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May 17 2016
Blog: Editors' Blog
In the run up to the TCS World 10K which happened on May 15th, Citizen Matters was looking for runners who we could collaborate with to raise funds for our journalism. And now that the run is over, we couldn't have asked for a better set of people...
Mar 17 2016
APARTMENTADDA WORKSHOP: NEIGHBORHOODS OF TOMORROW
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ApartmentADDA is a hosting a workshop on the various aspects of managing an apartment complex. The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 19 at the TERI Complex in Domlur.
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Mar 09 2016
FISH KILL AT ULSOOR LAKE
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Tens of thousand of fish were found floating on the surface of Ulsoor lake on the morning on March 7th. Here’s what citizens and the authorities have to say about the incident.
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Mar 04 2016
WOMEN'S’ DAY SPECIAL: WHEN A WOMAN FILES AN FIR
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Have you ever filed an FIR? What was your experience? This Women's Day, Amnesty is inviting women to tell the Bengaluru City police how they would like them to react.
Feb 19 2016
DOG’S BEST FRIENDS
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Street dogs typically feed on garbage. But here’s a couple that actually cooks food for 100+ strays. Bismi and Anil are the good samaritans of Whitefield whose work with strays, is awe-inspiring and inspirational.
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Feb 11 2016
DEALING WITH MAN-ANIMAL CONFLICT IN BENGALURU
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Social media is abuzz with the leopard sightings in Bengaluru, following the incident at a Whitefield school. So how should such a situation ideally be dealt with?
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Feb 01 2016
A TRIBUTE TO NAMMA BENGALURU
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Bengaluru has become a melting pot of cultures. Have a look at these videos that beautifully capture the changing culturescape of the city.
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Jan 13 2016
KANNADA CLASSES FOR OUT-OF-TOWNERS
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Whether out-of-towners should learn Kannada has been a long-standing bone of contention in Bengaluru. Here is a man who is teaching them how to speak Kannada.
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Dec 16 2015
MERA TERAH RUN FOR CHARITY
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A bunch of runners from Bengaluru will be running 13 half marathons in 13 different cities across India. Read how Mera Terah Run is raising funds for three NGOs.
Nov 26 2015
INDIA’S FIRST REPAIR CAFE
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Purna Sarkar and Antara Mukherji start a new initiative to give broken household things a new lease of life. Get things fixed, meet people and even learn how to repair stuff at India’s first Repair Cafe on 28th November.
Oct 27 2015
RUN2LIGHT - RUNNERS' INITIATIVE
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A group of friends from Bengaluru is running to raise funds to support farmers in Chintamani. The money raised could go towards purchasing solar lamps, or building bunds to prevent soil erosion.
Oct 21 2015
FEEDING BENGALURU'S LESS FORTUNATE
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Eight days back, a motley crew of good samaritans started distributing food to the hungry and homeless in Bengaluru. Come tomorrow, they are likely to have fed more than a lakh hungry stomachs.
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Oct 07 2015
FEEDING BENGALURU’S LESS FORTUNATE
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If every home in Bengaluru cooked an additional meal, would it ensure that the hungry don’t go to bed on an empty stomach? Here’s a community initiative that’s looking to do just that.
Sep 24 2015
OPEN STREETS, BANGALORE: A LOOKBACK
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The Open Streets event held at HSR Layout has generated much conversation, from supporters and critics alike. So what went well and what did not?
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Sep 23 2015
KARNATAKA BANDH ON SEPTEMBER 26TH
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Why is September 26th a bandh in Karnataka? How will Bengaluru be affected? What care one can take?
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Sep 17 2015
OPEN STREETS INITIATIVE IN HSR LAYOUT
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A government move to make HSR Layout vehicle-free for one day has been met with support and criticisms. What’s the big deal about Open Streets?
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Aug 21 2015
BBMP ELECTIONS 2015 - CAMPAIGN TRAIL
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It’s curtains down for BBMP election campaigning. With only one day left for the polls, candidates were busy with door-to-door campaign on Thursday. Our reporters find candidates impervious to all the brickbats they receive on the ground.
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Aug 21 2015
BBMP ELECTIONS 2015 - GUIDE FOR VOTING DAY
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The battle for Bengaluru is heating up, as the city goes to polls tomorrow. Here’s quick guide to how you can find your polling booth to cast your vote in the BBMP Elections 2015.
Jul 30 2015
Blog: Whitefield Rising
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How long does it take you to get to office? 10 to 20 minutes, 45 minutes, a little more than an hour, or two hours? For those of you who spend long hours on your commute, what do you do? Read? Work on your phone? Listen to music? Read a book...
Jul 28 2015
A TRIBUTE TO DR APJ ABDUL KALAM
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Citizen Matters reached out to Bangaloreans to ask them to share their fondest memories of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. Here’s what they had to say.
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Jul 27 2015
A STEP FORWARD IN REPORTING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
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Bangalore City Police, in collaboration with Amnesty International, launched the ‘Ready to Report’ campaign to empower women in the city to report sexual violence with safety and dignity.
Jun 18 2015
OORU HABBA, THE FESTIVAL OF THE VILLAGE
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In early June, the village of Mavalli, close to Lalbagh, was witness to Ooru Habba. Celebrated once in three years, the festival is a call to invoke the blessings of the resident deity, Mariamma. Here are some snapshots from this year’s edition of the festival.
Jun 06 2015
EVERYDAY HEROES: THE NAIL COLLECTOR
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Since 2012, a commuter has been picking up nails that are being strewn over Bellandur Outer Ring Road by mischief-makers. Here is why he does, what he does.
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Jun 06 2015
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY CELEBRATIONS
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Bengaluru’s eco-warriors show that they are fighting the good fight at the Parisara Habba. If you are free on Saturday, June 6th, do pay a visit.
Jun 04 2015
INTERVIEW WITH MEENA ARTWANI
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Tender SURE roads in Bengaluru are opposed by many people for many reasons. Here are some such reasons.
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