Protest graffiti fills Bengaluru’s downtown; accused out on bail

By Ishika Dangayach The two college students, who wrote abusive graffiti in protest over the police crackdown on live music and pubs violating norms, are now out on bail. They were in judicial custody at Cubbon Park police station for four days. Bharat B, Station House Officer (SHO), said, “We have filed a chargesheet against […]

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Banashankari temple vendors to be evicted

Construction of new skywalk will displace about 2510 vendors who earn their living by selling their commodities near the Banashankari Temple. Rajeshwari, who has been selling temple articles outside the Banashankari Temple forpast 15 years might not be able to continue her earning because of the construction of new skywalk. “Soon just a few among […]

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Complementing each other: Trees and Transgenders

Yumna Ahmed The Chitrakala photo exhibition took up the theme of Trees and  transgenders for their exhibition this year, owing to the fact that the Indian society has been turing a deaf ear to the both of them since ages.   K.Venkatesh, the organizer of Chitrakala photo exhibition, said, “This is my 28th exhibition and […]

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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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Historic fort falls prey to contemporary negligence

The historic Begur Fort which is not conserved as a protected monument by Department of Ancient Museums and Heritage (DAMH) is deteriorating due to neglect. By Shalu Chowrasia, Conservation work of Begur Fort, a 500 year historical site located in Akshayanagar, has been put on hold as DAMH is yet to receive approval from the […]

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