Guides and Primers
Sep 13 2013
WASTE MANAGEMENT
Arathi Manay Yajaman
At Camellia in Pune, the composting area is located in a corner of the campus in an open space, adjacent to the outside generator, and at the level of the basement stilt car parking. Steps go down to the area from the ground level. Just adjacent to this is one of the blocks of apartments.
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Aug 14 2013
BLOOD DONATION
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Nikita Malusare
Do you want to donate blood in Bangalore this Independence Day? How to donate blood? Who can donate blood, when can one donate blood? Here are some useful tips for you.
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Aug 12 2013
HEALTH AND NUTRITION
Reshma Krishnamurthy Sharma
Some women in urban areas, including Bangalore, aren’t just willing to continue with breastfeeding babies for long. Why? Are their fears valid, or solvable? Here’s an insight into the issue.
Aug 09 2013
Column: Eat right
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Sweta Uchil-Purohit
Children are fascinated by colours, designs, stories and variety. They also like to be independent. Exploit these qualities, to make them eat more veggies!
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Aug 02 2013
CHOOSING MATERNITY HOME
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Reshma Krishnamurthy Sharma
How do you select the hospital in which you welcome your baby? What to pack for the hospital stay? What care should be taken?
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Jul 31 2013
Blog: Tin Boxes and Red Monsters
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Having exact change is the best way to avoid clashes with conductors. Pic: Shree D N She steps into a BMTC bus in some part of Bangalore; asks for ticket, paying Rs.100; conductor says he doesn't have change. Argument over change turns ugly...
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Jul 24 2013
BLENDING WITH BANGALORE: PART II
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Arpana H S
There are many online and offline resources that help you learn Kannada language. Bangalore also has many classes where one can meet people and learn the language.
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Jul 04 2013
KHATA IN 30 DAYS
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Arathi Manay Yajaman
Don’t think that paying bribe is inevitable. There are people who got Khata without paying an extra penny. You can do it too.
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Jul 04 2013
PROTECT THE TREES
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Bosky Khanna
Bangalore, the garden city, witnesses a large number of trees being felled - some legally, most illegally. Your blood boils at the sight of this, but you do not know whom to complain. Who is the right person to complain to?
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Jun 25 2013
URBAN WILDLIFE
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Nalme Nachiyar
With the onset of monsoon season, low-lying areas like Kengeri in Bangalore have seen snakes entering houses. One more example of man-animal conflict, why does this happen? How to avoid it?
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Jun 21 2013
WATER MATTERS
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News Desk
Right price for water and billing strategy can make the residents water-sensitive and reduce water consumption in Bangalore. Here’s an approach to pricing water right.
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Jun 18 2013
CITIZEN INITIATIVE HOW-TO
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Arathi Manay Yajaman
Here are 16 steps to saving your neighbourhood lake - join the movement to make Bangalore the “City of Lakes” that it once was.
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Jun 14 2013
BRCA1 & BRCA2 GENE TESTING
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Vaishnavi Vittal
Have a family history of cancer? Want to test if you have the gene that could result in breast cancer or ovarian cancer? A guide to BRCA gene testing and which hospital does it in Bengaluru.
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Jun 13 2013
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Priyanka Nadgir
Tread cautiously while searching for your life partner online. There are fake profiles, people looking for a fling, con artistes and more; how to choose right life partner depends upon the caution and intuition you put to work.
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May 29 2013
GUIDE TO TAXI SERVICES
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News Desk
How to decide which cab suits your requirement? How to save time, money while hiring the cabs? What features are available in taxi services? A guide that helps you choose your cab wisely.
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May 22 2013
WATER MATTERS
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News Desk
How is the city’s water demand met? Why is it important to reuse water or not waste it? How can people make best use of treated water? Can treated water be used to recharge bore wells?
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May 03 2013
MLA BASICS
Dr. R. Balasubramaniam
An experienced developmental activist and member of various state and national committees, Dr. Balasubramaniam offers this primer on the criteria, responsibilities, powers and perks of an MLA.
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Apr 28 2013
KARNATAKA ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS
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News Desk
So you registered, checked the voter roll online and found your name there. But you have not received the Karnataka EPIC/ voter ID card. What to do? Read the good news.
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Apr 28 2013
CHOOSING NOT TO VOTE
Jyothi Bhat
Jyothi Bhat explains how to exercise the right of not wanting to vote for anyone, that is, 49-O rule, in case one finds no suitable candidates
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Apr 05 2013
ELECTORAL ROLLS REVISION
News Desk
Bangaloreans, who are not part of the voter rolls can register at the BBMP offices or online (by Apr 7th, 2013).
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Mar 21 2013
WATER INFRASTRUCTURE: KEY STEPS FOR BUILDERS & DEVELOPERS
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Arathi Manay Yajaman
Manicured lawns and gushing fountains amidst promises of paradise look very pretty in marketing brochures. They are also water-guzzlers. What can builders do?
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Mar 20 2013
GETTING WATER FROM CAUVERY STAGE IV PHASE II & SAJALA PROCESS
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News Desk
Planning to apply for water connection under the new Cauvery Stage IV Phase II? Which documents do you need and how much does it cost?
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Feb 27 2013
PARTICIPATORY GOVERNANCE
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Shamala Kittane Subramanyan
A local initiative led by an RTI activist in Koramangala shows how citizen’s participation in governance can ensure better roads and civic infrastructure in general.
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Feb 22 2013
GUIDE
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Navya P K
You have come across information about illegal use or takeover of public spaces like a lake or park or some other vacant land owned by a government authority. Who do you complain to?
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Jan 29 2013
Column: Eat right
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Sweta Uchil-Purohit
A few not-so-difficult changes in food habits can lead to not just a leaner and fitter 'you,' but a healthier family altogether. Here's how...
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Jan 04 2013
Column: Eat right
Sweta Uchil-Purohit
Losing weight is among the most common New Year resolution and probably the most broken. Here's how to stick to your goal...
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