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
Jul 12 2016
SMART PLANS FOR SAVING POWER
Sunil Sood
Looking to reduce your BESCOM bills? Do it smartly. This guide is for you.
Jul 11 2016
Blog: Groundwater Stories
Pic: Shubha Ramachandran Often times we (BIOME) are asked to compare the prices of recharge wells quoted by various well diggers. After speaking with the clients, we realise that they maybe comparing apples to oranges. Apples to oranges –...
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?
Jul 01 2016
STEEL FLYOVER FROM CHALUKYA CIRCLE TO HEBBAL
Navya P K
Citizens, architects and urban experts have criticised this project. The ambitious steel flyover project is on hold for now.
Jun 30 2016
Blog: Ideas at Work
Over the last few days, it was reported that Metro stations at Silk Board and K R Puram will be developed as transit points, so that in the future we could have a line running on Outer Ring Road, connecting to these two ends, and linking to other...
Jun 27 2016
FURORE OVER IAS TRANSFER
Sandya Narayanan
To the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Sri Siddaramaiah, To the Minister, Sri K J George Sir, Citizen Petition: #BringBackSubodhYadav This is a tipping point. We citizens of Bengaluru who have been working on bringing in...
Jun 25 2016
FURORE OVER IAS TRANSFER
News Desk
IAS officials get transferred every now and then. But it's different this time—people are rallying behind an officer, Subodh Yadav, who was working on setting right garbage problem in Bengaluru.
Jun 24 2016
BENGALURU FOR SMART CITY
Akshatha M
While everyone believed Bengaluru was out of the smart city race, the city has got a chance to vie for the tag by proposing area-based development. Citizen feedback has been solicited for the project.
 
 

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