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Understanding the Uber Taxi Rapist

After the turn of schools in Bangalore, it is now time for the focus to shift on to taxi services (Uber to be specific). For the record, a child protection policy for schools is in the works and likely to roll out soon in Karnataka. Anyways, coming to the recent incident of rape in Delhi, when the news broke out, [...]

By | December 15th, 2015|Categories: B.SAFE|0 Comments

Non-Motorised Vehicle Policy to Ease Pollution

Sixty per cent of Chennai civic body’s transport budget will be dedicated to non-motorised transport. Nayantara Narayanan, Chennai is rethinking it priorities. Its municipal corporation, the oldest in India, is creating a network of footpaths, cycle tracks and greenways to encourage residents to walk or cycle and to ease the passage of human-powered transport like cycle rickshaws and pushcarts. The [...]

By | October 28th, 2015|Categories: Making Bengaluru Better|0 Comments

Woman Being Objectified In The Media

“The media is the message and the messenger, and increasingly a powerful one.” – Patricia Mitchell, Former President & CEO, PBS The mass media has normalized looking at women’s bodies as objects and we consumers seem not to care. Two weekends ago I was at the NH7 Weekender in New Delhi, moving to the tunes of DJ Nucleya and grooving [...]

By | January 8th, 2015|Categories: Women Safety|0 Comments

The Earth Warriors

Ravi Kumar S, a dynamic, young man had an interest to indulge in causes of social relevance. This made him give up a plush corporate job at Standard Chartered and make a career jump He was very recent conferred with the Bangalore Youth Icon Award for his relentless efforts in the area of solid waste management (SWM)that was very unlikely [...]

By | November 18th, 2014|Categories: Making Bengaluru Better|0 Comments

I will Not be just Another Crime Report

I was interning in Bangalore during May-June 2014, staying in this PG in Shanthi Nagar. I had acquired the place by pre-paying a sum of INR 9,500 for a two sharing bedroom with a TV and breakfast-lunch and dinner facilities. I was appalled at what happened when I got there. On this one day my manager let me go by [...]

By | November 4th, 2014|Categories: B.SAFE, Women Safety|0 Comments

A Walk through the streets of Manhattan…

It’s a clear blue sky this Monday 30th Sept morning and promises to be real pleasant with temperatures in the 70s. We are staying at an apt on the corner of 60 St West and Amsterdam Ave. There is repair / replacement work of water pipelines on 60th street between West End Ave and Columbus Ave. At several places a [...]

By | September 20th, 2014|Categories: B.CLEAN, Making Bengaluru Better|0 Comments

It shouldn’t hurt to be a child…

Okay, here’s a rapid-fire: 1. What is the most dreaded question to a parent from a child? 2. What is the question that most parents avoid answering directly? 3. What is the topic that parents always hope their children will get to know through some other means but not from them? 4. What is the topic that always gets communicated [...]

By | July 25th, 2014|Categories: B.SAFE, Child Safety|0 Comments

Do you want to be the change?

All of Bangalore was rocked last week by the shocking news of an innocent six-year old being raped in her school. Our newspapers scream child rape and molestation every single day. Not to mention women being raped in every corner of the country. Only, they scream from the pages that do not technically make “headlines”. So, what was different about [...]

By | July 24th, 2014|Categories: B.SAFE, Child Safety, Women Safety|0 Comments

Speak Out

I’m 30 years old. I’m a travel columnist who has had the fortune to travel widely across South-East Asia, Central America and India. Many a time, readers ask me how my family and I were brave enough to live in El Salvador or travel to Nicaragua. “Aren’t they dangerous places?” They ask.Sure, some of the regions we’ve visited do have [...]

By | July 21st, 2014|Categories: B.SAFE, Women Safety|0 Comments