Bengaluru this week
November 16th 2015
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This week’s highlight: Work with us or go hibernate
Bengaluru is reeling from a litany of problems – potholed roads, miserable traffic, stinking garbage all around, scares of epidemics, lakes spewing toxic foam. What more do we need? Here’s a request to all politicians: work with us or go hibernate.
Read: Dear city leaders: something is rotting in the city of Bengaluru.
Rains and ruins
On the days it rains in Bengaluru, it feels like the city is struggling to limp along – traffic jams, flooding, overflowing sewage… However, the rain cannot be blamed for these problems – there’s more to it. Read: Problems caused by rain have different reasons.
From being a pretty water body, the lake Ibbluru lake has become messed up in only five years. With the onset of the rains, sewage is flooding into the nearby the park too. Why is this happening? Read: The sewage dilemma at Ibbluru.
EMBARQ India is conducting a survey to understand the impact of app-based cab services on mobility. Your response could help design better, long-term mobility solutions. Survey: Impact of shared mobility in Indian cities.
Remembering Sir CV Raman
Presenting the third part in our series on CV Raman, where he established the Raman Research Institute with his life savings. This is the time he also chased many of his passions, and worked on sound, light and diamonds. Read: Raman, his research institute and his many hobbies.
Health: Sustainable menstruation
Ever thought about all the sanitary pads that end up in landfills? Is there an alternative? Here’s a user’s perspective on making the shift to menstrual cups. Read: Switching to sustainable menstruation.
If you are willing to listen, people always have stories to tell. Here’s the first post in Thejaswi Udupa’s new blog, Oorjana, which will feature poignant stories on the people of Bengaluru. Read: The Actor.
Remember the bedtime storytelling sessions from your childhood? If not, let Chandra Shekhar Balachandran refresh your memory, with the tales of M and fly, The Two Tykes and home-made dosays. Read: Tykes x 2.
If you have an eye for the visual arts, you’re in luck. Namma Bengaluru is home to several art galleries which showcase a plethora of work. Here are some of the must-visit galleries in the city. Read: Art galore in Bengaluru.
Deepa Mohan review’s Mein Hoon Yusuf Aur Yeh Hai Mera Bhai, a play about the political unrest in Palestine and the social chaos that results.
The week that was
Events this week
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Cry my beloved Bangalore cry.
My beloved Old Madras Road dotted with trees where I have lived for 20 years is today one congealed strip of non moving traffic, both up and down.
A quick trip to Ramakrishna Ashrama at Ulsoor used to take 9 minute.
Today a minimum of 45 to 55 minutes.
I despair there is no solution until one day every thing grinds to a snail pace movement.