NO JOBS, TRANSGENDERS FORCED TO TAKE UP SEX WORK

The condition of the transgenders was pathetic 30 years back and it remains the same till date when it comes to their employment and inclusivity in the society. Bangalore is a metropolitan city where people from all the backgrounds and regions stay. Among this diversity of people, there remains a large number of transgenders. Transgender […]

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Dressing Yourself? Or Nature?

We are more concerned about plastic waste, but the textile waste is equally daunting! The fashion industry is the second largest contributor to the world’s pollution, after the oil industry. Garment manufacturing contributes 20 percent of water pollution, and 85 percent of all clothing ends up in landfills. Four percent of Bengaluru’s Municipal Solid Waste […]

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Railway foot soldiers walking tracks of despair

With no proper accommodation, substandard working conditions of railway trackmen pose questions to the authority with no answers.   Bengaluru: Sharif and Venkatesh are colleagues. They work in an old government office in Yeshwanthpur near the railway station. Although the huge Ashok trees surround the place, the hustle-bustle of the railway station disturbs the silence of […]

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Biomedical waste: An unseen threat

Unregulated biomedical waste contributes to rising environmental hazards, say experts. Citizens demand biomedical waste management plants be relocated outside municipal borders. Gayatri finds herself in a state of confusion as she notices that the regulation of biomedical waste treatment is being violated at hospitals. “If we want to find out the real truth about biomedical […]

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Pesticide poisoning on rise in Karnataka farmers

According to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report, National Accidental Deaths and Suicides Report 2020, 943 people died due to accidental consumption of pesticides in Karnataka in 2020. Bengaluru: Bettappa, a 70-year-old farm worker at K Gollahalli, Kumbalgodu has been spraying pesticides on the farmlands for 20 years. He said that he has developed a […]

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Brick kiln workers : Another brick in the wall

Almost 600 brick masons die around the world, due to improper treatment and unhygienic surroundings. After the lockdown, Sabaiya, (57), moved to Bengaluru with his family from Gorakhpur, taluk: Chittapur, in pursuit of a better life. Many others, likewise, leave their hometowns in search of a better life. However, these workers live on the site amid the […]

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