Remodeling Our Approach towards Menstruation


Menstruation is one of the essential phases in the life of a woman. Despite it, menstruation is still considered taboo in many parts of India.

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Perseverance by choice, Leader by habit

By Samyuktha Roy

“I wanted to be a change-maker, which is the primary cause that lead me into politics- fighting the negativism surrounding politics”, Kavitha Reddy say. If citizens like her, the youth, do not seek change, people will start to move out of the democratic set-up altogether. Mrs. Kavitha Reddy, B.PAC’s B.CLIP leader felt it her responsibility to fight the growing negativism about politics among the youth.

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Innovate Karnataka

Creating an Innovative Karnataka

By Mohandas Pai

Karnataka State and Bengaluru City have been fortunate to have the IT industry as an engine of growth for the last 25 years. Today the IT industry has over 15 Lakh employed here, more than 25000 companies of which around 7,000 are startups, an export revenue of 45b$, more than 450 research labs with over 400 Fortune 500 companies getting their work done here. Bengaluru has over 125,000 chip testers and designers, the largest in the world with over 200 chip design companies even though India has no Fab. Bengaluru has more than 20000 automotive software engineers and designers, more than 10000 aeronautical engineers and designers. Lately over 500 start ups using AI and ML have come up with India’s first Fund for AI/ML being started here.

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ಪದವೀಧರರೇ ನಿಮಗಿದೊ ವಿಶೇಷ ಹಕ್ಕು!..

By Hanumantha duragdh

Nataraj gowda ಪದವೀಧರರೇ ನಿಮಗಿದೊ ವಿಶೇಷ ಹಕ್ಕು!.. ಜನರಿಂದ ಜನರಿಗಾಗಿ ಜನರಿಗೋಸ್ಕರ ಪ್ರಜಾಪ್ರಭುತ್ವ ಎಂಬುದು ಎಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ತಿಳಿದಿರುವ ವಿಷಯ. ಪ್ರಜಾಪ್ರಭುತ್ವದ ಯಶಸ್ಸು ನಿಂತಿರುವುದು ಪ್ರಜೆಗಳ ಭಾಗವಹಿಸುವಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಜೆಗಳು ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಬೇಕಾದಲ್ಲಿ ಅವರಿಗೆ ಸರಿಯಾದ ಮಾಹಿತಿಜ್ಞಾನ ಬಹಳ ಮುಖ್ಯ . ಭಾರತದಂತಹ ದೊಡ್ಡ ಪ್ರಜಾಪ್ರಭುತ್ವದ ನಾಗರೀಕರಿಗೆ ಈ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆಯಲ್ಲಿನ ಅವರ ಹಕ್ಕುಗಳು, ನಿಬಂಧನೆಗಳು, ಮತ್ತು ಚುನಾವಣೆ ಪ್ರಕ್ರಿಯೆಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಸರಿಯಾದ ಮಾಹಿತಿ ಇಲ್ಲದಿರುವುದೇ ಅವರನ್ನು ನಮ್ಮ ಸಮಾಜದ ಆಗುಹೋಗುಗಳಿಂದ ಭಾಗವಹಿಸದಂತೆ ತಡೆಯುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಈ ಲೇಖನದ ಮೂಲಕ ನಮ್ಮ ಪದವೀಧರ ನಾಗರೀಕರಿಗೆ ಇರುವ ಒಂದು ವಿಶೇಷಮತದಾನದ ಹಕ್ಕಿನ ಬಗ್ಗೆ […]

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Mass Molestation

Why Bengaluru’s Men Felt Entitled To Molest Women That Night

By Revathy Ashok

December 31, 2016 will go down in the memories of Bangaloreans as a very sad day to be remembered for all the wrong reasons. A city that always prided itself on being bold, progressive and safe for women proved to be a nightmare. On New Year’s Eve, over 2 lakh people took the Metro and thousands of people converged on […]

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Environment Protection: can we?

By Ananda Gundurao

Recently held Paris summit provided a platform for the Nations of the world to come to agreement on steps necessary to protect our environment by limiting carbon emissions; it aims to limit global warming and its estimated impact by limiting consumption of fossil fuels by the year 2030 and stabilize from thereon. This is a well intentioned statement of intent […]

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Defensive Driving

Road Safety and Me? Must be Kidding

By Ananda Gundurao

Back in 80’s I used to drive with my boss, a man of brilliant mind, to workplace; this was following our decision to share the car on alternate days to save on petrol (mark of patriotism of those times when strife in the Middle East caused petroleum prices to shoot up). Being new to driving, I received a piece of […]

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Fire Prevention

Are our schools safe from fires? What can you do about it?

By Uday Vijayan

A park with a river right next to it. Colourful slides, beautiful wall paintings that encourage communal harmony amongst all, and greenery all around. Who would not want to spend some time in such a park? The answer to this could well be ‘the parents of the 94 children who lost their lives in the tragic fire accident in the […]

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Personal Mobility Aid

Mobility in Bengaluru

By Bina C Balakrishnan

In the transportation context, mobility refers to the movement of people. In the 1970’s and 80’s, it was common to hear people ask, “Are you mobile?” or “How mobile are you?” This invariably implied, “Do you have a set of wheels to take you where you need to go?” The reference was invariably to motorised transport, whether 2 wheels or […]

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POCSO through the eyes of a 16 year old

By Maanya Monnanda

The Protection of Child from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act has become a commonly heard term when it comes to child safety all over India. Being a 16 year old  it brings me a sense of comfort. But there exists several shortcomings. The first is to understand that POCSO cases need to be handled very differently compared to usual cases. This […]

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Should Mayors be directly elected?

By Mathew Idiculla

A directly elected mayor should be a political option, not a constitutional decree. Each time an Indian city is hit by a major urban crisis, we hear exasperated queries about why our cities are so dysfunctional. While there are multiple reasons for India’s urban woes, one of the underlying problems is the absence of powerful and politically accountable leadership in […]

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