The inscription stone was found in a site marked for road-widening. It was rescued by heritage enthusiasts, who were delightfully shocked to find what was in it. Now they are trying to place it in a memorial built for it.
Dogs are repeatedly bred using rape stands, in the filthiest, tiniest of spaces. They live in small cages and are exploited by greedy breeders. Only effective implementation of existing laws can help prevent animal cruelty.
An umbrella of hot air over the built-up area of the city is an ‘urban heat-island’. There are many processes contributing to the temperature —air pollutants, vehicular movements, loss of tree cover and more. Steel flyover could be one of them.
Conflicts between neighbours in apartments regarding pets have become common. Specific guidelines and knowledge of law among communities can help reduce such conflicts. Here is a first step in Bengaluru regarding this.
Channeling of Bengaluru’s waste water into parched tanks of Kolar was a step to ensure the district got enough water to use in agriculture. However water standards need to be maintained in a project which will be huge and continuous.
How to control air pollution in Bengaluru? What measures have been taken and where is the city failing? An IAS officer, a mobility expert, an active citizen and a research fellow will discuss what it takes to make Bengaluru’s air quality better.
Pedestrians on Sarjapur Road look danger in the eye when they walk on the unpaved sides of the busy main road. Bengaluru Traffic Police are trying to help, but more work needs to be done before people can walk without fear.
Yet another research shows that pedestrians are the most vulnerable when it comes to road accidents. The Footpath Initiative attempts to promote pedestrian safety with the help of data-based analysis on pedestrian crashes in Bengaluru.
Water vending machines are helping people in Bengaluru by providing clean drinking water. Located generally next to parks or playgrounds and open government lands, these draw water from bore wells, filter it and sell it to people.
The BBMP has issued a public notice declaring all 198 of its wards ‘open defecation free’. The reality is different in some wards, especially on the periphery of BBMP, where clean public toilets are difficult to access.