This week we bring to you the debate that’s happening on Hindi imposition in Metro and the language policy that the state has, we also talk to a lake activist, Anand Yadawad, to understand what it takes to rejuvenate a lake in an area that is in the outskirts of the city and a update on the ‘Kere Habba’ at Bellandur lake this Saturday.
This week we bring to you Dr Sylvia Karpagam a doctor working on public health issues, listen to her speak about the new amendments proposed in health sector by the Karnataka government and Nalini Shekhar, founder of Hasiru Dala, who talks about how the newly introduced Goods and Services Tax (GST) has affected the economy of recycling.
This week’s Bengaluru Matters radio show covers the work in progress for Madiwala biodiversity park. A professor involved in the issue, Arbind Guptha talks about the progress so far. Pawan Mulukutla from World Resource Institute (WRI) and Rekha Chari from Malleshwaram Swabhimana Initiative (MSI) talk about Station Access and Mobility Programme, that aims to connect metro stations to nearby areas with people’s involvement and planning.
Bengaluru was once considered to be a garden city. There were trees on every road, and a lot of them had to be sacrificed to make way for road-widening and flyovers. But gone are the days when people just sat and watched when trees were marked for cutting – the new age activists are doing many things to save the trees – one of them is tree-mapping. By mapping the trees and marking the species, these teams hope to raise awareness as well as collect good data on the trees in Bengaluru. One such team interacts with Akshatha.
What does it take to travel to all the countries in the world? How about going on a cross-continental expedition in a Tata Nano? And how exciting it is to cycle across the country from Jammu to Kanyakumari? An incredible bunch of travelers from Bengaluru achieved all of these, breaking the barriers – listen to this episode to track their journeys!