Navya P K
Sep 30 2016
IMPACT OF HEALTH ON POLLUTION
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Navya P K and Akshatha M
Air pollution in Bengaluru has reached levels that are causing many to leave the city on health grounds. Navya PK looks at various studies that outline the shocking impact on citizens and some particularly vulnerable groups.
Jul 01 2016
STEEL FLYOVER FROM CHALUKYA CIRCLE TO HEBBAL
Navya P K
Citizens, architects and urban experts have criticised this project. The ambitious steel flyover project is on hold for now.
Apr 25 2016
DATA ON HEALTH NONEXISTANT IN BENGALURU
Navya P K
Little data is available on what ails Bengalureans. But the available data on cancer, shows increased lung cancer due to air pollution. Nobody knows what other factors are affecting the health of Bengalureans.
Apr 21 2016
AIR POLLUTION - THE SILENT KILLER
Navya P K
Anecdotes and basic studies show air pollution causes lung diseases in Bengaluru. But, nobody is collecting the data that can support strong measures to curb pollution.
Oct 26 2015
LOANS FOR URBAN POOR IN BENGALURU
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Navya P K
How effective are micro-finance institutions in helping the poor in Bengaluru deal with their crises? Do self help groups really help? What is the downside?
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Oct 12 2015
LOANS FOR URBAN POOR IN BENGALURU
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Navya P K
Poor in Bengaluru trapped in the vicious circle of money-lending are unable to get bank loans. Structurally the poor are designed to be left out of the banking system, as banks cannot determine either their ability or intent to repay loans.
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Oct 05 2015
LOANS FOR URBAN POOR IN BENGALURU
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Navya P K
While most of us don’t understand why poorest of the poor in the society remain so for decades, here is a reality check that reveals the darker side of the story: an atrocious circle of borrowing, spending and borrowing again, to make ends meet, and remaining poor forever.
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Sep 08 2015
PROCEDURE FOR BIRTH, DEATH CERTIFICATES
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Navya P K
An overview of how to apply for and get birth or death certificates in Bengaluru city.
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Jul 11 2013
GOVERNANCE BY DENIAL
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Nikita Malusare and Navya P K
The book by PUCL analyses the entire eviction episode, with the government documents, and explains how a Public Private Partnership can be manipulated. Meanwhile the Lokayukta probe on evictions has headed nowhere, because of 'lack of records.'
Jun 25 2013
REALITY CHECK
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Navya P K
Many housing cooperatives have hit the headlines for all wrong reasons: violation of rules, mismanagement, non-allotment of sites and more. The question is, have they forgotten the original purpose behind their formation?
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Jun 02 2013
MANIPAL ETA INFOTECH IRREGULARITIES - III
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Navya P K
The Manipal ETA Infotech project has got the approval from the authorities, even though the assessments highlight the poor traffic plan. Traffic police say they don’t have any say in this.
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May 30 2013
MANIPAL ETA INFOTECH IRREGULARITIES - II
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Navya P K
The central Environmental Ministry watchdog office in Bengaluru is so understaffed that they are signing off compliance reports without even inspecting sites. This is one of many reasons this 72-acre realty project is proceeding despite major violations.
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May 30 2013
MANIPAL ETA INFOTECH PROJECT IRREGULARITIES - PART I
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Navya P K
A 2300-crore real estate project in south Bangalore has encroached 2.6 acres of Rajakaluve, risking flooding, says an IISc report. The promoter, Manipal ETA Infotech Pvt Ltd, doesn’t even exist in the list of registered companies in India.
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May 20 2013
HEMAVATHI TO THE RESCUE
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Navya P K
The three-member committee formed by the Chief Minister has finalised plans to bring Hemavathi water to KRS to avert the water crisis in Bangalore, even as the rain blessed Bangalore last evening.
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May 17 2013
WATER SAGA OF KARNATAKA EXPOSED
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Navya P K
The central government's ground water authority had issued a major order in November 2012, banning digging of commercial borewells. When the baton passed to the state authority this April, everything broke.
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May 03 2013
Navya P K
Ex-Mayor and BJP candidate from Shanthinagar, Murthy blames the lack of cooperation from the previous MLA and councillors for the woes of the constituency; says, his experience as mayor and corporator will help him solve problems.
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May 03 2013
CANDIDATE-SPEAK: MICHAEL FERNANDES, KJP, SARVAGNA NAGAR
Navya P K
In an interview to Citizen Matters, veteran politician, BPAC-endorsed candidate for Sarvagna Nagar Michael Fernandes unravels his plans for his constituency if he wins the elections.
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May 03 2013
KARNATAKA 2013 ELECTION CONSTITUENCY REPORT
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Navya P K
What are the key issues in Rajajinagar constituency? Who are the candidates this time? How has the incumbent MLA performed? What is the expectation of voters?
May 03 2013
KARNATAKA 2013 ELECTION CONSTITUENCY REPORT
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Navya P K
What are the problems prevailing at Shantinagar constituency? How has the incumbent MLA performed? What is the expectation of voters?
May 03 2013
KARNATAKA 2013 ELECTION CONSTITUENCY REPORT`
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Navya P K
What are the problems plaguing K R Puram? What did the MLA do to solve the problems? What does the voter expect? Who are contesting this time?
May 02 2013
KARNATAKA 2013 ELECTION CONSTITUENCY REPORT
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Navya P K
With the incumbent MLA, Shobha Karandlaje’s ministerial career mired with controversies and her shift to the KJP, the constituency remains as neglected as it was.
May 01 2013
BANGALORE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE INITIATIVE FOR KARNATAKA ELECTIONS 2013
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Navya P K
The BPAC endorsed MLA candidates are happy that they can reach out to educated middle class, especially the IT crowd. The chosen 14 were selected based on public service record and background and capacity.
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May 01 2013
BASAVANAGUDI MLA CANDIDATE: PROF B K CHANDRASHEKAR
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Navya P K
Congress candidate for Basavanagudi speaks straight about governance issues and party policies. He suggests a futuristic course of action rather than brooding over the past.
Apr 23 2013
SHOBHA KARANDLAJE, YESHWANTPUR MLA
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Navya P K
In an interview to Citizen Matters, Shobha reveals that being a woman was no hindrance for her performance as minister.
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Apr 22 2013
N A HARIS, SHANTINAGAR MLA
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Navya P K
In an interview to Citizen Matters, Haris speaks about his priorities as a people’s representative, justifies his actions during EWS eviction episode.
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