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A reader wrote to us : " This article clearly violates the principle of Oorvani foundation (of non-partisan reporting)... this article from Mount Carmel event is clearly to support Rahul Gandhi as a politician ." No. First, the article was not...
Dec 25 2009
FROM CITIZEN MATTERS AND PRINTO
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Introducing four special Bengaluru 2010 calendars, jointly developed by Citizen Matters and Printo with select photographs of Bangalore, in aid of Kilikili! Pick up yours today, all for a cause.
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Jul 08 2009
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Dear Nandan, The central government recently appointed you, a Bangalorean, as the head of the ambitious Universal Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), and you accepted. Congratulations. Please address one key question to set the right expectations...
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May 25 2009
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Very often, complicated social problems are left to activists and NGOs to battle governments for resolution. But our politics being where it is, these issues never get settled with the clarity and force that they merit, and in turn they come back...
May 15 2009
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Manjushree Abhinav, one of our writers has written a book, A Grasshopper's Pilgrimage. The book is being released in Bangalore by well known actor Tom Alter at the Crosswords bookstore tomorrow on 16th of May, 6.30 PM. The event is open to all...
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May 09 2009
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As stewards of this local publication, we are often at the intersection of a variety of public voices, energies and attitudes. This fortnight, we’ll present to you three different sides to one larger emerging story. One, is the usual...
Apr 30 2009
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Citizen Matters , Bangalore's own interactive newsmagazine is happy to announce the first of a series of Citizen Journalism classes, on Saturday, 9th of May. Classes are open for all Bangaloreans. Please note the details in this post and confirm...
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Apr 24 2009
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Citizen Matters Magazine - Vol 1 Issue 7 Dear Readers, Covering the elections anywhere in the world gives journalists a good, close look at the candidates and their campaigns. Here are some slices of our analysis from the Bengaluru contests...
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Apr 10 2009
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Citizen Matters Magazine - Vol 1 Issue 6 Dear Readers, Let’s cut to the chase. Election campaigning has started in Bangalore. On April 23, voters from the city’s four parliamentary constituencies will elect their MPs...
Mar 27 2009
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Citizen Matters Magazine - Vol 1 Issue 5 Dear Readers, Happy Ugadi to you all! Elections are around. Well they’ve always been around you might say. After all our democracy is over 60-years-old now. What’s different this time...
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Mar 13 2009
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Dear Readers, As the fourth issue goes to press, we’d like bring to your attention some good tidings and some worrisome ones. At Citizen Matters, we have always believed in the power of editorial work that combines professional journalism...
Feb 27 2009
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Citizen Matters Magazine - Vol 1 Issue 3 Dear Readers, As you know by now, the global downturn has impacted Bengaluru. In our conversations with citizens and businesses around the city, we noted some obvious and not-so-obvious markers...
Feb 13 2009
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Dear Readers, This second issue of the Citizen Matters print fortnightly will hit your homes at a time of change, worry and resurgence in Bengaluru. First, intolerant sections of society are taking the law into their own hands to stifle...
Jan 31 2009
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Sleek, 16-pages, condensed, with verve and spirit. Introducing our free print fortnightly.
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Jan 30 2009
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On 31 January 2009, nine months after Oorvani Media launched citizenmatters.in, Bangalore’s first online community e-newsmagazine, we are committing the Citizen Matters print fortnightly magazine to you. This free, sleek, 16-page...
Dec 30 2008
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Here's a new year wish, this city of yours and mine fares better in 2009.
Nov 28 2008
TERROR
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Prakruthi is inviting Bangaloreans to stand united with Mumbaikars in crisis. They plan to light 500 candles at 6.30 PM on 30th November at the Cubbon Park bandstand.
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Oct 28 2008
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Earlier this year, we found an article on ST bed layout copied almost completely, (with some names changed) in an edition of City Plus, Dainik Jagran's local freesheeter. The article byline was Joel Deepak. Our article written by Samuel Jacob...
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Sep 30 2008
Blog: In the know
Recently, on 1st July 2008, the High Court of Karnataka declared that personal information of the public authorities cannot be made available through the Right To Inforamtion Act, 2005. The order was a result of a writ petition filed by H E Rajashekarappa...
Sep 19 2008
Blog: In the know
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What is the authoritative answer on what documents are needed if your vehicle is stopped for checking? An RTI application was filed with Bangalore's police department to find this out. You might say why need RTI application for this. We...
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Sep 16 2008
Blog: In the know
A key right-to-information question was resolved when the Karanataka High Court on 30 June 2008, declared that registered Co-operative Societies are not public authorities under the RTI Act, 2005. Citing the RTI Act, the High Court said that 'public...