Padmalatha Ravi
Dec 10 2014
SAVING HIGH STREET PARK
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Padmalatha Ravi
Children in Cooke Town plan a fundraiser event on December 14th to give a new lease of life to their beloved neighbourhood park.
Aug 05 2013
Column: Women and the city
Padmalatha Ravi
When your daughter is sexually harassed, be on her side. Don’t tell her to bear with it quietly. You shouldn’t be worrying about the world’s reaction.
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Jun 06 2013
Column: Women and the city
Padmalatha Ravi
When Umashree was inducted into the ministry, everyone knew that she would be given Women and Child Development portfolio. Was this an automatic choice because the candidate is a woman or was the decision based on capability?
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May 18 2013
RUNNING FOR JOY
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Padmalatha Ravi
The event is meant to raise funds for underprivileged children, besides inspiring them to run for better health and helping them know more people.
May 02 2013
KARNATAKA 2013 ELECTION CONSTITUENCY REPORT
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Padmalatha Ravi
Though Bommanahalli MLA is approachable, he did little to solve the problems, say residents. The urbane Ashwin Mahesh and Congress loyalist Nagabhooshana Reddy are taking him on this time.
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Feb 19 2013
Column: Women and the city
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There were fabulous speeches, dance and art on the day. But but those in power seem to think - women can only be on the fringes, not occupy the roads
Feb 07 2013
Column: Women and the city
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Little did one realise that waste management meant to save the environment would upset the marital harmony in so many families.
Dec 27 2012
PROTESTING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
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While all eyes are on Delhi, we cannot possibly sit back and say this happens only in Delhi. As hard as it is to come to terms with what happened to the 23-year-old woman, it is time to look closer home and ensure this is not repeated anywhere.
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Dec 04 2012
BBMP’S GARBAGE POLICY FOR BULK GENERATORS - II
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Padmalatha Ravi
With BBMP vacillating on their policy for collecting garbage from apartments, residents associations are exploring options. And find, it’s not easy.
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Dec 04 2012
BBMP’S GARBAGE POLICY FOR BULK GENERATORS - I
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Padmalatha Ravi
BBMP is going back and forth on whether they will collect garbage from apartments, whom they term bulk generators? If they don’t, how do apartments handle the generated trash?
Nov 22 2012
Column: Women and the city
Padmalatha Ravi
When you design buses for women, you do include a larger section of people - children, older men and the disabled, and not just for able-bodied men.
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Nov 09 2012
PIL TO CLEAN UP ELECTORAL ROLLS
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If you have shifted residence recently you may not be able to vote in the coming assembly elections. This is just one of the issues with the recently published voter list. Bangaloreans have filed a PIL asking the High Court to intervene.
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Oct 26 2012
Column: Women and the city
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Padmalatha Ravi
Bengaluru witnessed four rape cases in less than a week. Reams have been written about how media and society should react when a person is sexually assaulted. There have been protests against the insensitive reactions and sensationalisation of such assaults. But have things changed?
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Oct 19 2012
CITY IN CRISIS: WHAT POLITICIANS SAY
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Among the top issues that worry Bangaloreans are water, transport and garbage collection. Will voter views and concerns matter in the not-far-off assembly elections for Karnataka?
Oct 15 2012
INTERVIEW WITH PRIYA RAMASUBBAN
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Padmalatha Ravi
With a body of work that could be the envy of any aspiring documentary filmmaker, Priya Ramasubban, is now entering the feature film territory. She plans to crowdfund her first feature.
Sep 10 2012
Blog: Editors' Blog
How many of you remembered your teachers from your school or college days this teacher’s day? If you are in your 30s or even your 40s, it can be said with some certainty that most of them will still be teaching, most likely in the same school...
Jul 30 2012
Blog: Check outs
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Restaurant at the end of the ORR was how Kanua was described to me. And unlike the Douglas Adams' restaurant, food is the protagonist here. Inspired by coastal and Konkani cuisine, the place serves some great food. The open architecture and use...
Jul 30 2012
Blog: Editors' Blog
The High Court has ruled in favour of the citizens in the Agara-sirisi corridor project. The order essentially says ‘hear them out,' to the State and BDA. For the moment, the order comes as relief to thousands of Koramangala residents...
Jul 14 2012
IS POWER PLANT THE ONLY SOLUTION?
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After four deaths in five months, KSPCB pulls up BBMP and Ramky says they cannot continue to dump waste. A small respite for Mavallipura villagers. But where will the garbage be dumped?
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Jun 15 2012
Blog: Editors' Blog
It has been two weeks since the June 5th deadline to remove sun films from cars. The urgency to evade fine has died down. The garages don’t have long queues anymore. They did make a lot of money though. On the last day, one of the garages in Bommanahalli...
Feb 09 2012
OLD VS NEW, IN BBMP'S URU
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Padmalatha Ravi and Vijayalakshmi P
What irks the vendors of Gandhi Bazaar, Malleshwaram and Jayanagar is not old giving way for the new. It's being treated as if they don't exist.
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Feb 04 2012
NEW EDITION
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Padmalatha Ravi
After three years in JP Nagar-BTM-Jayanagar we have now launched our second print edition in Koramangala and HSR.
Jan 20 2012
BBMP SPENDS CRORES ON PARKS
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Padmalatha Ravi and Navya P K
Play equipments were not installed for years. Dustbins cost four times more than the market price. Koramangala's parks have seen it all.
Sep 14 2011
Column: Women and the city
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Padmalatha Ravi
Would you step in if you hear screams of a woman from your neighbour's house?
Aug 22 2011
SUNDAY PROTESTS AT FREEDOM PARK
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Padmalatha Ravi
Perhaps the essence of the groundswell for Anna Hazare comes out best in these words. A Bangalore businessman who said this was among the thousands at Freedom Park on Sunday.
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