Guides and Primers
Jun 12 2014
COMMITTEES FOR LAKES
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Ganga Madappa
If the Lake Protection Committees actually do what they are meant to, Bangalore’s lakes could very well get a new lease of life.
May 19 2014
SPOT-FIXING GUIDE
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News Desk
Stop talking, start working. Bit by bit you can change your surroundings, and the world. This has been the TUI motto.
May 02 2014
SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL
Ravi Koushik
How can Bengaluru handle its waste better? What can reduce the burden on landfills? Here are some insights from a composting practitioner.
May 02 2014
GUIDE TO GETTING ELECTRICITY
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Ganga Madappa
Looking to move into a new house in Bengaluru? Then you need to apply for an electricity connection with BESCOM.
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Apr 15 2014
ELECTIONS 2014
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Nikita Malusare
If you are a first-time voter and are bombarded by people telling you how to vote and who to vote for, this is for you!
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Apr 14 2014
DECODING PROPERTY TAX
D R Prakash
Puzzled about how to pay property tax? Here's how you can do it without much hassle!
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Mar 29 2014
ENFORCING CODE OF CONDUCT
News Desk
Here's where you can report electoral malpractice and code of conduct violations.
Mar 12 2014
KNOW YOUR CONSTITUENCY
News Desk
Confused about the Parliamentary Constituency you belong to and the candidates you should vote for? Here's the list where you can check which is your Parliamentary Constituency.
Mar 04 2014
THE UPPER LIMIT
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Nikita Malusare
Aviation safety and high rises in Bengaluru: Here's some knowledge no property dealer would want to share with you!
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Mar 03 2014
BDA LOW COST HOUSING
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Ganga Madappa
The BDA has issued the 4th notification for flat allotments. Here is a primer to understand the procedures involved in buying a BDA flat.
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Feb 25 2014
RTO RULES
Nikita Malusare and Ganga Madappa
Looking to bring your vehicle from your home town into Bengaluru? No matter which part of the country you are from, rules for the re-registration are the same across India. Here’s a quick guide.
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Jan 27 2014
GUIDE TO PASSPORT SERVICES
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Ganga Madappa
Looking to get your passport? You can do it yourself without going through an agent. The Passport Seva portal is easy to use and can save you money. Here’s the dope on where and how to apply, the documents you will need and the process.
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Jan 08 2014
GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING CORRUPTION
T R Raghunandan
Corruption is a crime of calculation, not of passion. If the risk and penalties are high, many wouldn't opt to be corrupt. Here's your guide to understanding corruption!
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Dec 31 2013
GO SOLAR
Ramesh Sreekantan
How about having a rooftop solar power plant? Sell the extra energy to BESCOM and earn from it!
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Dec 27 2013
AUTO ON DIAL
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Ganga Madappa
Smart phones can now be used to book an auto, track the meter and let your family know where you are, in Bengaluru. Companies like mGaadi are developing a database and a system where every driver is tracked and rated.
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Dec 19 2013
Column: Eat right
Sweta Uchil-Purohit
All you sweet fans, here's what you might want to follow in life! Even without direct sugar intake, your food has sufficient sugar to get you going.
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Dec 09 2013
CYCLE ALL THE WAY!
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Ramesh Sreekantan
If you plan to cycle your way to work in Bengaluru, here's what you need to know.
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Dec 04 2013
BLOOD HELPLINE
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Nikita Malusare and Ganga Madappa
You receive a request for a particular group of blood late in the night. How can you help the person? Here's the info you need.
Dec 03 2013
AVOID MURKY PROPERTY DEALS
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Rama Murthy P
If you don't care about what the builder is doing, you will finally end up not getting Occupancy Certificate and A Khata for your property. Be very careful!
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Oct 16 2013
UNDERSTANDING BBMP
News Desk
There are 12 standing committees in BBMP that focus on various aspects of city's governance. They have a say in the issues they represent, and public can complain to these committees.
Oct 16 2013
SECURITY APPS FOR SMARTPHONES
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Bosky Khanna
GPS-enabled smartphone can be your best friend in crisis. It can send SOS messages and calls during crisis, and send your location details to your prime contacts - just with the help of an app.
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Sep 26 2013
IT’S ALL ABOUT MILEAGE AND UTILITY
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Swetha Padmanabhan
Having a hard time selecting your dream car in Bangalore? Here’s a quick guide that may help you in narrowing down the choice.
Sep 26 2013
APARTMENT REGISTRATION
Moumita Bhattacharya
Registering your apartment and getting the khata doesn't need any bribing. If you are determined, you can get it done your way without greasing the palms.
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Sep 25 2013
Blog: Gardener's Diary
You can make out by the name that this one is going to have to be a series You would be surprised by the number of pests and insects you might encounter even in a terrace garden. In my case I have towering trees all around my terrace, so that...
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Sep 20 2013
DIRECT BENEFIT TRANSFER FOR LPG
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Nikita Malusare
Bangalore will get introduced to Direct Benefit Transfer scheme for LPG in the month of December. Before that, the consumers of Indane, HP Gas and Bharat Gas need to link their Aadhaar cards to bank accounts and LPG consumer numbers, if they need subsidy.
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Sep 16 2013
STANDARD FOR ROADS
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P Manivannan
P Manivannan, chief project officer of State Highways Improvement Project, traces the journey of roads from simple stone-paving to asphalting. He explains why you should be watching the construction of roads in your area closely.
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