Home > Tag Archives: Bangalore

Tag Archives: Bangalore

The Garden city- Bangalore | Credit: www.angelasbangalore.com

Bangalored: Death of a Dream

[By Mari Marcel Thekaekara|New Internationalist] Once upon a time, possibly around two, definitely three decades ago, Bangalore was a charming little town. It was known as the pensioners’ paradise because it was a tiny town with quaint cottages and pretty bungalows surrounded by lovely gardens. And the weather was perfect. Everyone knew everyone else on their street and in their ...

Read More »
lak

Citizen journalist report: Varthur lake faces the brunt of development

The presence of lakes and water bodies in and around urban areas is so very important to maintain a balanced ecosystem especially when these areas are being rapidly developed. But unfortunately, the few lakes that survive this ‘development’ end up facing the brunt of it – most turn into bodies of polluted water. Varthur lake in the outskirts of Bengaluru ...

Read More »
It’s no secret that India is the youngest country in the world with 50 per cent of its population under 25 years. Yet, when it comes to their say in the political discourse, they have simply not been given the opportunity to register their concerns | Photo : Prachar

In A Bid To Save The Earth

New Delhi June 5 (WFS) — Climate change is a reality that no one can refute any longer. If left unchecked, it will have far reaching impacts on human health, global food security and economic development. Whereas no single country causes climate change, and no one country can stop it, there is an urgent need for concerted action. As the world ...

Read More »
Garbage seen on Sunkalpet Main Road, near KR Market in Bangalore

Bangaloreans segregate waste to save their city

|By Mari Marcel Thekaekara|New Internationalist| There’s plenty to moan about, for sure. But after endless rape and other horror stories, I decided I’d like to focus on some stories of hope; more so during this season of good cheer. When I opened my favourite newspaper, The Hindu, this morning, there was a news item that made me sit up with a ...

Read More »
The Pharaoh's Chicken or the Egyptian Vulture, Hesarghatta, Bangalore

Indian Vultures and their Last Crusade

By Subramanya Chandrashekar In the early 1980′s, there were approximately 40 million vultures in India. Now there are only 60,000 of these scavengers left. Watching them glide majestically through the skies, is becoming a rare sight. The masters of the skies, today stand critically endangered and it would be foolish to push this aside as a mere story or undermine ...

Read More »