When Umashree was inducted into the ministry, everyone knew that she would be given Women and Child Development portfolio. Was this an automatic choice because the candidate is a woman or was the decision based on capability?
Bengaluru witnessed four rape cases in less than a week. Reams have been written about how media and society should react when a person is sexually assaulted. There have been protests against the insensitive reactions and sensationalisation of such assaults. But have things changed?
Greater Bangalore is growing in all directions but there is distinct line that separates people who can afford those two wheelers and those who are “stuck” with public transport. What women wear seems to be hugely affected by which mode of transport they can afford.
BBMP elections are over, newly elected members are settling into their offices. Among them are 74 women. Will that change the dynamics of city’s governance or will it be yet another case of men propping up women candidates?