In Focus
Aug 08 2016
VENKATAPPA ART GALLERY
Shree D N
As the controversy regarding Venkatappa Art Gallery slowly fades away, artists are hoping to help the government in making the Gallery an active tourist spot.
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
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 22 2016
TAXI AGGREGATOR'S TUSSLE IN THE COURT
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Akshatha M
The on-going court battle between Karnataka Transport Department and taxi aggregators.
Jul 14 2016
DISSECTING TAXI AGGREGATORS
Akshatha M
In the first part of cab aggregators series, you read about how the lives of cab drivers has changed and the profit they make with the advent of taxi aggregators like Uber and Ula. Here is the second part on how commuters are reacting to the changes in commuting
Jul 05 2016
CHANGING REALITY OF CAB AGGREGATION
Akshatha M
With the app based cab aggregators occupying space in the city’s transport system, how has it changed the lives of cab drivers? Do they really earn up to Rs 60,000-80,000 a month?
Jun 23 2016
ATHLETICS TRAINING IN BENGALURU
Akshatha M
A city with 1/6th of the state's population, yet Bengaluru cannot produce high performing athletes. Why?
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 10 2016
SCHOOL FEE HIKE DEBATE IN BENGALURU
Akshatha M
While there are examples of schools getting into profiteering mode, there are schools that need to recover the investment. The 'charity' tag for schools and the unscientific fee structure the government is proposing is not helping solve any problem.
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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 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?
May 13 2016
PROTEST AGAINST BBPAG
Akshatha M
The body that must plan the city is dysfunctional. But forming another body to run the city does not go well with citizen groups. What does this entail for the future of Bengaluru Blue Print Action Group?
May 12 2016
BANKGROUND ON VISION GROUPS FOR BENGALURU
Akshatha M
Bengaluru has seen many vision groups in the past. A brief history of such groups and task forces, in the background of Bengaluru Blue Print Action Group that was constituted recently.
Apr 25 2016
DEVELOPMENT IN ECOLOGICALLY SENSITIVE ZONES
Akshatha M
The BDA and Environmental Clearance Committees sanctioned this project on the wetlands between Kasavanahalli and Kaikondrahalli lakes. Expert studies say it will affect the lakes. With residents opposing, case is on in the National Green Tribunal.
Apr 25 2016
DATA ON HEALTH NONEXISTANT IN BENGALURU
Navya P K
Little data is available on what ails Bengalureans. But the available data on cancer, shows increased lung cancer due to air pollution. Nobody knows what other factors are affecting the health of Bengalureans.
Apr 21 2016
AIR POLLUTION - THE SILENT KILLER
Navya P K
Anecdotes and basic studies show air pollution causes lung diseases in Bengaluru. But, nobody is collecting the data that can support strong measures to curb pollution.
Apr 12 2016
PRISONERS REHABILITATION
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Akshatha M
Rehabilitation is key for newly released prisoners, to avoid social stigma and financial problems. What are Karnataka's policies to support them?
Feb 18 2016
WATER TANKER REGULATIONS IN BENGALURU
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Akshatha M and Pavan Kulkarni
How many private water tankers are operating in Bengaluru? Where are they sourcing the water from? Our findings may shock you but BBMP remains in limbo.
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Feb 16 2016
PLASTIC BAN TREND IN BENGALURU
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Shree D N
HSR, Bellandur, Koramangala… Who's next? The trend is sweeping Bengaluru - citizens are leading plastic bans in Bengaluru. Carry your own bag. Say no to plastic carry bag. Reject any single use plastic. If you are a shop owner, go for alternatives.
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Feb 03 2016
CITY GAS DISTRIBUTION PROJECT IN BANGALORE
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Akshatha M
Piped gas supply is expected to reduce cost, and is safer than LPG. When will it be available for homes, hotels and vehicles? An in depth look at GAIL's plans for Bengaluru.
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Jan 21 2016
RAINFALL DATA ANALYISIS FOR BANGALORE
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Dr Ajaya S Bharadwaja
Data shows that Bengaluru typically receives highest rains in the months of September and October. Hence there are likely to be more floods in these months than others.
Jan 11 2016
FLOOD VULNERABILITY OF BENGALURU
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Dr Ajaya S Bharadwaja
What difference has losing lakes made to Bengaluru? There are many lakes that have been irreparably converted to public places. Images from a study on flood in Bengaluru show you how visible the difference is.
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Dec 31 2015
FLOOD VULNERABILITY OF BENGALURU
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Dr Ajaya S Bharadwaja
What does growing from 69 sq km to 741 sq km, accommodating nearly one crore people mean to Bengaluru? Every change in land use and topography that reduces soil cover in Bengaluru is making the city more flood-prone.
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Dec 16 2015
HANDLING EMERGENCIES IN BANGALORE
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Akshatha M
Chennai floods taught a lesson or two regarding better coordination among agencies. What is the system in Bangalore? Which departments are supposed to handle emergency situations?
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Dec 15 2015
PLASTIC BAN IN BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
There are many cities in India that banned plastic in theory. How far did the the practical implementation go? What does Bengaluru have to learn from them?
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Dec 11 2015
FATAL ACCIDENTS ON NICE ROAD
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Pavan Kulkarni and Akshatha M
There are major accidents on NICE Road, but there are no speed limits. Why? When the police try to regulate traffic there, how does the company managing the road react?
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