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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Sep 06 2016
Blog: Ideas at Work
In any riparian dispute, the contending parties each try to 'win', through a decision that is favourable to them. This is understandable - we all want victory on our part of the river (upstream or downstream), and politicians want to show that their...
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Sep 01 2016
TRAFFIC PLANS FOR BENGALURU
Akshatha M
The traffic coordination committee has provided suggestions like making the roads signal-free, new traffic circulation plans and synchronisation of signal lights.
Sep 01 2016
BBMP DEMOLITION AT KODICHIKKANAHALLI
Kate Clark
What does a demolished area look like? What's happening in the area where properties were demolished to create a stormwater drain? Kate Clark catches it all on camera.
Aug 25 2016
STORM WATER DRAIN ENCROACHMENT SAGA - PART III
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Akshatha M
BDA master plan is not based on state Revenue Department's maps. Result: BDA master plan cannot be a reference for nalas!
Aug 23 2016
STORM WATER DRAIN ENCROACHMENT SAGA - PART II
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Akshatha M
Land registrations take place without actual surveys, which makes it easy for anyone to register anything. Having Unique Property Ownership Records is a possible solution to the mess, but it's being opposed by the land mafia.
Aug 17 2016
MAKING WALKWAYS WORK
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Meera K and Smita Singh
A win-win economic model to incentivise private developers to build better public infrastructure.
Aug 10 2016
TAXI AGGREGATOR PRICING MODELS
Manu Bhardwaj
Do cab companies care to inform about the pricing model, to their drivers? Apparently it's all about making hay while the sun shines.
Aug 09 2016
BENGALURU FLOODS DISASTER
Dr Ajaya S Bharadwaja
t's not easy to navigate between loads of documents and see whether there is a violation in the property that you buy. Bengaluru needs to identify its flood zones to prevent future financial loss to the inhabitants.
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Aug 08 2016
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
I’ve been thinking a lot about garbage. Every day I find myself pondering about Bengaluru’s garbage plight. If you don’t live here, here’s a quick summary: there is a lot of garbage on the streets, sometimes so much it looks like...
Aug 08 2016
Blog: Groundwater Stories
Can Bengaluru work towards getting back to its openwells ? This is the story of a community (Adarsh Palm Retreat near Devarabeesanahalli Lake) near a lake that is looking to use an open well as one of its sources of water. Do watch the video...
Aug 07 2016
REGULATING REAL ESTATE
Raj Kumar
It would be many steps closer to fixing the loopholes that take apartment buyers for a ride, if these rules were to come into force. Take a look at the draft and give your suggestions, before August 17.
Aug 04 2016
METRO ON OUTER RING ROAD
Akshatha M
BMRCL will be initiating the technical studies for KR Puram - Silk Board stretch, but when will the proposal be ready and how will the state find funds for a new section not part of the original design?
Jul 29 2016
PAC REPORT ON BWSSB
Varsha Pillai
The customers of BWSSB, despite having a few complaints with the body, seemed to be happy overall. Read the full report.
Jul 28 2016
CASE FOR COMMUTER RAILWAY
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Sanjeev Dyamannavar
Railways extended its services when BMTC buses stayed off-road. What's the takeaway?
Jul 27 2016
PITFALLS IN FORMING APARTMENT OWNERS ASSOCIATIONS
Raj Kumar
Avoid these mistakes if you are running around in order to form the owners' association for your apartment complex in Bengaluru.
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
TRANSPORT SOLUTIONS FOR MEXICO
Kate Clark
The key steps Bangalore is not taking: road space rationing, investing more in buses, subsidising public transport, and adopting options like the BRT system or bus priority lanes.
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
 
 

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