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Apr 30 2017
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I went to watch Kriyative Theatre’s presentation of “Where The Shadow Ends” after having read the theatre group’s introduction to it, with an open mind...and that open mind was truly filled with sights, sounds, concepts both...
Apr 26 2017
WOMEN IN POLITICS
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Shree D N
51% of BBMP corporators are women. But something is seriously wrong. What's that? What can be done about it?
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Apr 26 2017
CORPORATES SUPPORT GARDENING INITIATIVES
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Lalithamba B V
Wipro's new initiative engages employees in growing vegetables in their corporate campus.
Apr 25 2017
Meera K
Being a part of a Ward Committee is a great way to engage formally with the system to make the change happen.
Apr 24 2017
COMPOSTING PLANT IN DOLDRUMS
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Akshatha M
Karnataka Composting Development Corporation (KCDC) is back to its old status, and the deadlock continues. Akshatha M traces a month's journey of the plant, through her interactions with concerned key parties.
Apr 23 2017
Blog: Deepa's jottings
At least this dug up part of Bannerghatta Road mentions that natural gas pipelines are being laid.   But in most places, roads are dug up without warning and with no information about why the surface is being broken up. Nor does...
Apr 23 2017
Blog: Deepa's jottings
One of the inequalities of life is that children may not be allowed for many theatre productions...but adults can certainly go and enjoy children’s theatre. The enjoyment is all the more, when one goes with one’s own child...or grandchildren...
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Apr 20 2017
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I've been visiting a few schools lately, and I am rather disturbed by some of the things I see on the campuses. One school has no playground at all. Pointing to a tiny handkerchief of space, the  person talking to me says, "That is enough...
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Apr 20 2017
LAKES AND BUFFER ZONE RULES
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Shree D N
Karnataka government and BBMP say sorry to NGT for being presumptive about NGT's authority. But what about the conclusion - is the buffer zone rule applicable retrospectively? Should building sanctions - those given recently or are in progress, in the new buffer zone regulations be cancelled? The confusion has only increased.
Apr 19 2017
TACKLING THE CHALLENGES OF QUALITY EDUCATION
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Abhilash M
What happens when the cost of education skyrockets and people become unhappy with the quality of education? They start their own school!
Apr 18 2017
COMPOSTING PLANT IN DOLDRUMS
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Akshatha M
This composting plant in Bengaluru is supposed to be model that will show how large scale composting can be done in cities. But what is really going on? A reality check.
Apr 17 2017
COMPOSTING PLANT IN DOLDRUMS
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Akshatha M
Citizens speak out on the government-run composting plant in HSR Layout - what is happening, why people are worried about it.
Apr 14 2017
UNPLANNED DEVELOPMENT
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B V Rajarama Bhat
Development of yet another layout on Bengaluru outskirts is an environmental and urban planning disaster in the making, but it could still be mitigated if authorities care to listen.
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Apr 13 2017
WHAT IT TAKES TO BE EMPATHETIC
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Srijata Bhatnagar
Sometimes an act as simple as rolling down your windows is what it takes to connect to other individuals - it can fill you with pleasant surprises!
Apr 13 2017
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News Desk
Bellandur lake always hits headlines for some reason - this time it's in news because the National Green Tribunal has taken it on itself to save the lake from sewage abuse.
Apr 09 2017
BYGONE BENGALURU
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Vaidya R
As the city loses each of its popular landmarks to new buildings and businesses, what happens to the old bus stands named after those landmarks?
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Apr 07 2017
Blog: In Lighter Whine
I've been writing code for a while now. I first learned to program at age nine, and can now write an entire app on my own. The thing I've noticed, though, is that a lot of my friends seem to have a bit of a phobia of writing code.  The US...
Apr 06 2017
AFRICAN COMMUNITIES IN BENGALURU
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Abraham Koshy
Bengaluru has a sizeable floating population, including the expats coming from various countries. Students of African origin share what they go through in the city and debate on solving the issues.
Apr 06 2017
Column: Nature Feature
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Deepa Mohan
A visit to a lake at the center of Bengaluru city unveils surprises. Deepa Mohan documents it all.
Apr 05 2017
POLICE COMMISSIONER PRAVEEN SOOD INTERVIEW PART-II
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Akshatha M
Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Praveen Sood talks about drug peddling in the city, safety initiatives and revealing the identity of the accused.
 
 

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