Bengaluru this week
April 9th 2015
We’re ecstatic to inform you that our March fundraiser was a grand success – we reached our target. A big thank you to all of you who contributed and spread the word. Here’s where you can have a look at our list of donors.
Here’s a round-up of the latest news from Bengaluru, before we get into our stories:
This week’s highlight: Top 10 most accident-prone areas in Bengaluru
Between 2012 and 2014, Bengaluru registered a total of 4,191 accidents. Madivala tops the list with 931 accidents. KR Puram, on the other hand saw 641 accidents, of which 23% proved fatal. Here’s our take on the most accident-prone areas in the city, why they are so and what is being done to fix this.
Read: Top 10 most accident-prone areas in Bengaluru.
If that depressed you, we have some light stories to make you smile!
Rickshaw drivers in Bengaluru – can’t live with them, can’t live without them. Eden, our intern from the University of Illinois, writes an open letter to the men in tan.
A lovely April Fools day special from the good people of Bellandur on the new sauna in the neighbourhood, a refreshing new cocktail and the return of the wouldbe-corporator. Read: I solemnly swear…
Living in the city
When something seems too good to be true, it usually is. Here’s how some fraudsters, claiming to be from LIC, tried to con a resident of Koramangala. Read: Beware! Fraudsters posing as LIC officers.
As of now, there are no safety guidelines that are prescribed to college hostels in the city. So how can they ensure safety? Read: Self regulation the only way forward.
The Urban Development Department published the draft reservation list on April 4th. BJP councillors however allege foul play in the list, as many of them not be eligible to contest from their current wards. Read: Will BMMP reservation list spark another court battle?
How did the media and the public react to IAS officer DK Ravi’s death? A visiting student goes through scores of news stories and television debates, and reflects on the case. Read: Was DK Ravi perceived as Batman?
Bangalore-based firm, Mapunity has developed an online platform where people can make a record of the Ashwath kattes in the city. Read: Map your own neighbourhood katte.
Going on a nature walk does throw up many beautiful sights. Here’s all that a nature walk at Lalbagh with a group of senior citizens had to show.
World Water Day is celebrated every year on March 22nd. Biome shares what transpired at the World Water Day celebrations at Rainbow Drive layout and WIPRO.
Events this week
Click here for the complete list of events happening in Bengaluru.