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What happens when civic sense is imposed on children?

In US, kids have their say in what they should be doing and what they should not. In India, we tend to restrict them by imposing rules. Could this be the reason for their rejection of civic sense when they grow up?

Srijaya N Char, Sep 01 2014
Will CCTV deadline evaporate in confusion?
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Aug 31st was the deadline for schools to install CCTVs and put other safety measures in place. The Education Department had issued their own set of guidelines. What are schools doing?

Arpana H S, Aug 28 2014
U R Ananthamurthy's speech for you!
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The stalwart is no more, but his write ups remain - read and enjoy! U R Ananthamurthy talks about how he realised his love for language and his decades as a writer.

News Desk, Aug 27 2014
View of Bangalore traffic when someone dangles in the air!
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British stuntman James Kingston recently visited Bengaluru, only to dangle several hundred feet above the ground from a crane. And what did he see? A spectacular view of Ulsoor Lake!

Ganga Madappa, Aug 27 2014
Let's change the way we celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi
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Distraught at the manner in which Ganesh Chaturthi is being celebrated nowadays, a citizen offers suggestions to make changes that will have a positive impact. 

Sumathi Rao, Aug 27 2014
‘PoP Ganeshas can’t be banned as it is a sentimental issue’
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There are other states that have tried to ban plaster of paris Ganesha idols but the court has ruled the ban as illegal. The onus of making the celebrations eco-friendly lies on people, say officials.

Nikita Malusare, Aug 26 2014
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Small_list_vibgyor_protest Who will the police pin the blame on in this case, as the employee is not on the rolls of the school? The names are not out, no arrests made. This is in stark contrast to the Frazer Town case.
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Small_list_vibgyor_protest Who will the police pin the blame on in this case, as the employee is not on the rolls of the school? The names are not out, no arrests made. This is in stark contrast to the Frazer Town case.
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Politics
In US, kids have their say in what they should be doing and what they should not. In India, we tend to restrict them by imposing rules. Could this be the reason for their rejection of civic sense when they grow up?
Srijaya N Char, Sep 01 2014
Water, Roads and Power
Small_list_water_tanker_pic_sankar_c_g Written agreements don’t count here - only personal relationships do. Never ever take a ‘panga’ with your water vendor!
S Srinivasan, Sep 01 2014
Environment
Small_list_ganeshas_at_sankey_tank Distraught at the manner in which Ganesh Chaturthi is being celebrated nowadays, a citizen offers suggestions to make changes that will have a positive impact.
Sumathi Rao, Aug 27 2014
Children & Schooling
Karnataka Domestic Workers Union is organising a protest, to call for the abolishment of employment of children in domestic work.
News Desk, Aug 21 2014
People & Interviews
Small_list_ura “We should not be politically correct - then we are NOT correct” — the quote more or less sums up a literary colossus who was never afraid to speak his mind. A background into the life of the stalwart, U R Ananthamurthy.
Shree D N, Aug 23 2014
Heritage
Small_list_vataara Old South Bengaluru had its own charm, with well-planned spacious sites which became 'vataara's, with multiple families living in one compound. Slowly vataaras are making way for big apartments.
Vaidya R, Jul 24 2014
Art and Leisure
Small_list_ur-ananthamurthy The stalwart is no more, but his write ups remain - read and enjoy! U R Ananthamurthy talks about how he realised his love for language and his decades as a writer.
News Desk, Aug 27 2014
Business & Economy
Karnataka Domestic Workers Union is organising a protest, to call for the abolishment of employment of children in domestic work.
News Desk, Aug 21 2014

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Water tankers: Making money when the sun shines and water flows!
Written agreements don’t count here - only personal relationships do. Never ever take a ‘panga’ with your water vendor!
Infrastructure •  Water •  bcity •  Wit
S Srinivasan, Sep 01 2014
What happens when civic sense is imposed on children?
In US, kids have their say in what they should be doing and what they should not. In India, we tend to restrict them by imposing rules. Could this be the reason for their rejection of civic sense when they grow up?
Srijaya N Char, Sep 01 2014
Let us change the way we celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi
Distraught at the manner in which Ganesh Chaturthi is being celebrated nowadays, a citizen offers suggestions to make changes that will have a positive impact. 
Sumathi Rao, Aug 27 2014

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