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May 22 2017
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN ANIMAL WELFARE ENTHUSIAST
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Sanaya Katrak
Working closely with animals in need is extremely rewarding. Every rescue and every adoption is an achievement for an animal rescuer. A typical day in the life of an animal rescuer, decoded.
May 20 2017
Blog: Citizens for Bengaluru
BBMP has announced a Vanamahotsav walkathon tomorrow, Sunday May 21st, to encourage the public to plant 10 lakh saplings in the city in order to increase green cover. It is seeking active public participation to make the drive successful. Just...
May 20 2017
Blog: Ideas at Work
BBMP's proposal to begin charging people to park on the streets can seem like a long-overdue scheme. But while the principle of charging for public space seems reasonable, we should do more than that. We should set targets for what we hope...
May 20 2017
Column: Radio Active Bangalore
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Padmini Govind speaks about Tharangini - a textile unit started in Bengaluru in 1977.
May 18 2017
LIVES OF GARBAGE COLLECTORS
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Sanaya Katrak
No one wishes to immerse themselves in filth, but someone ends up doing it. Despite the almost inhuman conditions and the lack of dignity, garbage collectors continue to do that job, due to financial compulsions.
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May 18 2017
Column: Radio Active Bangalore
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From growing up in a conservative family to researching on the Devadasi culture, Priya Dilip has come a long way
May 18 2017
Column: Radio Active Bangalore
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Abdul Rahman Khan talks about his poetry and how his family accepted his sexuality.
May 17 2017
NATURE FEATURE
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Deepa Mohan
Bengaluru needs more and more such trees that bloom and help us forget our worries, says Deepa Mohan.
May 17 2017
CONTROLLING MULTIPLEXES AND PRICING DYNAMICS
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Anupam Manur
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.
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May 16 2017
REJUVENATION PLAN FOR MADIWALA LAKE
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Dr Arbind Kumar Gupta
Coming soon near Madiwala lake: a butterfly park, a biodiversity park, walkways, amphitheaters and much more.
May 16 2017
Blog: Forward Bellandur
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Sobha Quartz in Bellandur, Bengaluru is a residential apartment complex with 146 families. Some families living here compost their kitchen waste in their own balcony-based mini composting plants. They also embrace zero-waste events, sustainable menstruation...
May 15 2017
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I thirst... Not for love, money or Even happiness. I thirst for water To quench the parched earth To bring green to the brown To bring fresh hope to those  Who raise crops and food for us. I need water To fill the pots Of...
May 15 2017
Blog: Ideas at Work
BBMP likes to create regular, small contracts. This system is informally known as 'hale kallu, hosa billu', and is well understood by all the stakeholders !! Take the example of shoulder drains. To begin with, it is common sense that a...
May 13 2017
Blog: Forward Bellandur
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On 2nd October 2014, Prime Minister Modi launched Swachh Bharat Mission in India as a national movement. Bengaluru that was buzzing with waste management activities joined the bandwagon. But three years down the line, the problems still exist. We...
May 13 2017
Column: Radio Active Bangalore
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Dr. Vedamurthy from Victoria Hospital shares information on mental health
May 12 2017
CONNECTIVITY IN BENGALURU
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Pawan Mulukutla and Chaitanya Kanuri
The Station Access and Mobility Program (STAMP) offers INR 40 lakhs worth of research grants to mobility entrepreneurs and change makers for innovative last-mile connectivity solutions to the metro in Bengaluru.
May 12 2017
Blog: In Lighter Whine
Last February, Marvel destroyed all their carefully set precedents by making a movie that the fans actually wanted to see: Deadpool. Deadpool was one of those movies that you had to be 18 to watch but 16 to fully appreciate. It features, to quote...
May 11 2017
PROPERTY TAX PAYMENT IN BENGALURU
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D R Prakash
It's that time of the year when everyone pays property tax in Bengaluru, to get the benefit of 5% rebate. But all is not well with property tax payment system. What's wrong?
May 11 2017
CLEANING BELLANDUR LAKE
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Meera K
Will shifting sewage from Bellandur area in tankers help solve the problem? In what better way could the same money be spent?
May 10 2017
FIGHT FOR WARD COMMITTEES
Kathyayini Chamaraj
Today people in Bengaluru can nominate themselves to volunteer as a ward committee member. But it didn't happen overnight - the struggle for ward committees lasted for almost 25 years! Read the story of how ward committee came about.
 
 

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