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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Jan 24 2017
Column: Radio Active Bangalore
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Lawyer Laila Ollapally talks about the PIL that helped change Mental Health Care in India.
Jan 05 2017
Column: Radio Active Bangalore
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How manual scavenging evolved to become one of the worst forms of exploitation of marginalised communities.
Oct 06 2016
PUBLIC TOILETS
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Tara Krishnaswamy
An exciting day out that promises a lot of interesting excursions and rendezvous around the city, and yet the Bengaluru girl may be worried. Here's why!
Sep 21 2016
EMERGENCY ON TRAINS
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Kannan Sundararajan
An eventful night journey by train leaves the author wondering about all that Indian Railways needs to do to make travel safe and comfortable for all.
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Sep 08 2016
CLEANING UP INDIA
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Sudha Narasimhachar
The Prime Minister’s vision of a clean India will remain a pipe dream unless the common man takes it upon himself.
May 06 2016
HEALTH OF SLUM DWELLERS IN BANGALORE
Rifa
From disruption of lake settlements which slumdwellers depend for livelihood to pollution and lack of sanitation, everything takes a toll on their health. Read more.
Apr 25 2016
DATA ON HEALTH NONEXISTANT IN BENGALURU
Navya P K
Little data is available on what ails Bengalureans. But the available data on cancer, shows increased lung cancer due to air pollution. Nobody knows what other factors are affecting the health of Bengalureans.
Jan 06 2016
SWACHH BHARAT SURVEY
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Akshatha M
Swachh Bharat survey is on in Bengaluru. You can participate by calling the toll-free number 1800 267 2777. Read more to know why this survey is being conducted.
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Dec 08 2015
WALK TO SCHOOL PROGRAM
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Lakshmi Menon
Students from six Sanjay Nagar schools participated in the Walk to School event held on November 5th. The initiative encourages school children to be active, and in turn be more aware about their neighbourhood.
Dec 07 2015
RECOMMENDED ACTION IN CASE OF CSA REPORTED OR DETECTED IN SCHOOLS
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Ashika Shetty
Enfold had organised a panel discussion on creating safe spaces for children in schools on November 28th. Experts shared the recommended protocols and systems to be followed by schools as per the CPP and POCSO Act.
Nov 11 2015
SUSTAINABLE MENSTRUATION WITH MENSTRUAL CUPS
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Aakriti Gupta
Ever thought about all the sanitary pads that end up in landfills? Is there an alternative? Here's a user's perspective on making the shift to menstrual cups.
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Oct 16 2015
PROTEST FOR RIGHT TO BREATHE
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Akshatha M
Upset over the pollution caused by KCDC compost plant, residents of HSR Layout and Somasundarapalya have planned for a protest yet again. This time, they will place two options before the authorities - close the plant or fix the problem.
Oct 14 2015
CUSTOMER PROTECTION IN PURCHASING MEDICINES
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Niveadha Nanjundeswaran
Ever bought medicines from a pharmacy, only to find the bottle empty or the package tampered with? Here’s what you can do, should you find yourself in a similar situation.
Oct 01 2015
REALITY BEHIND DENGUE NUMBERS IN BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
Every other person in Bengaluru complains of dengue. However the official dengue figure is projected at 1249 cases this year so far. What is the reality? An in-depth article.
Sep 25 2015
Blog: Connected Lives
The year 2015 will end on a momentous note for my family--my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. Not that the occasion matters to my father. Places, events, dates, anniversaries, birthdays, festivals, names, and sometimes, people too, have become...
Sep 22 2015
TRACKING DENGUE IN BENGALURU
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News Desk
Citizen Matters is trying to understand Dengue incidence and how serious the epidemic is, in Bengaluru. Please take the survey.
Sep 02 2015
AA AND AL-ANON SUPPORT GROUPS
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Holly Thorpe
Members of Alcoholics Anonymous and the family-focused Al-Anon discuss living with alcoholism. While they call it an ‘incurable disease’, there certainly is light at the end of the tunnel.
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Sep 01 2015
FIRST RESPONDERS IN BENGALURU
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Holly Thorpe
Bike ambulances were introduced in Bengaluru to ensure that victims of accidents or other emergencies got timely medical help. Since April, these ambulances have responded to over 700 calls in the city.
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Aug 17 2015
BENGALURU PROFESSOR ON WHO HEALTH PANEL
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Apoorva N
Rupa Chanda, an Economics professor from IIM has been chosen to be a part of WHO's team of world experts who will suggest ways of strengthening global health security.
Aug 14 2015
THIRD TRANSGENDER HABBA
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B David
At the 3rd Transgender Habba, Health Minister UT Khader said that he was pushing to establish a Transgender Board in the cabinet. A transgender survey too is in the offing in Karnataka.
Aug 03 2015
MAP THE DISTRIBUTION OF INVASIVE SPECIES
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Hetal Hariya
Several plants and animals in Bengaluru are not native species - they could have a devastating effect on local biodiversity in the long run. A new campaign starts in Bengaluru to track them - here's how you can pitch in.
Jul 21 2015
BLOOD DONATION CAMP AT SJR PARK VISTA
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Indira PC
When you donate blood, you may very well save someone's life. 31 donors came forward to do so at a recent donation camp held at SJR Park Vista.
Jul 15 2015
Column: A Matter of Health
Govind Nandakumar
While asking for cuts on each referral is ethically wrong, the reason behind this behaviour is equally disturbing. General doctors need to be well-paid, so that cuts don’t matter to them.
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Jun 23 2015
Blog: Whitefield Rising
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A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm:  Henrik Ibsen Here's proof that the good folks of Whitefield are ever ready to take the helm.  There are several children in the Whitefield area who require...
Jun 15 2015
WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY 2015
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Jayeeta Bose
This June 15th, unite to stop the abuse of senior citizens. Here's a guide on how you can recognise elder abuse, and extend help.
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