Ready Sumanahalli flyover does not help truckers

Heavy vehicle drivers have to take the jam-packed service road. Kurian Joe Repairing the Sumanahalli flyover has not brought any relief to truck and other heavy vehicle drivers. Heavy vehicles are still not allowed on the flyover.  “We get stuck in traffic every time we pass through the area as the service roads on the […]

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It’s raining butterflies in Bangalore

Bengaluru has witnessed an upsurge in the number of migratory butterflies. By Kurian Joe The number of migratory butterflies has gone upto 4000 this year as compared to 1000-2500 in 2018, says  Mr. Lokhna Agri, entomologist at Bannerghatta National Butterfly Park. “The butterflies generally arrive in the early monsoon period. This year we have noticed […]

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Bangalore’s youth putting their health in danger.

Peer pressure, family issues lead them to start drinking early. By Kurian Joe Alcohol consumption among the youth in Bangalore has increased, employees in pubs and bars say. “People who normally come here to drink are in the age group of 24 to 40,” said Mr. Rakesh Varre, Manager at Bootlegger. A WHO study on […]

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Urbanization has sent the sparrows to the gallows

Bangalore has witnessed a decrease in the number of sparrows in the city, in the recent years By Kurian Joe Human lifestyle, environmental degradation, electromagnetic radiation from industries and telecommunication networks have lead to the disappearance of sparrows in the city.Grace, a homemaker who has been staying in city for over 15 years, says, “Bangalore […]

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Karnataka Schools yet to change Mid-day menu

The city schools fail to abide by the mid day meal implementation.By Kurian Joe Despite the government’s efforts in making the food at the government school more nutritious and healthy, schools in the city are yet to implement the revised midday meal menu. Early this year, the department of Primary and Secondary education issued an […]

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The mischievous intruders from Turahalli

Monkeys from the Turahalli Forest Reserve are getting into the nearby apartments in search of food and are stealing goods. By Kurian Joe Residents complain that monkeys from the forest reserve enter apartments. Food items and goods are constantly being stolen, causing disturbances to the apartment owners. “Monkeys are a big menace as they take […]

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