City bandh means extra classes, postponed exams

With exams just around the corner, teachers worry about syllabus completion due to the two upcoming “city bandhs” Bangalore, January 24, 2018: With pro-Kannada organisations calling for city bandhs on two days, schools are planning extra classes and postponing exams as they fear students might not get sufficient time to study “We had scheduled the […]

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Kathak’s Descent into the Abyss

Kathak has evolved over time but not always in desirable ways. Ritika Gondhalekar January 18, 2018: Culture evolves with time and that’s so true of Kathak, one of India’s oldest dance forms. If the Mughals transformed Kathak from a form of worship into a preferred style of courtly entertainment, Bollywood has, in keeping with the times, debased […]

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Work-in-progress at Kodigehalli underpass, a cause for worry

The mounds of garbage at the under-construction underpass are triggering a rise in reported cases of malaria and dengue Ritika Gondhalekar Bangalore, January 18, 2018: Since the construction of the Kodigehalli Underpass was halted six months ago, the number of reported cases for malaria and dengue has doubled in the area. Dr. Premanand, doctor at […]

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