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Sep 19 2016
BRTS V/S METRO ON ORR
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Karnakata State government bid unceremonious goodbye to the BRTS plan on Outer Ring Road and instead chose metro. But many questions remain unanswered.
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Sep 14 2016
CAUVERY CONTROVERSY
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As long as we keep looking farther for our solutions the solutions might keep moving farther away. What direction will we choose? Business as usual or the “difficult” one? asks Vaidya.
May 23 2016
NAMMA METRO DIARIES
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It's been three weeks since Metro East-West corridor has been functional. And it's already a success story of public transport, with over a lakh footfalls a day. What can improve the system? Here's what a commuter feels.
Oct 26 2015
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE GANESHA IDOLS?
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During Ganesha Habba, there are grand processions to neighbourhood lakes to immerse the idols. But what happens to them once the festival is over?
Aug 11 2015
TRAFFIC JAMS ON ORR
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Vaidya talks about the major traffic jams that citizens of Bengaluru traverse through, and likens the ones on ORR to Cerberus, the three-headed dog that guards the underworld.
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Mar 27 2015
WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE
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Vaidya R shares his memories of growing up in the Chamrajpet area in the 80s and 90s.
Feb 09 2015
TRANSPORT ISSUES IN BENGALURU
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Commuting to Whitefield via bus is a nightmare. The push for commuter trains to Whitefield is gaining strength, but Vaidya wonders whether the trains could be punctual.
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Nov 13 2014
DECODING 'BENGALURU'
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Implications of Bangalore changing to Bengaluru are several: Oorus and petes have started becoming familiar to everyone, but it is not just that - it is much more! Read on.
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Jul 24 2014
BENGALURU THAT WAS
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Old South Bengaluru had its own charm, with well-planned spacious sites which became 'vataara's, with multiple families living in one compound. Slowly vataaras are making way for big apartments.
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Feb 04 2014
Blog: Tin Boxes and Red Monsters
When you generally have the same routine and wait patiently, and hopelessly for the same bus every day, you tend to know all the buses that pass through at that time. You tend to form patterns that, if nothing else, give you hope. There are also enough...
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Sep 16 2013
Blog: Tin Boxes and Red Monsters
A few days back BMTC Volvo crew went on a flash strike, inconveniencing thousands of commuters, against a new rule scrapping overtime when they fail to meet a target for the number of trips per day. They cited bad traffic and road conditions for...
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Jul 23 2013
PUBLIC TRANSPORT WOES
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With no ideas to increase revenue, nothing to streamline schedules of buses, no plan to provide enough bus shelters, public transport in Bangalore has been trapped in its own web of mismanagement. Here is an open letter to BMTC MD, which reflects a commuters' mindset.
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Jul 09 2013
ORR chronicles
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The ORR underpasses are badly designed, and don't consider pedestrians' needs. Its medians and service roads remain a mess. A frustrated commuter offers solutions. Will the authorities listen?
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Sep 14 2012
NAYANDAHALLI FLYOVER
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After moving back to Bangalore from Seattle in 2011, Vaidya R felt the city had changed drastically. He talks about the Nayandahalli flyover mess on Mysore Road.
Dec 09 2011
DAILY TRAVAILS OF A BMTC COMMUTER
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Whether it is 500K, 500C or 500D, you'll know only when the bus is close by and it won't stop unless you signal the driver. This means you flag down every bus to look at its number and then wave the angry driver along.
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Oct 28 2011
ARE WE CALLOUS ENOUGH?
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In case of a 'real' emergency, the city was all alone. The police force was too busy or not going to answer your call!