City News
Feb 24 2017
UGLY INDIAN SPOTFIX IN BENGALURU
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The Ugly Indian
250 Metro viaducts will be painted like the pillars in Hampi, and Metro boulevards will be adorned with replicas of stone monuments, in Bengaluru.
Feb 21 2017
Blog: Whitefield Rising
More than 200 residents living in BBMP's Mahadevapura Zone walked peacefully on Borewell Road in Whitefield recently, demanding restoration of the road and civic amenities. Young and old, women and men, joined hands to cover the 1.5 km stretch...
Feb 21 2017
POLICY IN ACTION PROGRAMME
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Anjini Bist
A recently launched experiential public policy programme offers 60 Bengaluru participants a chance to work on live projects for seven members of parliament.
Feb 10 2017
BENGALURU REVISED MASTER PLAN 2031
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Kathyayini Chamaraj
In an open letter to the Chief Minister, Executive Trustee of CIVIC Kathyayini Chamaraj points out why the planning process being followed for the city goes grossly against the 74th Constitutional Amendment and what needs to be corrected for the exercise to have an impact.
Jan 24 2017
NERALU TREE FESTIVAL
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Poornima Kannan
The tree festival will have much to offer for children and schools. Schools can participate in the festival by registering with Neralu.
Jan 24 2017
GROOMING BUSINESS-WOMEN
Chandrika J. Chandwani
Over 1700 women across India participated in Stage 1 of programme which was a 5-week online course to identify an idea and initiate a venture; two mentor panels assessed around 300 submissions selecting the top 50 for Stage 2.
Jan 19 2017
BDA'S CONSULTATION ON REVISED MASTER PLAN 2031
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Akshatha M
Lack of social infrastructure, transport, not considering the non-adherence to old master plan and many other issues came to fore during BDA's consultation for master plan.
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Jan 12 2017
WEBSITE TO TRACK STORMWATER DRAIN ENCROACHMENT
Chandrika J. Chandwani
Bangalureans need to have the survey number, village, hobli and taluk as found in the registration document to be able to use this portal
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Jan 11 2017
BBMP'S NEW SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACT
News Desk
Bellandur, with its 100+ garbage dumps, had gained a special place in our garbage map. Now BBMP reduces door-to-door collection autos and increases street sweepers for the ward. Will it really help?
Jan 04 2017
Blog: Like a Lake
On 8th January 2017, various events will be hosted at Kaikondrahalli Lake during its annual ‘Kere Habba’. The habba, which is in its third year, aims to be bigger, better and more impactful in raising awareness...
Jan 04 2017
BELLANDUR AND VARTHUR LAKES
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Nikhil R Reddy
We know that Bellandur and Varthur lakes are in bad shape. But just how bad? Check these shocking pictures.
Jan 03 2017
STORM WATER DRAIN ENCROACHMENT
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Akshatha M
The BBMP's inaction against Orion Mall and two other high profile encroachers has attracted a contempt notice from the High Court. Will the state finally have to take a call on the issue?
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.
Dec 23 2016
DECENTRALISED SEWAGE TREATMENT AND REUSE – II
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Nakul Heble, Sharachchandra Lele , and Pradeep Kuttuva
Recent BWSSB regulation requiring even existing apartments in core sewered areas of Bengaluru to compulsorily install STPs reeks of impracticality and an unfair targeting of apartment dwellers.
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Dec 22 2016
GITA FOR CHILDREN WORKSHOP
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Nitya Deep
Roopa Pai explained how Bhagawad Gita was a maths puzzle book and a self-help book, and how one can leverage the wisdom of the Gita to win over the Kauravas in one's own mind.
Dec 19 2016
CAMPAIGN FOR SUBURBAN TRAINS IN BENGALURU
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Arunava Bannerjee
Citizens of Bengaluru team boarded trains to spread awareness on commuter trains in Bengaluru.
Dec 16 2016
Blog: Citizens for Bengaluru
Citizens for Bengaluru, the collective that led the #SteelFlyoverBeda requests all Bengalureans to join the rail yatra from Cantonment to Whitefield on Saturday at 9AM to create awareness about local trains and demand Government to prioritise the...
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Dec 14 2016
BANGALORE LITERATURE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
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News Desk
Ramachandra Guha to Chetan Bhagat to Sanjeev Kapoor, many eminent speakers will participate in the literature festival. Children have a separate section with curated programmes exclusively for them.
Dec 09 2016
MAKE CITIES BETTER
News Desk
Dear Reader, Before you move on to the news section, ponder this: 2018 is going to see elections in Karnataka - precisely 18 months away from now. Do you have any idea what the 28 MLAs you have elected did in the Karnataka assembly the last 3.5...
Dec 09 2016
DECENTRALISED SEWAGE TREATMENT AND REUSE - I
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Pradeep Kuttuva, Sharachchandra Lele , and Nakul Heble
Following BWSSB's 2016 regulation mandating all apartment complexes with more than 20 units to install their own STPs, a study finds many challenges before the ones already in place.
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Dec 05 2016
CITY IDOLS INITIATIVE
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Raghav C Madhukar
A 15-year-old student’s urge to know more about the people after whom the city's streets and parks are named has led to an important local history initiative. Ashoka Youth Venture Fellow Raghav Madhukar shares more about the project.
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Nov 23 2016
DRINKING WATER SHORTAGE IN BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
No funds will be allocated for water supply plans in 110 villages added to BBMP in 2008, until BWSSB shows permanent water source. This means the city needs to work on a sustainable water source.
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Nov 15 2016
HIGH COURT PROCEEDINGS
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Mathew Prasad Idiculla
The Akrama Sakrama scheme has been challenged in the Karnataka High Court for violating the Right to Equality and Right to Life. We track some of the key arguments made in the Court in the last two weeks.
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Nov 08 2016
CITY AIR POLLUTION
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Ankit Bhargava
The ‘Breathe Bengaluru’ project, currently underway in BTM Layout, will track and disseminate emissions data from traffic, construction, waste burning and other location-specific sources.
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Nov 04 2016
BANGALORE'S FIERY MESS
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Akshatha M
Garbage continues to burn across Bengaluru, polluting the air, ground and water bodies. BBMP has not been able to help people who reached out with complaints. Result: the climate hazard, health hazard continues to dance in the city.
Nov 01 2016
RANDOM HACKS OF KINDNESS
Poornima Kannan
Can you use technology to solve garbage issues, disaster management, commercialisation in residential areas?
 
 

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