told.
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Mar 23 2016
BTP'S NEW SAFETY APP FOR COMMUTERS
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News Desk
Tired of errant auto drivers taking you for a ride? Sick of incessant honking when you are stuck in traffic? You can easily report it to the Traffic Police now!
Mar 10 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
On Marth 8th, my maid borrowed money to take her alchoholic and hypochondriac husband to the doctor...the fourth time in a week. The lady who sells vegetables  in the local market told me how all the vendors were "cleared" last week...
Mar 09 2016
LIVES OF YOUNG WORKING WOMEN IN BENGALURU
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Holly Thorpe
What is life like for young women who moved to Bengaluru for work (and freedom). Are they able to break away from the pressures of traditional families wanting them to 'settle down'? Are families changing their expectations of their independent and capable daughters?
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Mar 08 2016
Blog: Editors' Blog
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Pink advertisements are all over the media. It’s raining offers for women all over e-commerce websites. A newspaper carries the T-20 cricket schedule, where a pink section highlights the schedule for women’s T-20 cricket matches. ...
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Mar 04 2016
WOMEN'S’ DAY SPECIAL: WHEN A WOMAN FILES AN FIR
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Ganga Madappa
Have you ever filed an FIR? What was your experience? This Women's Day, Amnesty is inviting women to tell the Bengaluru City police how they would like them to react.
Feb 25 2016
Blog: Ideas at Work
1) Think like it's 1947 A very large part of the deficits that we live with are because we do not have properly structured governance and accountability. We need to be reimagining these constantly, and adapting to current needs and realities...
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