For hygienic loos, keep waiting

Women commuters struggle as they avoid using washrooms in metro stations due to their unhygienic conditions. Lack of dustbins in washroom stalls and non-functioning water taps in major metro stations in the city leave women commuters stranded during their metro rides. “I find the washrooms to be really smelly; and they often don’t have soap […]

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Clouds of price hike may eclipse solar industry

Government-proposed duties on imported photovoltaic (PV) modules would raise their price by 40 percent in 2022. Bengaluru: Solar energy consultants and experts say that a drop in supply of PV modules from China and government-imposed duties would temporarily raise the price of solar projects in the months ahead. The rise in prices will be preceded […]

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Mental healthcare will burn a hole in your pocket

With high expenses, several parents in Bengaluru shy away from mental healthcare sessions amid the pandemic. Bengaluru: High consultancy fees amidst the pandemic have made mental health counselling options inaccessible for several parents and children in Bengaluru. Archana, a mother of two, approached several psychologists for her son at the beginning of 2021. At least […]

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Wait for sanitary napkins in colleges continues

Unsanitary pad-vending machines leaves college students stranded during emergencies. Colleges have not yet installed sanitary napkin vending machines along with incinerators as required by the University Grants Commission (UGC). This leaves students on campuses with limited access to pads.  “During emergencies, it gets really stressful to find a sanitary pad in college campus if our […]

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Influencers witness downfall in reach

Most brands and influencers are ideating new strategies to enhance the engagement rate of their content. Over 89 percent social media influencers have experienced a dip in their engagement rate following Advertising Standard Council of India (ASCI) guidelines for influencer marketing in June 2021. “We did face a certain dip in the paid promotions because […]

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