Lockdown Triggers Mental Health Issues Among Men.

By Priyanka Ghosh                                                                                 26/05/2021 Bangalore:The number of depression cases continue to rise among men post lockdown. Unemployment, loneliness, isolation, marital issues and being stuck in the homes contributed to it. At the same time many people also lost their jobs and were not able to meet their family and friends which in turn contributed to […]

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Bengaluru women alone suffer the burden of family planning

The health department of Karnataka achieved half of its mandated targets of sterilization, condom distribution in 2018-2019. For me, family planning is about the ideal family: parents and two children, said Latika Chaudhury (40), a senior coordinator and homemaker from Electronic City. “(Family) planning is required not only for planning the number of children, but […]

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Hesaraghatta lake: one of the last remaining grasslands of Bengaluru

Once a basin that supplied water to the entire city, now gasps for air as it tries to shelter some of the last of its inhabitants. Harsh Kurup The Hesaraghatta reservoir is about 30 km north-west of Bangalore city and was constructed in 1894. Then the population of Bangalore then, was 1,80,000 and the reservoir […]

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From clear glass to opaque recycling units

Scrap collectors are no longer collecting glass bottles in the city; recyclable glass is being dumped in landfills every day Bengaluru: As she works on separating different coloured glass pieces bare-handed in the sweltering summer heat, Shafeena keeps an eye on her two-year-old son, who is playing near the pile of glass pieces, barefoot. Shafeena […]

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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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