Widowed in 1913, Amba Bai started teaching at Bangalore from 1942 and retired as head mistress of Vani Vilas High School. Vimala Murthy, her grand-daughter recently published a book on her. She
spoke to Charumathi Supraja on Ambi.
There are about 900-odd Kalyana Mantapas in Bangalore today, with
10 new wedding halls coming up every year. Yet, plenty of consumer-unfriendly practices prevail, adding avoidable stress to wedding planning, finds Deepa Mohan.
How do you go about widening roads when there are private properties, trees, and urban clusters in the areas proposed for widening? Can these be demolished for the sake of ease of everyday travel? Enter TDR. Zainab Bawa walks you through.
On 10 February, Rock Ethos, a free-entry rock music festival and Bangalore’s answer to the Great Indian Rock festival (New Delhi) and Independence Rock (Mumbai) will be held at the Palace Grounds starting from about 12 noon. Hari Shenoy has more.
From fixing potholes on a ward’s roads to pathways for the city’s parks and more, BBMP officials are breaking down contracts
into Rs.5 lakhs or lesser. A Banashankari citizen’s RTI applications helped trace a web of corruption. Sunil Tinani has more.
Autorickshaws in the city recently went on strike to press their case for a hike in the minimum fare from Rs.12 to Rs.20. Srinivas Murthy, head of Autorickshaw Drivers’ Union cites rising costs of living as one reason. He spoke to Samuel Jacob.
A number of recent verdicts from the IV Additional District Consumer Forum in the city is a virtual alert for consumers. The cases range from violation of MRP on goods to damaging household effects during shipping.
A recent study by a doctoral students at the National Institute of Advanced Studies in Bangalore suggests that Hebbal lake’s ‘development’ is against the idea of the city being a ‘melting pot’, because it cuts off access to several communities. Rajeev Yeshwanth has more.