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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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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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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Only fully vaccinated people to be allowed into malls, cinemas

Cultural activities in schools,colleges to be postponed New restrictions have been imposed in Karnataka amid the fear of spread of the new Covid variant, Omicron. It is unofficially determined as “not serious”, Revenue Minister R. Ashoka told a press conference on Friday. “From today, only double vaccinated people will be allowed into malls, cinema halls […]

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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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