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Sep 20 2007
TECH ENTHUSIASTS
Balaji Kutty
What is “free” about Free Software, who are the people advocating free software and why?
Sep 01 2007
PROACTIVE CITIZEN
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Hamsa Ravikiran
Hamsa Ravikiran recounts how a dreadful roadside spot got converted to a clean and green garden.
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Aug 22 2007
LOCAL SPORTS CLUB
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Jothipadmanabhan
A sports club operating from a small room in a basement of a local stadium, YUVA has been grooming winning athletes.
Aug 15 2007
CITIZEN ACTION
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Ayesha Aleem
A candle light vigil was held opposing LDA plans to handover Hebbal Lake to a private party that plans an upmarket recreational facility beside the lake.
Aug 01 2007
ADOPT-A-LAKE SCHEME
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Rajeev Yeshwanth
Only six lakes were adopted in the past three years and even they aren't doing too well.
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Aug 01 2007
VIOLATIONS THE NORM
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S Gurudas
Public spaces are subject to all kinds of violations. One can see illegal and dangerous violations under High Tension Lines in Koramangala.
Aug 01 2007
PUBLIC TRANSPORT
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Muralidhar Rao
BMTC cannot cope up with the city's exploding need for transport. One option is to end its monopoly status.
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Jul 30 2007
RWA FEDERATION OF HSR LAYOUT
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Revathi Siva Kumar
HSR Layout Federation, like other such groups in the city, struggles with the apathy of government officials as well as residents.
Jul 20 2007
BUILDING VIOLATIONS
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Rajeev Yeshwanth
Jayanagar citizens oppose high capacity apartment blocks in peaceful residential locality.
Jul 20 2007
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
Rajeev Yeshwanth
Several citizens groups are working on improving Solid Waste Management.
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Jul 17 2007
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF WORLD CULTURE
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Malathi Nayak
IIWC takes noteworthy efforts to promote cross cultural exchange and inculcate a cosmopolitan spirit in the city.
Jul 10 2007
HEARTLESS HACKING
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Shubha Narayanan
Who cut the trees in front of Levi's showroom in Koramangala?
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Jul 01 2007
LDA SCHEME FOR LAKE PROTECTION
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Rajeev Yeshwanth
Will the Lake Development Authority’s (LDA) public private partnership (PPP) model protect or destroy Bangalore’s last remaining lakes?
Jul 01 2007
NEW LAW BEING ENFORCED
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Revathi Siva Kumar
Since May 2007, the water board has made rainwater harvesting (RWH) mandatory for new constructions and appears to be quietly enforcing this rule.
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Jun 06 2007
CHILD LABOUR
Revathi Siva Kumar
What is the impact of the ban on Child Labour? Did it help eliminate this dreadful practice? There is confusion aplenty and a dearth of political will.
Jun 01 2007
LAKE DEVELOPMENT
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Rajeev Yeshwanth
LDA leases out Agara Lake to a private party which plans an amusement park. Local residents and environmentalists are aghast and plan their next moves.
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Aug 16 0026
STORM WATER DRAIN ENCROACHMENT DEMOLITION SAGA
Nagesh Aras
Who would be actually paying the damages? If the government pays any compensation, almost the entire cost would be paid by the Bangaloreans, given that the city generates about 80% of state GDP. Do you like the idea?
Aug 16 0026
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
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Arvind Keerthi
Companies in Whitefield have figured out a way to spend their CSR money on solving public problems. Installing traffic signals and fixing footpaths is the new mantra.
Aug 16 0026
BENGALURU'S WATER ISSUES
Johan Enqvist
Nature and society have acted to worsen Bengaluru's water problems, but Johan Enqvist, a researcher finds lake groups are helping see urban water issues in a new light.
Aug 16 0022
TRAINING YOUNG ATHLETES
Akshatha M
Here are the training facilities available for school students in Bengaluru who are interested in athletics.
 
 

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