Traffic rules good, but some rationale helps citizens better...
Jul 22 2013
Jun 14 2013
BRCA1 & BRCA2 GENE TESTING
Have a family history of cancer? Want to test if you have the gene that could result in breast cancer or ovarian cancer? A guide to BRCA gene testing and which hospital does it in Bengaluru.
May 31 2013
FM SCENARIO IN BANGALORE - II
In part-II of the series, Citizen Matters explores why a section of the Kannada film industry is demanding only Kannada music on Bengaluru’s private FM channels.
May 30 2013
FM SCENARIO IN BANGALORE - I
The ‘cosmopolitan’ city Bangalore's private FM radio stations have been broadcasting only Kannada, Hindi or English music. Why not Tamil/Telugu music, Citizen Matters explores, in part - I of the series.
Apr 30 2013
CONSTITUENCY ANALYSIS - SARVAGNA NAGAR
The usual problems of traffic, garbage and sewage are the cause of concern for the voters of this constituency. The three-time MLA has not been able to keep up with the growing demand for better administration.
Apr 29 2013
MLASPEAK-2013: K J GEORGE, SARVAGNANAGAR MLA
In an interview to Citizen Matters, the MLA makes an attempt to be honest about the work done in his tenure and his effort towards solving the problems.
Apr 26 2013
RACING FOR POWER
Apr 19 2013
INTERVIEW WITH DHANANJAY KUMAR
In an interview to Citizen Matters, Karnataka Janata Party’s Campaign Committee Chairman Dhananjay Kumar defends B S Yeddyurappa on corruption charges and Operation Lotus.
Oct 12 2010
PROTECTION FROM SWINE FLU
With the upcoming winter and unpredictable rainy season in Bengaluru, many are opting to get vaccinated against H1N1. Here's a quick guide about the ‘swine flu’ vaccine.
Oct 12 2010
Blog: Off Beat
Almost every other week, outside my office on Sarjapur Road, I see an elderly gentleman stopping by a tree in the morning, to relieve himself. A Nirmala Shauchalaya stands barely 100 metres away from this recipient tree. The Bruhat Bengaluru...8
Oct 06 2010
WHISTLEBLOWERS CELL SNUFFED OUT
Even as the state government pushed the Sakrama bill to regularise the massive pile up of bye-law violations in Bengaluru, BBMP has systematically encouraged illegal buildings only further.
Sep 30 2010
PROHIBITORY ORDERS IN CITY
Sep 27 2010
GREEN LIGHT AHEAD FOR COMMUTER RAIL?
However, the south-western railways continue to maintain that their hands are full with catering to long-distance trains. Meanwhile, citizen group Praja.in and CiSTUP prepare draft plan for commuter rail services in Bengaluru.
Sep 27 2010
ARE GATED COMMUNITIES LEGAL?
In this exclusive interview, Karnataka’s Advocate-General Ashok Haranahalli, says roads and open spaces in gated communities cannot be closed to the general public, as it belongs to the concerned civic authority.
Sep 20 2010
BBMP BUDGET 2010-11
The BBMP budget 2010-11 has made special allocations for each of the 198 wards and 28 assembly constituencies. Here is the detailed break-up.
Sep 10 2010
BANGALORE CITY BUDGET
The BBMP's 2010-11 budget of Rs 8488 crores has been approved, with steep revenue projections. Commissioner H Siddaiah appeals to corporators and officials to wake up to the 'challenge'.
Sep 08 2010
BANGALORE BUDGET 2010-11
Sep 06 2010
Blog: Off Beat
The BBMP has mega plans of widening roads in the city. In fact, 23 roads are currently being widened. But ask the corporation for 'widening' measurements of these roads and they run back to the RMP, scouring for the data.
Aug 31 2010
NOT STUCK IN THE COURTS, THIS
Aug 30 2010
DELAY IN CONSTRUCTION WORK
After a delay of nearly 1.5 years, the underpass at the intersection of JP Nagar's 15th cross Ring Road and 24th Main may be completed in a month's time. Still, both the BBMP and the area MLA are not categorical about D-day.
Aug 26 2010
NOT CITIZEN RESENTMENT ALONE
Even as the BBMP and state government are going back and forth on roadwidening, there is little that either can do. This mega project is stuck with other infrastructure projects in an ongoing case in the High Court.
Aug 17 2010
POWERLESS BENGALURU BRACES ITSELF
Jul 23 2010
POOR SIDELINED IN MEGA-PROJECT FRENZY
They are the ones who go out in a majority on election day and vote. But very little has been done for Bengaluru’s poor. Second in a series of two articles, Citizen Matters gets down to brass tracks.
Jul 22 2010
FIGHTING THEIR WAY UP
Despite a difficult background, many youngsters from the city's low-income neighbourhoods are fighting their way out of poverty to get an education and make a life for themselves. Meet Gayathri, Chinnaya and Sangeetha.
Jul 16 2010
An oral order won't do, says Outer Ring Road Association, refusing to believe the BBMP's and state government's verbal announcement on halting road widening plans.