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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.
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...
Nov 30 2015
INTERVIEW: AKKAI PADMASHALI, LGBT ACTIVIST
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Pinky Chandran
From being a person who had to face societal opposition, to the one who gets Rajyotsava award for her activism, she has come a long way. Here's an interview that throws light into Akkai Padmashali's life and thoughts.
Oct 31 2015
Blog: Connected Lives
Our peripatetic Prime Minister recently choked up on one of his visits abroad. He was talking about his mother and her years of working as a domestic help. F ollowing that emotional outpouring, reams were...
Oct 21 2015
FEEDING BENGALURU'S LESS FORTUNATE
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Ganga Madappa
Eight days back, a motley crew of good samaritans started distributing food to the hungry and homeless in Bengaluru. Come tomorrow, they are likely to have fed more than a lakh hungry stomachs.
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Oct 19 2015
Blog: In Lighter Whine
What will it take to accept people for who they are? Image Courtesy: www.facebook.com/TRRAIN Have you ever noticed how we Indians tend to accuse everyone else of being racist while conveniently ignoring our very own narrow-mindedness? As a...
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Oct 07 2015
FEEDING BENGALURU’S LESS FORTUNATE
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Ganga Madappa
If every home in Bengaluru cooked an additional meal, would it ensure that the hungry don’t go to bed on an empty stomach? Here’s a community initiative that’s looking to do just that.
Oct 05 2015
LOANS FOR URBAN POOR IN BENGALURU
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Navya P K
While most of us don’t understand why poorest of the poor in the society remain so for decades, here is a reality check that reveals the darker side of the story: an atrocious circle of borrowing, spending and borrowing again, to make ends meet, and remaining poor forever.
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Sep 18 2015
HELICOPTER PARENTING
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Reshma Krishnamurthy Sharma
Now more than ever, it is important that parents are on their toes to ensure their child's safety. What is equally important is that they do not over-parent.
Sep 04 2015
Blog: Connected Lives
She seemingly had it all—the vitality of youth, varied and interesting career choices, a vibrant life, a vivacious personality. Yet she is now no more, after allegedly plunging off a Bengaluru high rise to certain, violent death. Her story...
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Jul 25 2015
Blog: Connected Lives
In the past 10 days, two people have had life-changing experiences. And been written about, because of social media. One was hounded and shamed online. The other was hailed as heroic, again, online. One lost his job. The other was praised for doing...
Jul 23 2015
NON-AVAILABILITY OF THEATRES FOR KANNADA MOVIES
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Akshatha M
Does good Kannada cinema always have a market? Read what RangiTaranga fame Anup Bhandari, Lucia's Pawan Kumar, Jatta director B M Giriraj and Ulidavaru Kandanthe film maker Rakshit Shetty have to say.
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Jul 11 2015
Blog: Connected Lives
How do I slim thee? Let me count the ways... A while ago, I was getting my then-five-year-old ready for school. It was one of those beautiful and bracingly chill Bengaluru mornings where all you want to do is curl up with a mug of filter coffee...
Jun 04 2015
Blog: Connected Lives
An article in the New York Times says having a working mom leads to economic, educational and social benefits for her children. The children of such mothers tended to "complete more years of education, were more likely to be employed, and in supervisory...
May 30 2015
IVOLUNTEER AWARDS 2015
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Ganga Madappa
Volunteering pays off; not only do you help further a social cause, you also gain immense personal satisfaction. Get inspired by these two Bangalore-based NGOs who have been nominated for the iVolunteer Awards - CMCA and Say Trees.
Feb 17 2015
Blog: Connected Lives
Recently, we went to see close assorted family living in the Nilgiris. We took the route that goes via Bandipur, Masinagudi, Kalhatty, Ooty, Wellington. The journey was a revelation, in many ways. At the entrance to Bandipur, there were groups...
Dec 17 2014
POWER AT PLAY
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Ganga Madappa
By now, Bangaloreans are familiar with top police officer Rajvir Sharma’s run-in with the private and elite Bangalore Club over a month ago. Can such incidents be avoided in our culture? Some insight.
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Dec 03 2014
SOCIETY FOR ALL
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News Desk
GiftAbled Foundation is organising ArtAbled on December 3rd to 7th, a unique program which brings together persons with disability and other individuals .
Dec 03 2014
ATROCITY ON SEXUAL MINORITIES
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Scott Long
Transgenders are an exploited lot in the city of Bengaluru. There are many laws that can be effectively used to corner them. Last heard, cops in Bengaluru used the law that prevents beggary, to round them up.
Nov 16 2014
Blog: Connected Lives
Kripa is a married mom of two in her mid-30s. She is on Facebook, Twitter and many, many WhatsApp groups. And yep, she has many “friends” across these various social media, across groups, too--school groups, college groups, work groups...
Sep 17 2014
ORIGAMI FOR A CAUSE
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Christopher Martin Lopaze
Fear of rejection because of inter-caste and inter-religion marriage is the main disease Shivani Pal wants to eradicate with the project.
Sep 04 2014
Blog: Connected Lives
Some of the cards children have made for the carnival Sometime last year, five women were chatting over a cup of coffee. In the course of their conversation, the five (part of a moms' group because their children attend the same school...
Jul 22 2014
Blog: Connected Lives
I grew up in a house by National Highway 17 in Kozhikode (Kerala) city. My days and nights were filled with sound--a maddening cacophony of cars, trucks, buses and auto rickshaws, people cursing, cussing, swerving. Noise, noise everywhere. Every day...
Jul 09 2014
IN A NOT-SO-IDEAL SOCIETY
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Anand C Ramanathan
There are sponsors for school fees, who want to see an under-privileged kid excel. However, can paying the fee ensure the kid is well-accommodated in the school without discrimination, in this not-so-ideal world?
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Jul 03 2014
Blog: Connected Lives
There's a road very close to my home, which thousands of commuters use every day. As roads go by, it is nothing special--not extra wide or four-laned or nicely tarred, even. It's just a linking road, a few hundred metres in length. A redeveloped slum...
Jun 02 2014
Column: Civic Reflections
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Sakuntala Narasimhan
It's true that weddings are once-in-life-time celebrations. But how do we celebrate - by spending lavishly, or do we need to find another way to celebrate it meaningfully? Do we care about the side-effect it can have?
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