Work stalled for 5 years, Ejipura flyover is a pain point for many

‘No MLA or BBMP officer has come to see the situation; they just talk’ Traffic jams are rampant at Ejipura as work on a flyover remains unfinished. Suresh Kumar, who lives in the area, informed The Observer: “The work has been stalled for five years. It has been difficult as there is so much traffic […]

Continue Reading

Enrolling in voters’ list is not tedious: Chief electoral officer

The procedure of enrolling in the electoral rolls has become easier. Citizens do not need to go through along official process, Karnataka’s chief electoral officer Manoj Kumar Meena said at an event on Tuesday. “Citizens from any part of the country could enroll themselves through the National Voter’s Service Portal, we do intense revision of […]

Continue Reading

Transgenders tell the police their woes

‘Don’t abuse us or slap us with false cases’ A programme to sensitize police personnel about transgenders was organized at the Sanjaynagar and Hebbal police stations on November 24 and 25. Prakash, assistant sub-inspector, Sanjaynagar, said around 30 police officials, including the inspector, attended the programme.  “The topic was the sexual freedom of the transgender community. […]

Continue Reading

Metro washrooms lack hangers, commuters keep bags on floor

BMRCL PRO promises to look into it Namma Metro’s washrooms do not have hangers, forcing commuters to keep their bags on the floor. Chaitanya R, a II PUC student in the Universal Group of Institutions, Ramohalli, said hangers should be made available as users of washrooms have to keep their bags on the wet floor. “Our […]

Continue Reading

Transgenders aren’t convinced quota in police will help them

State govt hasn’t defined ‘male third gender’ People of the transgender community aren’t convinced that reservation in the police force will improve their lot. In September 2022, Karnataka home minister Araga Jnanendra announced that 79 posts would be reserved for the “male third gender” in the force.Curiously, the government has still not defined what the […]

Continue Reading

‘Commercialization of breast milk is unethical & wrong’

Breastfeeding is the most effective way to ensure a newborn child’s well-being. It depends on the principle of demand and supply. Dr Shagufta Parveen, a lactation support consultant, founder CEO of Herwellness and co-founder of The Birth Home, Midwifery care centre, spoke to The Observer about the ethics of donating and selling breast milk. Excerpts […]

Continue Reading

From the stomach to the heart

Mumbai’s famous restaurants are visited for their food and atmosphere. Mumbai, the City of Dreams, has some great eateries. Every Mumbaikar you come across won’t hesitate to suggest his/her favourite restaurants. The hidden charm of these establishments is their history. A restaurant may be 60 or 100 years old, but people of all ages visit […]

Continue Reading

As Bengalureans prefer powerloom fabrics, handlooms take a hit

Production is slow and costly in old method The handloom industry in Bengaluru is witnessing a decline in sales as customers’ preference has shifted toward powerloom fabrics, which are cost-efficient. Sarvottam, manager of Prasiddhi Silks in Shantinagar, Bengaluru, said: “The handloom sector has been affected due to the arrival of powerlooms. In handlooms earlier, two […]

Continue Reading

Waste management remains a problem in Bengaluru temples

Not all depend on BBMP to take trash away Only a few of the 40-odd Bengaluru temples that began segregating waste a few years ago are doing so now. T. Sundar, the head of management of Gali Anjaneya temple, Mysuru Road, said: “Disposing of waste was never a problem at our temple. Recently, we saw […]

Continue Reading