Shweta Taneja
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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Feb 03 2014
Blog: Street Stories
Till last year, I didn’t know who Paul Fernandes was, though I had seen his artwork all over Bangalore, occasionally colourfully covering up a bland restaurant wall or even an old space. I loved his work, without realising it was his work. Then...
Jan 10 2014
Blog: Street Stories
Around 9am on Sunday morning as I walked to my nearby slum where I teach yoga to superbly enthusiastic kids every week, I saw a poster hanging at its entrance. Rajnikanth’s smiling face jumped out of the poster. Alongside were two words...
Dec 04 2013
Blog: Street Stories
Let me confess something first. I might have written books for kids, but till now hadn’t interacted with them much. Not the ones who are in the 9-13 years of age. Actually, not many at all. For writing, I had used the kid inside me. So when...
Nov 22 2013
Blog: Street Stories
Not so early in the morning, I look down from my third floor apartment. There’s a lady sweeping the dead-end road. I know her, though I don’t know her name. She wears the official BBMP coat and she collects garbage from each of the apartment...
Oct 17 2013
Blog: Street Stories
She’s naked, covered with ashes, her hair matted with snakes in them, a garland of skulls and freshly cut heads around her neck. She laughs like madness herself, dancing to the chaotic rhythm of death, dragging a corpse behind her which she...
Oct 03 2013
Blog: Street Stories
I don’t really know his name. Never need it I guess. The conversation with him happens because we cannot find a parking spot. It is eight in the night on a road near Commercial Street. The shops are still open and cars fill the tiny road...
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Sep 23 2013
Blog: Street Stories
Last Sunday I took a friend and her nine-year-old daughter to  Bull Temple  in Bangalore. It’s the place with the country’s largest monolith bull - known to be Nandi , the servant bull of Shiva. The majestic Nandi far surpasses...