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Prioritise Fire Safety demand by Beyond Carlton to the Political Parties of Karnataka

As the Karnataka state goes to elections in the next few months, we must ensure our wants and needs for Bengaluru city and should communicate to the political parties seeking our votes. We often miss out on talking beyond essential public goods in our needs; fire safety is never seen as a major concern. The need to bring this to […]

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ಗೃಹಣಿಯ ಚಿತ್ತ ಸಮಾಜದತ್ತ….

ಸಾವಿರ ಮೈಲಿನ ಪ್ರಯಾಣ ಶುರುವಾಗುವುದು ಒಂದು ಸಣ್ಣ ಹೆಜ್ಜೆಯಿಂದ.ಅಂತದೊಂದು ಆರಂಭವು ಎಷ್ಟೊ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳಿಗೆ ಅಂತ್ಯಹಾಡುತ್ತದೆ. ಸಮಾಜದಲ್ಲಿನ ಒಳ್ಳೆಯದು, ಕೆಟ್ಟದು,ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳು ಏರಿಳತಗಳು ಎಲ್ಲವು ನಮ್ಮ ಜೀವನದ ಭಾಗವಾಗಿದೆ. ನಮ್ಮಲ್ಲಿ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳ ಅಲೆಯನ್ನು ಎದುರಿಸುವವರಿಗಿಂತ ಅದರೊಂದಿಗೆ ಈಜುವವರೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚು. ಹಲವರಿಗೆ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳನ್ನು ಎದುರಿಸುವಷ್ಟು ಶಕ್ತಿ,ತಾಳ್ಮೆ,ಧೈರ್ಯ, ಇಲ್ಲದಿರಬಹುದು, ಹಾಗೆಂದ ಮಾತ್ರಕ್ಕೆ ಎಲ್ಲರು ಹಾಗಿರುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ಒಂದಷ್ಟು ಜನರು ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆಯನ್ನು ಹಾಗು ಸರ್ಕಾರವನ್ನು ಪ್ರಶ್ನಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ.ಹೊಸ ಕಾರ್ಯತಂತ್ರಗಳನ್ನು ಪ್ರಯತ್ನಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ.ಸಾಲದಕ್ಕೆ ತಮ್ಮ ಸುತ್ತಮುತ್ತಲಿನವರಿಗೂ ಪ್ರೇರೆಪಿಸುತ್ತ ಸಮಸ್ಯಗಳಿಗೆ ಪರಿಹಾರಗಳನ್ನು ಕಂಡುಕೊಳ್ಳುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ನೆರವಾಗುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಅಂತಹವರನಲ್ಲವೇ ನಾವು ನಾಯಕರೆಂದು ಕರೆಯುವುದು.

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Mass Molestation

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

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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Fire Prevention

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

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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Beyond Carlton: Born out of an Accident

Birth is considered a painful process. It however results in a new life being born – a joyous occasion for most. In our case, it was the needless loss of 9 innocent lives on a February 2010 afternoon that gave birth to a citizen-led movement on fire safety. From the ashes of the Carlton Tower fire was born Beyond Carlton, […]

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A Billion Eyes: It Takes All of US

The Timetable Every morning I wake up at 6 in the morning to reach work by 9. I catch my bus at roughly 7:30-8 am. I say I do this to avoid the morning traffic, which is partially true, I also come earlier than everyone else because I want to leave earlier. I am scared to leave by 8 or […]

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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, […]

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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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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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