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Jan 19 2017
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I was walking along in Jayanagar 4th T Block, when I noticed these young men selling "fresh honey from the hive, madam, do you want?" I looked down; the broken pieces of the honeycomb were there and pieces of it had been put into containers for the...
Dec 26 2016
START UP PROBLEMS
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Akshatha M
Bengaluru has been ranked as the second fastest growing start-up ecosystem in the world, but owners of new innovative businesses in the city find the journey far from smooth.
Nov 23 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I thought about how we house our pets when we have to travel or cannot take  care of them for short periods for any other reason. Enquiring for one friend, I found that two others mentioned that they had put their dogs in the following kennels...
Sep 20 2016
PLASTIC BAN AND BUSINESS
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Kate Clark
With orders pouring in and losses reducing quickly, this Peenya based manufacturer has managed the transition. But will the good days continue?
Jul 08 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
One usually associates art, and artistic aesthetics, only with people who have the money and the leisure to spare for it (I'm not talking about those who by art as an investment here). But if one looks carefully, one finds the artistic touch all around...
Jul 05 2016
CHANGING REALITY OF CAB AGGREGATION
Akshatha M
With the app based cab aggregators occupying space in the city’s transport system, how has it changed the lives of cab drivers? Do they really earn up to Rs 60,000-80,000 a month?
May 17 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I've written earlier, in this post about artisans who make a living by repairing jewellery. On Sunday, two friends and I went to Commercial Street, a shopping area in Bangalore. Off this street is another narrow street, called, quite appropriately...
Mar 14 2016
STREET VENDORS' ASK FROM BBMP BUDGET 2016
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Lekha Adavi
Allocation of 1% of funds from BBMP budget, temporary grievance redressal cell, free public amenities in markets - these are some of the streets vendors demands to the BBMP.
Mar 02 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Of late where there are parked cars (for example, in front of restaurants) I've been noticing a lot of young men with various implements, and I realised that they offer to carry out repairs/ rectify dents on cars for a fee. Today, I had gone to...
Dec 14 2015
Blog: Deepa's jottings
George Varghese writes:   From: George Varghese < grgvrghs@gmail.com > Date: 27 November 2015 at 14:14 Subject: The sweetest investment you can ever make.... To: Here's a chance to make a social, ethical, environment-friendly...
Nov 19 2015
PLASTIC BAN IN BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
Both plastic producers and recyclers in Jolly Mohalla, Nayandahalli and Peenya will be affected badly if the plastic ban is implemented in letter and spirit. What will happen to the livelihoods of the workers in such industries?
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Jun 15 2015
STREET VENDORS ACT 2014
News Desk
The Federation of Street Vendor Unions of Bengaluru has called for a bandh on June 15th to protest against the atrocities meted out to them and against FDI in retail.
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Apr 15 2015
RETAINING BENGALURU'S MARKETS
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Pavan Kulkarni
Murphy Town Market may be joining the list of over 800 heritage structures in Bengaluru. The BBMP has dropped its plan to renovate the old market, saying the structure is solid.
Feb 12 2015
FLOWER TRADING IN KR MARKET
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Varsha Parashivamurthy
Valentine’s Day is approaching fast. When love is in the air, you may think of flowers to gift. But what flowers and where do they come from? Step into Bengaluru’s Flower Market, where farmer and wholesalers trade blooms.
Dec 25 2014
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Christmas is over...spare a thought for those who sell knick-knacks like these cheap Santa caps, have so many of them left over...unsold, not putting even the meagre money in their pockets that they were hoping for. Street vendors are not...
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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Jul 10 2014
STREET VENDORS ACT 2014
News Desk
Street Vendors Federation urges for implementation of Street Vendors Law, to safeguard the interests of street vendors and urban poor.
Nov 26 2013
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
On 23rd November 2013, PNLIT had the opportunity to be at the first Baldwin Business & Career Fair, an initiative pioneered by my school alumni, the Baldwin Alumni Association - for Baldwinians, by Baldwinians (Baldwin Boys & Baldwin Girls...
Nov 26 2013
CLEANING UP THE MESS
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Nikita Malusare
Meant to be a clean up drive, the BBMP officials' visit to Johnson's Market also saw many shoppers violating rules, by not having licenses. A peek into what goes on in the weekly market clean up drives taken up by the BBMP.
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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Feb 26 2013
LATEST FASHION TRENDS
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Anuradha Srinivasan
A host of designer ventures focusing on chic and novel forms of the desi drape reveal the latest rage in the city’s fashion circles.
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Jan 28 2013
TECHNOLOGY FOR FARMERS AND CONSUMERS
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Arathi Manay Yajaman
Meet a tech professional who believes in technology for farmers’ benefit. His venture now ensures that you can get fruits fresh from the farm delivered at your doorstep!
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Jan 17 2013
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Some of the BULBs (Bangalore Urban Lady Birders) decided to meet up for lunch at Halli Mane on Sankranti Day: The decorations were beautiful... made of palm fibre: made of palm fronds:   This is the menu, as displayed on the...
Dec 20 2012
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Disney Bakery in BTM Layout is one of the many immensely popular "Bun" joints...where one can get an inexpensive bun with a variety of stuffings, along with coffee or tea, for a filling and quite wholesome meal-on-the-go. Here's one of the...
Dec 12 2012
SPORTS EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS
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Abhishek Angad
Bengaluru’s impact on India’s sporting scene in badminton, tennis, cricket and hockey is now being followed by pioneering firms pushing for focussed sports education in city schools.
Mar 16 2012
GANDHI BAZAAR STREET VENDOR EVICTION
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Kiran Keswani
There were many reasons for traffic congestion around Gandhi Bazaar, but evicting street vendors was seen as the only solution. Now, traffic is still messy here. What really could have been done?
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