Written by Maya Sharma | Friday January 23, 2015, Bengaluru
Very few of us will contest that India's classical, literary heritage is vast and precious. But very few of us have really accessed this heritage. Language is a big issue that comes in the way of both modern day Indians and people around the world dipping into the ocean of India's classical literature.
Written by Maya Sharma | Tuesday January 20, 2015, Bengaluru
Four Chinese nationals have been arrested by the Bengaluru police on charges of illegally storing red sandal wood and running an illegal factory. Red Sandal is a tree that has been declared endangered in India.
Preparations are under way in Karnataka for Makar Sankranti, the harvest festival that marks the day when the sun starts to travel northwards from the tropic of Capricorn, marking the decline of winter.
Written by Maya Sharma | Saturday January 10, 2015, Bengaluru
Church Street in Bengaluru witnessed a low-intensity bomb blast in late December that tragically claimed the life of one woman. Police have made no arrests yet in that case. But people working in the area got together to hold a kite festival to lift the spirits of those working and visiting the area.
Strange as it may seem, a seasoned Karnataka politician, who heads a regional political party on Tuesday honored two donkeys here in recognition of their hard work, loyalty, honesty, discipline and obedience.
Following the blast in central Bengaluru, that claimed one life on Sunday, police in the city are putting extra security measures in place, particularly at the area where people traditionally congregate to bring in the New Year.
Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju today said the explosion outside a restaurant in the heart of Bangalore on Sunday was "definitely a terror attack". Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has emphasised that there was no intelligence failure.
Bhawani Bala, the woman who died in the blast in Bengaluru on Sunday evening, had come from Chennai with her children for Christmas vacation. The 38-year-old was out with relatives, enjoying an evening stroll, when she was fatally wounded by shrapnel.
A woman died and three others were injured in a blast outside a popular restaurant in the Church Street area in the heart of Bengaluru on Sunday. Karnataka Home Minister KJ George told NDTV that the explosion was a terror attack, although no one has yet claimed responsibility for the blast.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday announced a compensation of Rs five lakh to the kin of a woman who was killed in the low-intensity explosion outside a popular restaurant in Bengaluru that also left three persons injured.