Consumers
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?
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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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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Sep 02 2015
Column: Civic Reflections
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Sakuntala Narasimhan
Half litre Nandini milk and curd packets don't carry the words 'Use by' on the packaged date stamping. As a result, you might be buying old milk, which might curdle the moment you keep it for heating. What's wrong here?
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May 22 2015
FAKE CURRENCY IN CIRCULATION
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Varsha Parashivamurthy
A fake note from an ATM is the bank's responsibility. But pre-2005 currencies with the year of printing not mentioned on them too are treated as fake notes. These can be exchanged.
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Apr 09 2015
Blog: Deepa's jottings
A blind adherence to regulations today made a bank manager give a suggestion that was, at the very least, inappropriate. Let me recount how this came about. My maid, before she came to work for me, opened a savings account. Not being aware...
Mar 31 2015
DEMAND FOR CHEMICAL-FREE FOOD ON THE RISE
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Divya Sreedharan
Lots of new shops selling organic fruits, vegetables, milk, eggs and more have opened in the last few years. And more retail shops and supermarkets are increasing their organic food section. Check your options!
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Nov 20 2014
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Tipu Pasha of Book Bonanza. Pic: Amith Kumar A few days ago, Amith Kumar introduced me to a rather unusual bookshop in Jayanagar—Book Bonanza.  I have always been a lover of second-hand books, Somehow, these, to me, have the...
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Nov 14 2014
FOOD FOR 10 MILLION PEOPLE
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Rashmi Patil
Do you know where the vegetables you eat come from? Citizen Matters tracks the journey, from the farmers' fields to the markets.
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Nov 03 2014
ONLINE SHOPPING IN BANGALORE
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Deepti Sarma
Online shopping is a craze in Bengaluru, but it has its own pitfalls. You need to know the do’s and don’ts of online shopping in order to have a pleasant shopping experience and get value for your money.
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Oct 13 2014
Blog: Ideas at Work
A surge of promotions by e-retailers brought out the brick and mortal merchants in full force. They are demanding that the government should do something to make sure that the deep discounts from e-commerce companies are not life-threatening to...
Jun 04 2014
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I found three street vendors selling honey "fresh from the hive"....they had large pieces of the hive on their two-wheelers, and promised to filter the "honey" through and put it in old mineral water bottles for those who wanted to buy it. The rate...
Oct 18 2013
NON-CONVENTIONAL MARKETS
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Bosky Khanna
Not many in Bengaluru know about weekly Santhes happening on the outskirts. A visit to a Santhe could be a refreshing experience, along with buying fresh vegetables for best price.
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Oct 14 2013
PLEA QUASHED
News Desk
Karnataka High Court on Friday dismissed the petition that sought quashing of criminal prosecution against multinational seed companies for committing bio-piracy in promoting BT Brinjal.
Oct 10 2013
FOOD ADULTERATION
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Nikita Malusare
Presence of baking soda in milk makes it neutral. This can damage the lining of intestines if used for a long time.
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Sep 26 2013
IT’S ALL ABOUT MILEAGE AND UTILITY
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Swetha Padmanabhan
Having a hard time selecting your dream car in Bangalore? Here’s a quick guide that may help you in narrowing down the choice.
Sep 20 2013
DIRECT BENEFIT TRANSFER FOR LPG
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Nikita Malusare
Bangalore will get introduced to Direct Benefit Transfer scheme for LPG in the month of December. Before that, the consumers of Indane, HP Gas and Bharat Gas need to link their Aadhaar cards to bank accounts and LPG consumer numbers, if they need subsidy.
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Aug 28 2013
Blog: Deepa's jottings
It’s a given that you should be drinking lots of water a day. Especially given air-conditioned offices, it becomes even more important to remember to drink – and have a bottle handy that’s easy to refill and keep sipping...
Aug 20 2013
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Bohidar Subankar writes: KA 57 F 1099 Volvo (500c) on 1st aug 2013 My wife was trying cross the road amid traffic to catch the bus, the driver saw her screaming to wait for fe w seconds but he left the bus stop. I followed the bus, overtook...
Mar 08 2013
Blog: Deepa's jottings
All of us have problems with our banks from time to time. But when the problem lasts, unresolved, beyond 30 days, many of us are not aware that we can turn to the Banking Ombudsman at the Reserve Bank of India. Please click here to go to the...
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Dec 20 2012
Blog: Deepa's jottings
We are talking a lot about banning plastic bags now, and in BTM Layout, I came across this sign (at Disney Bakery): This (apart from the multi-spelling of "environment") set me thinking. There seems to be a lot of greenwash going around...
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Nov 16 2012
BUYER’S GUIDE TO WASHING MACHINES
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Abhishek Angad
There are different types of washing machines, which differ on power and water consumption, capacity and maintenance costs. Here’s how to choose what you need.
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Oct 16 2012
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
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With the presence of the  PNLIT Store on eBay Charity , I've become a regular user of India Post and courier service companies - to dispatch purchases that have been made by donor buyers. We've had buyers from all parts of India, from large cities...
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Feb 09 2012
OLD VS NEW, IN BBMP'S URU
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Padmalatha Ravi and Vijayalakshmi P
What irks the vendors of Gandhi Bazaar, Malleshwaram and Jayanagar is not old giving way for the new. It's being treated as if they don't exist.
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Jan 05 2012
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Prem Sagar, a friend of mine,recently registered his photography equipment rental company with the MCA.   It appears that MCA is leaking the addresses of such parties, because the postman called with a parcel, saying that Rs. 2,300...
Dec 24 2011
NEW YEAR BONANZA
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News Desk
City deals from over 17 categories ranging from health care and dance classes to dining and education are available for nearly 24 localities, now on Citizen Matters.
 
 

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