Policy
Aug 01 2016
AADHAAR AUTHENTICATION SAGA
Akshatha M
As private companies are increasingly using Aadhaar data, is the privacy and security of personal data really at risk? What do those defending Aadhaar have to say?
Jul 29 2016
AADHAAR AUTHENTICATION
Akshatha M
With Aadhaar being widely used by various agencies for different purposes, here's a look at how private players too are acting as a crucial link in the data authentication process.
Mar 15 2016
REAL ESTATE (REGULATION AND DEVELOPMENT) BILL, 2015
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Nagesh Aras
The RERA bill has been passed in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. The Bill with a number of safeguards to protect home buyers' interest, has crossed all hurdles. Citizen groups in Bengaluru too have played a role in pushing the Bill.
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Oct 26 2015
LOANS FOR URBAN POOR IN BENGALURU
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Navya P K
How effective are micro-finance institutions in helping the poor in Bengaluru deal with their crises? Do self help groups really help? What is the downside?
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Jan 29 2014
Blog: Ideas at Work
Akrama Sakrama is a complete fraud. There are many things wrong with this scheme. Sadly, Congress, BJP and JDS appear to be united in their attempts to destroy the city. Regularisation may be unavoidable, given the scale of what has happened so far...
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Jan 16 2014
NOTIFICATION TEXT
News Desk
The draft rule says the objections or suggestions received within 30 days, that is, January 30, 2014, will be considered to be added in the rules.
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Dec 31 2013
Blog: Volunteer Diary
How about starting 2014 with a walk for gender minorities? Praja Rajakiya Vedike along with other organizations is conducting "Freedom Walk – ​​E​​nd Violence on Sexual Minorities" tomorrow (Wednesday, Jan-1-2014). This is an effort to facilitate...
Dec 31 2013
POLICIES FOR POOR
Sharmistha Maji
Officials in Bengaluru blame online software for the delay in issuing the cards.
Dec 18 2013
CURBING CORRUPTION
Rajeev Gowda
Black money gets pumped into elections, and those who sponsor this money demand favours from the elected later. Rajeev Gowda says the vicious circle could be broken.
Nov 28 2013
LPG DIRECT SUBSIDY TRANDFER
D R Prakash
Why can't gas agencies take the subsidy from bank account directly, why people have to pay extra?
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Nov 26 2013
COMMENTS ON NEW PLANNING WING
T R Raghunandan
Former IAS officer critiques new Planning Authority bill: Where is the Mayor in this committee?
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Nov 25 2013
PLANNING BENGALURU
News Desk
This text has been copied from Karnataka Rajyapatra (Karnataka Gazette) and published as it is.
Nov 22 2013
COMMENTS ON MPC DRAFT RULES
C N Kumar
The draft rules for new planning authority for Bengaluru should be open for public to comment for one more month, says C N Kumar, an RTI activist.
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Nov 22 2013
FEEDBACK ON MPC NOTIFICATION
Kathyayini Chamaraj
City think tank points out flaws in city planning bill. Top issues: Planning is not linked to budget; No public consultation in planning.
Nov 21 2013
TOWARDS BETTER PLANNING
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Shree D N
Bangalore is supposed to get Metropolitan Planning Committee in place as soon as possible. But the question is, does the proposal address the concerns that led to the formation of this body.
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Nov 21 2013
TOWARDS BETTER PLANNING
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News Desk
Kasturirangan Committee had proposed some reforms that will change the way Bangalore region would be governed. Here's the text of the 150-page report.
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Nov 19 2013
METROPOLITAN PLANNING COMMITTEE NOTIFICATION
Ashwin Mahesh
The long-awaited Metropolitan Planning Committee draft notification is out. What does this lack? Here's an opinion.
Nov 14 2013
LEGALISING THE ILLEGAL
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Bosky Khanna
The Akrama-Sakrama bill has been thought of for a long time now. It even has got a nod from the governor, but implementation is still taking a long time. What is the confusion? Here's a peek.
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Nov 12 2013
AFFLUENT ON AADHAAR CARD
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Bosky Khanna
Most people in Bengaluru for whom spending an extra Rs 4,500 per year is not at all problem, still want Aadhaar card for the LPG subsidy it can provide. There are no rules after all, in India, that stop the rich from claiming LPG subsidies.
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Oct 21 2013
'AADHAAR TOTALLY VOLUNTARY'
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Bosky Khanna
Justice Puttaswamy, who filed the PIL against UIDAI in Supreme Court, says that Aadhaar card needs to be converted in to a Citizenship Card like in the USA, to keep a check on illegal migrants.
Jul 16 2013
BUDGET ANALYSIS
Sridhar Pabbisetty
Real solution to the malnutrition problem lies in incentivizing local production of heavily imported pulses which are today almost four times the price they were about five years ago. The whole food security angle needs to be considered through a lens beyond subsidized rice.
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Jul 16 2013
Blog: Ideas at Work
Our urban planning framework has totally misunderstood the management of parking. Starting with building bye laws to on-street parking to off-street, pretty much EVERYTHING we do around parking is wrong. And the examples that people point to as 'successful...
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Jul 16 2013
BUDGET AND BANGALORE
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Vinod Vyasulu
Though the BBMP has elected representatives, they don’t have actual powers. There is no auditing, hence no record of how the budgetary allocations to the BBMP are spent. Why is the system neglecting local governance?
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Jul 15 2013
A BANGALORE-CENTRIC BUDGET
M S Sriram
Who are migrating into Bangalore, and why? What is so special in Bangalore that brings them in? What are the problems in the areas they come from? These questions are never asked while drafting budget.
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Jun 27 2013
Karnataka Information and Communication Technology Group (KIG) 2020 Report
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Sriram Vittalamurthy
At a time when unregulated real estate development all over Bangalore has put massive stress on roads, water and other resources, a working group on IT has proposed a skyscraper core with a funding model.
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Jun 18 2013
Blog: Ideas at Work
The Governor has once again returned the Sakrama Bill. In any event, given the court case that is going on, any attempt by the government to circumvent the court was bound to land in trouble, so there's not much point in the Governor also getting...
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