Karnataka

Karnataka Child Marriage Bill Gets Prez Nod

The social conundrum of child marriage will soon become a thing of the past in Karnataka. Following President Pranab Mukherjee’s consent to the long-pending Prohibition of Child Marriage (Karnataka amendment) Bill, 2016, the police now have the power to heavily penalise all those committing the crime of child marriage.

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Keeping Alive Karnataka’s Unique Dance Form Yakshagana, Meet Sharvani

Here’s a dance you may have not known about. Just like Kathakali represents Kerala, Yakshagana is a dance that represents Karnataka. It is a unique traditional form of theatre that combines dance, drama, dialogue, music, make up and more. Yakshagana tells stories of Mahabharata and Ramayana and the dance typically begins in the twilight hours.(…)

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After 11 Daughters, Woman Gives Birth To Son

Many Indian parents can go any distance for having a boy even if it requires them to put unnecessary strain on the family’s resources. 42-year-old Bhagyamma from Kurkenahalli village in Karnataka recently gave birth to a male child after having 11 daughters earlier.

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Gearing up: First Co-operative societies for women in every district of K’taka

Recognizing the importance of financial independence for women, Karnataka has launched cooperative societies especially for women called ‘Sthree Shakti Women’s Multi-purpose Cooperative Societies.’ They will focus on informing women about basis of financials, earnings and more. Speaking on the occasion, Minister Umashree said, “The women of the district have created history and thus have become(…)

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An angel believer of startups: Meet IAS officer Ratna Prabha

Since start-ups are on a booming high these days, every state government is pushing for better arrangements to facilitate more and more businesses. And we all know that Bengaluru is the hub where start-ups are being churned out in probably every nook and cranny. Keeping that in focus, Karnataka government is now encouraging other cities(…)

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