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This week’s highlight: Work with us or go hibernate
Traffic police forced to find temporary solutions to potholes. Pic: Meera K
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.
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.
CV Raman explaining scattering of light in a crystal. Pic courtesy: Raman Research Institute
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.
Chitra Santhe 2013, Pic: Rudreshwar Sen
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.
The Bengaluru railway station will soon be named after freedom fighter Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna. A railway official has said that the Railway Ministry and Union Home Ministry have accepted the State government’s recommendation to rename the railway station.
In a bid to reduce the use of plastic, BBMP has banned the use of plastic and plastic-based products in BBMP premises and its zonal offices. The ban order was passed on November 1st.
A 19-year old nurse was allegedly raped in a moving bus at Hoskote Friday before last. The police arrested bus driver Ravi and cleaner Manjunath based on the complaint filed by the victim. In a separate incident, two security guards, Raju Kodi and Shivu, were arrested after they confessed to raping a 30-year-old woman at the Cubbon Park premises.
The Urban Development Department has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Dutch government for adopting waste to e-energy technology to dispose of Bengaluru’s waste. The project is expected to dispose of 600 tons of waste generated in the city.
With open gyms in parks becoming a hit among citizens, specially senior citizens, BBMP now plans to install gym equipment in 1,011 parks across the city. Parks in Jayanagar, Malleswaram, Sadashivanagar etc already have the facility under a PPP model.
The much-awaited double railway track between Bengaluru and Mysore is expected to be commissioned by end-November. Once commissioned, it will help to cut down the travel time between two cities by 30 to 45 minutes.
Events this week
Musical trio Natallia K Kapylova (piano), Martina Lohmann (violin) and Patricia Wind-Smith (flute) present Dances and Romances, a music concert at Jagriti Theatre on November 17th.
Visit Goethe Institut to view the works of nine Bengaluru-based photographers on display as part of Yuva Karnataka. The exhibition is on display till November 18th.
Get your mid-week dose of laughter at Brewsky Funnies, a show featuring stand-up artists Satish Perumal, Suhas Navarathna, Kjeld Sresth, Sanjay Manaktala and Adithya Shridhar at Big Brewsky on November 18th and 19th.
Flood warning issued in 80 localities in Bengaluru, RWA members asked to guard lakes during Ganesha Chaturthi, lack of state ministers delay Metro land acquisition – catch up on news from the city last week