Business and Economy
Jan 11 2017
DEMONETISATION HITS CONSTRUCTION WORKERS
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Akshatha M
They’re supposed to have their salaries credited to their accounts. But for these migrant workers, realities are quite different. Why? Read on.
Dec 26 2016
START UP PROBLEMS
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Akshatha M
Bengaluru has been ranked as the second fastest growing start-up ecosystem in the world, but owners of new innovative businesses in the city find the journey far from smooth.
Nov 23 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I thought about how we house our pets when we have to travel or cannot take  care of them for short periods for any other reason. Enquiring for one friend, I found that two others mentioned that they had put their dogs in the following kennels...
Nov 17 2016
DEMONETISATION WOES
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Samit Aich
For many urban citizens, the inconvenience due to the demonetisation move is a small price to pay for the greater common good, but how is it affecting the daily life of the really common man on the street?
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Nov 10 2016
BAN ON HIGH VALUE NOTES
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Akshatha M
What’s taking the country by storm today has been continuously advocated by an IIM Bangalore professor since 2009. R Vaidyanathan explains why he thinks banning high value notes is a good idea.
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Nov 02 2016
FINANCIAL PLANNING TIPS
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Amith Subramanian Pallavoor
Life for the urban citizen is fraught with uncertainty today. It's wise to be prepared and here are some tips to help you get started.
Oct 31 2016
FINANCIAL PLANNING
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Amith Subramanian Pallavoor
In Bengaluru, as in other cities, pink slips are not so uncommon anymore. These financial planning tips could help you cope with job losses better.
Oct 28 2016
Column: Radio Active Bangalore
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Radio Active 90.4MHz
BBMP, instead of paying the revised salary to contract workers and regularising them, is thinking of self-help groups. Contract Pourakarmika Union is opposing this move.
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Sep 20 2016
PLASTIC BAN AND BUSINESS
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Kate Clark
With orders pouring in and losses reducing quickly, this Peenya based manufacturer has managed the transition. But will the good days continue?
Sep 13 2016
BANDH TIME THOUGHTS
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Priya Ramasubban
What we eat every day is what affects farmers. Think about how we can make long term choices to support them every day of the year!
Aug 01 2016
AADHAAR AUTHENTICATION SAGA
Akshatha M
As private companies are increasingly using Aadhaar data, is the privacy and security of personal data really at risk? What do those defending Aadhaar have to say?
Jul 29 2016
AADHAAR AUTHENTICATION
Akshatha M
With Aadhaar being widely used by various agencies for different purposes, here's a look at how private players too are acting as a crucial link in the data authentication process.
Jul 08 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
One usually associates art, and artistic aesthetics, only with people who have the money and the leisure to spare for it (I'm not talking about those who by art as an investment here). But if one looks carefully, one finds the artistic touch all around...
Jul 05 2016
CHANGING REALITY OF CAB AGGREGATION
Akshatha M
With the app based cab aggregators occupying space in the city’s transport system, how has it changed the lives of cab drivers? Do they really earn up to Rs 60,000-80,000 a month?
May 17 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I've written earlier, in this post about artisans who make a living by repairing jewellery. On Sunday, two friends and I went to Commercial Street, a shopping area in Bangalore. Off this street is another narrow street, called, quite appropriately...
Mar 14 2016
STREET VENDORS' ASK FROM BBMP BUDGET 2016
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Lekha Adavi
Allocation of 1% of funds from BBMP budget, temporary grievance redressal cell, free public amenities in markets - these are some of the streets vendors demands to the BBMP.
Mar 02 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Of late where there are parked cars (for example, in front of restaurants) I've been noticing a lot of young men with various implements, and I realised that they offer to carry out repairs/ rectify dents on cars for a fee. Today, I had gone to...
Mar 01 2016
IMPACT OF UNION BUDGET ON BENGALURU
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Devika Kher and Adhip Amin
From increased service taxes and import duties to boost to low cost housing sector, Arun Jaitley has introduced many measures in his budget. How will these impact the city of Bengaluru?
Feb 25 2016
LPG GAS CYLINDER PRICES
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Shree D N and Pavan Kulkarni
Are you buying private gas? Many consumers have been charged as high as Rs 1,280 for a 12 kg LPG cylinder. Are you paying the right price or are you getting cheated?
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Feb 25 2016
Blog: Ideas at Work
1) Think like it's 1947 A very large part of the deficits that we live with are because we do not have properly structured governance and accountability. We need to be reimagining these constantly, and adapting to current needs and realities...
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Dec 14 2015
Blog: Deepa's jottings
George Varghese writes:   From: George Varghese < grgvrghs@gmail.com > Date: 27 November 2015 at 14:14 Subject: The sweetest investment you can ever make.... To: Here's a chance to make a social, ethical, environment-friendly...
Nov 19 2015
PLASTIC BAN IN BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
Both plastic producers and recyclers in Jolly Mohalla, Nayandahalli and Peenya will be affected badly if the plastic ban is implemented in letter and spirit. What will happen to the livelihoods of the workers in such industries?
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Oct 12 2015
LOANS FOR URBAN POOR IN BENGALURU
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Navya P K
Poor in Bengaluru trapped in the vicious circle of money-lending are unable to get bank loans. Structurally the poor are designed to be left out of the banking system, as banks cannot determine either their ability or intent to repay loans.
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Oct 09 2015
PERSONAL SAFETY IN BENGALURU
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Rama NS
While the authorities need to improve systems and processes to make our lives safer, we must also look at ways to protect ourselves.
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Oct 05 2015
LOANS FOR URBAN POOR IN BENGALURU
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Navya P K
While most of us don’t understand why poorest of the poor in the society remain so for decades, here is a reality check that reveals the darker side of the story: an atrocious circle of borrowing, spending and borrowing again, to make ends meet, and remaining poor forever.
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Sep 18 2015
MOCKERY OF CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT
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Syed Yakoob
Shops in KSRTC bus stops charge more than MRP, but there's nobody who responds to complaints.
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