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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OBSERVER INTERVIEW

‘37 years later, nobody cares for Bhopal gas tragedy victims’ Almost four decades after the Bhopal gas tragedy, one of the world’s worst industrial disasters, its survivors are still struggling to get justice and proper compensation. Simran Sharma of The Observer interviewed survivor Nazeem Ahmad, a social worker. Excerpts: Thirty-seven years have passed since the Bhopal […]

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Commuters unhappy with hike in auto fares

Most people prefer to travel by Metro or buses Commuters are unhappy over the Karnataka government’s decision to raise autorickshaw fares from December 1. Susan, a clinical psychology student, informed The Observer: “I… use autos almost every day. It is annoying that drivers charge extra. Sometimes they don’t even use the meter. The increase in fares is […]

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Basic computer knowledge is still Greek to many school students

Officials unsure how NEP plan will be enforced By Simran Sharma A student raised his hand, gathering courage amid blank faces, when the teacher asked if anyone knew anything about coding, C++, Java or HTML. “CPU” is the answer the class 8 student of a Government Urdu Higher Secondary School gave. Harsha Kashyap, a class […]

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Congress says BJP-JD(S) pact for MLC polls doesn’t bother it

Leaders claim Congress will win the polls The Congress is not worried by any BJP-JD(S) alliance ahead of the legislative council elections, Youth Congress leaders said on Wednesday. Surbhi Dwivedi, National Secretary of the Youth Congress, informed The Observer: “The JD(S) has fallen prey to it (BJP). No one has suffered because of it except the […]

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We are confident of fighting a third Covid wave, say hospitals

But lack clarity on how to treat Omicron variant In the wake of an increasing number of Covid cases in the state,hospitals in Bengaluru are confident of handling Covid-19 better than before if a third wave comes. Dr Dakshinamurti , a resident medical officer at Chinmaya Mission Hospital, informedThe Observer: “Most…hospitals are ready for a […]

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Japanese anime become gain popularity in B’luru

Japanese food, language make people curious Entertainment stores have been witnessing increased footfalls with the rising popularity of  ‘anime culture’. Japanese restaurants and language institutes have joined the race. Vani Kartik, owner of the Entertainment Store, informed The Observer: “The number of people coming to our store for anime merchandise has increased….  About 70 percent […]

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Young people who want to be own bosses turn to freelancing

Enjoy freedom,undeterred by erratic payouts Despite irregular payments, many young people are freelancing alongside doing their jobs. Riya Agarwal, 21,  a freelancer who has a job, informed The Observer: “I chose to freelance because it gave me the freedom to work with  different types of projects at the same time. Working according to your schedule, no […]

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High cab fares leave a big hole in students’ pockets

Students not able to use cabs for daily commute By Simran Sharma Students with  limited budgets are finding it tough to hire cabs because of their high fares. Many want cab companies to give them concessions. Bhagya Nair, a biotechnology graduate from Kristu Jayanti College, informed The Observer: “Ola and Uber are most commonly used by […]

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Tiffin businesses start returning to life as pandemic subsides

Most consumers are bachelors and students Tiffin services in Bengaluru are gradually reviving as the city opens up post lockdown. Hitesh Kumar from Rootiyan tiffin services, informed The Observer: “We function near Old Airport Road and our services mainly catering to the IT sector. During the lockdown, we did not find any boom in our […]

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