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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.
Jun 20 2016
ERADICATING BENGALURU'S BLACKSPOTS
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Sandya Narayanan
Bengaluru did not have public bins, and bins have been a bone of contention among solid waste management enthusiasts working to solve the problem. Are bins the only solution for black spot problem? Or is there any alternative?
Jun 17 2016
PROBLEM AT AADHAR REGISTRATION CENTRES
Kalyani
Can there be some help for old and handicapped people in Aadhar centres? Can these enrollment centres be equipped with more staff and infrastructure?
Jun 15 2016
DECODING ILLEGAL ADVERTISING IN BANGALORE
Akshatha M
Why is BBMP unable to remove the illegal hoardings, at the same time not able to make any money from them? Is there anything that can be done to solve the problem? Last part of the series.
Jun 15 2016
SMART' TRANSPORT BY BMTC
News Desk
After the half-baked Intelligent Transport System that is not really helping any commuter, BMTC is now onto Smart Cards—that have been launched even before the pilot.
Jun 13 2016
ILLEGAL HOARDINGS IN BANGALORE
News Desk
BBMP's last Assistant Commissioner for Advertising K Mathai had submitted a series of reports on illegal hoardings in BBMP, to the Commissioner. Here are the last four reports.
Jun 09 2016
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
A dry for years lake finally looks like a proper water body. Ever since we took up the cause of Puttenahalli Lake over seven years ago, this had been one of our goals - to see the entire lake bed submerged. 20th May 2014 6th June...
Jun 08 2016
BBMP'S B KHATHA
U Vishwanath Rao
There are instances of BBMP issuing B khatha to flats without valid reasons, thereby harassing the innocent buyer, says Vishwanatha Rao.
Jun 07 2016
BMTC BUS PASSES
News Desk
BMTC is issuing the Students concessional pass for the year 2016-17 on a staggered time table to facilitate smooth and hassle-free issue of passes to the student community. The passes are now being issued for primary, secondary and high school students...
Jun 07 2016
RAIN HELPLINES FOR BANGALORE
News Desk
onsoon is gaining strength in Bengaluru. Here's where you need to get help if your area is flooded/ if rain is affecting life.
Jun 02 2016
ILLEGAL HOARDINGS IN BANGALORE
News Desk
BBMP's last Assistant Commissioner for Advertising K Mathai had submitted a series of reports on illegal hoardings in BBMP, to the Commissioner. Here are the first four reports.
Jun 02 2016
TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS IN BENGALURU
Marianne de Nazareth
Scooter-borne jay riders race on the wrong side of a road, hit a lady, and flee eve before she wakes up and notes down their numbers. Passersby don't care to take the numbers either. Traffic rules are broken everyday in Bengaluru everywhere, and fines are not helping!
Jun 01 2016
DECODING ILLEGAL ADVERTISING IN BANGALORE
Akshatha M
BBMP has no uniform policy for removal of hoardings. The terms and conditions are different each time, which is why the removal of illegal hoardings has become impossible. Here's the story on the enforcement mafia.
May 28 2016
METROPOLITAN PLANNING COMMITTEE NEEDED AT BMRDA LEVEL
Rejeet Mathews and V Ravichandar
Bengaluru has a planning committee now, but is it enough to plan only BDA level, when the boundaries of the city are growing much beyond BDA level? Here’s an analysis on why we need Metropolitan Planning Committee (MPC) at Bengaluru Metropolitan Regional Development Authority scale.
May 27 2016
MANAGING LAKES AND STORM WATER DRAINS
Srinivas Alavilli
It’s that time of the year when the city will receive rains. Roads will flood while lakes will remain parched. Can we catch the rain and send it to lakes?
May 24 2016
DECODING ILLEGAL ADVERTISING IN BANGALORE
Akshatha M
They are everywhere: On buildings, storm water drains, skywalks and parks. But no one knows the numbers, and no one knows how to stop them from coming up, or make money out of them. What’s going on behind the scenes?
 
 

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