Jan 05 2017
Column: Radio Active Bangalore
How manual scavenging evolved to become one of the worst forms of exploitation of marginalised communities.
Oct 06 2016
Sep 08 2016
CLEANING UP INDIA
Jan 06 2016
SWACHH BHARAT SURVEY
Swachh Bharat survey is on in Bengaluru. You can participate by calling the toll-free number 1800 267 2777. Read more to know why this survey is being conducted.
Nov 11 2015
SUSTAINABLE MENSTRUATION WITH MENSTRUAL CUPS
Ever thought about all the sanitary pads that end up in landfills? Is there an alternative? Here's a user's perspective on making the shift to menstrual cups.
Apr 24 2015
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
Public urination is common in Bengaluru. However, some people have no qualms about open defecation too. Pic: Ganga Madappa “What happens in the bathroom stays in the bathroom” was the general consensus at my childhood household...
Dec 04 2013
Blog: Like a Lake
Press release on the "Namma Kere, Namma Bengaluru" Workshop (provided by Save Bangalore Lakes Trust) Bangalore today is sitting on a silent time bomb of depleting and degrading quality of sources of water. One of the solutions lies in restoration...1
Sep 25 2013
Blog: Community Matters
How can I ever talk about it ? These are the opening lines that play on most women’s mind when it comes to even thinking about menstruation and all the embarrassing moments that surround it. All women, and I mean absolutely all women...
Sep 15 2013
Blog: Community Matters
When I started the Menstrual Hygiene Awareness initiative three years ago, in government schools, I assumed the answer to menstrual hygiene was distributing sanitary napkins. So we got donors and napkins and gave them for free in rural government...5
Sep 11 2013
BRAND NEW BWSSB SCAM?
Residents of Jayanagar 3rd block are forced to pay hefty sum to the BWSSB contractor to restore their connection to new sewage lines. Those who don’t want to pay are being threatened and left with the stink and sewage lines unconnected.
Jul 25 2013
WAKE UP CLEAN UP BENGALURU
While bio-medical and sanitary wastes are proposed to be handled separately, recording and monitoring of data on amount of garbage produced is going to help manage waste effectively.
Jul 01 2013
In the absence of public restrooms, answering nature's call is a challenge for many. A Bangalorean urges urban planners to include such fundamental human needs in their thinking.
Mar 27 2013
STORM WATER DRAINS
A Bangalorean requests the High Court of Karnataka to resolve issues with storm water drains in the city.
Aug 04 2012
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
Those familiar with Puttenahalli Lake will know that one end of the lake, towards L&T South City has 100-odd shanty/ semi-pucca/ pucca houses (generally referred to as the encroachment "slum"), relocation pending since the last few years...
Jul 16 2012
STATUS OF PUBLIC TOILETS
The bladder is about to burst. The stomach is hurting. Nature’s call. Where to go? Men lined up in front of public walls and relieving themselves is a very common sight. But is there a place for women to pee in peace?
Dec 06 2011
GARBAGE ATTRACTS STRAY DOGS
You can mark garbage dump spots in your neighbourhood using Google Maps with VOSD's collaborative project, which tries to prove availability of garbage is the main influence of increasing stray dog population.
Nov 03 2011
Blog: Volunteer Diary
Sep 07 2011
Blog: Bruhat Buzz
BBMP’s Public Health Committee President, K N Geeta Shashikumar visited hotels and Kalyana Mantapas in Sheshadripuram, Shivananda Circle and Kumara Krupa areas and inspected them. She gave orders to issue notices to Kamat Yatri Nivas Hotel...
Oct 12 2010
Blog: Off Beat
Almost every other week, outside my office on Sarjapur Road, I see an elderly gentleman stopping by a tree in the morning, to relieve himself. A Nirmala Shauchalaya stands barely 100 metres away from this recipient tree. The Bruhat Bengaluru...8
Jul 07 2010
Blog: Deepa's jottings
We seem to not bother too much when things don't work...or when people don't work! Here's a busy, busy autorickshaw driver... We also like to make things work in our own way, to suit ourselves....the regular fence and gate will not have...
Aug 19 2009
RECLAIMING BENGALURU DRIVE
Armed with brooms, gloves and heart, scores of citizens removed litter, collected garbage, raised awareness, and struck out for a rubbish-free city, on 15th August.
May 23 2008
CITIZENS MEET THE BDA