Waterways of Bangalore: In Search of Lost Paradise

Reviving traditional water conservation methods can help solve the problems of groundwater depletion in Bengaluru. Bangalore was once known as ‘the city of lakes’. The city had an extensive network of canals, waterways, step wells, and Kalyanis. These human-made water bodies catered to the needs of the population. For centuries Bangalore survived without a major […]

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No Homes Willing to Open their Doors for the Specially-abled Orphans

A story that needs to be delivered to everyone. Adoption of specially-abled orphans is not happening as planned. ‘Adoption’- thinking about the term adoption makes a person think about so many things. Parents who adopt a child try their best to deal with various problems be it society or expenses. One adopts a child with […]

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Persecuted at home, Rohingya refugees in Bengaluru are still grasping at straws

The bamboo fenced tarpaulin tents, glass scraps, and the silence in the refugee camps, however, do not deter the children from pursuing their education.  Bengaluru: Somewhere in the middle of the IT hub in Bengaluru, a makeshift road diverts from the bustling city. The road leads to a row of tarpaulin tents hauled up by […]

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The illegal movement of e-waste in Bangalore

Only 10-15 percent of total e-waste generated in the city goes to the formal dealers. The high costs of e-waste has increased the dependency on informal dealers for the public. Khadir Pasha owns an e-waste recycling company named E-friendly waste recyclers and has been in the business for twenty years now. However, in his entire […]

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Youngsters are unlikely to work in agricultural sector

Youngsters are abandoning their own farm land due to high-cost modern farming technology and a water shortage. They are relocating to new positions and opting for other jobs. Harsha Yadav, a 19-year-old student, living in Golahalli, Bengaluru, returned home from his college.  He began reading his computer class textbook right away. He expressed his desire […]

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Fishermen face a job crisis as Bangalore’s polluted lakes persists

Since 2002, about 15000 fishermen have lost their jobs and over 2500 fishermen are struggling to keep their families afloat due to lack of fish food because of the polluted water resources of the lakes in Bangalore. Bangalore: Over 31,000 fishermen sellers and thousands of residents and other traditional fish-based families on the lakes are […]

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Import Restrictions Hit Indian Traders Hard

Bengaluru: To cope up with Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan, local retailers face difficulty in conducting business operations.  With a calculator in one hand and other involved in writing financial reports, Nikhil Prasad, a tyre manufacturer at Velox Tyres Pvt. Ltd. said, “The import restrictions imposed by the government are neither giving us the advantage of increased demands, nor […]

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