Congress blasts al-Qaeda for its praise of Muskan over hijab issue

Maken says BJP raising non-issues to divert attention The Congress on Thursday condemned the remark of the al-Qaeda on the hijab controversy in Karnataka.  “The al-Qaeda is a terrorist organization; it is a banned organization. It has no business commenting on our country’s internal affairs.… We condemn the statements of the organization,” AICC general secretary […]

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Not many women in India make it to boardrooms

While there has been an improvement in the number of women holding positions in boardrooms, the participation rate continues to remain low as compared to the workforce. The number of women holding board positions in companies has increased over the years but this increase has been quite slow. From 12.4 percent participation rate in 2017, […]

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RTE of no use to city orphans

Many orphanages prefer sending their children to nearby schools than RTE-reserved-unaided schools to save transport costs and other overhead expenses.  The list stands out in the office in black and white. Food, rent, birthday celebrations, gas, laptops, printers, staff salaries—it costs a lot to finance the lives of 23 children at Vatsalyapuram Orphanage, Jayanagar. However, […]

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Karnataka’s education sector struggles to adopt e-education

Teachers are not well-versed with online meeting platforms used for online classes. Dr. Helen Roselin has been teaching Environmental Sciences at Mount Carmel College for many years. She loves to teach, but online teaching has made her hate her job. She feels she isn’t able to give 100 percent to her students because she lacks […]

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Time to revisit old ways of dealing with monthly woes

Pads are disastrous for the environment, time for cloth to make a comeback.  Bengaluru: ‘That time of the month.’ You’ve just opened your cupboard taken a pad out of a blue packet. A newspaper in the other, you got to the washroom (you know the routine). In the final step, you toss the blood-soaked pad […]

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Mental Health Service Accessibility in Rural Area: Still a Far-Fetched Dream

Navigating through the issue, one realizes that Karnataka has a long way to go when it comes to mental health service accessibility for the people in the rural areas. Bengaluru: Mental health continues to remain an alien concept in the rural parts of the country, especially the villages. Muniyamma uncomfortably smiled when she was asked […]

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Bamboo clusters of Bengaluru struggle to keep the craft alive

Bamboo artisans are fighting the pandemic while still doing their hardest to keep the bamboo art going. Bangalore: Sitting cross-legged on the road opposite Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS hospital) near VV Puram, 70 year old Mariyamma, a bamboo artisan, gently cuts long bamboo blades and removes long sticks of bamboo with a small […]

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All praise and no pay for Karnataka’s ambulance drivers

Ambulance drivers, who did extra shifts and risked their lives while working closely with COVID positive patients, still struggle to sustain a living.  Bengaluru: Prakash Halli gets up at 6:30 a.m. every morning. He gets ready and reaches 100 Bedded MCH Hospital, Bidar, six kilometres away from his home, at 8:00 a.m. sharp. Even though […]

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