In an era when women were limited to playing stereotypical roles, Jayalakshamma’s activism stands out. Her hospitable and compassionate personality was symbolic of a bygone era. Palahalli R Vishwanath reflects upon the life of an extraordinary woman who was his mother.
Bangalore’s Big Banyan Tree which spreads over five acres and the second largest in the country attracts a lot of visitors everyday. Over 400 years old, it surely symbolises eternal life, as is believed in Indian culture.
It will not be a happy Independence Day for shopkeepers displaced by the Metro. The BMRCL has planned shop-less stations in key areas like Indiranagar, drowning the question of compensatory space for them.
A recent discussion on changing urban landscapes by prominent citizens went beyond the Bangalore City Project into the realm of how to address urban change, especially in the light of the disappearance of public spaces and heritage.
By most accounts, the city and state remain ill-equipped to fight terror. A dedicated squad is yet to come into existence, and all of Karnataka has only one bomb squad, which is stationed in Bangalore.