Bengaluru this week
May 28th 2015
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Here are the top stories from Bangalore for this week:
This week’s highlight: Status check on major sexual harassment cases of 2014
Three major incidents of sexual harassment grabbed the headlines in a span of two months in Bengaluru last year. These incidents also triggered public outrage, protests and campaigns demanding justice. Where are the cases now? Has the system been able to prove the crime and deliver justice?
Read: Status check on major sexual harassment cases of 2014.
What to do with fake currency
If you withdraw a fake currency note from an ATM, it is the responsibility of the bank to rectify it. However, pre-2005 notes which don’t have the year of issue printed on them are treated as fake too. These can be exchanged. Read: This is what you need to do when you get fake notes from ATM.
Leading social change
Citizen Matters’ co-founder, Meera K talks about some of the citizen entrepreneurs leading social change in Bengaluru and discusses what we can learn from them. Read: How citizen entrepreneurs can make a difference.
What does one do when one’s area suffers from basic infrastructure problems? Here are some citizens who want to be in the system, to change it for better. Read: Citizens from gated communities enter poll arena, to ensure they have a say in democracy.
CII, an industry body, sponsored the government consultation programme on Draft Waste Management Rules. This attracted the dissent of the public and NGOs working in Bengaluru in the field of waste management. Read: Public object to partnership with CII on draft waste management rules.
The heroes among us
Meeting a bus conductor isn’t a big thing. But a bus ride and a chat with one of them could unravel that they are more than just ticket-issuers. Read: A day in the life of a BMTC conductor.
In ten months Puttenehalli lake will brim over with water thanks to the excess treated water that is being released from the STP at South City. The efforts of the team behind it are already paying off with small pools of water appearing on the lake bed. Read: Milestone morning.
Food for thought
Clothes, pillows, suitcases… these are things that one can expect to find in a cupboard. Did you know all this and more also make their way to Ulsoor Lake? See: On the surface of Ulsoor Lake.
In the aftermath of the dismal PU results, Ashwin Mahesh offers three suggestions that, if implemented, could possibly improve public schooling in India. Read: What can be done to improve public schooling?
Weekend getaway: Hassan
Looking for a weekend getaway from Bengaluru? Home to Belur, Halebid and Shravanabelagola, Hassan is the place to take a trip back in time. Read: Hassan: A district of forgotten marvels.
May 10th was observed as Endemic Bird Day across India, to coincide with Global Big Day, when birders across the world document as many species of birds they can spot in 24 hours. Read: 567 species of birds spotted in India on Endemic Bird Day.
Events this week
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