Several institutions and organisations in Bengaluru, concerned about preserving the country’s secular fabric, have launched community-level initiatives over the years. Most recently, that harmony was on display at the CAA protests and during the Covid-19 lockdown.
In 1905, Bengaluru became the first Asian city to adopt electric street lamps. Many Bengalureans soon adopted domestic electricity connections, an indication of the city’s forward-thinking that characterises it even today.
Do you know what Buddha’s Coconut is? It’s one of the tree species in Bengaluru that would be more at home in jungles. The city even has giant trees that originate as far away as West Africa or South Pacific.
There has been much talk about gender-sensitisation of the police as well as procedural reforms vis-à-vis justice for rape survivors and other women victims of crime. S T Ramesh, former DGP and IGP of Karnataka Police, was a reformer within the force. Here are his thoughts on the subject.
Through football, underprivileged girls in Bengaluru are getting scholarships to attend college, trips abroad, and even a place in the state team. Also, a collective of women have taken initiative to learn the game in their 30s
Even as women’s football lay neglected for decades, hundreds of women have been playing the game informally in Karnataka. Now the state football association is forming leagues to give them the opportunities they deserve
What training facilities do Bengaluru offer for its aspiring sportspersons? In this edition of Citizens Live, Olympian Pramila Aiyappa and para-athlete Shalini Saraswathi talk about existing facilities and what needs to change