“Your baby was born after you were married, no?” Sapna Prabhakaran, a Marketing professional, was asked when she went to her get her child’s birth certificate. On Women’s Day, a young Bangalorean woman reflects on how outdated this country’s forms are.
For us average Bangaloreans, the communal ire at the discussion on Bangalore, was quite a treat. For applause from an event’s audience means that a wide-ranging liberal platitude has just been delivered.
Like a young debutante in the midst of a congregation of greying beauty queens, the Bangalore Literature Festival has to appease both its enthusiastic audience and those bemoaning the tamasha-fication of the treasured refuge of introverts.
Bangalore-based NGO Environment Support Group recently conducted a workshop for children to teach them about the significance of festivals and rituals, make clay ganeshas, all through environment-friendly means.