The experience of watching the latest popular Bollywood movie Dangal in a single screen in Bengaluru. Read: Wrestling the box office.
Ritvik also writes about the boring writing style in text books and how they can be made innovative and interesting. Read: ‘Subjective’ education
For the love of books
A resident of Malleswaram writes her experience of starting a book club in her area along with her friends. Radhika explains in this blogposthow Malleshwaram Book Club has helped them rediscover the lost passion.
Treating trees right
Blogger Deepa Mohan writes how we nails signs to our trees, loop cables over them and harm the trees. How do we treat our trees?
On January 8th, third Kaikondrahalli festival will be celebrated. Day long events have been planned for lake and environment enthusiasts. Read more about it here.
This week’s news in Bengaluru
The BBMP which is often criticised for not taking action against illegal advertisement hoardings in the city, has submitted before the High Court that it has so far removed 1,841 unauthorised hoardings. It has collected an amount of Rs 29.59 crore as advertisement tax from agencies.
The Bengaluru police have arrested four persons in connection with the sexual assault of a woman on new year’s day in Kammanahalli.
The BBMP is coming up with a software to help track waste disposal of households through the formal door-to-door waste collection system. This according to the Palike officials will be done by tying up the new software with GIS system that has mapped 19 lakh properties in Bengaluru.
With the authorities delaying the work on rejuvenating Bellandur lake, the High Court has asked the State government to submit in detail about the measures taken to prevent sewage from entering into the lake.
The BBMP has decided to change the door-to-door waste collection schedule. Accordingly, the civic workers will pick up wet waste everyday and dry waste will be collected twice a week.
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