Civic Engagement
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May 10 2017
FIGHT FOR WARD COMMITTEES
Kathyayini Chamaraj
Today people in Bengaluru can nominate themselves to volunteer as a ward committee member. But it didn't happen overnight - the struggle for ward committees lasted for almost 25 years! Read the story of how ward committee came about.
May 02 2017
CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT MODEL IN BANGALORE
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Shree D N
For those who want to go beyond raving and ranting about local issues, on social media or mobile messenger groups.
Apr 25 2017
Meera K
Being a part of a Ward Committee is a great way to engage formally with the system to make the change happen.
Mar 27 2017
Blog: The BPAC blog
Rotary Bangalore Palmville in association with Bangalore Political Action Committee (B.PAC) today organized an award ceremony to give away My Place of Pride Awards 2017. My Place of Pride  is an initiative to recognize eco-friendly communities...
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Mar 20 2017
BENGALURU BLUEPRINT PLAN
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Pierre Chahine
Problems faced in Manchester and Bradford are similar to that of Bengaluru, the difference is in the scale? What can the city learn from the planning process in these two England cities?
Mar 13 2017
NAMMA BENGALURU AWARDS - 2016
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Rahul
Researcher from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) gets Namma Bengalurean of the Year award. Many other individuals get recognised for their service in the society.
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 08 2017
Uday Vijayan
Fire accident victims have not too many people to guide them on how to come out of the trauma. Here's some help.
Feb 01 2017
Blog: Citizens for Bengaluru
Citizens for Bengaluru (CfB) members Prakash Belawadi, Naresh Narasimhan, Srinivas Alavilli, Tara Krishnaswamy, Priya Chetty Rajagopal, Deepti Sudhindra along with Leo Saldanha (ESG) addressed the media on recent developments with respect to the steel...
Jan 11 2017
Blog: I Change Indira Nagar
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Defence Colony Cooperative Housing Society Ltd (DCCHSL) & Defence Colony Residents Association (DECORA) JOINT BRIEFING 1. The Defence Colony Cooperative Housing Society Ltd (DCCHSL) was formed by serving and retired Defence Officers. In...
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
Blog: I Change Indira Nagar
An evening scene from Indiranagar. Bengaluru city has been mushrooming over the years with little regard for any form of Town Planning and Governance. The fallout of this rapid growth is witnessed most acutely in residential areas of the city...
Dec 19 2016
DUMP ON FIRE
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V K Srivatsa
Continuous garbage dumping and fires on BDA land create grave health hazard for residents of Ward 198 in Anjanapura, but who's listening?
Dec 16 2016
APARTMENT SWM INITIATIVES
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Anandhi Balaji
Sobha Quartz resident Anandhi Balaji recounts her experience in leading the community on the way to a more responsible and environment-friendly holistic lifestyle.
Dec 09 2016
Blog: The BPAC blog
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Rotary Palmville in association with B.PAC launched ‘My Place of Pride’, an initiative to recognise eco-friendly communities on 26 th  of November 2016 at Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan...
Nov 29 2016
NOMINATE YOUR HEROES
Sunita Iyer
Grab your last chance to recognize and honour an extraordinary Bengalurean
Nov 25 2016
Blog: Whitefield Rising
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Whitefield Habba is an initiative to bring together people belonging to diverse backgrounds and residing in different parts of BBMP's Mahadevapura Zone. To be held at Whitefield's oldest spot - Inner Circle...
Nov 16 2016
CIVIC AWARENESS AMONG CHILDREN
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Josephine Joseph
Traffic Police Day and Constitution Day Campaigns are going to be a part of this movement that sows the seeds of civic awareness among children.
Nov 04 2016
Blog: Citizens for Bengaluru
BDA, under the determined pressure of the citizens' movement against its steel flyover project, filed an affidavit before the Karnataka High Court on November 3, 2016, that it won't commence the project for the moment. This only proves Citizens...
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Nov 02 2016
Blog: Animal Matters
Recently, Bengaluru was in news for the wrong reasons. While a woman brutally flung eight puppies to death earlier this year, more recently a mass grave with over 30 street dogs was found in a dump yard with a single survivor. There have been repeated...
Oct 29 2016
FIRE SAFETY DURING DEEPAVALI
Uday Vijayan
Lamps, snacks and crackers in the company of family. A perfect way of celebrating Deepavali! A festival where moderation invariably flies out of the window, especially in the presence of all that food, and the fun. During this festival that...
Oct 25 2016
STEEL FLYOVER DEBATE
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Shree D N
It was a mix of lessons in social justice, equality, sustainability, citizen involvement in civic issues and politics of development in cities, not limited to Bengaluru, in addition to the culmination of the symbolic no-vote collection drive.
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Oct 05 2016
WATER SCARCITY SOLUTIONS
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Akshatha M
It has to be, ideally, a mix of both as recent deliberations at the water workshop co-organised by Citizen Matters revealed.
Sep 02 2016
CLEARING STORM WATER DRAINS WITH CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
Srinivas Alavilli
Here's how a team of citizens went about clearing the storm water drain in their layout - a seemingly impossible work that only municipal administration is supposed to do.
Jul 30 2016
CITIZENS GO SPOTFIXING
Kate Clark
What to do if the government cannot fix the broken streets and parks? Simple: do it on your own. This is the motto with which Whitefield Rising has been working.
 
 

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