articles by Janaki Murali


Cauvery issue: What are Karnataka government's options after Supreme Court ruling?

As protests over releasing of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu continues in Mandya and other parts of Karnataka, there are reports that the state government is thinking of calling in drought in the state earlier than usual.


Cauvery issue: The shocking story of Bengaluru's dried up '1,000 lakes'

Earlier this week, the Ulsoor Lake in Bengaluru turned fish graveyard as hundreds of thousands of dead fish surfaced belly up, shocking environmentalists


Tamil Nadu vs Karnataka: During Cauvery protests, citizens showed cosmopolitan nature of Bengaluru

Bengaluru had been peaceful, even during the bandh called for the Cauvery dispute on Friday last week, but there was unprecedented violence on Monday; Bengalureans across the city were caught unawares.


Cauvery water dispute: Centre intervention is necessary for a permanent water-sharing formula

With Karnataka farmers cultivating 2.92 acres of land in the Cauvery basin, reducing the demand of scarce water is important.


Cauvery water dispute: As Karnataka, Tamil Nadu continue with protests, it's time Modi comes up with long-term solution

The Cauvery Horata Samiti has called for a bandh in Mandya on 9 September, and the Karnataka film industry will be closed on the same day in support of the farmers. A two-day holiday has also been declared for schools and colleges in Mandya.


Bengaluru demolition drive: Slumberous BBMP has finally woken up to encroachments and tax dues

Perhaps the BBMP woke up late, but it’s better late than never. As long as the demolition drive and the property tax drive are not targeted at the poor and the middle class alone, but the powerful too are brought into the net, more power to the BBMP.


Bengaluru demolition drive: Govt should assess damage caused to families

A determined Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike continued its demolition drive on Tuesday in Bengaluru, targeting encroachments on lake beds and Rajakaluves or Storm Water Drains.


Brand Bengaluru top priority, says Priyank Kharge, Karnataka tourism minister

At the age of 39, Priyank Kharge, minister for IT/BT and tourism in the Karnataka government is a man in a hurry. He has ambitious plans for his ministry and wants to leave a mark before the Assembly elections in two years.


Mahadayi protests: Karnataka's long history of disputes over water-sharing

Normal life came to a standstill in Karnataka last week as farmers and pro-Kannada groups protested Wednesday’s interim order of the Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal.


To boost startups, Karnataka govt should first fix Bengaluru’s creaky infra

If Bengaluru continues to be the start-up capital of India, it is not because the city has unbeatable infrastructure and a well-oiled civic corporation, but despite it


Karnataka state road transport strike: As students bear the brunt in Bengaluru, govt must negotiate

Karnataka government led by chief minister Siddaramaiah declared two days holidays for both private and government schools and colleges in anticipation of the indefinite strike called by six transport unions in the state.


Bengaluru Poetry Festival 2016: Proof verse is seeing a resurgence in Garden City

If you are in Bengaluru on 6 and 7 August, make your way to the poetry festival at Leela for an interesting aural experience.


Dress code for women in universities 'discriminatory', says Centre; Corporate India must take cue

It’s time that not only educational institutions scrapped the dress code, but also stuffy corporates who still insist on formal wear for their employees.


SC guidelines on safe transport of school children continue to be flouted

Even the school buses run by the schools don’t comply to the guidelines, forget the private operators following them.


Govt schools struggle with poor facilities, unskilled teachers and high dropout rates

Arresting dropout rate should be our primary aim, rather than worrying about whether the schools have enough classrooms or not.


With 1.5 lakh accidents every year, transport ministry recommendations need enactment

The GoM, which met last week at Dharmashala has come up with some 30 plus recommendations to finalise changes in the 1988 Motor Vehicle Act.


Karnataka cops prepare to strike: There's a lesson in this for India

The Karnataka Police stir has to be seen as a warning, and police reforms have to be implemented on a war-footing across the nation. Today, it is Karnataka, tomorrow it will be the rest of India.


Romantic, reckless or narcissists? Couple in trouble for pre-wedding shoot in Mysore Palace

In the past couple of days, local TV channels in Bengaluru have been full of the daring pre-wedding shoot that a couple shot inside the Mysore Palace.


Rabies is just one reason why stray dogs are a snarling menace in India

Last month, the Supreme Court directed the states and local bodies to take steps to sterilise and vaccinate nuisance-causing stray dogs


Women scientists can compete and claim their due credit: IISc's Prof HS Savithri

IISc's Prof HS Savithri is head of the Standing Committee that will recommend how women scientists in India can have gender parity