Bengaluru This Week - Citizen Matters Weekly Newsletter
Feb 25 2017
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News, views and analysis from Bengaluru, all in one place!
Jan 06 2017
BENGALURU THIS WEEK
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Dear reader, Wish you a very happy new year from all of us at Citizen Matters - Oorvani Foundation! It was a sad start to the new year, with the reports of molestation in several parts of Bengaluru. What do you...
Dec 30 2016
BENGALURU THIS YEAR
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We couldn’t help sharing this curated list of stories we published in 2016 - so here we are, with special year-end edition of the newsletter! These are the stories that make us what we are; these are the stories you would love to indulge in...
Dec 02 2016
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  Speak up! It's your city! Let's make better cities!     Dear Reader, Khush hai zamana aaj pehli tareek hai goes the classic song. But yesterday not many would have been in that frame of mind...
Nov 04 2016
BENGALURU THIS WEEK
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Dear Reader, As you may have seen in the last week's mailer, our bi-annual fundraising is on. We talked about our democratic, participative and collaborative approach and introduced our latest initiative the Co Media Lab and the...
Oct 27 2016
BENGALURU THIS WEEK
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CITIZEN MATTERS Bangalore's own interactive newsmagazine Speak up, it's your city ! Dear Reader, Season’s greetings! It’s going to be Deepavali...
Sep 30 2016
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Dear Reader, The last one month, water has been on our minds. While most talk has been about Cauvery water, are we forgetting the real issue? What does it take to support the water needs of a city of 10 million? Our many stories over the years...
Jul 23 2016
BENGALURU THIS WEEK
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Curated list of news from Bengaluru for this week.
Apr 07 2016
CITIZEN MATTERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - APRIL 7TH 2016
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Will elevated roads help make Bengaluru transport sustainable? Where does your sewage go? What's has the Central Government decided with respect to solid waste management? How do released convicts cope with life outside prison? All this and more...
Apr 01 2016
CITIZEN MATTERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - APRIL 1ST 2016
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In this edition, read about the bloated BBMP budget, the High Court upholding the ban on plastic despite protests from manufacturers, why artists oppose Venkatappa PPP and more...
Mar 24 2016
CITIZEN MATTERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - MARCH 24TH 2016
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How can citizens of Bengaluru help farmers living on the city outskirts? What's happening at Venkatappa Art Gallery? Was Akrama Sakrama a flop show? All this and more in this edition...
Mar 17 2016
CITIZEN MATTERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - MARCH 17TH 2016
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In this edition, read about our upcoming citizen journalism workshop; the unseen parts of Namma Metro; how citizens batted for the RERA Bill; a workshop on managing apartments and more...
Mar 10 2016
CITIZEN MATTERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - MARCH 10TH 2016
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In this week's edition read about how young working women from small-towns are faring in Bengaluru, the status of Phase I of Namma Metro, what authorities have to say about the fish kill incident at Ulsoor lake and more.
Mar 04 2016
CITIZEN MATTERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - MARCH 4TH 2016
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What does the Mayor have to say about in term in office? What does the Union Budget spell for Bengaluru? What does Bengaluru's weather spell for global warming? All this and more in this week's edition of Citizen Matters' newsletter.
Feb 25 2016
CITIZEN MATTERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - FEBRUARY 25TH 2016
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You might to getting cheated by your private LPG dealer. Here's how you can make sure you are not being overcharged. Read about an alternative school where students are teaching themselves. How was Bengaluru before the BDA came along? All this and more...
Feb 19 2016
CITIZEN MATTERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - FEBRUARY 19TH 2016
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The important story of the week - no rules or regulations for water tankers that most apartments are dependent on! What water are we drinking? The Plastic ban trending across the city: Koramangala, HSR Layout, Sanjay Nagar - who is next? All this and more…
Feb 11 2016
CITIZEN MATTERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - FEBRUARY 11TH 2016
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Mobility is our theme for the week; we have several articles covering various aspects of commuting in Bengaluru, from why BMTC and BMRCL should not be allowed to monopolise, to shuttle aggregator ZipGo’s ongoing tussle with the Transport Department. We also tell you what you should do when you come into contact with wildlife in the city.
Feb 04 2016
CITIZEN MATTERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - FEBRUARY 4TH 2016
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No more gas cylinders? Read about GAIL’s plans to get piped gas to your kitchen. Do check out two important campaigns that you can easily get involved in - Green Spot Challenge and My City My Budget. We also have the first article in our series on Disappearing Professions. All this and more.
Jan 28 2016
CITIZEN MATTERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - JANUARY 28TH 2016
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This week, we present to you several stories that will make you think about the time we spend on the road - What is the toll that bad roads take on the economy? Should Bengaluru adopt the odd-even policy? Does the city really need dedicated lanes for cyclists? All this and more...
Jan 21 2016
CITIZEN MATTERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - JANUARY 21ST 2016
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Can you imagine if it was possible to take a train for your commute within Bengaluru? In this edition, we tell you how you can #SupportNammaRailu, ahead of the railway budget and beyond. Also read the latest updates on what is happening with the pipeline that is being laid by GAIL. All this and more...
Jan 14 2016
CITIZEN MATTERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - JANUARY 14TH 2016
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Everybody knows Bengaluru roads are unsafe. In all likelihood, you or someone you know personally has had an accident. While roads of bad quality and unscientific traffic design are one reason, how do we minimise the risk? The government says: wear helmets. So we wrote up an FAQ on that! This and more in this edition.
Dec 31 2015
CITIZEN MATTERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - DECEMBER 31ST 2015
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In this edition, read about BMTC's plans for 2016 and the traffic arrangements in place for New Year's eve. Also read about how development is making Bengaluru more prone to floods. And for those with an interest in history, there's a walking guide to the churches in the Cantonment area. All this and more...
Dec 21 2015
CITIZEN MATTERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - DECEMBER 21ST 2015
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In this edition read about the High Court mandate, which if implemented effectively, could solve Bengaluru's garbage woes. Also read about how prepared the city is to handle an emergency, what we can learn from other cities that have implemented the plastic ban and more.
Dec 10 2015
CITIZEN MATTERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - DECEMBER 10TH 2015
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In this edition, read about why Bengaluru is far from being immune from floods, how dry waste collections centres were set up in the city, and why the plastic ban won't affect jobs. All this and more.
Dec 03 2015
CITIZEN MATTERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - DECEMBER 3RD 2015
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In this edition, read about what you can do to help the good folks in Chennai. Also read about the amendments to the Town Planning Act, what happened at the BBMP Council Meet and more. Do check our first video in our Changemakers series too.
Nov 26 2015
CITIZEN MATTERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - NOVEMBER 26TH 2015
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In this edition, read about the protest by citizens of Whitefield against the bad infrastructure, and why citizens are rallying behind Upa Lokayukta Justice Adi. Also read about what transpired at the recent public hearing on BMRCL’s plan to axe trees. All this and more…
 
 

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