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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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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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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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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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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Plant nurseries struggle to recover from losses

With no biz, cost of maintenance crushed them Plant nurseries in Bengaluru are struggling to revive from pandemic-inflicted losses. The losses were huge and prompted many to leave the business, say nursery owners. Puttaswamy, the owner of Garden Care nursery, informed The Observer: “During the pandemic, like any other business, we suffered too. But for […]

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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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Poorly maintained aquarium leaves visitors disappointed

Many fish tanks are empty; some have no lights The Bangalore Aquarium, also known as Government Aquarium, is poorly maintained. One-third of  the 30 tanks at the aquarium are empty. A dozen of them don’t have fish, while  six lack lights.  Shruti Madar, the officer-in-charge of the aquarium, informed The Observer they do their best to […]

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