Animal-assisted therapy, a relatively new concept in India, can be used effectively in issues of both mental as well as physiological and neurological health. An experienced practitioner in Bengaluru explains the multidisciplinary aspects of such therapy.
Illiteracy, caste dynamics and social constraints of a migrant worker — a survey in Whitefield reveals the mix of factors that keep a pourakarmika bound to her profession, irrespective of the conditions and compensation.
Very little has been done over the years by the authorities in rejuvenating Varthur lake. The recent National Green Tribunal order on Varthur and Bellandur lakes comes as a respite to the citizens around the area.
An elevated corridor will only decrease the sustainability of the transport system and overall livability of the city. But a mass rapid public transport scenario like a metro on the same corridor will help the city achieve the right modal share balance.
Bengaluru is about to get a separate collection system for segregated wet, sanitary and street sweeping waste. There has been opposition to this proposal especially from councillors, but BBMP will be going ahead with this plan.
In an era where the tax is based on the price of the car and not other parameters, vehicle area tax can be a tool to help the government generate more revenue and disincentivise big cars to help reduce congestion.
Sarakki lake saw a host of demolitions when it got flooded a few years ago. Lake teams working for the rejuvenation of the lake have had an eventful journey along with the lake, which will see water entering into it in a few months.
Years of follow ups have not been able to help the KCDC plant in HSR Layout function scientifically, and residents are bearing the brunt. A residents welfare association has recently filed a writ petition in the High Court demanding the closure of the plant.