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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Lakes fall ill due to garbage dumping, borewell digging

Excessive silt deposition is another reason Shivani Priyam Bengaluru’s lakes are in a poor condition. Excessive silt deposition and installation of borewells nearby has caused a steady decline in their water level. Residents say lakes should be treated on a yearly basis depending on the level of rain received. Yediyur lake in Basavanagudi, said to […]

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60% signage in Kannada is a headache, say traders

BBMP order will cost us a lot of money: traders BBMP’s announcement that 60% of signage should be in Kannada has caused unhappiness among shop owners. M. Balaji, who owns a furniture shop on Central Street, Shivajinagar, informed The Observer: “I had spent Rs 25,000 to change the board eight months ago. Now, BBMP is […]

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