Interviews
Feb 14 2017
INTERVIEW OF KCDC CHAIRMAN A KENCHEGOWDA
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Akshatha M
3000 tonnes of unsold compost is lying at KCDC as there are no buyers this year. The plan now is to shift city's waste to outskirts via goods trains. More such interesting points, in the interview of Karnataka Compost Development Company Chairman Kenchegowda.
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Jan 31 2017
INTERVIEW OF PADMA ASHOK
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Deepa Mohan
Environmental photographer and writer Deepa Mohan talks to Padma Ashok, wife of late wildlife activist Ashok Hallur, on their lives and activism.
Jan 03 2017
Column: Radio Active Bangalore
Radio Active 90.4MHz
A strong advocate for the LGBTQIA community, Sandalwood Actor Chetan shares his thoughts on supporting them.
Nov 18 2016
DECODING ELEVATED CORRIDOR NETWORK IN BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
What is the guiding principle behind the elevated corridor network in Bengaluru? How will it benefit the city? R K Misra who proposed the plan to the government talks about it.
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Nov 10 2016
BAN ON HIGH VALUE NOTES
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Akshatha M
What’s taking the country by storm today has been continuously advocated by an IIM Bangalore professor since 2009. R Vaidyanathan explains why he thinks banning high value notes is a good idea.
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Sep 16 2016
BBMP COMMISSIONER'S INTERVIEW
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Cherry Agarwal
BBMP Commissioner Manjunath Prasad talks about his experience as a bureaucrat, his work at BBMP and BBMP's plans to streamline finances and land records.
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Jul 08 2016
A CHAT WITH XERXES DESAI
News Desk
While Xerxes Desai was well known for his work at Titan and Tata companies, there was another side to him - his passion for urban issues in India.
Mar 01 2016
MAYOR MANJUNATH REDDY'S INTERVIEW - 2016
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Akshatha M
The BBMP wants to bring all properties under tax net, with road history and GIS mapping. BBMP Mayor Manjunath Reddy talks about his priorities in administration, and about the upcoming BBMP budget.
Feb 19 2016
DOG’S BEST FRIENDS
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Ganga Madappa
Street dogs typically feed on garbage. But here’s a couple that actually cooks food for 100+ strays. Bismi and Anil are the good samaritans of Whitefield whose work with strays, is awe-inspiring and inspirational.
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Jan 11 2016
Blog: Music Matters
When three women - a flautist, a violinist and a vainika - got together to give a Carnatic concert a couple of years ago it was the beginning of a new journey. The venu-violin-veena concert team of Vani Manjunath, Prema Vivek and Shubha Santosh...
Dec 22 2015
INTERVIEW WITH BMTC MD EKROOP CAUR
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Akshatha M
Bengaluru's own public transport system, BMTC has plans to launch many progressive steps to ensure commuter safety and user-friendliness. BMTC Managing Director Ekroop Caur explains the plans in an interview.
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Nov 30 2015
INTERVIEW: AKKAI PADMASHALI, LGBT ACTIVIST
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Pinky Chandran
From being a person who had to face societal opposition, to the one who gets Rajyotsava award for her activism, she has come a long way. Here's an interview that throws light into Akkai Padmashali's life and thoughts.
Oct 27 2015
RUN2LIGHT - RUNNERS' INITIATIVE
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Ganga Madappa
A group of friends from Bengaluru is running to raise funds to support farmers in Chintamani. The money raised could go towards purchasing solar lamps, or building bunds to prevent soil erosion.
Aug 21 2015
BBMP ELECTION CANDIDATE DEBATE 2015
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News Desk
The candidates of Katriguppe ward from BJP, Congress, JDS and Loksatta came together at a candidate meetup organised by Namma Bengaluru Foundation. Here's what transpired.
Aug 20 2015
BBMP ELECTION CANDIDATE DEBATE 2015
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News Desk
On August 14th, Namma Bengaluru Foundation organised a candidate meet with those contesting from Sanjay Nagar ward. Here's what the candidates had to say about their plans for the ward, should they be elected.
Aug 20 2015
BBMP ELECTION CANDIDATE DEBATE 2015
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News Desk
Here's what transpired at the candidate meet-up at Varthur organised by Namma Bengaluru Foundation.
Aug 20 2015
BBMP ELECTIONS 2015 - INTERVIEW OF MOHANDAS PAI, BPAC
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News Desk
Mohandas Pai is the co-founder of Bangalore Political Action Committee (BPAC). He answers a few questions from Citizen Matters in the background of BBMP elections.
Aug 20 2015
BBMP ELECTIONS 2015 - INTERVIEW WITH RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
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News Desk
Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar is exhorting Bengalureans to vote. He has published advertisements in leading newspapers, mentioning his support for the BJP candidates. He responded to a few quick questions from us.
Aug 14 2015
BBMP ELECTION CANDIDATE DEBATE 2015
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News Desk
Namma Bengaluru Foundation organised a meet up of BBMP candidates, to understand their perspective on problems of people. This what transpired there.
Aug 14 2015
CANDIDATE DEBATE AT WARD 12-SHETTIHALLI
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News Desk
Four candidates contesting the elections from Ward 12- Shettihalli came together to discuss the issues of funding, drinking water and women’s empowerment. Here's are excerpts from the debate.
Jun 29 2015
INTERVIEW OF BBMP ADMINISTRATOR VIJAY BHASKAR
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Akshatha M
In last two months, people saw BBMP becoming more responsive towards citizens' queries and more transparent. Property tax collection was at its highest level in the last two months. TM Vijay Bhaskar who will continue to be the administrator till a new council comes in, shares his experience with Citizen Matters, in an interview.
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Jun 10 2015
KARNATAKA GRAM PANCHAYAT POLL RESULTS
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Pavan Kulkarni
Lingaraj Urs is probably the first resident of a gated community on the Bengaluru outskirts to contest and win in the recent Gram Panchayat polls. What and how exactly does he plan to initiate change?
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Jun 06 2015
EVERYDAY HEROES: THE NAIL COLLECTOR
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Ganga Madappa
Since 2012, a commuter has been picking up nails that are being strewn over Bellandur Outer Ring Road by mischief-makers. Here is why he does, what he does.
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Jun 04 2015
INTERVIEW OF SWATI RAMANATHAN, JANA URBAN SPACE FOUNDATION
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Shree D N
Swati Ramanathan rebuts the charges against Tender SURE, such as having no citizen participation, accommodating no trees and street vendors and others. She explains how it will help pedestrians.
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Jun 04 2015
INTERVIEW WITH MEENA ARTWANI
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Ganga Madappa
Tender SURE roads in Bengaluru are opposed by many people for many reasons. Here are some such reasons.
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May 08 2015
BENGALURU ADMINISTRATION ON A LAKE ENCROACHMENT SPREE
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Akshatha M
While the government is keen to regularise the BDA layouts on lakes, the Bengaluru Urban DC V Shankar is ready to go with whatever the government decides. In an interview, he talks about the demolition drive that is going on in Bengaluru.
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