Articles by Janaki Murali
Dec 20, 2016
Kodava protests in Karnataka: Warring factions must unite and speak in one voiceThe Kodavas in Karnataka are up in arms again.
Dec 07, 2016
Jayalalithaa and Karnataka: Behind her hot-cold relationship with the state of her birthCould the Cauvery dispute have found an easier solution if Jayalalithaa had been partial to her birthplace and listened to the plight of the Mandya farmers as much as she did to those from Tamil Nadu?
Nov 19, 2016
Indian American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal's parents: 'She's interested in social justice'The first Indian origin American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal's proud parents — her 74-year old writer mother Maya Jayapal and her 85-year old marketing professional father MP Jayapal — spoke to Firstpost of their daughter’s journey from Chennai, India to the US Congress.
Nov 10, 2016
Karnataka govt should not give legitimacy to 'tyrant' Tipu Sultan: Mohandas Pai to FirstpostTipu Sultan can be remembered as a freedom fighter, secularist or a religious bigot who forcibly converted many Hindus and Christians into Islam. He was also a famous warrior who built the first missile and fought the British and even today, his life is debated hotly in Karnataka by politicians, historians and prominent citizens who are divided over whether he was a patriot or a tyrant.
Oct 29, 2016
Bengaluru steel flyover: NGT stay has bought us time to gear up for legal battle, say petitionersThe NGT stay on Bengaluru steel flyover project for four weeks has bought the campaigners and petitioners time to regroup and get their papers to gear up for the next legal and political phase of the battle. Firstpost reached out to the founder president of CAF, NS Mukunda to gather further details on their petition and the NGT stay.
Oct 28, 2016
Bengaluru steel flyover: 'Beda' vs 'Beku' social media row has taken the debate to a new levelNearly a month into the protests over the steel flyover in Bengaluru, the campaign has seen several twists and turns already.
Oct 12, 2016
Call your MLA: Activists find innovative ways to oppose steel flyover in BengaluruProtest against Karnataka government's steel flyover in Bengaluru is set to pick up momentum as activist plan to spread the word against it through a series of online and offline campaigns
Oct 06, 2016
Bengaluru's steel bridge: Should IT hub say no to development at the cost of tree cover?Bengaluru’s infrastructure projects have always been mired in controversy, with citizens and green activists crying foul until either the projects get scrapped or get implemented regardless of the protests.
Oct 04, 2016
How artist Yusuf Arakkal, who passed away on 4 October, shaped the art scene in BengaluruNot only did Yusuf Arakkal make Bengaluru his home, he also went on to establish the art scene in the city, along with his contemporaries, many of whom were also from outside Karnataka
Sep 23, 2016
Bengaluru demolition drive: As BBMP efforts enter second month, here's what it should focus onBengaluru's BBMP has continued its demolition drive into the second month