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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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Radio Active 90.4MHz
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.
May 10 2017
THE INVISIBLE LIVES BEHIND THE OMNIPRESENT GARBAGE
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Arjun Srinivas
Lives in this Bengaluru slum are an example of everything that's wrong with the system: unchecked urbanisation, poor waste management and lack of formal contracts for waste pickers in our cities.
May 09 2017
TREATING SEWAGE IN BENGALURU
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Srikanth Narasimhan
Residents of many old apartments in Bengaluru were shocked to see a notice that asked them to install sewage treatment plants. Bengaluru Apartments Federation calls it completely illogical. Here's why.
May 09 2017
GARMENTS WORKERS PROTEST IN BENGALURU
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The report says that the protest by garment workers was spontaneous and not organised by any union, hence police were unable to get into negotiations to control the protest.
May 09 2017
SAVING LAKES IN BENGALURU
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News Desk
Most lakes in Bengaluru are polluted. Why? Who all failed in their duties? Here are some answers.
May 08 2017
LIFE OF GARMENT WORKERS
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Lekha Adavi
Why did the garment workers protest in April 2016, against new provident fund rules? How was the protest handled by the state, and what did the protesters who were arrested undergo? PUCL published a fact-finding report.
May 06 2017
BBMP'S NEW SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN
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News Desk
Bengaluru may not rank among the cleanest cities of India, but it has the most comprehensive grassroot-level plan for waste collection, which is awaiting implementation. The data for this is public now.
May 04 2017
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Today's youngsters have many more job and career opportunities opening up, rather than the usual aspiration to be a doctor, lawyer or engineer. But as they dream about the ways they will make their living, I wonder how people get into far less noticed...
May 02 2017
CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT MODEL IN BANGALORE
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Shree D N
For those who want to go beyond raving and ranting about local issues, on social media or mobile messenger groups.
May 02 2017
Blog: Everyday City
On Sunday morning, we did a walk in the Basavanagudi neighbourhood. It was not an “early morning walk” but a walk that started only at 9am after breakfast was done. Just to make it a little easier for everyone. It was a walk conducted...
Apr 30 2017
Blog: Deepa's jottings
In many places in the city, I find signs like this, claiming public space for private, reserved parking. I had brought it to the notice of Corporation Bank on 1st Main, J P Nagar 3rd Phase, and they removed the signs. People who run establishments...
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.
 
 

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