India Insight

Protesters give a goodbye kiss to liberal Bengaluru

By Reuters Staff
February 19, 2015

By Sai Sachin R and Priyanka Shankar

Bengaluru used to have a reputation as India’s air-conditioned city. Temperatures were mild and so were manners. Once considered liberal and tolerant, the city once known as Bangalore is acquiring a reputation of narrow mindedness, say activists who accuse city authorities of “moral policing,” even over something as universally human as a kiss.

Auto-rickshaw apps help commuters breeze through Bengaluru

By Anup Oommen
February 3, 2015

Many people know hautoow this one goes:

“Aa kade hogalla madam!” the auto-rickshaw driver shouted from across the road. It might sound unfamiliar in Kannada, but its English translation is all too common: “I’m not heading in that direction ma’am!”

Blind foodie seeks Braille menus in Delhi restaurants

March 19, 2014

Baldev Gulati loves to eat out. Friends and family often join him, but sometimes he likes to go on a date with himself. There’s one problem — Gulati is blind.

Turning a Bangalore shanty town into a mall

February 7, 2013

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