It’s raining butterflies in Bangalore

Bengaluru has witnessed an upsurge in the number of migratory butterflies. By Kurian Joe The number of migratory butterflies has gone upto 4000 this year as compared to 1000-2500 in 2018, says  Mr. Lokhna Agri, entomologist at Bannerghatta National Butterfly Park. “The butterflies generally arrive in the early monsoon period. This year we have noticed […]

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Urbanization has sent the sparrows to the gallows

Bangalore has witnessed a decrease in the number of sparrows in the city, in the recent years By Kurian Joe Human lifestyle, environmental degradation, electromagnetic radiation from industries and telecommunication networks have lead to the disappearance of sparrows in the city.Grace, a homemaker who has been staying in city for over 15 years, says, “Bangalore […]

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Bangalore: bicycle enthusiasts but no bicycle lanes

BBMP fails to keep promises of constructing new biking lanes in the cycling enthusiast neighbourhoods of the city. By Yumna Ahmed Lack of bicycle lanes in the city is forcing cycling enthusiasts to ride through traffic or give up cycling altogether. The government is focusing on installing new bicycle hubs called PBS (Public Bicycle System) […]

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Green Village Leans Towards Sustainability

Every house in Satageri has solar power, gas connection, and a compost toilet that makes it a smoke-free village Setting an example of a sustainable environment, the Satageri village, located about 25 km from Karwar district in Karnataka, is a green village. The village until three years ago had to cook on firewood, but now […]

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Alarming Heat Wave Effect in the City

Increasing infrastructural and construction projects around Bengaluru cause a rise in temperature. The city of Bengaluru is experiencing disturbances in the weather pattern due to the rise of construction, resulting in an unpredictable heat wave. In recent years, the city has witnessed a massive growth in its infrastructure. Development always has a negative as well […]

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Will Electric Buses take over?

Concession Aims to Introduce Electric Buses By SA Gayatri Bangalore, Jan. 24, 2019. The National Institute of Transforming India (NITI) Aayog scheme has issued a model concession agreement for Public-Private Partnership (PPP) aimed at the operation and maintenance of electric buses in cities across India, hopefully at some point in 2019. This model concession agreement […]

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