Namaste, I stay in an apartment in Bangalore, Karnataka. There are...
T R Raghunandan
Mar 17 2015
REMEMBERING DK RAVI
DK Ravi, an IAS officer who took on the sand mafia in Kolar was found dead on March 16th. Ex-IAS officer TR Raghunandan remembers him and says that to deal with corruption, one must do as the corrupt do - team up!
Sep 22 2014
MANAGING TRASH WITH WORMS
The expense of composting Bangalore's wet waste shot through the roof, with the income not being able to match it. Then,"I began to recruit new staff; millions of them!"
Sep 13 2014
COMPOSTING IN BANGALORE: A LOOKBACK
Sep 03 2014
KHATA ISSUES DECODED - PART III
B khata in Bengaluru lets you pay property tax for the property that you claim to own. The legality of the property, however, depends on other factors.
Aug 26 2014
KHATA ISSUES IN WHITEFIELD DECODED - PART II
While Khata is important for a property, it does not guarantee the title for the property in the BBMP limits. Strange isn't it? But that's how the things are!
Aug 20 2014
KHATA ISSUES IN WHITEFIELD DECODED - PART I
If you are a resident of Whitefield or the one who is aspiring to buy a property in Whitefield, this might matter to you: What causes confusion in Khata documents related to Whitefield's properties?
Feb 14 2014
MPLADS : A BACKGROUND
MP's local area development fund is executed by district authorities, but the works are chosen by the MP himself. This is in contrast with power to local self-governance model advocated in 74th amendment.
Jan 08 2014
GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING CORRUPTION
Corruption is a crime of calculation, not of passion. If the risk and penalties are high, many wouldn't opt to be corrupt. Here's your guide to understanding corruption!
Nov 26 2013
COMMENTS ON NEW PLANNING WING
Former IAS officer critiques new Planning Authority bill: Where is the Mayor in this committee?