The Ugly Indian
Oct 12 2016
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From a dark and dreary under-bridge area to a bright and lively public space, the story of a transformation.
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Jul 05 2014
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It had been nine years since Nandan and Co had tried and met with limited success. What else can one do? Go to the press? File an RTI application? Or is there something else they can do?
Jun 26 2014
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The Ugly Indian gives a brief of the other world that lies beneath Bangalore's roads and footpaths.
Jun 16 2014
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Read how The Ugly Indian quashed denials of public littering with photographic evidence. The last and final part of Chapter 11, 'Steal Proofing', from The Ugly Indian book.
Jun 05 2014
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If you thought The Ugly Indian is a random cleaning group, read this up. You will find out how brainy they are, and how they arrive at scientific solutions to city's public space problems.
May 28 2014
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Anything and everything on the Indian street can be stolen – especially if it offers a resale value, or is reusable. The crucial thing, is to make your design steal-proof. Part 1 (of 3) of Chapter 11 of The Ugly Indian book.
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May 19 2014
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Veliyamma has dumped garbage in that very corner every morning, for the past 8 years. But today she had not done so. We asked her to come back later to help in the clean-up, and here she was! - Chapter 10 of The Ugly Indian book
May 12 2014
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Analyse a dump! Diagnose what was wrong? What was wrong with these guys – seems like they were the ones who needed their heads analysed and diagnosed! Chapter 9 from The Ugly Indian story.
Apr 21 2014
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Until we respect our sanitation workers and give them a better quality of life, we cannot expect them to clean our streets to the level we demand... Read the Ugly Indian Story!
Apr 03 2014
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Though the bins were removed in the year 2000, people still think of the area as a place to dump garbage. The look and feel of the area just adds to this assumption.
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Mar 27 2014
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He cleared the tea cups from the drain, placed the dustbin in a strategic position and waited — next 20 cups went straight into the bin, not the drain!
Mar 18 2014
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Garbage can tell you more about a person or household than any amount of surveillance can! So, it is actually easy to find out who's the dumper - if you're ready to get your hands dirty.
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Mar 10 2014
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They waited all night on the Church Street to see who dumps garbage, but did not see any. Finally they saw who did it - who was it?
Mar 01 2014
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They waited for the entire night, only to see no one came out and did the expected. All the action began at 6.30am!
Feb 22 2014
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Ultimately, everyone wants these ugly spots to vanish, so the right answer is the one that works!
Feb 12 2014
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They start their secret operation when everybody else is asleep. What could they be doing?
Feb 05 2014
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You have seen their work. You have read about them too. But do you know who they are? If not, read the never-before-told inside-story of The Ugly Indian.