Only poor neighborhoods of Bengaluru reek of garbage

By Arshreet Singh Only 3 km separate the neighborhoods of Chickpet and D’Souza Layout. The difference in the amount of garbage on the streets of these neighborhoods is astonishing. While the streets of D’Souza Layout resemble those in a European village,  Chickpet’s streets are lined with heaps of garbage. A huge pile of garbage covering […]

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Businesses affected as people are buying cheaper items

They are not purchasing goods in bulk As consumers look for ways to cut costs, shop owners say they are noticing a shift in consumer behaviour. Customers are now buying low-priced commodities rather than more expensive ones. Divya Palleda, a consumer, informed The Observer: “I always think twice before buying goods that are on the […]

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Businesses revive after pandemic-induced stagnation

Moving online, opened a new front for them Businesses in Karnataka are making a comeback after a complete or partial termination of operations due to lockdowns. They are attempting a fresh start after experiencing low consumer demand, supply fluctuations and lockdown restrictions. Nishit Arora, owner of Canyon Mart, which sells belts and padlocks, informed The […]

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Craze for organic food products rises among Bengalureans

Bengaluru: The trend of purchasing organic food products has increased among the residents, but nutritionists don’t consider them any better than conventional food. According to a report published by Expert Market Research, a US-based company, the Indian organic food market was valued at $849.5 million in 2020. The forecast for 2021-2026 shows a CAGR (Compound Annual […]

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Students apply to study abroad as countries open their borders

But are worried about a third Covid wave By Simran Sharma With the fear of pandemic fading, more students are planning to study abroad,  say immigration consultancies.  The pandemic and lockdowns made many students step back from studying abroad. The removal of travel bans and Covid restrictions in most countries has resulted in students making […]

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Biomedical waste rose during second wave of pandemic

Disposable masks are a major  contributor to it Face shields, PPE kits, and disposable face masks have added to the medical waste generated in Bengaluru hospitals after the Covid-19 outbreak. Disposable face masks are used in huge numbers and inappropriate disposal of the same is a danger to the environment M.A. Srinath, Vice President of […]

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Golu shops struggle against the charm of online shopping

Shops that can’t deliver find their sales falling After the pandemic broke out, popular “golu” shops in Bengaluru are facing stiff competition from those that can arrange online delivery. Golu is a tradition in South India to display different dolls on uneven number of cascading steps during Navaratri. During ‘Gommbe Habba’, sales skyrocket, with people […]

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Few women with post-baby blues seek aid due to social stigma

Can result in depression if not treated fast Postpartum depression is common among young mothers in Bengaluru. With a social stigma attached to it, few seek professional help, experts say. A survey of young mothers in Bengaluru conducted by the Indian Journal of Community Medicine  found that 58.5 percent suffered from postpartum depression; 91 percent […]

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Movie theatres follow norms, movie lovers happy

Opening movie theatres with 100 percent occupancy might have created apprehensions but they seem to be doing their best to maintain Covid guidelines and follow the state government’s directives.  Rajesh Kumar (name changed), a manager at INOX, Jayanagar, informed The Observer: “We are happy that the government allowed theatres to run with full capacity. In […]

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