There are about 900-odd Kalyana Mantapas in Bangalore today, with
10 new wedding halls coming up every year. Yet, plenty of consumer-unfriendly practices prevail, adding avoidable stress to wedding planning, finds Deepa Mohan.
Autorickshaws in the city recently went on strike to press their case for a hike in the minimum fare from Rs.12 to Rs.20. Srinivas Murthy, head of Autorickshaw Drivers’ Union cites rising costs of living as one reason. He spoke to Samuel Jacob.
A number of recent verdicts from the IV Additional District Consumer Forum in the city is a virtual alert for consumers. The cases range from violation of MRP on goods to damaging household effects during shipping.
We regularly read reports in the news about citizens being awarded compensation from consumer courts on disputes with errant vendors. But how does this all work? Where does a Bangalorean have to start? Wise Buy guides you.
The city’s building bye-laws list out a number of amenities that public and semi-buildings must provide to disabled citizens. Malls are the most recent additions to modern Bengaluru, and Ayesha Aleem checks out a number of them to see if they are in compliance.