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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Bengalureans know little about cryptocurrencies, are wary of them

Say there is no clear information on the subject There is a lack of knowledge among people in Bengaluru around the subject of cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Tanya Sharma, a student from Bengaluru, informed The Observer: “I don’t know much about crypto currencies. I cannot comprehend the concept of virtual money. I have tried watching various YouTube […]

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If women work together, they can double India’s GDP: Exec Dir, FLO

“FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) is working further towards women empowerment and entrepreneurship” said Ujjwala Singhania, President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) FLO, while speaking at the inauguration of the 10th year of its Bengaluru Chapter  The FLO aspires for a society where women are harbingers of change. Rasmi Sarita, the Executive […]

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Staycation a new trend among Bengalureans

It’s a safe home away from home they say Bengaluru residents prefer staycation over planned long-distance travel. Presha Malhotra, a Bengaluru resident, on being contacted by The Observer, said: “I prefer staycations because they are an easy way to travel, take a break without straying too far from home. It is like a safe home away from home with […]

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B’luru College holds big Rajyotsava function despite govt advisory

Health minister Sudhakar gives it a miss A Karnataka Rajyotsava function was held at the SJB Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, despite a government advisory to postpone all social and cultural events in educational institutions for two months. The ban was imposed in view of the Covid-19 situation in the state. Education and Health Minister K Sudhakar was […]

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Bengaluru colleges lack formal programmes to train teachers

We understand the need to have them: Authorities Colleges in Bengaluru lack relevant teacher training programs, but aren’t planning to incorporate them any time soon. Dr H. Prakash, principal of Maharani Arts, Commerce and Management College for Women, informed The Observer: “We don’t have a teacher training programme… However, we do offer our staff a […]

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Want AC? Cabbies say sorry, govt. has asked us not to turn it on

We’ve issued no such order: BBMP Bengaluru’s cab drivers refuse to turn the air conditioner on when asked to during rides. They cite an official order, but the government says it has issued no such directive. Sunil Awasthi, an Uber driver, informed The Observer: “The state government has forbidden us from using the AC. I ask […]

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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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Karnataka colleges prepare to avert a third wave of Covid-19

Following SOPs; students and parents relieved Colleges in Karnataka say they are following precautionary measures to prevent a probable third wave of the pandemic. They are working towards ensuring that no Covid-19 clusters develop on their premises. Dr H. Prakash, principal of the government-run Maharani’s Arts, Commerce and Management College, Bengaluru, informed The Observer: “We are taking all precautions to help avoid a third wave of the pandemic. […]

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