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Mar 21 2017
OUTER RING ROAD CHRONICLES
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Vaidya R
There is no respite from traffic pile ups on Bengaluru's Outer Ring Road. Sometimes it's rain, sometimes it's bus breakdown. Does the government have the will to to fix it?
Oct 06 2016
PUBLIC TOILETS
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Tara Krishnaswamy
An exciting day out that promises a lot of interesting excursions and rendezvous around the city, and yet the Bengaluru girl may be worried. Here's why!
Jun 29 2016
Suchitra Deep
I kind of got hooked on this quiz thingy.  And while it is a bit strange to be asking and answering the questions myself, I love the fact that I know all the answers.  My next quiz follows the same pattern but I put in a variation so...
Oct 07 2015
PROBLEMS IN WHITEFIELD
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Rajesh Shah
A lake frothing with snow, traffic 'jams' whose taste never leaves, a pharmacy every 100 m, 80% of pedestrians wearing masks, more advertisements per sq ft of building surface... here's a list of all the records set by Whitefield in just a few years.
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Sep 11 2015
EYE ON THE CITY
Bavandar Gupha
A satiric note about solving Bengaluru's problems that also highlights the causes of problems remaining as they are for ages.
Sep 08 2015
AN IMMIGRANT'S WOES IN BENGALURU
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Nimit Shah
From brokers to utilities in the house to advance amount to food options, problems are plenty in finding a suitable house in Bengaluru. But once you find a house....
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Aug 29 2015
SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN BENGALURU
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Rakesh Prasad
Auto drivers refuse to carry not only migrants, but also the locals, when they don't like the amount of money that comes in. Staring at women has been the "prerogative" of educated men, not just the uneducated. Sometimes such realities hit us hard...
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Aug 11 2015
TRAFFIC JAMS ON ORR
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Vaidya R
Vaidya talks about the major traffic jams that citizens of Bengaluru traverse through, and likens the ones on ORR to Cerberus, the three-headed dog that guards the underworld.
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Aug 04 2015
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
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Dear reader, who I may know well or not at all, you are going to get to know all sorts of strange things about me. Let’s be forward with each other, shall we? Today, for instance, I am going to write about my toilet. Of all of the things...
Jul 30 2015
Blog: Whitefield Rising
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How long does it take you to get to office? 10 to 20 minutes, 45 minutes, a little more than an hour, or two hours? For those of you who spend long hours on your commute, what do you do? Read? Work on your phone? Listen to music? Read a book...
Jun 22 2015
PEOPLE WATCHING IN TRAFFIC
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Pallavi Ravishankar
If you're looking to kill time on your daily commute from home, here's an idea - people watching. As a commuter observes, the conditions of the commute bring out the best and worst in people.
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Jun 12 2015
WHY IS THE RTO USING TOUTS TO STOP NON-KA VEHICLES?
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Waseem Memon
In the face of the recent allegations that the RTO uses touts to stop non-KA registered cars, a citizen writes an open letter to the Transport Commissioner telling him that his faith in the government has been shattered.
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Apr 08 2015
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
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Pic: Deepa Mohan Auto-drivers come in all shapes and sizes: old, young, thin, fat, toothless, handsome, smelly, bearded, grumpy, cheery, etc. Like a good box of chocolates, you never know what kind of driver you’re going to get. Sometimes...
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Feb 06 2015
THE ELUSIVE INDIAN PUBLIC TOILET
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Meenakshi Giridhar
The elusive Indian public toilet... It is like the Indian rope trick, people have heard about it, but no one has seen it! So what can a woman do, when she's just got to go?
Feb 05 2015
Blog: Malleshwaram Matters
I feel rather insulted when people say Indira Nagar or Koramangala is ‘…such a happening place!!!’ or some such silly thing. I mean, Malleshwaram is as happening a place as either of them. What could possibly make news in Indira...
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Jan 13 2015
Blog: Tin Boxes and Red Monsters
Pic: Vaishnavi Vittal First up, let me state that I treat myself like a princess when it comes to commuting. While buses are probably the first choice of transport for most folks in the city, I am yet to make my peace with it. And I have...
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Nov 13 2014
DECODING 'BENGALURU'
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Vaidya R
Implications of Bangalore changing to Bengaluru are several: Oorus and petes have started becoming familiar to everyone, but it is not just that - it is much more! Read on.
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Aug 21 2014
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
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Some autos charge extra for each ride, while there are a few of them who go by the meter. Pic: Christopher Martin Lopaze Their rounded, carapace-like forms, yellow hoods, and green or black bodies are familiar to anyone living in Bengaluru...
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Feb 19 2014
FLIPSIDE
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Bavandar Gupha
Traffic management systems that cause jams, footpaths meant for exercising, beautiful garbage dumps - many more things can become tourist destinations in Bangalore!
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Dec 08 2010
HOW TO WALK IN BANGALORE?
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Palahalli Vishwanath
What can pedestrians expect if BBMP were to bring out manual on walking; considering the zero tolerance from the vehicles plying in the city for pedestrians.
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Aug 05 2010
THEORY OF DRIVING
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Mohan Ram
Rules passed on from driver to driver in the great oral tradition of India, followed by enlightened ones on our roads.
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Apr 01 2010
PERAMBULATIONS IN PUTTENAHALLI
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SK Srinivas
Things to keep in mind before venturing out on a morning walk.
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Sep 16 2009
CIVIC ISSUES
Sakuntala Narasimhan
Thinking of Bangalore’s poor civic services makes your blood pressure rise? Here are some games you can play to get rid of it.
Jan 27 2009
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Narasimha Vedala
Pelican population sees a recent increase.
Nov 26 2008
RISK ON THE ROADS
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Narasimha Vedala
He may have gotten famous for banning smoking, but perhaps Anbumani Ramadoss must take on the spitters too.
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Oct 14 2008
BUILDING SETBACKS
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News Desk
Setback spaces specifies the space left between a building and the boundary of the plot. In Bangalore, it sometimes is measured in inches.
 
 

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