On the hunt for the stolen treasures of India

Indian historians and archeologists across the globe are trying to recover Indian heritage stolen during colonial times. By Riya Sharma The Indian government’s formal request to Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum to return the 15th-century bronze idol of Saint Tirumankai Alvar has kindled fiery debates on cultural property among archaeologists and historians across the globe The 15th-century sculpture was […]

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Transparency between consumers and eateries

With many state governments introducing the concept of open kitchens in restaurants, to maintain the required standard of hygiene and sanitation, the idea is not taking root in Karnataka, the state where the practice first started sixty years ago. By Riya Sharma Bangalore-based ‘Mavalli Tiffin Rooms’ introduced the practice of opening up of kitchens to […]

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Law enforcers living outside the law

Traffic personnel and policemen in Bengaluru have been spotted violating traffic rules– driving rashly without helmets and parking carelessly. Riya Sharma Even after the imposition of the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019, from September 1, with lakhs of rupees collected as hefty penalties by the traffic police, police and government officials are still seen violating […]

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UPI – payments made easier or more fraudulent?

By Riya Sharma Bengaluru is leading the charge in one of the UPI-enabled frauds which are sweeping the nation. The rising use and familiarity of UPI payment apps such as GPay, PhonePe, Paytm, etc. are being used to mislead the average users to transfer money from their accounts to other bank accounts.  Several thefts of […]

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