Darkness surrounding black magic

Superstitions make people do things that they haven’t even dreamt of—thanks to black magic and witchcraft. Manasvi Gupta Witchcraft/ sorcery and human sacrifice crimes, registered under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 302, 303 and 307, have increased four-folds (till September) since last year, according to the Crime Statistics. Lakshya, a resident of Marathalli, whose […]

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New technology for waste water management in town

Waste water management and recycling technology has entered the Bangalore market. Private companies are all set to provide their technologies to the Bengalureans. By Manasvi Gupta A new technology for waste water management has been floated by private companies in Bengaluru’s Water Expo today. The technology, previously introduced in Mumbai and Chennai was also well […]

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Sindagi suffers from lack of doctors

The government hospital, PHCs and sub-centres of Sindagi taluk deprive of specialised doctors and medical staff.  By Manasvi Gupta Samshed Begum Mullah of Ganihar village in Sindagi had to undergo her surgery in another district after suffering from a heart attack because of unavailability of doctors in her taluk. Sindagi has 76.82 per cent vacancy […]

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Rethinking, Reusing and Recycling Fashion

Bengaluru ByDesign’s second edition has arrived in the city and along with it has brought a wave of fashion, design, technology and interactive sessions to add hues to the grey, work-life of Bangaloreans. By Manasvi Gupta ‘One man’s waste is another man’s treasure’—mantra followed by Mariel Manuel—a Swiss artist, textile expert, sustainability pro and fashion […]

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Drinking water or poison?

Jayshree Ramesh Amagol from Sindagi has four children, of whom three had at least once suffered from typhoid, dysentery or dengue—water-borne diseases. By Manasvi Gupta Bengaluru: Potable water available to the villagers of Sindagi Taluk through bore wells contains bacteria like E. Coli, which makes it unsafe for drinking and cause diseases like typhoid, diarrhoea, […]

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Untracked NCD data more deadly than NCD

Medically relevant information, especially pertaining to non- communicable diseases (NCD) is missing in hospitals of the city. This makes it difficult for epidemiological research, diagnosis and further treatment. By Manasvi Gupta The rising burden of lethal diseases- the NCDs; unlike malaria and TB are overlooked by the governing authorities. NCDs like Cardiovascular Diseases, Cancer, Hypertension, Diabetes […]

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Basement encroachments beset the city

Basement parking spaces of buildings and hospitals are converted into shops, restaurants and other commercial establishments, without trade licenses.  By Manasvi Gupta  Illegal commercial establishments in basements of residential buildings, pubs and hospitals are still operating despite being issued notices. Complaints have fallen on deaf ears of the authorities. BBMP issued notices earlier this year, […]

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Playgrounds give way to parks, illegal structures

Bengaluru’s unplanned growth has hit playgrounds and open spaces hard. Authorities prefer to carve parks out of playgrounds rather than upgrading them. Lack of grounds in schools adds to the problem. By Manasvi Gupta Authorities are turning open spaces into fancy parks but not into playgrounds. A 2017 survey by Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship & […]

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