Women
Mar 21 2017
RIGHTS OF THE NEGLECTED
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Manohar Elavarthi
Sex workers have their own demands, but the government and the society are not sensitive towards them. They had to protest to draw the attention of the system.
Mar 09 2017
BENGALURU DOMESTIC WORKERS' CAMPAIGN
Akshatha M
Clad in red, these women stood upto their rights, of not being abused or harassed.
Mar 08 2017
THE COMING OF AGE OF BENGALURU
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Tara Krishnaswamy
What are henn maklu of Bengaluru upto? What are they busy with, on this womens' day season?
Jan 10 2017
Column: Radio Active Bangalore
Radio Active 90.4MHz
There are so many instances of women suffering difficult marriages - the root cause is often lack of gender equality.
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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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.
Dec 22 2015
WOMEN LEADERS FOR A BETTER TOMORROW
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Sharath SR
B.PAC in association with BBMP organised a workshop for the women corporators to celebrate the historic representation of women leaders in the Council.
Nov 28 2015
THE PATHETIC CONDITION OF RAMAGONDANAHALLI-BOREWELL ROAD
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Raajesh S
Ramagondanahalli-Borewell Road in Whitefield is fraught with danger - street lights that don't work, giant potholes and more. A residents asks why the authorities have not responded to multiple cries for help.
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Nov 11 2015
SUSTAINABLE MENSTRUATION WITH MENSTRUAL CUPS
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Aakriti Gupta
Ever thought about all the sanitary pads that end up in landfills? Is there an alternative? Here's a user's perspective on making the shift to menstrual cups.
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Nov 03 2015
Blog: Captured
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A little off the city, on Mysore Road after the Kengeri township, it is hard to miss the ultra-colourful stuffed toys being sold by the kerb. Makers of these toys are the members of more than 20 families migrated from Naklav village, Jharkhand...
Oct 09 2015
PERSONAL SAFETY IN BENGALURU
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Rama NS
While the authorities need to improve systems and processes to make our lives safer, we must also look at ways to protect ourselves.
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Aug 14 2015
BBMP ELECTIONS 2015 - WOMEN'S RESERVATION
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Kavitha Reddy
Some of the selected women candidates are merely proxies standing in place of the real candidates, the men.
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Aug 08 2015
Blog: Connected Lives
Should moms be expected to dress like, well, moms? Meaning, they shouldn't look like attractive women, avoid “sexy” clothing, and only wear shapeless outfits and er, those dreaded “mom” jeans. On the other hand, if a mom is...
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Jul 27 2015
A STEP FORWARD IN REPORTING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
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Ganga Madappa
Bangalore City Police, in collaboration with Amnesty International, launched the ‘Ready to Report’ campaign to empower women in the city to report sexual violence with safety and dignity.
May 28 2015
EVERYDAY HEROES: LIVING LIFE BMTC STYLE
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Niveadha Nanjundeswaran
Meeting a bus conductor isn't a big thing. But a bus ride and a chat with one of them could unravel that they are more than just ticket-issuers.
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Apr 07 2015
WOMENS' SAFETY IN HOSTELS
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Akshatha M
As there are no separate guidelines for hostels run by colleges, it makes sense to have a self-regulatory mechanism in place, to ensure safety. The safety assumes importance in the wake of a shoot out that happened in a Whitefield hostel.
Mar 17 2015
THE BILLION EYE CONCLAVE
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Sharath SR
B.PAC's newly launched A Billion Eyes program calls for organisations to focus on creating safe workplaces for the women of Bengaluru.
Mar 14 2015
Blog: Connected Lives
So an out-of-town cop beat up his daughter in public, over an alleged affair. People, including the girl's own mother, stood by and watched. I am sure the mother was distraught. But she did nothing. Two women passers-by (may their tribe increase...
Mar 10 2015
INVENTURE ACADEMY REACTS TO NIRBHAYA DOCUMENTARY CONTROVERSY
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Nooraine Fazal, Mallika Sen, and Ramesh Hariharan
Though BBC's 'India's Daughter' has been banned, the debate around the documentary creates an opportunity to think about how we can make the future safe for our children. Inculcating a value system and making children a part of policy formation process is the way to go.
Feb 10 2015
SAFETY ON BMTC BUSES
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Meenakshi Giridhar
Durga Foundation and BMTC team up to make travel safer for women and children. The Durga alarm will help alert others in case of harassment on BMTC buses.
Feb 06 2015
THE ELUSIVE INDIAN PUBLIC TOILET
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Meenakshi Giridhar
The elusive Indian public toilet... It is like the Indian rope trick, people have heard about it, but no one has seen it! So what can a woman do, when she's just got to go?
 
 

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