Amit S Upadhye

Nothing goes to waste: A sustainable, low-cost house built from scrap

Jitendra who believes in “be light on earth” has been living in an eco-friendly house which could be the perfect example for budget green homes.

23 Sep 2018

Road projects to drive a wider knife​ into the Western Ghats

In the concluding part of the series, our reporter finds that forests in Shivamogga, which give life to Jog Falls and are home to endangered, rare wildlife, are being cleaved for wider roads.

06 Sep 2018

The promise of a realty boom could cost Karnataka a river

In the second part of the series, our reporter traces the route of the proposed 12-km Shishila-Byrapur road that is to cut through the catchment area of River Kapila.

06 Sep 2018

Women students up in arms over IIT-D hostel curfew

Following the new rule, the girl students and researchers have written to the Internal Complaints Committee explaining the problems faced by them and also proposed some solutions.

04 Sep 2018

In the business of making idols, these brothers keep tradition alive 

Meet the Bhandari brothers, who mould the idols. The family has been making Ganesha idols for at least three generations.

02 Sep 2018

Bhadravati barbers give free haircut to Kodagu flood victims

A big challenge was in wait for a group of barbers from Bhadravati who arrived in Kodagu for the unique relief offer of free haircut and shave to victims of the recent floods.

26 Aug 2018

In this Shivamogga restaurant, eat how much you want, pay whatever you feel like

It was like Hyderabad’s IKEA moment for a hotel in Tirthahalli town of Shivamogga when hundreds of people thronged it to relish its unique offer.

25 Aug 2018

When Atal Bihari Vajpayee wrote poems in Bengaluru jail

As Jan Sangh leader, he was imprisoned for a year during the Emergency, hundreds of Sangh workers used to travel to Bengaluru and bring his poems to Hubballi.

18 Aug 2018

Passengers fume over zero traffic for Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy

Kumaraswamy was scheduled to pass through Charmadi Ghat in Chikkamagaluru district at 4.10 pm, on his way back from Kukke Subramanya temple.

16 Aug 2018

Young farmer from Karnataka's Belagavi, in distress, writes to PM Modi, gets reply

Rahul received calls from anxious officials from the district, taluk and village levels, wondering who he had approached since they were under so much pressure to resolve his complaint.

09 Aug 2018

Almatti backwaters may channel a new course

In the last few years, the number of migratory birds has doubled, forcing the department to take up measures to convert the site into protected area.

29 Jul 2018

Trekking organisers to be booked

Two days after a girl was washed away in the gushing streams near Dudhsagar Waterfalls in Goa, forest and police officials said they will book cases against the trekking organisers.

25 Jul 2018

Startups moving from crowded metros to connected, economical Hubballi

In the last two years, 80 have made this city their home, doing business to the tune of several crores of rupees.

17 Jul 2018

75-year-old kills wife in Chitradurga, handed life term by district court judge in just 11 days

The court began its trial on July 3 and continued it on July 4 and 5; the sentence was pronounced on July 7.

10 Jul 2018

Giving back to society through waste papers

Paper back! That is what he believes in. No wonder, because he comes from the paper industry and knows how useful leftover paper is.

24 Jun 2018