Local Matters
Apr 17 2017
COMPOSTING PLANT IN DOLDRUMS
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Akshatha M
Citizens speak out on the government-run composting plant in HSR Layout - what is happening, why people are worried about it.
Feb 24 2017
Blog: The BPAC blog
B.PAC submitted its strong objections to BESCOM proposal for increase of electricity tariff for FY-18. T.V. Mohandas Pai, Vice President, B.PAC made the submissions before the commission today during the public hearing conducted by KERC. Following...
Jan 04 2017
Blog: Like a Lake
On 8th January 2017, various events will be hosted at Kaikondrahalli Lake during its annual ‘Kere Habba’. The habba, which is in its third year, aims to be bigger, better and more impactful in raising awareness...
Oct 05 2016
Blog: Forward Bellandur
October 2 nd  was Gandhi’s birth anniversary and a reminder of his vision of Clean India. Our Prime Minister Modi revived the dream two years back on this day by launching Swacch Bharat Mission. We at Bellandur ward were fortunate to...
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Sep 29 2016
Blog: Whitefield Rising
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Whitefield Rising hosted an enlightening session on Sunday, September 26, with eminent environmentalist A.N. Yellappa Reddy, who connected the dots among environmental consciousness, waste management, sewage treatment, lake purification, biodiversity...
Sep 29 2016
Blog: Whitefield Rising
With consumerism at its peak and humans wasting more than utilising, it’s time to relook, to reflect, to repair. Repair Café is based on the very idea of sustainable living, to promote the judicious use of natural and personal resources...
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Sep 24 2016
Blog: Forward Bellandur
Sewage and plastic waste has been steadily pouring into Kaikondrahalli lake for the last few months from the eastern side of the lake. On the evening of 12th May 2016, a private landowner from that side breached the lake bund with JCB and drew a...
Sep 06 2016
VIJNANA HABBA AT SOUL KERE
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Kate Clark
Among what was displayed were a model of a hydroelectric generator, an eco-friendly air-cooler, a mosquito trapper, a vehicle-mounted wind turbine and other interesting science models.
Sep 06 2016
Blog: Forward Bellandur
Volunteers from Kasa Muktha Bellandur presented a small token of appreciation to the invisible & often neglected workforce of our society by distiributing cloth bags & sweets to the Pourkarmikas by the volunteers at various muster points...
Sep 01 2016
BBMP DEMOLITION AT KODICHIKKANAHALLI
Kate Clark
What does a demolished area look like? What's happening in the area where properties were demolished to create a stormwater drain? Kate Clark catches it all on camera.
Jul 30 2016
CITIZENS GO SPOTFIXING
Kate Clark
What to do if the government cannot fix the broken streets and parks? Simple: do it on your own. This is the motto with which Whitefield Rising has been working.
Jun 07 2016
Blog: Like a Lake
This is the Akshayanagara Lake. Less than three years ago, it was a nothing but a patch of land with overgrown weeds and sewage as seen below.   The transformation is the work of a group of enthusiastic residents of the layout led...
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 30 2016
Blog: Forward Bellandur
Kaikondrahalli and Kasavanahalli lakes have been in the news for disturbing reasons lately - the rampant real estate developments in the valley zone that may lead to drying up of the downstream lakes and massive flooding in the next rainy season...
Apr 12 2016
SAVING LAKES OF BANGALORE
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Pravir B
A small team has quietly pushed for a study to understand the issues of Bellandur and Varthur lakes, with the support of experts and army men. There is hope again that the lakes may soon see better days.
Feb 03 2016
CITY GAS DISTRIBUTION PROJECT IN BANGALORE
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Akshatha M
Piped gas supply is expected to reduce cost, and is safer than LPG. When will it be available for homes, hotels and vehicles? An in depth look at GAIL's plans for Bengaluru.
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Jan 22 2016
CYCLE LANES FOR HSR LAYOUT
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Akshatha M
HSR Layout will be getting cycle lanes. Will it be successful? What are the lessons gained from earlier experiences?
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Jan 20 2016
GAIL PIPELINE IN HSR LAYOUT
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Akshatha M
GAIL has been laying pipelines in HSR layout. Residents allege that the work started much before the BBMP approval. Read more for full story.
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Jan 15 2016
BEAUTIFUL BENGALURU CAMPAIGN
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Odette Katrak
The Beautiful Bengaluru - Be the Change campaign looks to make the city clean, green and safe. The campaign kicks off with a zero-litter drive at Lalbagh from January 15th to 17th.
Jan 12 2016
KANAKPURA ROAD: POTHOLES AND OPEN MANHOLES
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V K Srivatsa
Are the authorities turning a deaf ear to the issues in your area? Here's how residents of BDA 6th stage near Kanakpura road got them to pay attention.
Jan 07 2016
REPAIRING BENGALURU'S POTHOLE RIDDEN ROADS
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Sapna Prabhu
Sapna Prabhu tracks the progress of work on the Hulimavu-Begur road. While citizens must complain about inefficiencies, one must also highlight the good work being done by local administration, she says.
Dec 14 2015
Blog: Forward Bellandur
Outer Ring Road traffic on a usual weekday. Picture Courtesy: Mayur Channagere   The ORR stretch from Ibblur to Marathahalli is home to Ecospace, Embassy Tech Village, Prestige Tech park and Cessna Business Park. In addition we have...
Nov 16 2015
SAVING IBBLURU LAKE
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Mukund Kumar
From a pretty lake Ibbluru lake has been messed up in five years. Now suddenly sewage is flooding the park beside the lake too. How did this happen?
Oct 26 2015
Blog: Deepa's jottings
It's fun spotting the various signs that surround me as I walk around my city, and tryto understand what they might mean!  Here's one on a pushcart that was passing my front gate. Can you guess what it could be? My subject title gives a clue...
Oct 19 2015
LOAD SHEDDING SCHEDULE
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News Desk
Want to know when your area could see a power cut? Here is the load shedding schedule for Bengaluru that has been shared by BESCOM.
Oct 14 2015
WASTE MANAGEMENT DERAILED
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Akshatha M
Dry waste collection system started in January shuts down in September, derailing entire waste management plans in the area. Who is behind this?
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