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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 […]

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Stop Violence against women

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 […]

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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 […]

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Paedophilia

Paedophilia at our doorstep!

This vandal act in a Bangalore school is a crime that opens our eyes in many different ways. It tells us that we are a “Big City” with typical “Big City” problems gnawing at all of us. It opens our eyes to the fact that even our little ones are not away from the dirty touch of such acts. In […]

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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 […]

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Safety for Women-B.SAFE

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 […]

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Enquiring or teasing

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 […]

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