Shamala Kittane Subramanyan
Sep 07 2015
SKYWALKS IN BENGALURU
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Shamala Kittane Subramanyan and Shree D N
Pedestrians and vehicular traffic often fight for road space in Bengaluru. Even as signal-free roads with sprawling commercial centres are on the rise, more and more skywalks are being proposed. But are skywalks the solution to ease traffic? Who is benefiting really?
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Oct 11 2013
TOWARDS REWEWABLE POWER
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Shamala Kittane Subramanyan
While there are many technologies that provide us with energy, there are also technologies that help us with saving energy. The latter is gaining ground as more and more people are becoming aware of the conscious use of energy.
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Apr 29 2013
MLASPEAK 2013: HEMACHANDRA SAGAR, CHIKPET
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Shamala Kittane Subramanyan
Prior to being denied ticket this time due the efforts of the BJP to maintain a ‘clean’ image, Hemachandra Sagar gave a quick interview to Citizen Matters on the work done by him in Chikpet constituency.
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Apr 19 2013
FOR A BETTER CITY
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Shamala Kittane Subramanyan
IIHS's inaugural event on sustainable cities to focus on urban campuses with clean technology solutions.
Apr 16 2013
WATER METERS REDUCE USAGE, BILLS
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Shamala Kittane Subramanyan
Water metering in apartments has always been a challenge. New technology solutions are emerging that could solve this vexing pain for residents.
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Apr 02 2013
ON THE RIGHT TRACK
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Shamala Kittane Subramanyan
Citizens can now approach the Ward Committees in case of litter or uncleared garbage
Mar 27 2013
WATER MATTERS: 1.3 BILLION LITRES/DAY - WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
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Shamala Kittane Subramanyan
A panel discussion on World Water Day last week saw the doers share their experiences and ideas to resolve the water crisis in Bengaluru. There is some silver lining after all.
Mar 26 2013
GETTING A GOOD ROAD IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD - II
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Shamala Kittane Subramanyan
Over two years, this RTI activist in Basavanagudi has tried to ensure BBMP follows due process while laying roads, even petitioning the Lokayukta. Check what BBMP is supposed to do.
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Mar 12 2013
KARNATAKA GROUNDWATER ACT, 2011 AND BOREWELL RULES
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Shamala Kittane Subramanyan
BWSSB is getting people to register their borewells in March. Will this effort to monitor groundwater exploitation succeed before the aquifers runs dry?
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Mar 11 2013
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDIES
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Shamala Kittane Subramanyan
In the concluding part of our series, take a look at a destination that leads scholars to acquire knowledge across disciplines and apply it to solve real-life problems.
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Mar 05 2013
BWSSB’S WATER LEAKS AND THEFTS PROBLEM
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Shamala Kittane Subramanyan
BWSSB’s project in South Bangalore is surveying water leakage and fixing leaks and water thefts, to reduce the Unaccounted For Water by 40%.
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Mar 04 2013
THE NATIONAL CENTRE FOR BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
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Shamala Kittane Subramanyan
Yes, you can, but only in namma Bengaluru! In the second of our 3-part series, look at the NCBS and how it’s innovating on research in the biological sciences.
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Mar 04 2013
TOP SCIENCE RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS IN BANGALORE
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Shamala Kittane Subramanyan
As India celebrates National Science Day on Feb 28, we bring you a 3-part series focusing on three city-based institutes driving cutting edge research. In this first part, we look at the IIA.
Feb 27 2013
PARTICIPATORY GOVERNANCE
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Shamala Kittane Subramanyan
A local initiative led by an RTI activist in Koramangala shows how citizen’s participation in governance can ensure better roads and civic infrastructure in general.
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Feb 26 2013
CRITICAL MASS RIDE IN BANGALORE
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Shamala Kittane Subramanyan
A participant captures the spirit of cyclists during Critical Mass, on a misty saturday morning.
Feb 04 2013
IIM, BANGALORE TALK: BMRCL CHIEF N SIVASAILAM
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Shamala Kittane Subramanyan
BMRCL Chief N Sivasailam, talked about Bangalore Metro and its challenges in a new IIM(B) discussion series. He promised accountability issues will be tackled in Phase II.
Jan 30 2013
DISCUSSION ON KARNATAKA TREE PRESERVATION ACT, 1976
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Shamala Kittane Subramanyan
A meeting organised by environment activists discusses potential ways to amend the Karnataka Tree Preservation Act and make it more effective.
Jan 30 2013
EPR (EXTENDED PRODUCERS RESPONSIBILITY) LAW
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Shamala Kittane Subramanyan
A small effort is starting to push manufacturers to keep recycling in mind while packaging their products. And consumers can help too.
Jan 23 2013
REORGANIZING BANGALORE MUNICIPAL CORPORATION
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Shamala Kittane Subramanyan
A seminar deliberates on why and how Bengaluru’s city corporation can be split, and how BBMP‘s governance issues can be tackled.
Jan 22 2013
CAG REPORT ON BDA
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Shamala Kittane Subramanyan
You get a BDA site after years of waiting. You build a house. Then, suddenly, the chief minister takes sites away and returns land to the former owners who then sell it to get rich. Welcome to Karnataka, where Bengaluru is our politicians'real estate playground.
Jan 20 2013
HIGH COURT ORDER ON WARD COMMITTEE
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BBMP corporators question the process of ward committee formation, yet go along with the High Court order to ensure appointments by 21st. But who are they nominating?
Jan 11 2013
CYCLE SHARING AT IISC
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Shamala Kittane Subramanyan
A unique cycle sharing initiative at IISc is now functioning well.
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Dec 27 2012
NOISE POLLUTION AND THE LAW
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Shamala Kittane Subramanyan
It was like any other public function, noisy and inconvenient for neighbours. A local temple festival noise quotient pushed the author to check out what the law says and how noise limits can be enforced.
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Dec 24 2012
CAMPAIGN AGAINST DUMPING GARBAGE IN MANDUR
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Shamala Kittane Subramanyan
Bangalore sends 500 trucks of garbage to Mandur a day. So fifty Bangaloreans walked from Mandur on Saturday to say, stop the dumping and manage waste scientifically.