Sridhar, a native of Kunigal taluk, had come to Bengaluru as a teenager nearly 25 years back. After working as driver for a family, for Ola Cabs and for a government department, he is still unable to make ends meet. His story reflects that of many cab drivers in the city
There are care managers who act like “virtual sons and daughters” who offer professional healthcare assistance. Bengaluru is seeing the boom in elder care service market right now. The dependability of the service depends mostly on cost.
Two thirds of Bengaluru’s population needs reliable transport, and public transport is not enough right now. The city sees thousands of new vehicles added every month. The city needs good public transport, and quickly.
Garbage dumps are a common sight in Bangalore. If it is not piled up in empty sites or landfills, it is seen in mounds at street corners. Rented cutlery is now being used as an effective green alternative to single-use disposables.
They cannot work anymore, have no income, their health is failing. Their children do not live with them and are unable to help them with medical treatments and care. What facilities do the elderly in Bengaluru have?
Years of negligence towards public transport has finally resulted in today’s congested and polluted Bengaluru. All the catastrophe is well-documented in data, yet it hasn’t got enough attention from the government.
Learning outcomes in government schools and affordable private schools remain lower, due to the quality of teachers and other related issues. Can an app help teachers better their own skills of teaching? Meghshala is trying to crack the right formula for this.
While organic fruits, vegetables and staples are much sought-after especially in metro cities like Bengaluru, consumers are often not able to verify the quality of the produce. What makes it ‘organic’ and how can we check?
The emergence of private organisations that offer skilling solutions is a perfect marker for the rising problem of unemployability among fresh IT graduates. What other solutions exist to the skill gaps clouding the job-worthiness of the new workforce in IT?
2.11 lakh students were enrolled in engineering courses in 2017-18, only 34,506 students were placed in Karnataka, according to AICTE. This points to a dim overall hiring scene, though IT graduates are only a fraction of this number. Why aren’t fresh IT grads getting hired?
What happens when a community becomes aware of the problems of generating excess waste and hoarding unwanted things? Renting, selling, upcycling – there are many ways to deal with it, and they will all be explored. An enterprising story from Whitefield.
Blue and grey collared workers are integral to the city – garment workers, domestic help, masons, plumbers, sweepers… But what will the future of their children be? In this article, we look at the challenges these youth face in getting the jobs they want and what could help overcome those.
With no influential friends or social network and limited education, where do the children of our domestic workers, security personnel or other blue/grey-collared workers find jobs? How often are their expectations being met?
With low level of skills and willingness to learn, jobs aren’t easy to come by, but in-house training and on-the-job training by the corporates helps improve the skills and employability for management graduates. What does the scenario look like?