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Nov 14 2015
Blog: Oorjana
If you are willing to listen, people always have stories to tell. Especially in a city. And despite the best efforts of civic authorities to make us think otherwise, Bangalore is still a city. And people have stories to tell. People like Srinivas...
Nov 11 2015
Column: Southern Bengaluru Chronicles
Chandra Shekhar Balachandran
Remember the bedtime storytelling sessions of yore? If not, let the author refresh your memory, with the tales of M and fly, The Two Tykes and home-made dosays.
Nov 03 2015
Blog: Captured
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A little off the city, on Mysore Road after the Kengeri township, it is hard to miss the ultra-colourful stuffed toys being sold by the kerb. Makers of these toys are the members of more than 20 families migrated from Naklav village, Jharkhand...
Oct 19 2015
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Rajesh Kallaje
What is a typical weekend in Bengaluru like? If you're lucky enough to reside in a tree-laden area, staying in at home might just be the perfect way to unwind.
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Oct 12 2015
Column: Southern Bengaluru Chronicles
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Chandra Shekhar Balachandran
Reminisces about booking railway tickets in the 1960s, joyrides in the engine compartment, and an unfortunate train accident.
Sep 14 2015
Column: Southern Bengaluru Chronicles
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Chandra Shekhar Balachandran
The author reminisces about a time when steam engines ruled the rails, and when the 'backside gate' of the City railway station was still the entrance.
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Sep 11 2015
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
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Hello, dear reader, with whom I’ve shared so much. If you’re reading this, it means the time has come for me to leave. Perhaps, as you’re rubbing your weary eyes and preparing for bed, I’m up in the air, waving goodbye to you...
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Aug 31 2015
Column: Southern Bengaluru Chronicles
Chandra Shekhar Balachandran
Chandra Shekhar Balachandran's hilarious account of what ensues when an Indian Babu interrupts a presentation, is an accurate depiction of what happens when those in power interact with the masses.
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Aug 24 2015
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
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Recently I went on a food walk with Bengaluru’s Unhurried walk and tour company. The three-hour walk led me through the charming streets of Basavanagudi and into some fabulous eateries. At the handful of small restaurants, shops and bakeries...
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Aug 11 2015
Column: Southern Bengaluru Chronicles
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Chandra Shekhar Balachandran
School-going children often come up with nicknames for their teachers. Here's one such teacher from the author's past - DRV aka Dappa Ravay (V)unday.
Jul 24 2015
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
In the United States, I’m never really forced to think about the colour of my skin. I suspect very few white, middle-class girls are, although I may be wrong there. This is a privilege, a luxury that, despite its pricelessness, society rarely...
Jul 24 2015
Blog: Ideas at Work
How can corporate CSR funds support more city improvement projects? I was at an event yesterday where this was discussed by some of the CEOs of large companies in the city. The ongoing neighbourhood improvement partnership competition has already...
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Jul 22 2015
Column: Southern Bengaluru Chronicles
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Chandra Shekhar Balachandran
This humorous account of how the author came to the rescue of a young school-going lad, is truly a lesson in appreciating the little things in life.
Jul 14 2015
Blog: Bruhat Buzz
A brief summary of some news you might have missed out in the last few days. Applications for jobs, awards and other important stuff that happened in the capital city! Clear 50% or no salary increments BBMP Administrator Vijayabhaskar held a...
Jul 13 2015
Blog: Whitefield Rising
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I am keying in these words while commuting to office in a bus. As is the norm with most buses, the big vehicle stopped ahead of the shelter at Whitefield’s oldest stop, impeding movement at the T-junction, and causing hardship to waiting passengers...
Jul 11 2015
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
I was standing in awe of a temple carved out of stone, the colour of a sunset in a place in North Karnataka, when my travelling companion approached me. She’d been speaking with the man who gives tickets. “He said it’s Rs 10 each...
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Jul 08 2015
Blog: Bruhat Buzz
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Pic courtesy: Information Department, Govt of Karnataka Video conference between courts and jails Acting Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee inaugurated the pilot of high definition video conference between...
Jul 02 2015
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
From the moment I stepped off the plane, it became impossible to forget that I was in Bengaluru; the city demanded my attention. The humidity that alighted on my skin and curled my hair, the sound of new languages being spoken around me - it all...
Jun 30 2015
Blog: Whitefield Rising
A night on the street What is the power of the common man? A collaborative and inspiring set of people helped fix the potholed road that had been dug up for 6 months. Till then, local residents and daily commuters were facing severe issues due...
Jun 30 2015
Blog: Malleshwaram Matters
It was any other quite Sunday morning in Malleshwaram. However, for us it was a big day that had dawned. Malleshwaram Parisara, our annual ecofair by Malleshwaram Swabhimanaa Initiative (MSI) was to take place at Hymamshu Jyothi Kala Peeta on June...
Jun 30 2015
Column: Southern Bengaluru Chronicles
Chandra Shekhar Balachandran
In yet another trip down memory lane, the author talks about a lake he grew up around and the 'Government Rains' of the 1960s.
Jun 16 2015
Blog: Whitefield Rising
Pic: Sheeja Cassius   Potholes - I got you under my skin!! When you are tired of sobbing, you sing! The worst pothole on varthur gunjur stretch had me and my pillion in. Ironically we were on our way to collect an IGCSE report...
Jun 16 2015
Column: Southern Bengaluru Chronicles
Chandra Shekhar Balachandran
The roots of people are not always clear. Chandra Shekhar Balachandran reminisces about two such people from his childhood, and says that sometimes, it is quite all right for things to be that way.
Jun 10 2015
Blog: Ideas at Work
June 8th 30 million people. It boggles the mind to think that so many could live in a single metropolitan area. But the Jakarta city region is just that - the second largest concentration of people anywhere in the world. The city itself (which...
Jun 02 2015
Column: Southern Bengaluru Chronicles
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Chandra Shekhar Balachandran
My primary schooling was at Sri Kamala Nehru Makkala Mandira. The school was housed in old houses, some of them bungalows, others not, dotted about the Yediyur circle area and even in Tata Silk Farm. This was a lower-middle-class kind of school. However...
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May 22 2015
Column: Intense-City
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  Ganga Madappa, Staff Reporter and Community Manager at Citizen Matters, writes:   Here's a side of the Ulsoor lake that not too many people notice. To the left of the kalyani at the lake, is a storm water drain that comes all...
 
 

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