Meera K
Nov 11 2014
BWSSB PRICE RATIONALISATION
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Meera K
If you thought BWSSB water price hike is a blow to the common man, hold on! Here is something that you did not know.
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Apr 14 2014
BANGALORE CENTRAL LOKSABHA CONSTITUENCY
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Meera K
This is your one-stop site for comparison - interviews, profiles, affidavits - everything!
Apr 11 2014
ELECTIONS 2014
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Nikita Malusare, Vivek Vaidyanathan, and Meera K
Bangalore Central MP is perceived as a performer by Daksh survey, when compared to other MPs in Bangalore. But what did he do?
Nov 05 2013
Blog: Forward Bellandur
Last Friday, on Rajyotsava, Karnataka High Court justices N Kumar and B V Nagarathna, visited Bellandur Ward apartments Divyashree Elan and Springfields. This was part of a tour of various Solid Waste Management facilities in the city, including Koramangala...
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Oct 25 2013
Blog: Forward Bellandur
More than a month and a half have gone since the Ganesha festival, but the idols and trash at the Kalyani tank at Kaikondrahali Lake still make for a sorry sight. There are also the flowers and leaves which were collected in big trash bags...
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Sep 17 2013
Blog: Forward Bellandur
A resident from one of the 80 apartments in the Sobha apartments neighbourhood/Green Glen Layout posed an open challenge last week, daring people to walk down the main access road grandly named Palm Avenue, without getting one's feet/trousers dirty...
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Sep 11 2013
CM TOURS CITY
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Meera K
The Chief Minister’s ‘surprise’ inspection of Bangalore had the officials from BBMP and other agencies on their toes. Roads were made presentable overnight, potholes filled.
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Apr 29 2013
CONSTITUENCY ANALYSIS
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Meera K
Who are the candidates standing for elections in Mahadevapura Constituency? What are the issues they need to look at? And how did the sitting MLA perform?
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Apr 27 2013
Blog: Forward Bellandur
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The fencing work at Kaikondarahalli lake has been completed, under tight security. We wish to thank everyone at the BBMP who made this possible -- BBMP Commissioner Siddaiah, Chief Conservator of Forest Brijesh...
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Mar 14 2013
INFO PROJECT ON BANGALORE'S ELECTED REPS
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Josephine Joseph and Meera K
Our project collects information on Bangalore’s MLAs - their background, performance, work record and more. RTI shows 81 crores spent on development works, but no details on which projects!
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Dec 25 2012
JOLLY HOLLY TRAILS CHRISTMAS TOUR
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Meera K
Take a peek into some unique traditions of Christmas in the city. From churches to bakeries to homes, the true spirit of Christmas can be seen everywhere.
Dec 21 2012
GOVERNMENT CITIZEN INTERACTION
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Meera K
A meeting is called by the top brass of the city’s adminstrators to meet active citizens. Citizens drop their reservations and go, only to find, just like earlier times, BBMP has no clarity.
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Nov 30 2012
VOTER ROLLS SUMMARY REVISION 2013
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Meera K
In a city that prides itself on information technology, the Election Commission’s buggy voter registration tool online is frustrating citizens to no end.
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Jul 13 2012
Blog: Editors' Blog
Fifty percent of us are women. And there is a Women's Day, yes. Yet, there are scores of stories about the struggles, achievements, journeys, and worries of women in our cities. We cannot cram all these into a paper just on Women's Day. So for...
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Jun 29 2012
Blog: Editors' Blog
To the casual observer, it may appear that Residents Welfare Associations (RWAs) in the city often work in silos; they are not often effective and find it tough to tackle larger issues. This may even be true. However, over the past decade, Bangalore...
May 21 2012
Blog: Forward Bellandur
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  Dangerous section of Harlur Road needs quick action. Many of us who live on this road may have noticed this deep ditch by the side of Harlur Road; but it took Krishna Gurumurthy, from Coimbatore, who visits Bangalore regularly to take...
Mar 07 2012
HSR CITIZENS-MLA MEET
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Meera K
The HSR-x Federation invited local MLA, BBMP corporators and officials to collectively solve local issues and improve their neighbourhood. MLA Satish Reddy said residents can expect Cauvery water by end of year.
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Mar 01 2012
WATER WORKSHOP II
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Meera K
With every apartment association stressed by the responsibility and escalating cost of water supply to residents and waste water management, the water workshop helped provide a few possible solutions.
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Dec 25 2011
Blog: Forward Bellandur
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Citizen Matters had earlier covered Kaikondrahalli lake being threatened by road widening plans and illegal building encroachment. The temple is only a few metres from the lake, which violates the rule that a buffer zone of 30 metres be provided...
Aug 23 2011
Blog: A treasure of waste
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No public meeting organiser ever takes in to consideration waste management. Whether it is an exhibition or a hunger strike, it is rare to see dustbins. Hawkers and vendors naturally gravitate to any large group, selling icecreams...
Aug 20 2011
Blog: Forward Bellandur
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Many Bellandur residents have been enthused by the anti-corruption campaign. They are organising small and large local rallies, candle light vigils and protests. It started earlier this week itself - Aug 16th saw a human chain and singing of the...
Jul 26 2011
Blog: Editors' Blog
All the daily newspapers covered the death of a child at an apartment on Bannerghata Road yesterday.   The mother was feeding the restless child near the open passage window. With the child cranky and kicking, she tries to...
Jul 25 2011
Blog: Bangalore Bloghouse
Every area in Bengaluru has two faces. Koramangala is known to be a posh locality. But turn into a side road off 80 feet road and you will hit Koramangala village, or what's left of it. Small plots built to the brim, assorted coloured blocks upon...
Jul 12 2011
Blog: Forward Bellandur
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Sohel Mohamed and B R Srivatsa are both Birdwatchers with interest in wildlife conservation residing in HSR & BTM Layout respectively. They have shared the following report on the Avifauna Biodiversity of our Kaikondrahalli...
May 10 2011
Blog: Forward Bellandur
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With the drainage lines from Ambalipura clogged, sewage has backed up near the Ambalipura Lake. Residents and members of Forward150 federation are trying to get the authorities to act, but no response till date.  Here...