Is Bangalore safe for women? Ask me, I’m a Bengaluru hudugi

It’s amusing to see men from Bangalore share posts on Facebook about how Bangalore is a safe city. And that, what happened on New years’ was just alcohol-induced. Firstly, dear men of Bangalore, hold that thought. Would you care to ask a woman how she feels, before you post another status on Facebook? I’m a Bangalorean, I was born here, and lived here all my life. I am as Bangalorean as  and I can tell you this: I do not feel safe in the city. Not a decade ago, not…

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TERI – Ashok Chawla is new chairman, RK Pachauri to go on leave

The Governing Council of TERI appointed former finance secretary Ashok Chawla as its new chairman and said RK Pachauri will be on leave. “Dr. R.K. Pachauri, who had been at the Head of the Institute since 1982 will be on leave from TERI, TERI Governing Council, and TERI University till this is reviewed by the Governing Council given the subjudice nature of the matter,” the energy and environment research institute said. Pachauri has been allegations of sexual misconduct. Ashok Chawla, former Finance Secretary to the Government of India and former…

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Greenpeace India sees leadership change after allegations

Greenpeace India, which has been under scrutiny by the Union Home ministry for “preventing economic growth in India” and on social media for the way it handled sexual harassment allegations, said it was changing its India leadership. “Greenpeace India’s Executive Director Samit Aich and Programmes Director Divya Raghunandan have bid adieu, and we graciously welcome the new interim executive directors- Vinuta Gopal and Sanjiv Gopal (no relation) as our new leadership,” the NGO said in a letter. “With their over a decade long stint at Greenpeace India, Samit and Divya…

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