BBMP fails to keep hawkers out of Majestic underpass

Hawkers continue their business in the Majestic underpass despite HC order instructing otherwise. By Apoorva GS The Majestic underpass has been occupied by the hawkers who sell gadgets, clothes and other items despite the orders from the High Court that stated no hawkers are permitted to occupy the subways. Nearly 70,000 people use this underpass […]

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Banned plastic water-bottles seen in government events

Government bodies fail to adopt the new change on the water bottles Apoorva GS Despite the warnings issued by  the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to deter the use of single-use plastic, plastic water bottles can be seen in the press meets and BBMP events. BBMP implemented the ban on single-use plastic in August 2019. […]

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Children of a mother, one is loved more

Tourists prefer Hampi over all other tourist attraction sites in Koppal district. By Apoorva GS Hampi gets six lakh more tourists every year than the combined foot-fall of all the other prominent tourist attraction sites in Koppal district. One of the main reasons is the poor maintenance of these monuments. The Department of Tourism in […]

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Cultural Crisis: Yakshagana Artists looking for other ‘secure’ jobs

Low income, no pension or insurance and other securities for Yakshagana artistes in Bengaluru. By Apoorva GS Bengaluru: Yakshagana artistes, who devote all their time performing and practicing, are now looking for other secure jobs, because they do not have a permanent source of income throughout the year and they do not get paid well […]

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Manufacturers neglect up-cycling initiative of disposable pouches

Open disposal of soiled sanitary napkins and diapers is a cause for concern as manufacturers fail to provide disposable pouches. Apoorva GS Manufacturers of sanitary napkins and diapers are not providing necessary disposal pouches with their products. They cite stiff competition with cheaper Chinese alternatives as the reason. Koshi Singh, CEO of Ribcon Industries Pvt. […]

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Shuchi pads stuck in distribution system

School girls do not regularly receive sanitary pads under the Shuchi Scheme because of lack of appropriate distribution system.   By Apoorva GS Shuchi sanitary pads lie undistributed in PHCs as no distribution channel has been planned for this year. Nine months have passed and government has not yet finalised the tender for distribution this […]

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Public transgender restrooms, a basic right denied

Toilets in Bengaluru are still about binary ideas of male and female. By Apoorva GS There are no separate restrooms for the transgender community in Bengaluru. Thousands of non-binary people in the city face discrimination and are subjected to nasty remarks, every time they visit a toilet designated for either males or females. “Whenever I […]

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