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Whitefield Police get active listening training

Bembala Training team had a successful Active listening training for Head Constables and Assistant Sub-inspectors at Whitefield Police Station at the beginning of March. As the month came to an end, we interviewed a police officer on his experience and how the training helped him. Bembala:  Did you feel the training was relevant to your day to […]

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Bembala : Whitefield’s First Stop Support Center for Women and Children

BEMBALA : WHITEFIELD’S FIRST STOP SUPPORT CENTER FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN Over the past 8 months, with the backing of Whitefield Rising, guidance from experienced professionals, and increasing participation from a diverse range of volunteers, BEMBALA (meaning support in Kannada) has coalesced into a group of like-minded individuals whose purpose is to help women and […]

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The 16 Days of Activism Against ‘Gender Based Violence’ Campaign

The 16 Days of Activism Against ‘Gender Based Violence’ Campaign By Kiran Bhatia Assisted by Fiona Martin, Ritu George and Yamini Chandrasekaran  The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign that has been organized and managed by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership  since 1991. The campaign has been used by activists […]

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Whitefield Rising Eco Santhe

There are a lot of problems in our society that we cannot solve, from poverty to hunger, from child trafficking to illiteracy. However the wonderful Eco Santhe organised by Whitefield Rising showed us that there is still hope to solve these problems at the community level. We as individuals can take action and help our society […]

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Neighborhood Watch

A vigilant and engaged community is a safe community. Not too long ago, we lived in villages where everyone knew everyone else. If anyone witnessed a crime, a crowd would come to the rescue of the victim. But somewhere, as we urbanized, we lost that sense of community and became nuclear. We avoided getting in […]

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Crimes against women living in Whitefield, Bengaluru, need immediate attention

In the recent past, Whitefield in Bengaluru has seen a spate of incidents specifically targeting women. Women driving alone in cars were targeted in broad daylight and harassed, while people around were silent bystanders. However, the recent murder of a 32-year-old woman requires us to pause, take stock of the situation and begin addressing the […]

Whitefield’s wish list

RAIL Improve Suburban Rail services METRO Expedite Namma Metro extension BUS Improve BMTC services; connect ORR-IRR to Varthur Kodi Build bus bays at busy stops – like Marathahalli Bridge Split some bus stops – like Kundalahalli Gate (scope for three stops) Act against BMTC drivers who park and block shelters for long time AUTO Introduce metered auto-rickshaws […]