Zainab Bawa
Feb 11 2013
HACKNIGHT AT BANGALORE
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Zainab Bawa
Over 40 geeks get together for a night of understanding Aaron Schwarz's work and contributing to keep his memory and projects alive.
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Dec 22 2010
TDR-AFFLICTED BENGALURU
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Zainab Bawa
A committee set up to review TDR recommended policy changes, but the state government is yet to act on it. In the meantime, BBMP pushes on.
Mar 11 2009
NAMMA METRO
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Zainab Bawa
But rather wearily, and with many hiccups. Recent update is that 11 cases against land acquisition on CMH Road were dismissed in just three days.
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Mar 10 2009
AGAINST ATTACKS ON WOMEN
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Zainab Bawa
Combating the recent violent attacks on women in the city, volunteers of the Fearless Karnataka group sensitised residents, passers-by and shop owners at Vasanthnagar, Ulsoor, CMH Road, Rest House Road and Cunningham Road.
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Mar 02 2009
ATTACKS ON WOMEN IN BENGALURU
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Zainab Bawa
Increasing number of incidents of attack on women reported in Bengaluru; 'Nirbhaya Karnataka' (Fearless Karnataka) collective formed to reclaim public spaces and promote safety for all.
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Aug 27 2008
NAMMA METRO BENGALURU
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Citizen Matters is following the High Court proceedings on a PIL regarding the Metro Rail project. A ruling is due on 1 September.
Aug 14 2008
LEFT IN THE LURCH
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Zainab Bawa
It will not be a happy Independence Day for shopkeepers displaced by the Metro. The BMRCL has planned shop-less stations in key areas like Indiranagar, drowning the question of compensatory space for them.
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Jul 30 2008
LENS ON CITY DEVELOPMENT
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Zainab Bawa
Michael Goldman, professor of Sociology and Global Studies at the University of Minnesota, USA, is currently in Bangalore researching transformations of land, government and citizenship. A report from his recent talk.
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Jun 18 2008
CLASH OF LOCAL ECONOMIES
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Zainab Bawa
This thriving local economy in Rajajinagar is in for a shakeup with the Metro station coming there. Traders are unhappy with the deal they are getting.
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May 20 2008
RIGHTS OF AN ECONOMIC HUB
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Zainab Bawa
The litigation filed by CMH Road's traders is a legal test for whether the land acquisition law is being used or abused. The next hearing is on 4 June.
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May 20 2008
WORLDWIDE BACKDROP
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Experiences from cities across the world shows us what can happen when governments take away private properties in the name of public purpose.
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Apr 08 2008
TRANSPORT
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Zainab Bawa
On March 28, Chief Justice Cyriac Joseph admitted a PIL against the Metro on grounds of absence of a comprehensive legislation for its implementation. The CMH Road traders' association filed the PIL.
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Mar 04 2008
CLASH OF LOCAL ECONOMIES
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Zainab Bawa
The CMH Road traders' association in Indiranagar is fighting an uphill battle to relocate the Metro alignment to Old Madras Road. The High Court awarded the latest round to BMRCL.
Feb 05 2008
GROWTH AND THE CITY
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Zainab Bawa
How do you go about widening roads when there are private properties, trees, and urban clusters in the areas proposed for widening? Can these be demolished for the sake of ease of everyday travel? Enter TDR. Zainab Bawa walks you through.
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