Guides and Primers
Apr 02 2015
ALL ABOUT TATTOOING
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Ganga Madappa
Have you ever considered getting a tattoo only to put it away saying another time? Or do you already have a number of them etched over your skin? This guide will take you through what you must keep in mind before you decide to get inked.
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Apr 01 2015
CHILD ADOPTION PROCESS IN BANGALORE
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Josephine Joseph
The adoption process is not as easy as it is shown in movies. There’s a waiting period and elaborate documentation to be done, before you can take home a child. Here’s how you can go about it, and the list of things to keep in mind.
Mar 24 2015
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Method 1: I found this mobile number on Quikr  mfor obtaining Senior Citizen Cards in the J P Nagar area: +91 9945837981. I called the number and after a while, the person called back. He wanted me to keep ready three passport photos...
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Mar 24 2015
TUITIONS FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS
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Sowrabha Karinje
Finding tuition centres in the neighbourhood has been made easy through web-based platforms these days. They provide tutor services and help anxious parents find the right help to ensure their children understand their lessons and score well.
Mar 19 2015
CITIZEN MATTERS' GUIDES AVAILABLE AS E-BOOKS
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News Desk
Citizen Matters' popular print guidebooks for Bangaloreans are now available in e-book form. Newshunt, Rockstand and Kindle are carrying our books.
Dec 24 2014
PAHAL, LPG SUBSIDY AND AADHAAR
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Shree D N
Availing LPG subsidy is your choice. You can even opt out of it if you can afford it. LPG subsidy does not need Aadhaar card, but if you have it, it must be submitted. Read the details of modified Direct Benefit Transfer scheme, now being rolled out by the Modi government.
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Dec 11 2014
READ OUR GUIDES ON MOBILE PHONES
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News Desk
Citizen Matters' popular print guidebooks for Bangaloreans are now available in e-book form. Newshunt and Rockstand mobile apps are carrying our books. Enjoy!
Nov 19 2014
FCRA REGISTRATION
Arathi Manay Yajaman
If your non-profit accepts foreign funds without FCRA clearance, it could land you in deep trouble. Here's how you get the clearance.
Nov 03 2014
ONLINE SHOPPING IN BANGALORE
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Deepti Sarma
Online shopping is a craze in Bengaluru, but it has its own pitfalls. You need to know the do’s and don’ts of online shopping in order to have a pleasant shopping experience and get value for your money.
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Oct 21 2014
ECO-FRIENDLY BIRTHDAY PARTIES
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Shilpi Sahu
Our existence on this planet leaves a footprint, however small it may be. The trick is in minimising the waste and while maximising the joy quotient!
Oct 17 2014
FOR A GREAT COOKING TIME
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Sowrabha Karinje
Come weekend, you want to go out and try a new restaurant or new food. Instead why not try these simple recipes at home?
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Oct 16 2014
WORLD FOOD DAY
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Vikram Kapoor
There are organisations that accept extra food to feed to the hungry. But no - 1098 - Child Line - does not accept excess food. By calling 1098 to check this, you are only blocking the precious time of the call centre that will be of use to a child in distress.
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Oct 09 2014
SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT
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Vikram Kapoor
If you want to carpool, how do you find the right co-traveler? What apps or websites are available? Compare features and find the right option.
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Sep 09 2014
ECO-FRIENDLY DIAPERS
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Sowrabha Karinje
"Cloth diaper? No..!" is what we hear from new age mommies who otherwise care for environment. But cloth diaper isn't such a bad idea - in fact it comes in most parent-friendly form these days!
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Sep 03 2014
KHATA ISSUES DECODED - PART III
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T R Raghunandan
B khata in Bengaluru lets you pay property tax for the property that you claim to own. The legality of the property, however, depends on other factors.
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Sep 02 2014
INFORMATION ON EBOLA
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Nikita Malusare
Ebola scare has hit the world, after World Health Organisation declared it as an outbreak. What care should be taken by you, the citizen of Bengaluru? Read on.
Aug 26 2014
KHATA ISSUES IN WHITEFIELD DECODED - PART II
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T R Raghunandan
While Khata is important for a property, it does not guarantee the title for the property in the BBMP limits. Strange isn't it? But that's how the things are!
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Aug 20 2014
KHATA ISSUES IN WHITEFIELD DECODED - PART I
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T R Raghunandan
If you are a resident of Whitefield or the one who is aspiring to buy a property in Whitefield, this might matter to you: What causes confusion in Khata documents related to Whitefield's properties?
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Aug 12 2014
CHILD-CENTRIC ACT
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Ganga Madappa
What needs to happen when a case of child sexual abuse is reported? The POCSO Act looks to secure quick justice without causing any additional trauma to the victim of child sexual abuse.
Aug 07 2014
SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN
Ganga Madappa
Much has been spoken in the last month about Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) following some incidents in several schools. What can you do to safeguard your child from it?
Jul 29 2014
BEING WATER-WISE
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News Desk
Keep this list as an everyday ready-reckoner guide to saving water, and try to save as much as possible!
Jul 10 2014
SAFE AUTO JOURNEY
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Ganga Madappa
Harassed by auto drivers who demand extra fare or refuse hire? Read on to know your rights and find out how you can register a complaint against errant auto drivers.
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Jul 03 2014
BANGALORE ROUNDS: HOP ON - HOP OFF
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Christopher Martin Lopaze
Hop on- hop off service introduced by BMTC is a time-saving and inexpensive way to experience the major landmarks of Bengaluru, for tourists or natives alike.
Jun 27 2014
CHANGE AND THE CITY - PART II
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Nikita Malusare
Hiring a waste vendor is just a mouse-click away. The website makes you waste-sensitive!
Jun 25 2014
GOVT GOING CITIZEN-FRIENDLY
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Nikita Malusare
Soon there will be a day when affidavits and notary attestations are not required for most works in Karnataka. Government has implemented self declaration system.
Jun 18 2014
FOR A GREENER CITY
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Josephine Joseph
You are enthusiastic to plant trees in your neighbourhood, but don't know how to do it. This is your how-to-do guide.
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