India Foundation for the Arts (IFA), a non-profit platform that promotes arts and culture, has been in the field for over two decades. With an all-women fundraising team, IFA today is a force to reckon with. SheThePeople.TV spoke to IFA’s executive director Arundhati Ghosh, an internationally recognised professional in arts and organised philanthropy, on how the journey’s been like.
An evening out with her 3-year-old granddaughter turned into a nightmare for 41-year-old Lakshmi Renukesh, a resident of Kirloskar Layout, Bengaluru, last week. Instead of having an enjoyable bus ride, Renukesh had the worst experience of her life — ending up getting assaulted by the conductor when she asked for change for the ticket money.
Women cops in Karnataka have something new to cheer for. To ensure that the policewomen have access to separate restroom facilities, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday has announced special toilets for women police personnel in every police station across the state.
In a first, an all-women anti-riot squad has been formed in Karnataka which will help control women protesters. The all-women anti-riot troop is now getting trained in computer technology alongside martial arts.
The famous wrestling sisters are leaving no stone unturned to make India a country of sportswomen. Commonwealth gold medalists Geeta Phogat and Babita Phogat will soon open a wrestling academy in Bengaluru on two acres of land in Nandi Hills that was promised to them by Chikkaballapur MLA K Sudhakar. The release of Aamir Khan-starrer, Bollywood(…)
Since International Women’s Day (on March 8) is almost here, the Bengaluru police is making no mistake this time in deploying women cops to guard the city’s women. As many as 50 new pink Hoysalas (mobile patrolling cars) have been dedicated to ensure the safety of women in the city. The initiative is kick-starting next month just before Women’s Day.(…)
This city is known for its diversity — diversity in having its women possess the freedom to be career-driven. Meet Bengaluru’s first food delivery girl who happens to balance two jobs and work it out brilliantly. Her choice of living this life happened when things went a little dark at home. To support her family(…)
In an attempt to make the surroundings greener, an all-woman residents’ group from Prashanth Nagar, near Vijayanagar, Bengaluru, started off a new trend on Sunday of clicking selfies while planting over 70 saplings. “We wanted to do something that would make a difference,” said Manjula Shetty, president of the recently formed group, to TOI. Also(…)
Hundreds of women and men came out to support the rights of women to ‘go out’ – they gathered and walked from Bengaluru City railway station to Freedom Park on Saturday, shouting out loud: #IWillGoOut. And, why wouldn’t we? I was part of the movement and proudly so. This campaign kickstarted in the Indian(…)
The JLL Index of cities around the world is here and guess which Indian city made it to the top of a global ranking of cities? Yes, it’s none other than the most diverse city of India – Bangalore, which has been ranked the world’s most dynamic city on the index – beating Silicon Valley to(…)
Recent data collected from the Bureau of Police Research and Development states that Bengaluru, where the horrific mass molestation incident took place on New Year’s Eve, has a mere 606 policewomen in its jurisdiction.
Grammy Award-winning DJ and music producer David Guetta’s much awaited show of India’s electronic music festival was cancelled. While reasons for not going ahead with his show at Sunburn in Bangalore were not specified, the information was put on a Facebook post. The Bengaluru police hasn’t admitted to it being a law and order issue(…)