Why the garbage crisis has no end

One week. One well-planned week is all it will take to make an entire locality having around 1000 households to start segregation. So if we had just about 10 interested people in each ward, we could get the whole of Bangalore to segregate at source in just one week. I mean it. This begs the…

Girls, lets talk about it!

How can I ever talk about it? These are the opening lines that play on most women’s mind when it comes to even thinking about menstruation and all the embarrassing moments that surround it. All women, and I mean absolutely all women in India, have had one or the other moments during her period, especially…

The Business of Excellence

I was in the midst of reading “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand when this thought occurred to me. She is a true believer that capitalism is the only way that we humans can bring out excellence in what we do. Yes, this may seem valid when you think of some of the most amazing innovations…

Juvenile Justice Act- 16 or 18?

The sentence of 3 years in the Delhi Gang Rape case, admittedly a pittance, has invoked public outcry about the age of juveniles under the Juvenile¬†Justice¬†Act. My own experience on the ground has indicated an alarming tendency for minors to commit grave offences such as murder and sexual assault. Where we are going wrong with…

Empowering the garbage collectors

Nearly 100% segregation and separate collection is now happening through the BBMP in the area covering 850 individual homes in Chunchaghatta. And this transformation has been possible in just 3 weeks! While all my previous posts focussed on the topic of waste management, this write up is intended to share the story of how this…