Volunteering pays off; not only do you help further a social cause, you also gain immense personal satisfaction. Get inspired by these two Bangalore-based NGOs who have been nominated for the iVolunteer Awards – CMCA and Say Trees.
The tie up with private waste management firms in Bengaluru to help them market composting products made the profits of Karnataka Composting Development Corporation soar high. However, the composting firm conveniently ignored putting in place the required checks and balances.
Yet another garbage scam hits Bengaluru. Toxic ‘vermicompost’ produced by burning garbage is sold to farmers who grow food, by Karnataka Compost Development Corporation, a government firm. And this is just a tip of the iceberg!
Citizens from Bengaluru were up in arms against the injustice meted out to the victims of these three cases. Where are the cases now? Has the system been able to prove the crime and deliver justice? Here is a status check.
You have probably read reports of the ‘snow’ on Bellandur Lake. Some of you may have seen it even. Sanchayan Nath photo-documents it as it floats on the lake, flows on to the road and becomes a plaything for young children.
Seema Rai’s case had hit the headlines a few years ago, when she died after an unsuccessful pancreas transplant that was done allegedly without her consent. Now, police have filed a charge sheet against a former official of Fortis Hospital.
Tender SURE is the hot topic of discussion among Bengaluru’s civic activists and citizens these days. V Ravichandar provides some answers to some of the questions asked about Tender SURE, in this article.
Saturday December 4th 1971. Morning classes had just begun. Schools had “morning class” on Saturdays – an awkward arrangement with classes starting at 7:30 or some such hour and ending around noon. The previous night,