Holly Thorpe
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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Sep 11 2015
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
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Hello, dear reader, with whom I’ve shared so much. If you’re reading this, it means the time has come for me to leave. Perhaps, as you’re rubbing your weary eyes and preparing for bed, I’m up in the air, waving goodbye to you...
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Sep 02 2015
AA AND AL-ANON SUPPORT GROUPS
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Holly Thorpe
Members of Alcoholics Anonymous and the family-focused Al-Anon discuss living with alcoholism. While they call it an ‘incurable disease’, there certainly is light at the end of the tunnel.
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Sep 01 2015
FIRST RESPONDERS IN BENGALURU
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Holly Thorpe
Bike ambulances were introduced in Bengaluru to ensure that victims of accidents or other emergencies got timely medical help. Since April, these ambulances have responded to over 700 calls in the city.
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Aug 24 2015
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
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Recently I went on a food walk with Bengaluru’s Unhurried walk and tour company. The three-hour walk led me through the charming streets of Basavanagudi and into some fabulous eateries. At the handful of small restaurants, shops and bakeries...
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Aug 08 2015
LALBAGH FLOWER SHOW - AUGUST 2015
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Holly Thorpe
You can buy tickets online to visit this show. Everything from gardening shops to flower plants—to feast your eyes and calm your soul—that's what Lalbagh flower show has to offer to you!
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Aug 04 2015
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
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Dear reader, who I may know well or not at all, you are going to get to know all sorts of strange things about me. Let’s be forward with each other, shall we? Today, for instance, I am going to write about my toilet. Of all of the things...
Jul 25 2015
A NIGHT AROUND TIPU'S FORT
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Akshatha M and Holly Thorpe
How did they paint Bengaluru’s most important historical fort red, just in one night? Why the heritage party? What really went on?
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Jul 24 2015
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
In the United States, I’m never really forced to think about the colour of my skin. I suspect very few white, middle-class girls are, although I may be wrong there. This is a privilege, a luxury that, despite its pricelessness, society rarely...
Jul 20 2015
ACCOLADES FOR PNLIT
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Holly Thorpe
Puttenahalli Neighbourhood Lake Improvement Trust’s entry for Earth Day Network’s competition was chosen from among 220 entries.
Jul 15 2015
WHY MESTRIPALYA LAKE WILL NOT GET WATER
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Holly Thorpe
With BDA work completed, Mestripalya lake cannot receive water until the BBMP connects stormwater drains—a task the BBMP say they haven’t been assigned yet. Meanwhile, the Chief Minister wants to ‘inaugurate’ the lake.
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Jul 11 2015
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
I was standing in awe of a temple carved out of stone, the colour of a sunset in a place in North Karnataka, when my travelling companion approached me. She’d been speaking with the man who gives tickets. “He said it’s Rs 10 each...
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Jul 09 2015
APP TO SELL WASTE
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Holly Thorpe
Five teenagers from Bengaluru took the first place in an international app development competition with their mobile app that will let local users buy and sell dry waste.
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Jul 02 2015
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
From the moment I stepped off the plane, it became impossible to forget that I was in Bengaluru; the city demanded my attention. The humidity that alighted on my skin and curled my hair, the sound of new languages being spoken around me - it all...