Opinion
May 26 2017
IMPROVING BMTC SERVICES
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Shree D N
BMTC needs to go beyond citizen outreach and social media communication to fix the root problems that hinder the efficiency. Data can help do this.
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May 17 2017
CONTROLLING MULTIPLEXES AND PRICING DYNAMICS
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Anupam Manur
For an offbeat indie movie, multiplexes would charge a lower price, while for a blockbuster, they would charge a higher price. Price cap changes the equation: to maximize profits, they would have to sell maximum tickets, and that will change the type of movies that will be chosen by the multiplexes.
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May 11 2017
CLEANING BELLANDUR LAKE
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Meera K
Will shifting sewage from Bellandur area in tankers help solve the problem? In what better way could the same money be spent?
Apr 25 2017
Meera K
Being a part of a Ward Committee is a great way to engage formally with the system to make the change happen.
Apr 14 2017
UNPLANNED DEVELOPMENT
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B V Rajarama Bhat
Development of yet another layout on Bengaluru outskirts is an environmental and urban planning disaster in the making, but it could still be mitigated if authorities care to listen.
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Mar 08 2017
COMPOSTING POLICY IN KARNATAKA
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Shivani Shah
Composting policy revealed by Agriculture Minister is going to do a lot of good to the city's garbage scene, says Shivani Shah.
Dec 20 2016
INDIA'S SUBURBAN RAIL POLICY
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Khader B Syed
Bengaluru has an under-utilised railway network, through which activists hoped to realise the dream of commuter railway. Is the central government's draft policy signalling the death of city's ambitions?
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Dec 06 2016
DESIGN ISSUES IN TENDERSURE FOOTPATHS
News Desk
Do wider footpaths mean more space for trees? What might happen if trees don't have enough space for their roots? An analysis.
Oct 25 2016
Blog: Ideas at Work
Metro has sought public input on which of the different lines - existing as well as proposed - should be extended to the airport. I'm sure many people will give their input, but there are two other aspects to look at. (1) We should conduct extensive...
Oct 14 2016
STEEL FLYOVER FROM CHALUKYA CIRCLE TO HEBBAL
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Sanjay Vijayaraghavan
None of us would go about building our own homes without a well thought out plan. Why should we be willing to accept such an approach for our own home, the great city of Bengaluru?
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Sep 19 2016
BRTS V/S METRO ON ORR
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Vaidya R
Karnakata State government bid unceremonious goodbye to the BRTS plan on Outer Ring Road and instead chose metro. But many questions remain unanswered.
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Sep 16 2016
WATER SECURITY FOR BENGALURU
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Vishwanath Srikantaiah
Instead of crying foul over the water lost to our neighbour and igniting passion, there’s a lot more we (and the governments) can do. Zenrainman shares his 8-point mantra!
Sep 13 2016
WATER AND THE FUTURE OF BENGALURU
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S V Ranganath
Bengaluru gets Cauvery water for drinking. True. But did you know only 8 lakh houses out of 22 lakh receive Cauvery water? And that 43% of Cauvery water is unaccounted for? What's the way forward?
Sep 07 2016
Blog: Ideas at Work
The CBSE action against NPS schools is a classic study of everything that is wrong in the way we manage education. Without going into the specifics of NPS itself, we should be able to see the wrinkles in the canvas. a. First, the public school...
Sep 06 2016
Blog: Ideas at Work
In any riparian dispute, the contending parties each try to 'win', through a decision that is favourable to them. This is understandable - we all want victory on our part of the river (upstream or downstream), and politicians want to show that their...
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Aug 17 2016
MAKING WALKWAYS WORK
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Meera K and Smita Singh
A win-win economic model to incentivise private developers to build better public infrastructure.
Aug 09 2016
BENGALURU FLOODS DISASTER
Dr Ajaya S Bharadwaja
t's not easy to navigate between loads of documents and see whether there is a violation in the property that you buy. Bengaluru needs to identify its flood zones to prevent future financial loss to the inhabitants.
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Jul 28 2016
CASE FOR COMMUTER RAILWAY
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Sanjeev Dyamannavar
Railways extended its services when BMTC buses stayed off-road. What's the takeaway?
Jun 30 2016
WASTE COLLECTION SYSTEM IN BENGALURU SET FOR TRANSFORMATION
Sandya Narayanan and Lalitha Rani Mondreti
The plight of workers working in garbage collection is miserable. Fed up with broken system, BBMP is mulling a change in the garbage collection and transportation system.
Jun 20 2016
ERADICATING BENGALURU'S BLACKSPOTS
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Sandya Narayanan
Bengaluru did not have public bins, and bins have been a bone of contention among solid waste management enthusiasts working to solve the problem. Are bins the only solution for black spot problem? Or is there any alternative?
Jun 17 2016
URBAN DEGRADATION OF BENGALURU
Ranjeet Menon
How did Bengaluru change over the years? What makes people predict that the city be dead in next five years? Some thoughts.
May 27 2016
MANMADE CLIMATE CHANGES IN BANGALORE
Rajesh S
Bangalore is hot, dry, dusty. We're heating it up more, with all the gadgets and appliances we use. It's local heating—not global warming. This is the story of climate change in Bengaluru!
May 12 2016
OPINIONS OF BENGALURU BLUEPRINT GROUP
News Desk
What do the members of Bangalure Blue Print Action Group say regarding the committee and its clash with Metropolitan Planning Committee? We spoke to a few of them and this is what they had to say.
Apr 07 2016
ELEVATED HIGHWAYS OF BANGALORE
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Sathya Sankaran
Building elevated roads is a case of needing bigger pants because one continues to eat unhealthy food. How big can the pant be? What's the implication of big bodies and bigger pants in the long run? asks Sathya Sankaran.
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Mar 31 2016
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Uday Vijayan
112 – is the new number India is set to adopt as its common emergency call-in number. Any person is distress or in need of services of the police, fire department or ambulance, can soon call this number at any point of time. Given the state...
Mar 29 2016
BBMP BUDGET 2016-17 ANALYSIS
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Bharathy Jayaprakash
The budget is inflated, with an ambitious target of 2300 crores while the actual property tax received in 2016 is just 1350 crores.
 
 

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