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Dec 28 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
On Christmas Day, I went to the 4th Sunday outing of BngBirds, which I had organized this month at Hoskote Lake. It was foggy, and I got some mist-erious shots: Amongst other things, I noticed this godman getting ready for his...
Jul 08 2016
A CHAT WITH XERXES DESAI
News Desk
While Xerxes Desai was well known for his work at Titan and Tata companies, there was another side to him - his passion for urban issues in India.
May 17 2016
Blog: Editors' Blog
In the run up to the TCS World 10K which happened on May 15th, Citizen Matters was looking for runners who we could collaborate with to raise funds for our journalism. And now that the run is over, we couldn't have asked for a better set of people...
May 16 2016
FREEDOM FROM BONDED LABOUR
Ignatius Joseph
18 people from Odisha, including three infants, were rescued from a brick kiln in Anekal. The rescued families were working as bonded labourers at the kiln.
Apr 15 2016
FUND THE TIFFY TEMPLATE, HELP THE BLIND IDENTIFY CURRENCY NOTES!
Paul D'souza
The visually impaired find it difficult to identify Indian currency notes, and often get cheated in their transactions. Here's a Whitefield resident whose invention can make a difference to them!
Mar 15 2016
Blog: Everyday City
In a discussion on ‘ The City in the World ’ as part of the IIHS City Scripts festival  in Bangalore, K.T.Ravindran, Professor & Head of the Urban design department for the last 20 years at the School of Planning & Architecture...
Mar 01 2016
MAYOR MANJUNATH REDDY'S INTERVIEW - 2016
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Akshatha M
The BBMP wants to bring all properties under tax net, with road history and GIS mapping. BBMP Mayor Manjunath Reddy talks about his priorities in administration, and about the upcoming BBMP budget.
Feb 22 2016
HELPING THE HOMELESS IN BENGALURU
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Ashok Kumar S
Ashok Kumar writes about a chance encounter with someone on the street, and realises that not everyone is motivated by money!
Feb 19 2016
DOG’S BEST FRIENDS
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Ganga Madappa
Street dogs typically feed on garbage. But here’s a couple that actually cooks food for 100+ strays. Bismi and Anil are the good samaritans of Whitefield whose work with strays, is awe-inspiring and inspirational.
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Feb 03 2016
DISAPPEARING PROFESSIONS: THE BOMBE MITHAIWALA
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Smitha Jacob
In the past, children would flock around his cart as he molded candy into whatever shape they wanted. Meet the Bombe Mithaiwala!
Jan 21 2016
BENGALURU'S DISAPPEARING PROFESSIONS
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News Desk
Do you remember the knife sharpeners, kulfi walas/ice cream carts, salt sellers, son papadi sellers, metalware repairmen, etc of yesteryear? Collaborate with us to document their stories.
Jan 18 2016
Blog: In Lighter Whine
Hello all! After a two-week hiatus, I'm finally back at the old stand and churning out blogs again. I've had my pre-board exams for the past two weeks, so between studying for them and wishing I didn't have to, I've not had time for much else. However...
Jan 13 2016
KANNADA CLASSES FOR OUT-OF-TOWNERS
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Ganga Madappa
Whether out-of-towners should learn Kannada has been a long-standing bone of contention in Bengaluru. Here is a man who is teaching them how to speak Kannada.
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Dec 19 2015
BENGALURU FOR CHENNAI: RELIEF WORK
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Waseem Memon
A Bangalorean who was involved in the relief work in Chennai post the floods shares his experience. Many went out of their way to help people who they did not know, he says.
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Dec 13 2015
Blog: In Lighter Whine
In quite a few of my previous blogs (I don’t remember if those blogs were here or at Funny Side Up ), I’ve referred to conversations with auto and cab drivers. Generally, these have been in the context of something entirely unrelated...
Dec 03 2015
CHENNAI FLOODS DECEMBER 2015
Naveen_mahesh
News Desk
Citizens and groups are jumping in to help the flood-affected in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu - Pondicherry. A guide to who is doing what, and how you can help.
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Nov 30 2015
INTERVIEW: AKKAI PADMASHALI, LGBT ACTIVIST
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Pinky Chandran
From being a person who had to face societal opposition, to the one who gets Rajyotsava award for her activism, she has come a long way. Here's an interview that throws light into Akkai Padmashali's life and thoughts.
Nov 18 2015
THE HEROES AMONG US
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Ashok Kumar S
When you see someone doing something out of the ordinary, do you wonder what they are up to? Perhaps you should ask them... What they have to say could inspire you.
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Nov 07 2015
REMEMBERING SIR C V RAMAN
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Pavan Kulkarni
C V Raman establishes Raman Research Institute with the savings of his life. He also chases many of his passions and works on sound, light and diamonds.
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Oct 21 2015
FEEDING BENGALURU'S LESS FORTUNATE
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Ganga Madappa
Eight days back, a motley crew of good samaritans started distributing food to the hungry and homeless in Bengaluru. Come tomorrow, they are likely to have fed more than a lakh hungry stomachs.
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Oct 19 2015
Blog: In Lighter Whine
What will it take to accept people for who they are? Image Courtesy: www.facebook.com/TRRAIN Have you ever noticed how we Indians tend to accuse everyone else of being racist while conveniently ignoring our very own narrow-mindedness? As a...
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Oct 08 2015
BUILDERS OF BENGALURU
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News Desk
A new book on German architect Otto Koenigsberger, traces his contribution to Bengaluru. Read an excerpt from the book describing his work on the KR Pavilion, City Bus Terminus and Municipal Swimming Pool.
Oct 07 2015
FEEDING BENGALURU’S LESS FORTUNATE
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Ganga Madappa
If every home in Bengaluru cooked an additional meal, would it ensure that the hungry don’t go to bed on an empty stomach? Here’s a community initiative that’s looking to do just that.
Aug 17 2015
BENGALURU PROFESSOR ON WHO HEALTH PANEL
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Apoorva N
Rupa Chanda, an Economics professor from IIM has been chosen to be a part of WHO's team of world experts who will suggest ways of strengthening global health security.
Aug 11 2015
Column: Southern Bengaluru Chronicles
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Chandra Shekhar Balachandran
School-going children often come up with nicknames for their teachers. Here's one such teacher from the author's past - DRV aka Dappa Ravay (V)unday.
Jul 28 2015
A TRIBUTE TO DR APJ ABDUL KALAM
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Ganga Madappa
Citizen Matters reached out to Bangaloreans to ask them to share their fondest memories of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. Here’s what they had to say.
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