In Focus
Dec 03 2007
SMART SHOPPING
Wise Buy
We regularly read reports in the news about citizens being awarded compensation from consumer courts on disputes with errant vendors. But how does this all work? Where does a Bangalorean have to start? Wise Buy guides you.
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Nov 27 2007
BANGALORE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
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Revathi Siva Kumar
How do some involved citizens perceive the BDA - the state-created planning and development authority for Bangalore. Is it an IT-savvy organisation and has it helped the city, or is it a corrupt body just not upto its job?
Nov 13 2007
URBAN PLANNING
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Samuel Jacob
This cacophony of houses, shops, offices and commercial units is one of the many tank beds that have been converted to layouts in the city. But short-sighted, unplanned and ad-hoc development has led to flooding and severe drainage issues for residents.
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Nov 06 2007
INDIAN WILDLIFE ONLINE
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Deepa Mohan
A profile of India Nature Watch, an online resource for Indian wildlife photography buffs.
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Nov 05 2007
WATER CONTAMINATION
Samuel Jacob
Is the water you drink safe enough?
Oct 01 2007
WILDLIFE RESCUE AND REHABILITATION
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Deepa Mohan
A visit to CUPA's Bannerghata Rescue Centre and PfA's animal hospice in Kengeri shows the centres doing their best for the animals.
Aug 01 2007
ADOPT-A-LAKE SCHEME
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Rajeev Yeshwanth
Only six lakes were adopted in the past three years and even they aren't doing too well.
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Jul 01 2007
NEW LAW BEING ENFORCED
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Revathi Siva Kumar
Since May 2007, the water board has made rainwater harvesting (RWH) mandatory for new constructions and appears to be quietly enforcing this rule.
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Jul 01 2007
LDA SCHEME FOR LAKE PROTECTION
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Rajeev Yeshwanth
Will the Lake Development Authority’s (LDA) public private partnership (PPP) model protect or destroy Bangalore’s last remaining lakes?
Jun 06 2007
CHILD LABOUR
Revathi Siva Kumar
What is the impact of the ban on Child Labour? Did it help eliminate this dreadful practice? There is confusion aplenty and a dearth of political will.
Jun 01 2007
LAKE DEVELOPMENT
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Rajeev Yeshwanth
LDA leases out Agara Lake to a private party which plans an amusement park. Local residents and environmentalists are aghast and plan their next moves.
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TRAINING YOUNG ATHLETES
Akshatha M
Here are the training facilities available for school students in Bengaluru who are interested in athletics.
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BANGALORE SOUTH MP CANDIDATE
News Desk
Capt Gopinath, a candidate for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from Bangalore South, responded to questions from Smart Vote.
 
 

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