Articles
Feb 12 2008
CONSUMERS AND WEDDINGS
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Deepa Mohan
There are about 900-odd Kalyana Mantapas in Bangalore today, with 10 new wedding halls coming up every year. Yet, plenty of consumer-unfriendly practices prevail, adding avoidable stress to wedding planning, finds Deepa Mohan .
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Feb 05 2008
GROWTH AND THE CITY
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Zainab Bawa
How do you go about widening roads when there are private properties, trees, and urban clusters in the areas proposed for widening? Can these be demolished for the sake of ease of everyday travel? Enter TDR. Zainab Bawa walks you through.
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Feb 02 2008
ROCK ETHOS 2008
Hari Shenoy
On 10 February, Rock Ethos, a free-entry rock music festival and Bangalore's answer to the Great Indian Rock festival (New Delhi) and Independence Rock (Mumbai) will be held at the Palace Grounds starting from about 12 noon. Hari Shenoy has more.
Jan 30 2008
BYE-LAW VIOLATIONS
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Samuel Jacob
At a public meeting on 24 January, around 175 associations and groups dissented against Sakrama. Their resolutions will go to the Governor, High Court and political parties. Samuel Jacob reports.
Jan 29 2008
WARD WORKS
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Sunil Tinani
From fixing potholes on a ward's roads to pathways for the city's parks and more, BBMP officials are breaking down contracts into Rs.5 lakhs or lesser. A Banashankari citizen's RTI applications helped trace a web of corruption. Sunil Tinani has more.
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Jan 28 2008
NAMMA JATRE
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Pulkit Parikh
Namma Jatre, an exhibition cum fair organised by NGOs and other non-profit groups, is a good attempt to introduce development topics to the general public, finds Pulkit Parikh
Jan 25 2008
TREES OR TRAFFIC
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Deepa Mohan
The city administration has started lopping off trees earlier this month to widen 45 roads, even as officials agree that tree-cutting isn't a long-term fix. Citizens' groups are asserting that there has been little open dialogue on the real options. Deepa Mohan digs deeper.
Jan 24 2008
TAVIL MEETS SAXOPHONE
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Hari Shenoy
Hari Shenoy writes about a New Year-eve performance on the outskirts of Bangalore where David Moszkowicz from France and K Raja from our very own Bull Temple Road came together.
Jan 20 2008
AUTO STRIKE
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Samuel Jacob
Autorickshaws in the city recently went on strike to press their case for a hike in the minimum fare from Rs.12 to Rs.20. Srinivas Murthy, head of Autorickshaw Drivers' Union cites rising costs of living as one reason. He spoke to Samuel Jacob .
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Jan 19 2008
CONSUMERS
Wise Buy
A number of recent verdicts from the IV Additional District Consumer Forum in the city is a virtual alert for consumers. The cases range from violation of MRP on goods to damaging household effects during shipping.
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Jan 17 2008
MEET THE CITY'S BIRDS
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Deepa Mohan
The Bangalore Bird Race is on Sunday, January 20. More than 250 teams have registered for the event so far. Deepa Mohan participated in last year's race and says there is much to look forward to.
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Jan 15 2008
NEW STUDY ON CITY DEVELOPMENT
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Rajeev Yeshwanth
A recent study by a doctoral students at the National Institute of Advanced Studies in Bangalore suggests that Hebbal lake's 'development' is against the idea of the city being a 'melting pot', because it cuts off access to several communities. Rajeev Yeshwanth has more.
Jan 07 2008
THE JAM HUT
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David Timothy
Half a kilometre from the road that leads to Bangalore's new international airport is The Jam Hut, a compact and aesthetically arranged practice studio. The Jam Hut is a boon to musicians who work as a team, writes David Timothy .
Dec 28 2007
FIRE SAFETY IN CINEMA HALLS
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Ayesha Aleem
Cinema theatres in the city do not have adequate fire safety measures. In case of a fire, these buildings are not equipped to effectively deal with them, finds Ayesha Aleem
Dec 24 2007
NEWCOMERS PERSPECTIVES
Shivani Shah
Inspite of many problems, the city continues to draw people from outside. Shivani Shah talks to some recent and not-so-recent newcomers to find out why they came and what they feel about the city.
Dec 22 2007
CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Wise Buy
Many clubs promise attractive deals and freebies to get members. Country Club is one such club that promised a lot to consumers and then left them high and dry.
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Dec 19 2007
KADLEKAI PARISHE
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Rushalini Rajkumar
The Kadlekai Parishe is a cultural tradition of Bangalore that has survived for over four centuries. Rushalini Rajkumar finds how it has evolved to suit the needs of modern day city dwellers.
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Dec 14 2007
COMMUTER SERVICE HITS ROADBLOCK
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Deepa Mohan
Five months ago, Easy Auto was launched in Bangalore as a public-private partnership, to allow commuters call an auto on the phone. Today, the system does not respond to calls or SMSes. Deepa Mohan finds out what went wrong.
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Dec 09 2007
'LEGALISING' THE ILLEGAL
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Samuel Jacob
Is the Sakrama scheme legally tenable? By many accounts, it appears to be a shoddy piece of legislation designed to skirt what is really a breakdown of civic administration, finds Samuel Jacob .
Dec 08 2007
BMTC TRANSIT CENTRE
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Anirvan Ghosh
Work is underway on BMTC's Transit Centre cum parking lot in Jayanagar, but the public remains sceptical of its benefits, finds Anirvan Ghosh
 
 

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