By most accounts, the city and state remain ill-equipped to fight terror. A dedicated squad is yet to come into existence, and all of Karnataka has only one bomb squad, which is stationed in Bangalore.
Michael Goldman, professor of Sociology and Global Studies at the University of Minnesota, USA, is currently in Bangalore researching transformations of land, government and citizenship. A report from his recent talk.
A lot of citizens who provide us services, like domestic workers and garbage collectors are fighting to get provisions from Bangalore’s ration shops. Officials, NGOs, and citizens met recently on this.