A theatre artist remembers how Girish Karnad’s contributions to literature, theatre and cinema has inspired him over the years. The greatest tribute to Karnad would be to celebrate his works, says the author
Karnad has been the voice of a generation that fought against religious dogma. He championed dissent, even when it was against him, teaching us about the quiet dignity of being adversarial without being disrespectful.
Udaya Kumar P L, an accidental historian who unearths and preserves inscriptions, has won the 2019 Namma Bengaluru Award for ‘Citizen Individual of the Year’. Ashok Kamath, who runs Akshara Foundation, is ‘Namma Bengalurean of the Year’
Vatal Nagaraj, known for his hardline pro-Kannada stand, is contesting from Bangalore South parliamentary constituency. In this interview with Citizen Matters, Nagaraj speaks on why he wants to be an MP, and how politics has changed over the decades
Krishna Byre Gowda, Karnataka’s Rural Development Minister, is the Congress candidate from Bangalore North constituency. In this interview with Citizen Matters, Gowda talks about Congress’s poll promises such as NYAY, his plans to deal with water scarcity, and more
Actor Prakash Raj, contesting as an independent from Bangalore Central, is known to be an outspoken critic of right wing politics. In this interview with Citizen Matters, he discusses how his work as an MP will be different from the norm, and how he will deal with the issues plaguing Bengaluru
B K Hari Prasad, the Congress candidate for Bangalore South, is a four-time Rajya Sabha MP. In this interview with Citizen Matters, he talks about his career so far, and his plans for the city, if elected
Tejasvi Surya, the BJP candidate in Bangalore South constituency, has been a controversial figure. In this interview with Citizen Matters, Surya talks about freedom of speech, women’s reservation, Bengaluru’s water scarcity, and more