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(…)
‘We are asking for it after marriage, before marriage, in buses, at concerts, clubs.’– Comedienne Mallika Dua used these words recently on an Instagram video to convey a serious message – How do Indians define women’s safety in the country? Famous for her viral ‘Makeup didi’ Instagram videos, Dua reached out to those absurd-minded who(…)
Virat Kohli, the famous Indian skipper has taken to social media to express his angst against the mass molestation of Bangalore which happened on New Year’s Eve. Virat posted two videos of him talking about the incident on Twitter. “This country should be safe & equal for all. Women shouldn’t be treated differently. Let’s stand(…)
Since the day Bangalore’s #NewYearHorror caught national headlines, social media platforms have been abuzz with people sharing their own or similar stories of sexual attack, molestation or eve-teasing. Women are angry, as are men (the real men!). Recently, a heated remark came from actress Anushka Sharma who condemned the Bengaluru molestation, asking in a Twitter post “why did(…)
Since the day Bangalore witnessed the horrific New Year’s Eve mass molestation event, many celebrities have taken to social media to shame the authority’s lack of safety measures. And when Karnataka’s Home Minister G Parameswara blamed women for their ‘westernized lifestyle,’ the whole nation burst out in rage. “These kinds of things happen,” he said. Meanwhile, another shocking(…)
After the horrific New Year’s Eve incident in Bengaluru, where women were molested by mobs of men, some men took it upon themselves to point out that ‘not all men are the same’, which led other users to retaliate against their so-called inane views.
Kirthi Jayakumar talks about The Red Elephant, a platform that shares stories of women who overcome challenges, violence, prejudice and injustice and helps provide them with the right answers to their problems.