As the BBMP Council’s term ended on Thursday, the state government has appointed an administrator who will now decide on all affairs of the city. Catch up on this and other news from the past week, in our roundup.
What difference has losing lakes made to Bengaluru? There are many lakes that have been irreparably converted to public places. Images from a study on flood in Bengaluru show you how visible the difference is.
Bengaluru may be physically different from Chennai in some ways. But the causes of Chennai’s flood risk are strikingly similar. Malini Ranganathan examines flood risk here and why the politics of land and “encroachment” lie at the heart of this manufactured risk.