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Puzhal Lake, Chennai — before (L) and after (R). | Source: Col. Vinayak Bhat (retd.)

It’s not just Chennai, India’s drying lakes crisis has spread far and wide

From Bhopal to Bengaluru and Chennai to the perennially thirsty Marathwada region of Maharashtra, rain-fed lakes are drying up alarmingly fast.

Frothing lakes of Bengaluru: Civic apathy or government mismanagement?

The National Green Tribunal recently found that not even 1 ml water in the infamous Bellandur lake of Bengaluru is clean. Experts weigh in.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi giving a speech in Karnataka

Modi says Bangalore has become a valley of sin from Silicon Valley. He is not wrong

In Bengaluru, the Congress banks on the poor, while the BJP counts on its traditional urban support base.

On Camera

Vir Das incident proves rogue sneezing and coughing are the new guns during Covid-19

Comedian Vir Das’s Twitter post showing a neighbour threatening to sneeze on him points to a growing global trend of people using sneezes & coughs as threats.

Yogi vs Uddhav vs Piyush Goyal: Will politics over migrant workers hurt economic revival?

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray’s accusation that the Railways is not running enough trains to ferry migrant workers sparked a Twitter war with Railway minister Piyush Goyal.

Defence

Representational image of Chinese soldiers

India wants LAC status quo maintained, China demands India should stop construction activity

Local-level talks going on between Indian & Chinese sides have been described as 'ping-pong game' as there has been a lot of back and forth without any tangible outcome.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.