Shree D N
Oct 25 2016
STEEL FLYOVER DEBATE
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Shree D N
It was a mix of lessons in social justice, equality, sustainability, citizen involvement in civic issues and politics of development in cities, not limited to Bengaluru, in addition to the culmination of the symbolic no-vote collection drive.
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Oct 13 2016
STEEL FLYOVER CONTROVERSY
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Shree D N
The government not following the due process in the steel flyover issue has irked many public policy experts, while the Bengaluru Development Authority helped the controversy by hiding the information and refusing to share the data that was already in public domain.
Sep 14 2016
CAUVERY PROTESTS IN BENGALURU
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Shree D N
Who wants violence? Ask anyone in the city, no one is happy. Shree D N shares her thoughts.
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Sep 09 2016
GARBAGE SPOT MAPPING PROJECT
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Shree D N
A garbage dump symbolises the problem in the waste collection system. A city can try to solve the garbage problem, with the help of authentic data marked on map.
Aug 08 2016
VENKATAPPA ART GALLERY
Shree D N
As the controversy regarding Venkatappa Art Gallery slowly fades away, artists are hoping to help the government in making the Gallery an active tourist spot.
May 17 2016
PLANTING TREES IN BENGALURU
Shree D N
This summer's heat made us all nostalgic about the cooler weather of the past. Though the urban area has expanded in Bengaluru, there is no reason why the tree cover should not! Time to plant trees!
Mar 24 2016
AGRICULTURE CRISIS AND SOLUTIONS
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Shree D N
At a time that we city dwellers are also getting affected by water problems, farmers on the city outskirts are in deep distress. What is happening on Bengaluru's outskirts? How can we help?
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Mar 17 2016
BBMP PRE-BUDGET CONSULTATIONS
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Shree D N
Journalists have their eyes and ears on the ground. What would it look like, if they were asked to suggest on where to allocate budget? There were many suggestions that were noted seriously by the BBMP taxation committee.
Mar 17 2016
BANGALORE METRO PHASE - I EAST WEST CORRIDOR UNDERGROUND STATIONS
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Shree D N
Namma Metro officials took Bangalore Incharge Minister K J George and media persons on a tour of the yet-to-be opened underground Metro stations on East-West corridor.
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Mar 11 2016
NAMMA METRO STATUS REPORT
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Shree D N
Started almost nine years ago, the Phase-I of Metro is reaching the completion stage. However, it will be the end of this year before the first phase is through.
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Mar 08 2016
Blog: Editors' Blog
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Pink advertisements are all over the media. It’s raining offers for women all over e-commerce websites. A newspaper carries the T-20 cricket schedule, where a pink section highlights the schedule for women’s T-20 cricket matches. ...
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Mar 04 2016
LOCAL WARMING - GLOBAL WARMING
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Shree D N
Temperature in Bengaluru was the highest ever in 2015. And February was the hottest. Do we need more proof of global warming?
Feb 26 2016
COMMUTER RAILWAY IN RAILWAY BUDGET 2016-17
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Shree D N
The suburban rail for Bengaluru got a mention in the rail budget speech. However activists say that’s not enough.
Feb 25 2016
LPG GAS CYLINDER PRICES
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Shree D N and Pavan Kulkarni
Are you buying private gas? Many consumers have been charged as high as Rs 1,280 for a 12 kg LPG cylinder. Are you paying the right price or are you getting cheated?
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Feb 17 2016
Blog: Off Beat
On a highway leading to a cold, cold city, a two-wheeler rider was mowed down by a speeding lorry on a hot morning. He pleaded for help, without even realising that his body was torn into two pieces. That he donated his organs even in such a painful...
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Feb 16 2016
PLASTIC BAN TREND IN BENGALURU
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Shree D N
HSR, Bellandur, Koramangala… Who's next? The trend is sweeping Bengaluru - citizens are leading plastic bans in Bengaluru. Carry your own bag. Say no to plastic carry bag. Reject any single use plastic. If you are a shop owner, go for alternatives.
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Dec 26 2015
ಕಸದ ವೈಜ್ಞಾನಿಕ ವಿಲೇವಾರಿ
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Shree D N
ಶೇವ್ ಮಾಡಿ ಬಿಸಾಕಿದ ಬ್ಲೇಡ್, ತಿಂದುಳಿದ ಊಟ, ಒಡೆದ ಗಾಜಿನ ಬಾಟಲಿ, ಸಿರಿಂಜು, ತರಕಾರಿ ಸಿಪ್ಪೆ, ಸ್ಯಾನಿಟರಿ ಪ್ಯಾಡು, ಪ್ಲಾಸ್ಟಿಕ್, ಒದ್ದೆಯಾದ ಕಾಗದ, ಕಾಂಡಮ್, ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸಿದ ಡಯಾಪರ್ - ಎಲ್ಲವನ್ನೂ ಒಟ್ಟೂ ಸೇರಿಸಿ ಬಿಸಾಕಿದರೆ ಸಿಗುವುದೇನು? ಅದೊಂದುವಿಷದ ಕಾಕ್ಟೇಲ್. ಇದನ್ನು ಹೇಗೆ ನಿಭಾಯಿಸಬೇಕು?
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Dec 18 2015
HC ADDRESSES GARBAGE PROBLEM IN BANGALORE
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Akshatha M and Shree D N
Bengaluru will be the first Indian city to manage waste scientifically, by enforcing three-way segregation. The cities suffering from air pollution can take a cue from Bengaluru now.
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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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Aug 19 2015
BBMP ELECTIONS 2015 - PRE-POLL SURVEY RESULTS
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Shree D N
The survey shows that most respondents don't care for the candidate's party or caste. What does the voter of Bengaluru think about the corporators? Read on.
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Jun 04 2015
INTERVIEW OF SWATI RAMANATHAN, JANA URBAN SPACE FOUNDATION
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Shree D N
Swati Ramanathan rebuts the charges against Tender SURE, such as having no citizen participation, accommodating no trees and street vendors and others. She explains how it will help pedestrians.
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Mar 20 2015
BBMP RESTRUCTURING COMMITTEE INTERIM REPORT
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Shree D N
The stage is set for a new Bengaluru with three municipalities. How did the process take place? What did the committee that was supposed to restructure Bengaluru say in its report?
Dec 29 2014
BLAST ON CHURCH STREET
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Shree D N
Chief Minister says the state police will handle the investigations. The explosive device was wrapped in cloth and paper and was kept near flower pots on the footpath on Church Street.
Dec 26 2014
BREAKING UP BENGALURU’S ADMINISTRATION
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Shree D N
Bengaluru will be divided for sure, but there is more work to be done before that. The committee formed in September 2014 to plan the BBMP division has sought more time to do it.
Dec 24 2014
PAHAL, LPG SUBSIDY AND AADHAAR
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Shree D N
Availing LPG subsidy is your choice. You can even opt out of it if you can afford it. LPG subsidy does not need Aadhaar card, but if you have it, it must be submitted. Read the details of modified Direct Benefit Transfer scheme, now being rolled out by the Modi government.
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