Opinion
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.
Mar 11 2016
Blog: Ideas at Work
Here is an extract from my proposals to the government on things to include in the State Budget, 2016-17: (a) The Master Plan for Bengaluru and other cities being statutory, the State Budget each year should mandatorily allocate monies to proposals...
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Mar 01 2016
IMPACT OF UNION BUDGET ON BENGALURU
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Devika Kher and Adhip Amin
From increased service taxes and import duties to boost to low cost housing sector, Arun Jaitley has introduced many measures in his budget. How will these impact the city of Bengaluru?
Feb 15 2016
Blog: Ideas at Work
There isn't any water left in river Cauvery to draw, for the use of ever-expanding city of Bengaluru. How do we, then, get water to drink? Here is a plan - creating another Cauvery for the city. Matthondu Cauvery
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Feb 10 2016
OPEN LETTER TO GOVT OF KARNATAKA ON TRANSPORT
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Sathya Sankaran
BMTC's service is poor, while Metro serves few people, even as the government seems to reserve key corridors for BMRCL. What is needed to find the right multi-modal approach from a commuter's perspective?
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Feb 10 2016
Blog: Ideas at Work
"Better than nothing" is not progress. It's just better than nothing. If we set our metrics so low, we can never develop. Take the example of buses. The city needs about 13,000 to 15,000 buses to reach the kind of service levels that are seen in...
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Feb 05 2016
BENGALURU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - 2016
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Akshatha M
Though namma film fest ended smoothly, it was not without its own small share of controversies. Here's a review of the film festival that was.
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