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Oct 11 2016
BELLANDUR CITIZEN DRIVE
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Meera Nair
Citizens of Bellandur get together to find a way to remove the huge advertisement displays that are not only unaesthetic, but also dangerous. Meera Nair describes the drive and the learning.
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Oct 10 2016
Blog: In Lighter Whine
A few months ago, on my other blog, I wrote a post about Donald Trump, making less-than-gentle fun of the man. At the time, he didn't seem like much of a threat. I was fairly confident that Donald Trump had about as much chance of becoming president...
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Oct 05 2016
WATER SCARCITY SOLUTIONS
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Akshatha M
It has to be, ideally, a mix of both as recent deliberations at the water workshop co-organised by Citizen Matters revealed.
Oct 04 2016
CITY BUDGET
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Gayatri Nair
Send your budget requests on any civic issue through the MCMB budget bus, or one of their workshops or on ichangemycity.com - they will all be compiled and shared with the state and its agencies at a large event in December.
Sep 29 2016
BBMP MAYOR ELECTIONS
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Akshatha M
JD(S) corporator M Anand from Radhakrishna Temple ward was elected as the Deputy Mayor in the polls marked by controversy over the suspension of voting rights of Independent MP Rajeev Chandrashekhar and BJP's PC Mohan.
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Sep 16 2016
BBMP COMMISSIONER'S INTERVIEW
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Cherry Agarwal
BBMP Commissioner Manjunath Prasad talks about his experience as a bureaucrat, his work at BBMP and BBMP's plans to streamline finances and land records.
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Sep 12 2016
FESTIVE SEASON & GARBAGE MANAGEMENT
News Desk
BBMP has teamed up with citizen volunteers to manage waste generated during festivals.
Sep 06 2016
ECO-FRIENDLY GANESHA FESTIVALS IN BENGALURU
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News Desk
Ganesha festival just got a bit more greener, with better awareness among communities in Bengaluru while more and more citizens went for ecofriendly Ganesha idols.
Sep 02 2016
CLEARING STORM WATER DRAINS WITH CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
Srinivas Alavilli
Here's how a team of citizens went about clearing the storm water drain in their layout - a seemingly impossible work that only municipal administration is supposed to do.
Sep 01 2016
TRAFFIC PLANS FOR BENGALURU
Akshatha M
The traffic coordination committee has provided suggestions like making the roads signal-free, new traffic circulation plans and synchronisation of signal lights.
Aug 25 2016
STORM WATER DRAIN ENCROACHMENT SAGA - PART III
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Akshatha M
BDA master plan is not based on state Revenue Department's maps. Result: BDA master plan cannot be a reference for nalas!
Aug 23 2016
STORM WATER DRAIN ENCROACHMENT SAGA - PART II
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Akshatha M
Land registrations take place without actual surveys, which makes it easy for anyone to register anything. Having Unique Property Ownership Records is a possible solution to the mess, but it's being opposed by the land mafia.
Aug 17 2016
DEMOLISHING STORM WATER DRAIN ENCROACHMENT
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Akshatha M
Much has been said about demolitions of storm water drain encroachments. But how can BBMP sanction building plans on storm water drains? The mystery decoded.
Aug 11 2016
PROBLEM SPOT MAPPING PROJECT
News Desk
Help the city administration pinpoint issues in the public streets and areas, by mapping them and presenting. Join this mapping project!
Aug 02 2016
74TH AMENDMENT - CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
News Desk
Here are the rules that are supposed to provide more power to citizens of Bengaluru in governance.
Aug 01 2016
AADHAAR AUTHENTICATION SAGA
Akshatha M
As private companies are increasingly using Aadhaar data, is the privacy and security of personal data really at risk? What do those defending Aadhaar have to say?
Jul 29 2016
PAC REPORT ON BWSSB
Varsha Pillai
The customers of BWSSB, despite having a few complaints with the body, seemed to be happy overall. Read the full report.
Jul 29 2016
AADHAAR AUTHENTICATION
Akshatha M
With Aadhaar being widely used by various agencies for different purposes, here's a look at how private players too are acting as a crucial link in the data authentication process.
Jul 29 2016
PAVEMENT PERORATIONS
Suchitra Deep
So, this is the third in the Pavement series. Even if I say so myself, I think I am making progress. But there is pressure to change the format every time to keep my interest going, and that is kind of hard.  Anyway, this time I decided...
Jul 20 2016
BENGALURU TRAFFIC POLICE
Akshatha M
They man the traffic, spending their days sorting out chaos on the roads. What is a traffic cop’s life like?
Jul 04 2016
Blog: Off Beat
How many legal and illegal hoardings are there in Bengaluru and how to identify them? Looking for a complete location-specific data? Chances are that you will never ever get it. In the month of April, when I started working on a series of...
Jul 01 2016
STEEL FLYOVER FROM CHALUKYA CIRCLE TO HEBBAL
Navya P K
Citizens, architects and urban experts have criticised this project. The ambitious steel flyover project is on hold for now.
Jun 30 2016
WASTE COLLECTION SYSTEM IN BENGALURU SET FOR TRANSFORMATION
Sandya Narayanan and Lalitha Rani Mondreti
The plight of workers working in garbage collection is miserable. Fed up with broken system, BBMP is mulling a change in the garbage collection and transportation system.
Jun 29 2016
Suchitra Deep
I kind of got hooked on this quiz thingy.  And while it is a bit strange to be asking and answering the questions myself, I love the fact that I know all the answers.  My next quiz follows the same pattern but I put in a variation so...
Jun 27 2016
FURORE OVER IAS TRANSFER
Sandya Narayanan
To the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Sri Siddaramaiah, To the Minister, Sri K J George Sir, Citizen Petition: #BringBackSubodhYadav This is a tipping point. We citizens of Bengaluru who have been working on bringing in...
Jun 25 2016
FURORE OVER IAS TRANSFER
News Desk
IAS officials get transferred every now and then. But it's different this time—people are rallying behind an officer, Subodh Yadav, who was working on setting right garbage problem in Bengaluru.
 
 

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