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.
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.