Business and Economy
Jul 13 2013
BUDGET - JULY 2013
T V Mohandas Pai
Industry is disappointed as there is no large investment in neither power nor infrastructure. Chief Minister has explained the projects which are in execution. We need big ideas, large solutions, massive investment and a big vision.
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Jul 03 2013
WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE
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Nalme Nachiyar
Sadiya Sarwar is an example of how women can take up self-employment and run it successfully. She has made a name for herself in the CCTV installation business, a male-dominated field.
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Jul 01 2013
Public sanitation
Kavitha Reddy
In the absence of public restrooms, answering nature's call is a challenge for many. A Bangalorean urges urban planners to include such fundamental human needs in their thinking.
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Jun 20 2013
Blog: Entrepreneur's Corner
redBus, the ticket booking business, headquartered in Bengaluru and funded by VCs in this city, is to be acquired by the South Africa-based multinational media group, Nasper, according to some media reports.  Many points are being raised...
May 31 2013
MIGRANTS WHO BUILD BANGALORE
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Nalme Nachiyar
Who are these people who build the homes and commercial complexes in Bangalore? Where do they come from? Why did they come here? An insight on the people who came from nowhere to Bangalore in search of a better life.
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May 27 2013
WELFARE SCHEMES DON'T HELP LABOURERS
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Nalme Nachiyar
The language problem and the not-so-easy paperwork is making it difficult for construction workers to avail the benefits of the labour welfare schemes designed by the government.
May 14 2013
MONETARY DECISIONS
Mithun Dey
A writer explores the downside of minting and using coins.
May 06 2013
WHO RULES THE CITY
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G V Dasarathi
As many as 33,000 people travel through the airport every day, while 10 lakh people travel through the Majestic area, using buses or trains. The investment on the airport is 100 times the money spent on Majestic. Where do the priorities lie?
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Mar 18 2013
DEVELOPMENT OF ELECTRONICS CITY
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Jinal Dadiya
As governments grapple with land acquisition and zoning issues, a young researcher from the city explains why E-City itself could set an example in inclusive urban development.
Mar 13 2013
INDUSTRIAL EMPLOYMENT (STANDING ORDERS) ACT
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Navya P K
Some IT employees are sceptical about the much-awaited act’s effectiveness. Can it tackle favouritism, overtime without compensation etc., let alone serious malpractices?
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Mar 11 2013
INDUSTRIAL EMPLOYMENT (STANDING ORDERS) ACT
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Navya P K
Though many IT majors have submitted draft Standing Orders - that determines when employees can be fired, what is misconduct etc., the industry is not fully ready. Why are they lobbying against the Act?
Mar 10 2013
ECONOMIC SURVEY
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Udita Chaturvedi
City journalism students conduct a quick survey to understand the factors affecting wage inequalities across India. Help them with 30 seconds of your time!
Mar 08 2013
Blog: Deepa's jottings
All of us have problems with our banks from time to time. But when the problem lasts, unresolved, beyond 30 days, many of us are not aware that we can turn to the Banking Ombudsman at the Reserve Bank of India. Please click here to go to the...
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Feb 26 2013
LATEST FASHION TRENDS
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Anuradha Srinivasan
A host of designer ventures focusing on chic and novel forms of the desi drape reveal the latest rage in the city’s fashion circles.
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Jan 28 2013
TECHNOLOGY FOR FARMERS AND CONSUMERS
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Arathi Manay Yajaman
Meet a tech professional who believes in technology for farmers’ benefit. His venture now ensures that you can get fruits fresh from the farm delivered at your doorstep!
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Jan 21 2013
IT WORKPLACES
B S Iyer
Employees of IT/ITeS firms experience various occupational health hazards. Here is how the government and industry can mitigate them.
Jan 17 2013
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Some of the BULBs (Bangalore Urban Lady Birders) decided to meet up for lunch at Halli Mane on Sankranti Day: The decorations were beautiful... made of palm fibre: made of palm fronds:   This is the menu, as displayed on the...
Dec 22 2012
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
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Till about a week ago, the answer to this would have been, "Only CTS-2010 Standard cheques will be valid after 31 st  Dec 2012". The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has extended the date for banks and consumers to meet the standard to 31...
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Dec 20 2012
Blog: Deepa's jottings
We are talking a lot about banning plastic bags now, and in BTM Layout, I came across this sign (at Disney Bakery): This (apart from the multi-spelling of "environment") set me thinking. There seems to be a lot of greenwash going around...
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Dec 20 2012
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Disney Bakery in BTM Layout is one of the many immensely popular "Bun" joints...where one can get an inexpensive bun with a variety of stuffings, along with coffee or tea, for a filling and quite wholesome meal-on-the-go. Here's one of the...
Dec 12 2012
SPORTS EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS
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Abhishek Angad
Bengaluru’s impact on India’s sporting scene in badminton, tennis, cricket and hockey is now being followed by pioneering firms pushing for focussed sports education in city schools.
Nov 23 2012
THE GREY AREA OF POLITICAL FUNDING
Samuel Jacob
INC, BJP, JDS and other parties receive huge sums of money as donations from corporates and individuals - who has given how much?
Nov 16 2012
BUYER’S GUIDE TO WASHING MACHINES
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Abhishek Angad
There are different types of washing machines, which differ on power and water consumption, capacity and maintenance costs. Here’s how to choose what you need.
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Nov 12 2012
Blog: Volunteer Diary
"Freedom is another word for nothing left to lose", said someone. But, for many people who often lose the little that they have, freedom is another wor(l)d. And that wor(l)d did not appear on 15th August 1947 or later for the majority who...
Oct 29 2012
CONSTRASTING WORKSPACES
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Arvind Batra
A techie compares workplace norms in India and the US. A matter of fact take on how we eat snacks, how the cubes are cleaned, to the state of toilets!
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Oct 16 2012
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
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With the presence of the  PNLIT Store on eBay Charity , I've become a regular user of India Post and courier service companies - to dispatch purchases that have been made by donor buyers. We've had buyers from all parts of India, from large cities...
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