Sakuntala Narasimhan
Mar 02 2016
PROBLEMS WITH BMTC BUSES
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Sakuntala Narasimhan
Buses that do not wait, buses that wait too long, route numbers not displayed... Even for those citizens who are not averse to using public transport, BMTC's buses can prove to be challenging.
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Dec 21 2015
BBMP AND BWSSB IGNORE SENIOR CITIZEN'S PLEAS
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Sakuntala Narasimhan
BBMP contractors who cause damage to private properties refuse to repair them. A senior citizen voices her concern on the issue, because of which she had to suffer a lot.
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Oct 05 2015
Column: Civic Reflections
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Sakuntala Narasimhan
Why did HSR Open Street initiative receive negative feedback by some people? Resistance comes from the biased mindset, says Sakuntala Narasimhan.
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Sep 02 2015
Column: Civic Reflections
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Sakuntala Narasimhan
Half litre Nandini milk and curd packets don't carry the words 'Use by' on the packaged date stamping. As a result, you might be buying old milk, which might curdle the moment you keep it for heating. What's wrong here?
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Apr 14 2015
Column: Civic Reflections
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Sakuntala Narasimhan
What happens when there is no police officer present at the time of a traffic violation? It is then up to road users and drivers to follow rules, and report violations when the law is broken.
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Mar 11 2015
Column: Civic Reflections
Sakuntala Narasimhan
BBMP has no money. Pourakarmikas mix the garbage segregated by the residents. What is the use if people advocate segregation at source, when that is not going to yield any desired results?
Dec 11 2014
Column: Civic Reflections
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Sakuntala Narasimhan
Did rapes take place 30 years ago? Yes, but they barely came to light. The case of a dalit girl’s rape in police station led to the formation of rape law in India. What has changed between now and then?
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Oct 25 2014
Column: Civic Reflections
Sakuntala Narasimhan
No money to check stray dogs menace, or ensure proper working of government hospitals. Meanwhile government is to spend on renovations and clubhouses.
Jul 29 2014
Column: Civic Reflections
Sakuntala Narasimhan
Guidelines are relaxed for government schools because, there may not be enough infrastructure to implement the rules. Why does this double standard exist?
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Jul 16 2014
ELIMINATING CHILD LABOUR
Sakuntala Narasimhan
Laws are effective only when people care about them, and politicians back them. What can we do to stop child labour?
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Jun 02 2014
Column: Civic Reflections
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Sakuntala Narasimhan
It's true that weddings are once-in-life-time celebrations. But how do we celebrate - by spending lavishly, or do we need to find another way to celebrate it meaningfully? Do we care about the side-effect it can have?
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Apr 09 2014
Column: Civic Reflections
Sakuntala Narasimhan
They advertise about how easy it is to get your voter card. In reality, it is not a cakewalk!
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Dec 13 2013
LIVES LESS-VALUED
Sakuntala Narasimhan
There are too many schemes from the government, that never reach the needy. When will people like Muniyappa see better days?
Nov 15 2013
Column: Civic Reflections
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Sakuntala Narasimhan
A little orange coloured circle at South End intersection typifies all that is wrong, sad and messed up in this once-graceful city of Bengaluru.
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Sep 24 2013
Column: Civic Reflections
Sakuntala Narasimhan
Time has to come to start a new kind of Satyagraha in Bengaluru, as the civic body governing the city has failed in all aspects of administration.
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Sep 07 2013
Column: Civic Reflections
Sakuntala Narasimhan
We cook, clean, care for the elderly and the sick, raise children, and earn to keep the family fed. Yet we are treated as jokes, objects that are less than human, not to be taken seriously. Where is the justice?
Aug 08 2013
Column: Civic Reflections
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Sakuntala Narasimhan
Shouldn’t BBMP’s initiative begin with proper instructions to its own staff, instead of issuing large, half page ads in the papers to “educate” citizens on the importance of segregating rubbish?
Jul 01 2013
Column: Civic Reflections
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Sakuntala Narasimhan
We are getting milked like cows, because the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation is not interested in plugging the leaks, or is unable to do anything, because the rot has gone so deep.
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Jun 17 2013
Column: Civic Reflections
Sakuntala Narasimhan
Why are we not connected with our neighbours? Why are we failing to reach out to our own kith and kin? Where have the moral lessons in schools disappeared?
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Jun 11 2013
Column: Civic Reflections
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2.87 cr for 20 new Innovas! We are seeing the same rapacious self-aggrandisement and callous disregard of the public mandate.
May 27 2013
Column: Civic Reflections
Sakuntala Narasimhan
We need to take the blame too, as residents. If exercising our franchise was a duty, so is the participation in decision-making. RWA meetings draw poor attendance, because they are not seen as “important.”
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Apr 21 2013
Column: Civic Reflections
Sakuntala Narasimhan
In her column, Sakuntala Narasimhan reflects how the manifestoes released during election season end up being the means used to lure voters, nothing more.
Feb 28 2013
MISPLACED PRIORITIES OF GOVERNANCE
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Sakuntala Narasimhan
The city's new 'sky-kissing' clock tower cost the exchequer all of Rs 90 lakh, but whose needs does it really address?
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Feb 13 2013
Column: Civic Reflections
Sakuntala Narasimhan
Rice at Rs 2 for whom? There are poor residents of Bengaluru who have been trying to a ration card, for years. The budget is an exercise to use public money to enhance the ruling party's prospects in the coming elections.
Feb 06 2013
Column: Civic Reflections
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Sakuntala Narasimhan
When it comes to providing services, BBMP claims to be cash strapped. But money is no issue when it comes to statues?
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