Governance

Evicting tenants, demanding rent is illegal during lockdown

Both the Centre and the State have issued orders to ensure that tenants are not evicted during the lockdown period by house owners, PG accommodations and hostels. Bengaluru’s Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao, who anticipates more issues in the coming week as many tenants would not be able to pay their rent, has asked aggrieved persons to alert the police.

Society

Women tap into creativity to fight sexual violence

A week before Women’s Day, women from different walks of life came together to make themselves heard against sexual violence. They sang, danced, told stories, stitched a quilt, posted notes and bonded with each other. The highlight of the event was that they eliminated jargon from their language of liberation.

Environment

BDA ‘concretises’ restoration of Bellandur Lake

It turns out that the Bangalore Development Authority’s mammoth rejuvenation plan for Bellandur Lake is not how the experts conceived it. Fears that this crucial project – to be carried out under the gaze of the National Green Tribunal – becoming another brick and mortar-centric exercise, may not be unfounded.