Janata Party wants investigation into Yatnal’s claims

The Janata Party state president also said there could be a possible alliance between Janata Party and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). State President of Janata party B. T. Lalitha Naik  has demanded a probe into BJP Vijayapura Member of legislative assembly (MLA)Basanagouda Patil Yatnal’s claim that he was offered Chief Minister’s (CM) post for Rs. […]

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Train travel: not the elderly’s cup of tea

Despite trains providing amenities like newspapers, food and other comforts, senior citizens  face many challenges while travelling in Indian trains. *Vaideh is lowly trudges along the platform—the train has already arrived, and she has made it just in time. The 72-year-old adjusts the folds in her sky-blue saree and clutches her prayer beads as she […]

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Bengaluru teachers: Sorry not Sari

Bengaluru teachers do not want stringent dress codes anymore, but Karnataka education minister B. C. Nagesh says the sari garners respect. Bengaluru: On a hot May afternoon, *Shumona Chatterjee arrived in Bengaluru—although she missed Kolkata, she was excited to embark on her teaching journey in the bustling metropolis. Over the next month, she diligently planned […]

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‘Scared now more than ever’, say Pakistan’s Ahmadiyyas

Article 20 of the Pakistan’s constitution guarantees religious freedom to its citizens, but Ahmadiyyas and other communities continue to fear persecution and killing amid the ongoing political crisis. “Go, *Ali,” cried *Ayesha. “Those cold-blooded murderers killed your father—run my son, fly away to a distant land,” she said to her lanky son, who was in […]

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IEI: Govt needs to stop postponing Mekedatu

The Institution of Engineers (IEI) wants the government to take stronger steps in the Mekedatu project. The Indian Institution of Engineers (IEI) said today that Karnataka government should immediately implement the Mekedatu project, but environmentalists point to the negative effects the project will have on the ecosystem. M. Lakshman, Chairman of IEI, said, “Dam construction […]

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Schools: Teachers, keep that brain sane

Although Indian schools and colleges appoint counselors to foster the mental health development of students, there are no measures to help teachers with their own mental health. “Hello, Miss *Maria?” said a stern voice as she picked up the phone. “Yes, please tell me,” Maria said patiently, as her eyes anxiously glanced at the pile […]

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Schools: Hello, Math; Wait, Media Literacy

Media literacy is still an additional workshop in Indian schools and a touchy topic in Indian homes—teachers, media experts and sociologists say that this needs to change. Bengaluru: It is 2 p.m., an hour after lunch break. As *Ishita looks out of her classroom window, she sees the gloomy grey clouds fill Bengaluru’s skies. She […]

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We are humans too: journalists want WFH, hybrid model

They say that work from Home (WFH) during the pandemic helped them quit unhealthy habits and improve their mental health. It is 6 P.M. Most of India’s corporate employees are on their way home to relax and unwind with their families. As *Soumya grabs her professional camera and purse to race down the stairs before […]

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