KCRO and UNICEF to emphasize on pandemic-worsened child rights issues

Paralegal volunteers have not been able to provide free legal services to vulnerable groups due to low pay and communication gaps. Bengaluru: Karnataka Child Rights Observatory (KCRO) along with other child rights organizations and UNICEF have decided to work on strategies to work on child issues that worsened during the pandemic. Child marriage, violence against […]

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Wedding venues can’t keep up with rising requests

Many couples had to postpone their weddings due to the third wave, as venues  are filling up quickly. Wedding venues in the city are full to capacity right now. There was an increase in demand as people rushed to get married after their weddings were postponed in the Covid lockdowns. Srinivasan, front office executive at […]

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Music unheard in the pandemic

Even as lockdown restrictions ease, independent musicians struggle to perform live concerts in restaurants and clubs. Independent musicians in the city lost their performing opportunities at hotels and restaurants due to the pandemic. Most of them shifted from music to other occupations, to earn their bread. Sachin Banandur, a drummer with the band Parvaaz in […]

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Post Covid surge in organ donations

Karnataka has seen a 60 percent increase in organ donations post the pandemic. Karnataka is witnessing an increase in the number of organ donations. Yet the numbers aren’t enough to cater to the patients waiting for transplants. Lijamol Joseph, Chief Transplant Coordinator of the State said, “Around 5045 patients are in the waiting list in […]

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Henna gets COVID’s short end of the stick

Wedding restrictions during COVID-19 hampered the business of henna designers across the country. Henna designers in India are struggling to keep their businesses alive after COVID-19 wedding restrictions led to a decrease in the number of customers. This reduced the demand for henna designers, and many people had to find other jobs. Laxman, a henna […]

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