Jun 09 2016
Blog: Whitefield Rising
Deepanjali Mishra. Pic: Pravir B. Sukanti and Bhagirathi Mishra are on cloud nine. Since May 28, when the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the results for Grade 10 board examination, these Whitefield residents are elated...
Jun 08 2016
CLEARING BENGALURU'S RAIN CHANNELS
Tara Krishnaswamy
A team of citizens cleared rainwater channels and helped rainwater flow into the lake. Here's how they did it.
Jun 07 2016
NATURE IN THE CITY
Harini Nagendra
A new book, Nature in the City examines the past, present and future of nature in rapidly urbanising Bengaluru. An excerpt.
Jun 03 2016
LESSER-KNOWN STORIES BEHIND LALBAGH
News Desk
Who designed Lal Bagh? What were the architectural and environmental considerations? Who developed it into a botanical garden? A peek into the history of the most famous garden in Bengaluru.
May 19 2016
MANAGING LAKES AND STORM WATER DRAINS
Vishwanath Srikantaiah
The role of lakes and stormwater drains have changed in the era of urbanisation and industrialisation. What can be done with them in the newer times?
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 14 2016
BELLANDUR LAKE BATHYMETRIC STUDY
Akshatha M
Deep waters in the heart of Bellandur Lake tell the story of what is wrong with the lake and how it can be fixed. A pictorial journey into the centre of the lake.
Apr 05 2016
JOURNEY OF BANGALORE SEWAGE
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Perumal Venkatesan
Where does Bengaluru's sewage go? What happens to it? Perumal Venkatesan embarks on a photographic journey along the sewage path, to figure it out.
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Mar 14 2016
PEOPLE FOR ANIMALS RESCUE CENTRE
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Yoginder Sikand
A first-hand account of a trip to the People For Animals (PFA) rescue centre shows a Bengalurean how much the organisation does for the injured and abandoned wildlife in the city.
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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Jan 13 2016
KANNADA CLASSES FOR OUT-OF-TOWNERS
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Ganga Madappa
Whether out-of-towners should learn Kannada has been a long-standing bone of contention in Bengaluru. Here is a man who is teaching them how to speak Kannada.
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Dec 16 2015
MERA TERAH RUN FOR CHARITY
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Ganga Madappa
A bunch of runners from Bengaluru will be running 13 half marathons in 13 different cities across India. Read how Mera Terah Run is raising funds for three NGOs.
Dec 12 2015
THE CHARM OF LENDING LIBRARIES
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Preeti Mudliar
Being a regular at a library or even a second hand bookstore is about appreciating serendipity - you never know what you might find.
Dec 10 2015
BANGALORE LITERATURE FESTIVAL- 2015: A SNEAK PEEK
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Akshatha M
Bangalore Literature Festival ended up sparking a debate on intolerance this time, even before it started. How did the debates go finally? A sneak peek - nothing 'intolerable' about it!
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Nov 26 2015
INDIA’S FIRST REPAIR CAFE
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Ganga Madappa
Purna Sarkar and Antara Mukherji start a new initiative to give broken household things a new lease of life. Get things fixed, meet people and even learn how to repair stuff at India’s first Repair Cafe on 28th November.
Nov 23 2015
WASTE NARRATIVES
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Usha
Naziah is one of the workers working plastic recycling units in Nayandahalli. Life hasn't been very kind to her, though she has managed to sail on. Read her story in her own words.
Nov 20 2015
REMEMBERING SIR C V RAMAN
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Pavan Kulkarni
Towards the last years of his life, C V Raman developed bitter feelings towards political leadership. On the deathbed, this atheist remembered Mahatma Gandhi. More on the last days of C V Raman's life.
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Nov 07 2015
REMEMBERING SIR C V RAMAN
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Pavan Kulkarni
C V Raman establishes Raman Research Institute with the savings of his life. He also chases many of his passions and works on sound, light and diamonds.
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Oct 30 2015
REMEMBERING SIR C V RAMAN
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Pavan Kulkarni
Part 2 of the series exploring Sir CV Raman’s legacy: Raman takes over the reins of IISc. He soon invites Max Born to Bengaluru. He also initiates other reforms, setting off a chain of events that eventually cost him the directorship.
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Oct 30 2015
WEEKEND GETAWAYS FROM BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
The well-trodden path or the road not taken - choose the path you want to tread. The Hutri hill, with its brimming pond and stupendous views, is sure to enthrall you.
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Oct 26 2015
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE GANESHA IDOLS?
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Vaidya R
During Ganesha Habba, there are grand processions to neighbourhood lakes to immerse the idols. But what happens to them once the festival is over?
Oct 23 2015
REMEMBERING SIR C V RAMAN
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Pavan Kulkarni
In this four-part series, we explore the relationship between C V Raman and the city of Bengaluru - his life and work here, that gave the city many of its famous landmarks. This part explores early life and C V Raman's journey to Bengaluru.
Oct 23 2015
STREET FOOD IN BENGALURU
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Niveadha Nanjundeswaran
Gone are the days when eating out meant going to a restaurant. With new fast food shacks coming up almost every week, here’s a look some of the must-try joints in the city.
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 08 2015
BUILDERS OF BENGALURU
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News Desk
A new book on German architect Otto Koenigsberger, traces his contribution to Bengaluru. Read an excerpt from the book describing his work on the KR Pavilion, City Bus Terminus and Municipal Swimming Pool.
Sep 04 2015
BY THE RIVERS OF BENGALURU
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Vishwanath Srikantaiah
The Vrushabhavathy river rises from the Bull Temple in Basavangudi and meets the Arkavathy, which rises from the Nandi Hills range, at Kudlu. Vishwanath Srikantaiah traces the journey of the two rivers and their relevance to Bengaluru.
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