Articles by B.PAC

B.PAC (Bengaluru Political Action Committee) is a citizen's group that aims to improve governance and quality of life in Bengaluru.

We have come a long way from the days of paraffin or kerosene lamps. Though our grandparents may be familiar with these lighting relics, they are now relegated to occupying a small space in our storage or as a curio on display. Days of kerosene street lamps Kerosene street lamps were part of daily life in Bengaluru up till August 5, 1905. The task of cleaning, refuelling and lighting them was designated to three men appointed by the local administration. An inspector was also tasked to oversee the entire lighting operation in the city. This Victorian-era practice of lighting street lamps…

Read more