Oct 14 2016
STEEL FLYOVER FROM CHALUKYA CIRCLE TO HEBBAL
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Sanjay Vijayaraghavan
None of us would go about building our own homes without a well thought out plan. Why should we be willing to accept such an approach for our own home, the great city of Bengaluru?
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Oct 13 2016
STEEL FLYOVER CONTROVERSY
News Desk
Tender documents for BDA's proposed steel flyover from Chalukya Circle to Hebbal in Bengaluru. Source: Eprocurement website.
Oct 13 2016
STEEL FLYOVER CONTROVERSY
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Shree D N
The government not following the due process in the steel flyover issue has irked many public policy experts, while the Bengaluru Development Authority helped the controversy by hiding the information and refusing to share the data that was already in public domain.
Oct 13 2016
STEEL FLYOVER CONTROVERSY
News Desk
Text of the open letter by citizens, sent to Bengaluru Blue Print Action Group members, asking crucial questions on steel flyover project.
Oct 06 2016
BBMP GARBAGE DUMP MAPPING PROJECT
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News Desk
These 1000+ spots tell a thousand tales, if only someone has time to listen to each dump! Go explore the map, and see the stories for yourself.
Oct 05 2016
Blog: Forward Bellandur
October 2 nd  was Gandhi’s birth anniversary and a reminder of his vision of Clean India. Our Prime Minister Modi revived the dream two years back on this day by launching Swacch Bharat Mission. We at Bellandur ward were fortunate to...
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Oct 05 2016
WATER SCARCITY SOLUTIONS
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Akshatha M
It has to be, ideally, a mix of both as recent deliberations at the water workshop co-organised by Citizen Matters revealed.
Oct 04 2016
Column: Southern Bengaluru Chronicles
Oct 04 2016
Blog: A treasure of waste
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Indira, wastepicker from Bengaluru, made a passionate plea to world governments for recognizing contributions of wastepickers in ‘ New Urban Agenda ‘ during an event organized on the sidelines of United Nations (UN) Habitat III Prepcom...
Oct 04 2016
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Kabir Arora
A huge loss in his pressure cooker manufacturing factory and the financial crisis that followed made Ajay a migrant, or footloose informal worker. Eight years ago, he moved from Delhi to Bangalore. Having to start life from scratch, he became a waste...
Oct 04 2016
Blog: A treasure of waste
Written by Sowbhagya and translated from Kannada to English by Devaki Samuel It’s been twenty years since I started working as community organizer. I started as a teacher for children of 3-6 years of age. I noticed most of the time older...
Oct 01 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
On the 30th of September, 2016, a few friends and I visited Hennagara lake, and this was the condition of the water on the lake...it actually looked like an abstract painting, with light refracted from the pollutants floating on the water surface...
Sep 30 2016
CAUVERY WATER ISSUES
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Vishwanath Srikantaiah
When the data is out in the open, decision-making becomes easy as logic is easily understandable. Absence of data makes everything look murky. Vishwanath shares a new perspective at the debate around Cauvery, with respect to data.
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Sep 29 2016
WATER WORKSHOP
News Desk
The event "Watershed Moment: Bengaluru's Water Problems & Solutions" will be held at the KSPCB, Parisara Bhavan, Church Street, on 1st October.
Sep 27 2016
LESSONS IN WATER USE
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Dr Parimala S
In a water-deficient village just outside Bengaluru, a household is treating and reusing the ‘grey water’ of the entire village to grow its kitchen crops. Parimala S highlights the process and what can be done to make it more efficient.
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Sep 23 2016
METRO ON ORR
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Akshatha M
A recent meeting of various stakeholder groups arrived at a decision in favour of the Metro project on ORR. Akshatha M looks at the various deliberations that went on behind the scenes.
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Sep 21 2016
EMERGENCY ON TRAINS
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Kannan Sundararajan
An eventful night journey by train leaves the author wondering about all that Indian Railways needs to do to make travel safe and comfortable for all.
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Sep 19 2016
BRTS V/S METRO ON ORR
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Vaidya R
Karnakata State government bid unceremonious goodbye to the BRTS plan on Outer Ring Road and instead chose metro. But many questions remain unanswered.
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Sep 16 2016
WATER SECURITY FOR BENGALURU
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Vishwanath Srikantaiah
Instead of crying foul over the water lost to our neighbour and igniting passion, there’s a lot more we (and the governments) can do. Zenrainman shares his 8-point mantra!
Sep 14 2016
CAUVERY CONTROVERSY
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Vaidya R
As long as we keep looking farther for our solutions the solutions might keep moving farther away. What direction will we choose? Business as usual or the “difficult” one? asks Vaidya.
Sep 13 2016
WATER AND THE FUTURE OF BENGALURU
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S V Ranganath
Bengaluru gets Cauvery water for drinking. True. But did you know only 8 lakh houses out of 22 lakh receive Cauvery water? And that 43% of Cauvery water is unaccounted for? What's the way forward?
Sep 13 2016
BANDH TIME THOUGHTS
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Priya Ramasubban
What we eat every day is what affects farmers. Think about how we can make long term choices to support them every day of the year!
Sep 12 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Just like Kunti who had Karna on one side and five sons on the other, Mother Kaveri, in the wildlife sanctuary that I visit, flows with Tamil Nadu on one bank, and Karnataka on the other. How does the mother feel, when she sees her children at war...
Sep 12 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
As I walked to and from my daughter's home (J P Nagar 3rd Phase to and fromJayanagar 4th T Block) I noticed the following good citizens of the city and state: Several young men on two-wheelers with yellow-and-red Karnataka flags, yelling...
Sep 12 2016
FESTIVE SEASON & GARBAGE MANAGEMENT
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BBMP has teamed up with citizen volunteers to manage waste generated during festivals.
Sep 09 2016
OUTER RING ROAD TRAFFIC PLANNING
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Clement Jayakumar
HSR Traffic Police have proposed simple changes to improve the traffic flow from Marathahalli till Central Silk Board.
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