Supriya Khandekar
Oct 15 2009
KARATE CHAMPION
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Supriya Khandekar
With cricket now a religion, karate is yet another sport whose Indian champions go unsung. Meet Bangalorean M G Prasad, recent winner of an international gold medal.
Sep 30 2009
ANALYSIS AND INSIGHT
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Supriya Khandekar
Experts and officials respond to questions and concerns around the safety and design controversy surrounding the Bengaluru Metro’s construction.
Sep 10 2009
JP NAGAR UNDERPASS
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Supriya Khandekar
Business for many shops south of the 24th Main/15th Cross intersection in JP Nagar has slumped due to construction roadblocks, to add to recent slowdown woes. Some have even closed and moved.
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Aug 28 2009
SILKBOARD - JP NAGAR RING ROAD
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Supriya Khandekar
BBMP's reinitiated plans to expand the ring road connecting Silkboard to Mysore Road from 100 feet wide to 150 feet has rankled residents and shopkeepers alike.
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Aug 18 2009
FESTIVE SEASON BEGINS
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Supriya Khandekar
Swine flu may still be a dampener this time, but from Pottery Town to Jayanagar to N S Palya, preparations - idol making of all sizes to community celebration plans - are on in full swing for Ganesh Chaturthi.
Aug 05 2009
POLITICS
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Supriya Khandekar and Vaishnavi Vittal
They are not very different from the rest of us, except for their foray into politics. Your next ward councillor may be in here, get a good look at these youth now.
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Aug 05 2009
POLITICS AND PEOPLE
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Supriya Khandekar and Vaishnavi Vittal
Get to know a whole host of Bengaluru's dynamic 'gennext' politicians and political campaigners. And don't miss our story on 'Young netas'.
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Jul 29 2009
POLITICS
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Supriya Khandekar
After his maiden election victory to the Andhra Pradesh state assembly, Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan, Lok Satta party’s founder, visited Bangalore recently to give the party’s local operations a push.
Jul 17 2009
CIVIC ISSUES
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Priyanjali Ghose and Supriya Khandekar
Recently Janaspandana programmes were held in JP NAGAR and BTM layout. But what is Janaspandana and how can it help solve civic issues?
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Jul 13 2009
Blog: In the know
On 30th September 2008, Sahakara Bhavan, a government building got an elevator through an RTI application. This despite the fact that a provision for two lifts was made for this building at the time of its construction in 1975. But the provision remained...
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Jul 06 2009
NEW ACADEMIC YEAR IN BENGALURU
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Supriya Khandekar
While we read about the different courses and fascinating success stories, many of us wonder how career counseling can help? When do I go for counselling? Do I need counseling? We will try answer some of them for you here.
Jun 26 2009
LABOUR ECONOMY
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Supriya Khandekar
Bangaloreans reading this article may have felt the pain of the downturn, but access to job opportunities and benefits like insurance are things we still take for granted. But what about our cooks, maids, plumbers, construction workers and others? Here’s what we found out.
Jun 24 2009
BBMP COMMISSIONER REPLACED
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Vaishnavi Vittal and Supriya Khandekar
Citizens' groups, BBMP workers and other individuals reason on the transfer of former BBMP Commissioner S Subramanya.
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Jun 11 2009
BENGALURU TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT CENTRE
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Supriya Khandekar
City traffic police use technology in the centralised Traffic Management Centre for more efficient traffic management.
Jun 10 2009
PEST CONTROL
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Supriya Khandekar
While BBMP says they have spent 16 crores of rupees in the past four years for mosquito eradication, residents say that spraying of insecticides in their locality happens rarely if ever.
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Jun 02 2009
TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS
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Supriya Khandekar
While vehicle owners complain of receiving baseless traffic violation notices, the city traffic police department claims negligible number of errors.
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May 11 2009
NEW ABIDE DRAFT LAW
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Supriya Khandekar
If the chief minister greenlights the ABIDe committee’s proposed draft legislation, Bangaloreans may have a much greater say over local decision making. Yet, key questions remain unanswered, with the final deadline for the council elections looming.
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May 10 2009
Blog: Off Beat
Are you a victim of wrong footing on dog poop, while walking on a footpath? Well, you are not alone; this is the nightmare of every Bangalorean, who like me prefers to walk on the pavement, which is made for pedestrians and not for dogs to answer...
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Apr 20 2009
Blog: Off Beat
My colleague and I were all pumped up when we thought of doing an 'election special' coverage. And yes interviewing/ grilling the politicians was amongst the most exciting part of it. We wrapped up most of our other stories and were all...
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Apr 17 2009
ELECTION 2009
Supriya Khandekar
The audience at the candidate debate session had hoped for direct and honest responses from the MP aspirants. Their hopes were belied.
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Apr 17 2009
INTERVIEW: MP CANDIDATE KRISHNA BYREGOWDA
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Supriya Khandekar
Krishna Byregowda says he is young and experienced. With two terms as an MLA, this 36 year old now aims to win against the incumbent, four term MP, BJP's Ananth Kumar.
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Apr 17 2009
INTERVIEW: INDEPENDENT MP CANDIDATE
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Supriya Khandekar
Independent candidate for Bengaluru South’s Lok Sabha seat, Captain Gopinath talks to Citizen Matters on a range of questions from who is going to vote for him to whether he can reach out to the poor, and more.
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Apr 13 2009
DOWNTURN IMPACT
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Supriya Khandekar
As the economic downturn rages through several industries in Bengaluru, Citizen Matters finds out how people’s lives are being impacted, what options they have and what measures they are taking to cope.
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Mar 27 2009
SEASON'S UPDATE
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Supriya Khandekar and Vaishnavi Vittal
Rapidly coming off a cool winter, Bengaluru is back to the usual: hit by water and electricity shortages. Be it combating seasonal ailments or dealing with shortages, know what’s going on and what is to come.
Mar 26 2009
JP NAGAR RING ROAD UNDERPASS
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Supriya Khandekar
An update on the underpass construction of JP Nagar Ring road, in South Bengaluru. Time passes but not the underpass.
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