OTT going over the top for big production houses

Bollywood content deteriorating say Bengaluru audience Bengalureans claim OTT has become the podium for low-quality films and shows.  Raghav Chandra, a movie buff, told The Observer: “OTT platforms are a good way to pass one’s time. I watch a whole lot of movies and shows on Netflix. But lately, I have been noticing that the quality of Bollywood […]

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Social Distancing norms flouted at KSR Railway Station testing centre

Not every passenger arriving at KSR is getting tested at the station Of all the passengers arriving at the KSR railway station, only some are getting tested. Umashankar P, one of the in-charge responsible for the testing informed The Observer: “We do everybody’s testing. Does not matter from where they come outside of Bengaluru or […]

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Differently abled can’t access some Bengaluru ATMs

Say lack of ramps and railings is inconvenient Some Bengaluru ATMs are not disabled-friendly. Kipisha Thakur, 32, informed The Observer: “I cannot climb the stairs since I am wheelchair- bound. I have to ask my mother to withdraw cash from the ATM.” Devarsh Makhijani, a  Bengaluru resident who is blind, informed The Observer he can’t […]

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Most govt schools are unfriendly to PwDs

No one cares to maintain CWSN toilets Most government schools in Bengaluru lack PWD aids that can be used by persons with disabilities (PwDs). Section 16 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act says all educational institutions are to construct buildings, campuses and other facilities accessible to children with disabilities. The Observer visited GKMM […]

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NFT art spaces challenge galleries

Give amateur artists a layer of security While NFT art spaces and small galleries aim to democratize art for beginners and amateurs, established galleries are finding it hard to cope, especially since the pandemic began, say gallery representatives. NFTs (Non-fungible tokens) are digital art pieces where each art piece created is unique and traceable. This has enabled […]

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We must develop best practices for valuation, says minister Nirani

Industry must be ready for tech and climate disruptions While the practice of valuation in India is nothing new, it isn’t ready to take on the disruptions in the industry  as people are largely unaware, industry veterans feel. Minister of Large and Medium Industries Murugesh Nirani, addressing the 52nd Indian Valuation Congress in Bengaluru on […]

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Children now love unconventional dolls

Attracted to new  toys, like those with disabilities  In recent years, children’s toys have become more inclusive. Experts and parents believe this is a step towards acceptance and body positivity. In 2020, toy manufacturer Mattel, released a new Barbie Fashionista line that included Barbie dolls with disabilities, prosthetic limbs and skin conditions like vitiligo. The vitiligo […]

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Despite Omicron, Bengalureans are not following Covid protocols

Citizens say govt must take action to avert 3rd wave People in Bengaluru continue to flout Covid rules despite the emergence of the Omicron variant. Sneha S, a Metro commuter, informed The Observer: I travel by Metro regularly and I can say this new variant has no effect on people as of now. Most of […]

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KSR demands abolishment of Anti Corruption Bureau

Says Lokayukta needs to be strengthened in Karnataka  Karnataka Rashtra Samithi (KSR) Party staged a protest against the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) and demanded its scrappage, and strengthening of Lokayukta on Friday at Mourya Circle, Bengaluru. .Deepak CN, the General Secretary of KRS party, told The Observer: “ACB is not doing enough. It is not sufficient for […]

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The grass is not yet green for Nandi Hills

People fear the new covid variant and increasing cases. Very few visitors for Nandi Hills, this season amid Omicron fear.  Will face another  period  of loss, say resort owners and travel agencies. R K Shree, the owner of R K Tours and Travels informed the Observer, “There have been many enquiries this week for Nandi Hills. […]

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