Vivek Vaidyanathan
Oct 31 2016
PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS IN GOVERNMENT PROJECTS
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Vivek Vaidyanathan
Could systemic public engagement prevent imbroglios of the kind created by the Bengaluru steel flyover proposal? What steps and caveats would be necessary for that?
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May 18 2015
MAINTENANCE OF FOOTPATH NETWORK IN BENGALURU
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Vivek Vaidyanathan
Vivek Vaidyanathan offers a solution to the problem of non-maintenance of footpaths, wherein vendor spaces are auctioned and footpath maintenance is outsourced.
Nov 19 2014
REIMAGINING PUBLIC SPACES
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Vivek Vaidyanathan
Many roads in the city of Bengaluru have remained closed for a long time now, and the traffic moves smoothly without those roads. Why can't those roads be used as public spaces?
Sep 22 2014
ANATOMY OF A PROTEST
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Vivek Vaidyanathan
Why should people protest? Are the protests effective enough? What is a protest if it cannot make the desired impact? Vivek Vaidyanathan shares some thoughts.
Sep 20 2014
COURT-MANDATED RULES OF ADMINISTRATION
Vivek Vaidyanathan
If the court is compelled to poke its nose in all civic issues, what's the use of government? Doesn't it indicate lack of good governance?
Apr 15 2014
ELECTIONS 2014
Vivek Vaidyanathan
Questions reflect the outlook of the MPs and their parties - they are literally a projection of their personalities!
Apr 11 2014
ELECTIONS 2014
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Meera K, Vivek Vaidyanathan, and Nikita Malusare
Bangalore Central MP is perceived as a performer by Daksh survey, when compared to other MPs in Bangalore. But what did he do?
Apr 02 2014
MPLAD FUND - 2009-2014
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Vivek Vaidyanathan
Did you know that Bengaluru MP P C Mohan used his local fund for a project in Nellore, AP? All kinds of facts emerge when you look at Bengaluru MPs' MPLADS funds usage.
Mar 27 2014
ELECTIONS 2014
Vivek Vaidyanathan
Do they ever come back to see what the voters are doing, once voted to power? What is the experience of people of Bangalore?
Mar 19 2014
ELECTIONS 2014
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Vivek Vaidyanathan
Puzzled on what can and cannot be done by politicians during elections? Figure it out now - read on!
Mar 19 2014
CANDIDATE PROFILE
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Vivek Vaidyanathan
D V Sadananda Gowda is perceived as a performer, but he also has his own small share of controversies.
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Mar 06 2014
PC MOHAN- BANGALORE CENTRAL MP - PROFILE
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Vivek Vaidyanathan
Report card for Bangalore Central MP PC Mohan: 70% attendance, 252 questions, 79% funds utilised.
Mar 05 2014
D B CHANDREGOWDA - BANGALORE NORTH - PROFILE:
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Vivek Vaidyanathan
He represented Bengaluru North in the last Lok Sabha. An experienced politician perceived as clean, Chandregowda is not in the limelight anymore.
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Feb 25 2014
ANANTH KUMAR - BANGALORE SOUTH - PROFILE
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Vivek Vaidyanathan and Arpana H S
86% attendance. 42 debates. 222 questions. What else does the Bangalore South MP have to his credit?
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Jan 10 2014
BMTC - SOME THOUGHTS
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Vivek Vaidyanathan
BMTC is one of the few profit-making public services. However, the public see the decision to buy high-end buses and hike prices according to the change in oil prices problematic.
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Mar 20 2012
CHILDREN'S WARD SABHA
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Vivek Vaidyanathan
Children articulated major concerns in Bengaluru's first ever Children's Ward Sabha. But local politicians seemed to be pushing their own agenda.
Mar 14 2011
BMTC SERVICE
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Vivek Vaidyanathan
Is BMTC perpetuating a class difference with Volvos and regular buses?
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Dec 31 2009
BBMP ROAD AT GKVK
Vivek Vaidyanathan
Just being in that court room for the GKVK road hearing, seeing lawyers presenting their case, judges going through the evidence presented, petitioners and defendants arguing vehemently, nervous interns, curious onlookers - brings back interesting memories.
Nov 17 2009
PERSPECTIVE
Vivek Vaidyanathan
Reflections on latest developments in Bangalore from Delft, where behavior of bicyclists is not very different from that of Indian car drivers.
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Aug 05 2009
TREE FELLING
Vivek Vaidyanathan
This theory is put into practice in every development project in Bangalore - from road widening to the Metro project, the trees bear the brunt.
Mar 19 2009
REPORT ON URBAN POOR
Vivek Vaidyanathan
A pilot study on slum and urban homelessness in Bengaluru reveals that few of the government's services are oriented towards the poor.
Feb 23 2009
INTACH HERITAGE WALK - AVENUE ROAD
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Deepa Mohan and Vivek Vaidyanathan
Life, after the expansion of Avenue road in the heart of Bengaluru, will never be the same again. Vivek Vaidyanathan writes and Deepa Mohan photo-documents a heritage walk down this well known road.
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