May 26 2017
IMPROVING BMTC SERVICES
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.
May 17 2017
CONTROLLING MULTIPLEXES AND PRICING DYNAMICS
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.
May 11 2017
CLEANING BELLANDUR LAKE
Apr 25 2017
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
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.
Mar 08 2017
COMPOSTING POLICY IN KARNATAKA
Dec 20 2016
INDIA'S SUBURBAN RAIL POLICY
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?
Dec 06 2016
DESIGN ISSUES IN TENDERSURE FOOTPATHS
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
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?
Sep 19 2016
BRTS V/S METRO ON ORR
Karnakata State government bid unceremonious goodbye to the BRTS plan on Outer Ring Road and instead chose metro. But many questions remain unanswered.
Sep 16 2016
WATER SECURITY FOR BENGALURU
Sep 13 2016
WATER AND THE FUTURE OF BENGALURU
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...1
Aug 17 2016
MAKING WALKWAYS WORK
Aug 09 2016
BENGALURU FLOODS DISASTER
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.
Jul 28 2016
CASE FOR COMMUTER RAILWAY
Jun 30 2016
WASTE COLLECTION SYSTEM IN BENGALURU SET FOR TRANSFORMATION
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
Jun 17 2016
URBAN DEGRADATION OF BENGALURU
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
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
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
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.
Mar 31 2016
Mar 29 2016
BBMP BUDGET 2016-17 ANALYSIS