FAQs and Guides
Feb 22 2017
S R Tejas
Why did BBMP issue notices to commercial establishments? How is it related to master plan? Many such queries answered.
Feb 21 2017
VACCINATION DRIVE IN BANGALORE
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Akshatha M
Measles and rubella vaccination campaign is on. This is a primer for the parents wondering about the pros and cons of participating in it.
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Feb 15 2017
RTE APPLICATION PROCESS
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Akshatha M
RTE admission season is open in Bengaluru. If you are looking to help someone to get their child admitted to schools under RTE, or if you need it for your child, this is your guide.
Jan 26 2017
EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEMS IN BENGALURU
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Nikhil R Reddy
From diesel generator to water pumps and tanks to fire-extinguishing mechanism assembled on two-wheelers, Fire Department has interesting set of tools to deal with emergencies.
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.
Jul 29 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I am giving below, the lengthy and tedious process of getting a replacement driver's licence, with references to the specific places and processes I myself followed. My driver's licence was stolen, along with other documents (debit cards, Senior...
Jul 27 2016
PITFALLS IN FORMING APARTMENT OWNERS ASSOCIATIONS
Raj Kumar
Avoid these mistakes if you are running around in order to form the owners' association for your apartment complex in Bengaluru.
Jul 12 2016
SMART PLANS FOR SAVING POWER
Sunil Sood
Looking to reduce your BESCOM bills? Do it smartly. This guide is for you.
Jun 15 2016
Blog: Whitefield Rising
Garbage isn't exactly Rocket Science but given the filth around us, one would think it is! Given that the Government struggles with Execution and Enforcement of its well thought out policies and programs, we looked to see how exactly we can get a...
Jun 10 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Having missed every opportunity to get one, I finally went to get my Aadhar card along with my daughter today. For a while now, I've been trying to find the centres where the Aadhar card work (collection of application forms, verification of details...
Jun 07 2016
RAIN HELPLINES FOR BANGALORE
News Desk
onsoon is gaining strength in Bengaluru. Here's where you need to get help if your area is flooded/ if rain is affecting life.
May 27 2016
BMTC LAUNCHES ITS
Akshatha M
After a long delay, the BMTC has finally launched the Intelligent Transport System (ITS) to help the commuters. Here is all you should know about the ITS.
May 17 2016
PLANTING TREES IN BENGALURU
Shree D N
This summer's heat made us all nostalgic about the cooler weather of the past. Though the urban area has expanded in Bengaluru, there is no reason why the tree cover should not! Time to plant trees!
May 17 2016
Blog: Whitefield Rising
What is an Occupancy Certificate? A  certificate  of  occupancy  is a document issued by a local government agency or building department certifying a building’s compliance with applicable building codes and other laws...
Apr 28 2016
GETTING BBMP KHATA WITHOUT BRIBE
Ramanathan Chellappan
Multiple calls and visits to BBMP offices, tackling multiple subtle and direct demands for bribe, this group of citizens finally got the khata without paying bribe.
Mar 30 2016
SWACHA GRAHA: START A GREEN SPOT
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Vasupradha Sampathkumar
Been hearing about the Swacha Graha challenge, but not sure where to begin? A member of the team shares answers to some commonly asked questions.
Mar 11 2016
TACKLING CYBER CRIME
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News Desk
Many a time, we don't think twice before we enter a password on a website, or make an online transaction. Here’s why you should pay more attention!
Jan 12 2016
HELMETS MADE COMPULSORY FOR ALL
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Akshatha M
Helmet for pillion riders are a must - again! Starting January 12th, you need it if you want to travel in a two-wheeler in Bengaluru. Some frequently asked questions on the new rule.
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Jan 04 2016
CREMATORIUM FOR ANIMALS
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Akshatha M
When pets or stray animals die, we normally wait for BBMP to come and take the bodies away. However there are alternatives - find out about Bengaluru's facilities to cremate or bury dead animals.
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Dec 25 2015
A GUIDE TO BENGALURU’S CHURCHES
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Pavithra Ashok Kumar
Wondering what you can do this Christmas? A walk through some of Bengaluru's oldest churches may just be the thing to get you in the right spirit.
Dec 24 2015
NATIONAL POPULATION REGISTER ENROLMENT DRIVE IN BANGALORE
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Akshatha M
Verification of census-2011 data for National Population Register has begun in Bengaluru. This means you will have to provide the documents asked by enumerators. You will get your national identity card once the process is complete.
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Nov 13 2015
ART GALLERIES IN BENGALURU
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Pavithra Ashok Kumar
If you have an eye for the visual arts, you're in luck. Namma Bengaluru is home to several art galleries which showcase a plethora of work. Here are some of the must-visit galleries in the city.
Nov 02 2015
BBMP SCAM-O-PEDIA
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Josephine Joseph
Managing the city of Bengaluru is a tricky affair where a lot of money can be lost if there is no integrity and coordination among officials, politicians and contractors. Here's a list of scams that happened in last few years in BMP and BBMP.
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Oct 29 2015
STORY OF BELLANDUR LAKE
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Akshatha M
Each time it rains near Bellandur lake, froth surfacing from the lake attacks the nearby roads and vehicles. Why is this happening? What is stopping whom from rejuvenating Bengaluru's biggest lake? Here is what you need to know about Bellandur lake.
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Oct 15 2015
PROCEDURE FOR RECLAIMING STOLEN ITEMS
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Akshatha M
Once an item stolen is recovered by thieves, it has to undergo a process in the court to prove its ownership, before reaching the rightful owner. One is lucky to get back the lost item in its original shape, especially when it is gold.
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