Society

Ganesha Bappa arrives, yet again

“O Lord with the twisted trunk, with the effulgence of a billion suns, always remove the obstacles in my way…” goes the famous chant. And the Lord obliges on the most awaited day of Bhadrapada Chaturthi, which falls on 3 September this year.

Society

An activist with a heart of gold

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.

Society

The tree eternal

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.