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Where mortals, gods and spirits coexist
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The diversity of people who live around Bengaluru's lakes is not limited to mortal beings... Even gods and spirits have made lakes their home!

1 Sanchayan Nath, Jul 01 2015
BBMP polls reach SC again; State seeks more time
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Though the city is preparing for BBMP elections, there's still a slim chance that polls may be delayed. That is, if the Supreme Court decides so. What's going on?

Akshatha M, Jun 30 2015
'Initiating financial discipline in BBMP is my achievement'
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In last two months, people saw BBMP becoming more responsive towards citizens' queries and more transparent. Property tax collection was at its highest level in the last two months. BBMP admin TM Vijay Bhaskar shares his experience with Citizen Matters, in an interview.

5 Akshatha M, Jun 29 2015
BBMP candidates must make their stand clear on citizen participation

The tradition of promising 'obbattu' (sweet stuffed pancakes) and giving 'biskattu' (biscuits) to people has been going on for a long time. It's time to put a stop to it.

1 Vasanthkumar Mysoremath, Jun 29 2015
Transparency in BBMP sparks a Social Audit controversy
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BBMP uploads all pending bills online for public scrutiny. A political party gets into inspecting the bills. The result: Derailing of debate on social audits of public projects. Here's the full story of AAP's social audit controversy.

5 Akshatha M, Jun 26 2015
117 children of waste pickers receive pre-matric scholarships
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With help from waste management group Hasiru Dala, over 100 children of waste pickers get government-sponsored scholarships worth more than 2 lakh rupees!

Kabir Khan, Jun 25 2015
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Politics
Small_list_voter_id_ BBMP voter list has been announced. There are a few more days left if you want to modify it. Election Commission is using a de-duplication software, so be sure to check the voter list to ensure your name exists.
Akshatha M, Jul 01 2015
Water, Roads and Power
Small_list_dscn7863 Karnataka Composting Development Corporation (KCDC) plans to cover the unbearable stench with artificial aroma. Will it work?
Timothy Jairaj, Jun 22 2015
Environment
Small_list_vibutipura_lake_chhath_puja The diversity of people who live around Bengaluru's lakes is not limited to mortal beings... Even gods and spirits have made lakes their home!
Sanchayan Nath, Jul 01 2015
Children & Schooling
Small_list_scholarship_amount_for_children_of_waste_pickers With help from waste management group Hasiru Dala, over 100 children of waste pickers get government-sponsored scholarships worth more than 2 lakh rupees!
Kabir Khan, Jun 25 2015
People & Interviews
Small_list_silk_board_junction If you're looking to kill time on your daily commute from home, here's an idea - people watching. As a commuter observes, the conditions of the commute bring out the best and worst in people.
Pallavi Ravishankar, Jun 22 2015
Heritage
Small_list_ooru_habba_doddamavalli_1 In early June, the village of Mavalli, close to Lalbagh, was witness to Ooru Habba. Celebrated once in three years, the festival is a call to invoke the blessings of the resident deity, Mariamma. Here are some snapshots from this year’s edition of the festival.
Art and Leisure
Small_list_wed_2015_eng__1_ Still wondering what you can do this World Environment Day? Here are some of the events that you can be a part of in Bangalore.
Timothy Jairaj, Jun 04 2015
Business & Economy
Small_list_kaliamma__50__had_to_take_take_her_children_to_work_wherever_she_went-s June 16th is designated as International Domestic Workers Day. While they play a vital role in most middle and upper class families, most domestic help continue to work on the fringes of society.
Pinky Chandran, Jun 16 2015

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Ganeśa’s tank
In yet another trip down memory lane, the author talks about a lake he grew up around and the 'Government Rains' of the 1960s.
Environment •  Lakes •  Diary •  Wit
BBMP candidates must make their stand clear on citizen participation
The tradition of promising 'obbattu' (sweet stuffed pancakes) and giving 'biskattu' (biscuits) to people has been going on for a long time. It's time to put a stop to it.
BBMP Elections 2015 •  Government •  BBMP •  bcity •  Elections
Scenes from the Silk Board Signal
If you're looking to kill time on your daily commute from home, here's an idea - people watching. As a commuter observes, there's a lot you can learn about people.
People •  Leisure •  Wit •  Traffic Talk
Pallavi Ravishankar, Jun 22 2015

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