Aeromodelling no longer belongs in deep pockets

Technically-oriented adrenaline junkies can now afford aero-modeling as a hobby, with countless workshops cropping up in Bengaluru round the year. By Jagriti Parakh Bright colored paper planes and hand gliders flew from one corner to another, some even collided and crashed. The young pilots stood there, with their heads up high and eyes gleaming—they had […]

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No warning signs on cigarette packs; a visual treat for smokers

Smokers and sellers take surprisingly bold risks by trading illegal cigarettes in the city. By Apoorva GS You take a pack of cigarettes, you look at the pictorial health warning, you roll it over and you see the same warning again. With utter disgust, you pick one cigarette and you keep the pack away from […]

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City government schools lack standard safety facilities

Security in government schools of Bengaluru has been neglected since long. By Swati Ekka  Bengaluru: The government has failed to provide the basic safety facilities in government schools in the city. Many government schools lack fire alarms, ‘School Ahead’ safety sign boards, watchman to control the traffic and CCTV cameras. NIMHANS School Safety Appraisal revealed […]

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Chide our French but is Kannada compulsory?

The Kannada Development Authority (KDA) says that 159 schools in Bengaluru have not complied with the Kannada Language Learning Act of 2015 By Ishika Dangayach  Bengaluru: Despite repeated directions from the state government,   ICSE and CBSE board schools in Karnataka have not implemented Kannada as a compulsory subject in the form of their first or […]

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City police stations lack surveillance

Despite Supreme Court’s order to install CCTV cameras in police stations, 155 Bangalore police stations are yet to implement it  By Yumna Ahmed Bengaluru: A survey conducted by The Softcopy discovered that a large number of city police stations lack CCTVs in working condition. The Supreme Court of India ordered all police stations to install […]

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Bengaluru riders: Catch them if you can

Now you can see ‘Wheelie Wonka’ in Bengaluru! You may have come across many riders who are always in a rush, whose driving can prove fatal in many cases, but rarely would you have seen police catching them. By Vivek Madhu Bengaluru: Stunt-biking enthusiasts in the city are flouting traffic norms and endangering others’ lives. […]

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Touch-me-not: From the Eyes of the Domestic Worker

Untouchability, although a cognizable offense in India, is still practiced covertly in several households. In the city of Bangalore, not sharing utensils and other items is just another assertion of the belief that ‘one who cleans my washroom can’t cook my food’. By Yamini Chincholi Imagine that you have just mopped up the utility where […]

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“The traffic crawls and the engine crawls, I’m stuck on the edge of the urban sprawl”

With 500 manned and 388 signalised among 44,000 intersections, Bangaloreans are spending the majority of their day stuck in traffic. By Arghyadeep Dutta If you have not taken a nap or completed a full chapter of your book while stuck in a traffic jam in Bangalore, then you are not living in Bangalore. The city […]

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