Harsh weather taking toll on Aihole temple

ASI says it is taking steps to protect the place Shivani Priyam Monuments in the ancient town of Aihole, Bagalkot district are bearing the brunt of harsh weather. Rainwater accumulates up to 2 feet inside the garbha-griha (sanctum sanctorum). The roof is getting damaged and water seeps in. Restoration work by the Archaeological Survey of […]

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Handicraft makers Medars want govt help to save their livelihood

The Medars are the bamboo and sugarcane handicraft artisans who fear that their art will fade away. They want government help to save their livelihood. The Medar community of Yashwant Nagar village, Sandur taluk, whose main occupation is handicrafts, fears that their tradition will fade away. Neelamma, an 80-year-old woman who makes putti (bamboo baskets), […]

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Ban on live music at pubs robs livelihoods, gives relief to others

Bengaluru city’s nightlife has gone a little silent due to the ban on live music at pubs. Twenty-seven pubs in Bengaluru were barred from playing live music in 2018. The number has now increased to 107, according to reports, causing huge losses to the F&B industry. Artists who used to perform at these pubs say […]

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Photo exhibition on them makes transgenders feel a sense of achievement

It was a photo exhibition with a difference: its theme was transgenders. K. Venkatesh who clicked the photographs, displayed at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat on Monday, informed The Observer: “I wanted to do something with the deserted trees that have been cut down. But clicking pictures of merely the trees would have looked so dull. So […]

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Yakshagana has become popular among children

Many young people watch and learn it. Especially, children said they love the vibrant colour dressings of the artists. Yakshagana, a traditional theatre form of Karnataka, is gaining popularity among children and youths. Children are keen on watching shows held at various places in Bengaluru. “Children and youngsters are very much interested in this art form. […]

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