Environment
Citizenmatters.in captures the beauty of India's Garden City, Bangalore. Read about Bangalore's Lakes, Parks, Birds, Wildlife and other tourist attractions.
Nov 03 2008
WATER SUPPLY INDEPENDENCE - PART I
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Rainwater Club
First in a four-part Citizen Matters series authored by Bangalore-based Rainwater Club on implementing rainwater harvesting for gated layouts.
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Oct 30 2008
Blog: Deepa's jottings
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Yesterday evening, we watched this sudden termite swarm in Indira Nagar... We saw the termites flying in their hundreds, around the street lamps: I tried to get them against the light, but only got this image: Nabeel Mohamed, another...
Oct 26 2008
Blog: Adventures of an eco-nut
Getting a dog many years back was the last straw that made our family stop buying crackers once and for all. The dog was a hyper-sensitive creature who stood trembling through out the days and nights of Diwali; Any sound of crackers was enough...
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Oct 19 2008
GREEN COVER ON ROADS
News Desk
Petitioners in a litigation to stop tree-cutting accompanying Bangalore's road-widening project have taken to the Internet to mobilise citizen support.
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Oct 09 2008
TRANSPORT/INFRASTRUCTURE
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Supriya Khandekar
A High Court directive empowered a committee to oversee the city's road widening and metro works and decide on tree felling. NGOs are accusing the committee of disregard for the law.
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Oct 07 2008
HESARGHATTA LAKE
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Saurabh Mittal
A weekend trip to the Hesarghatta Lake famous for its birds and river rafting confirmed the sad and horrifying truth- our lakes are drying up
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Oct 03 2008
BELLANDUR LAKE
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Supriya Khandekar
The Bellandur lake, which has provided drinking water and nurtured the city's farming and fishing activities for over a century, is now a polluted and dying water body.
Sep 28 2008
CAMPAIGN AGAINST NOISE POLLUTION
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Bala Venkata Sudhakara Reddy Vuyyuru
A community project initiative looks at involving the public in making Bangalore a noise-free zone
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Sep 28 2008
LAWS AND REALITY OF NOISE POLLUTION
Huda Masood
Political, religious or cultural functions, loudspeakers blare away while authorities keep silent.
Sep 16 2008
Blog: Deepa's jottings
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I had been to Barcamp7 at IIM-B, and participated in a freewheeling discussion on finding accomodation in Bangalore, along with Meera. On the way out, simultaneous sunshine and showers brought out this beautiful double rainbow against the African Tulips...
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Sep 15 2008
LEISURE
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Poornima Dasharathi
Bangalore is indeed a ‘Garden city’ even now; not many can boast of such vast gardens in the heart of the city. Blessed with a pleasant climate and fertile land, Bangalore was also fortunate to have many rulers with a love for parks. Read...
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Sep 15 2008
LEISURE
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Poornima Dasharathi
Bangalore once had 117 lakes! Though in the recent years the number has dwindled, a few that are left add to the beauty and ecology of the city. Read more about Bangalore's lakes. 1. Hebbal Details Adjoining Hebbal flyover, this lake provides...
Sep 15 2008
LEISURE
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Poornima Dasharathi
For those who take the trekking route to unwind, there are many good trekking spots around Bangalore. Read on. 1. Ramdevara Betta, RevanaSiddesh Betta Details Ramanagaram is a popular place for trekking and rock climbing. Ramadevara Betta...
Sep 04 2008
Blog: Deepa's jottings
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I was walking down the Inner Ring Road, from Jayadeva Circle towards Silk Board, and was struck by the difference in the way roads are designed now. No trees, no shade, to make the pedestrians' lot a little easier....but that was less of a problem...
Sep 02 2008
Blog: Adventures of an eco-nut
There is so much of disposable products in our lives. From plastic bags to diapers to pens (whatever happened to ballpoint refills - does nobody use those anymore?) For a cup of tea in a clean glass When I am outside and I feel like...
Aug 28 2008
CAMPAIGN TO CLEAN
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Deepa Mohan
Corporates, government bodies and the public came together for the Clean and Green Nandi Hills Campaign on 24th August 2008.
Aug 27 2008
Blog: Deepa's jottings
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Surely BBMP, which seems, sometimes, to go out of its way to cut down full-grown trees, can take a leaf out of the book of these people, who own a shop in Vyalikaval. Messrs. P Mohanlal Bhanwarlal, who run a jewellery and pawnbroker's...
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Aug 13 2008
THE ECO VOICE
Deepa Mohan
Should I wear eco-friendly cotton and keep washing and starching them or should I use blends? What about leather footwear or handbags....
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Aug 13 2008
Blog: Deepa's jottings
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I spent a very pleasant morning at Lalbagh today....I started at the Glass House, where the floral exhibits for Independence Day are taking shape, and this Anthurium exhibit was stunning.... As I walked around, both cultivated and "grow-on...
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Aug 11 2008
Blog: Deepa's jottings
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At the outskirts of Bangalore, many small-scale vendors try to beat the middlemen by selling direct-to-consumer.... First one sees one basket of custard apples... Then a few.. Then a few more... And if one takes the larger view, one can...
Aug 10 2008
Blog: Deepa's jottings
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Some years ago, all of us had to bear with the roads, and sidewalks too, getting dug up for various reasons; one of them was OFC. "OFC"! said the little concrete signposts said, that came up later on the spot. OFC stood for Optic Fibre Cable;...
Aug 07 2008
Blog: Deepa's jottings
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I was walking along the "80 ft Ring Road" (I still don't know the name of this road, that goes from the Silk Board along Ragigudda up to Kanakapura Road!), when I saw how this tree had been revered, and a small shrine built to it...
Aug 05 2008
BACK TO THE BASICS
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Divya Sharma
A small but growing number of Bangaloreans are choosing organic food and produce over chemical-ridden conventional foods, and new businesses springing up.
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Jul 28 2008
ENVIRONMENT
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Mahesh Srinivas
Lalbagh today probably has the most diversified collection of trees and plants of any botanical garden in the world.
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Jul 23 2008
RAINBOW DRIVE/SARJAPUR ROAD
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Revathi Siva Kumar
‘Waterless colony' is what this region of south-eastern Bangalore is beginning to be called. Witness how citizens in one layout decided to turn the tables without BWSSB stepping in to bail them out.
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Jul 23 2008
WATER FOR THE CITY
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Avinash Krishnamurthy
Conversations on groundwater recharging and rainwater harvesting tend to assume a knowledge of the meanings of several terms. Here's a quick primer for Bangaloreans.
 
 

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