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Feb 08 2017
SCHOOL FEE SURVEY
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How much are you spending on your child's education? We are working on an interesting article, we would like to hear from you!
Jan 17 2017
KAIKONDRAHALLI LAKE FESTIVAL-2017
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Workshops, photography trails, storytelling sessions, organic food and a lot of fun - this is what Kakondrahalli lake festival witnessed.
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Jan 11 2017
BBMP'S NEW SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACT
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Bellandur, with its 100+ garbage dumps, had gained a special place in our garbage map. Now BBMP reduces door-to-door collection autos and increases street sweepers for the ward. Will it really help?
Jan 06 2017
BENGALURU THIS WEEK
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Dear reader, Wish you a very happy new year from all of us at Citizen Matters - Oorvani Foundation! It was a sad start to the new year, with the reports of molestation in several parts of Bengaluru. What do you...
Dec 30 2016
BENGALURU THIS YEAR
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We couldn’t help sharing this curated list of stories we published in 2016 - so here we are, with special year-end edition of the newsletter! These are the stories that make us what we are; these are the stories you would love to indulge in...
Dec 14 2016
BANGALORE LITERATURE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
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Ramachandra Guha to Chetan Bhagat to Sanjeev Kapoor, many eminent speakers will participate in the literature festival. Children have a separate section with curated programmes exclusively for them.
Dec 09 2016
MAKE CITIES BETTER
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Dear Reader, Before you move on to the news section, ponder this: 2018 is going to see elections in Karnataka - precisely 18 months away from now. Do you have any idea what the 28 MLAs you have elected did in the Karnataka assembly the last 3.5...
Dec 06 2016
DESIGN ISSUES IN TENDERSURE FOOTPATHS
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Do wider footpaths mean more space for trees? What might happen if trees don't have enough space for their roots? An analysis.
Dec 02 2016
MAKE CITIES BETTER
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  Speak up! It's your city! Let's make better cities!     Dear Reader, Khush hai zamana aaj pehli tareek hai goes the classic song. But yesterday not many would have been in that frame of mind...
Nov 04 2016
BENGALURU THIS WEEK
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Dear Reader, As you may have seen in the last week's mailer, our bi-annual fundraising is on. We talked about our democratic, participative and collaborative approach and introduced our latest initiative the Co Media Lab and the...
Oct 27 2016
BENGALURU THIS WEEK
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CITIZEN MATTERS Bangalore's own interactive newsmagazine Speak up, it's your city ! Dear Reader, Season’s greetings! It’s going to be Deepavali...
Oct 26 2016
Blog: Editors' Blog
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It's yet another milestone in the journey of Oorvani Foundation. You may have read about our joint initiative with Radio Active Community Radio 90.8 MHz - Co Media Lab . The community media lab serves as a resource centre, newsroom and a space...
Oct 21 2016
STEEL FLYOVER CONTROVERSY
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This letter addressed to Governor of Karnataka was submitted at the Rajbhavan by the citizens protesting against steel flyover on October 21, 2016.
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Oct 21 2016
STEEL FLYOVER CONTROVERSY
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No-vote collections, viral video campaigns, rally, consultation and other elements have been planned by Citizens for Bengaluru team, to bring awareness among public on the steel flyover planned on Ballari Road.
Oct 16 2016
STEEL FLYOVER CONTROVERSY
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For the first time in the history of Bengaluru, a movement for sustainable transport has caught the imagination of public. What's it all about?
Oct 14 2016
STEEL FLYOVER CONTROVERSY
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BDA releases the Detailed Project Report (DPR) and traffic simulations for the controversial steel flyover project.
Oct 13 2016
STEEL FLYOVER CONTROVERSY
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Tender documents for BDA's proposed steel flyover from Chalukya Circle to Hebbal in Bengaluru. Source: Eprocurement website.
Oct 13 2016
STEEL FLYOVER CONTROVERSY
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Text of the open letter by citizens, sent to Bengaluru Blue Print Action Group members, asking crucial questions on steel flyover project.
Oct 06 2016
BBMP GARBAGE DUMP MAPPING PROJECT
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These 1000+ spots tell a thousand tales, if only someone has time to listen to each dump! Go explore the map, and see the stories for yourself.
Oct 04 2016
Blog: A treasure of waste
Written by Sowbhagya and translated from Kannada to English by Devaki Samuel It’s been twenty years since I started working as community organizer. I started as a teacher for children of 3-6 years of age. I noticed most of the time older...
Oct 01 2016
SWACHH UTSAV ACROSS THE CITY
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If you want to pitch in to make your city cleaner this October 2nd, here's a list of drives around the city that you can join!
Sep 30 2016
CITIZEN MATTERS NEWSLETTER
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Dear Reader, The last one month, water has been on our minds. While most talk has been about Cauvery water, are we forgetting the real issue? What does it take to support the water needs of a city of 10 million? Our many stories over the years...
Sep 29 2016
WATER WORKSHOP
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The event "Watershed Moment: Bengaluru's Water Problems & Solutions" will be held at the KSPCB, Parisara Bhavan, Church Street, on 1st October.
Sep 28 2016
SASIVE SATYAGRAHA
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A coalition against GM food crops has planned a citizens' awareness and call-to-action campaign to be launched on October 2.
Sep 12 2016
FESTIVE SEASON & GARBAGE MANAGEMENT
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BBMP has teamed up with citizen volunteers to manage waste generated during festivals.