Holly Thorpe is an undergraduate student at the University of Washington in Seattle, studying Journalism and English. She is currently an intern at Citizen Matters. She tweets at @HollyiThorpe and blogs at Holly Overseas
What is life like for young women who moved to Bengaluru for work (and freedom). Are they able to break away from the pressures of traditional families wanting them to ‘settle down’? Are families changing their expectations of their independent and capable daughters?
Bike ambulances were introduced in Bengaluru to ensure that victims of accidents or other emergencies got timely medical help. Since April, these ambulances have responded to over 700 calls in the city.
With BDA work completed, Mestripalya lake cannot receive water until the BBMP connects stormwater drains—a task the BBMP say they haven’t been assigned yet. Meanwhile, the Chief Minister wants to ‘inaugurate’ the lake.