Interviews
Mar 11 2009
GEETA RAO
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Purnima Coontoor
A women’s day special featuring Geeta Rao, a women’s right activist and social worker.
Feb 05 2009
INDIGENOUS INVENTION
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Deepa Mohan
Meet the man who played a major role in developing and marketing an indigenous heart valve, costing a fraction of the imported valves, which alleviates the suffering of many poor cardiac patients in Asia, especially children.
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Jan 29 2009
JAYANAGAR MLA
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Supriya Khandekar
Meet B.N.Vijaykumar, the BJP MLA from Jayanagar constituency who has taken up many initiatives in his constituency.
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Jan 10 2009
REKINDLED PASSION
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Sharath Bhat
Prakash Michael, freelance graphic designer and an alumnus of the JJ School of Art, rekindled his passion for painting after 35 years.
Jan 07 2009
WRITER AND EDITOR
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News Desk
Aditi De talks about Bangalore, being Bangalorean and the recently published anthology, Multiple City, a collection of writings on Bangalore, that she edited.
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Dec 19 2008
AMBASSADOR OF BRAND BANGALORE
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Poornima Dasharathi
Meet Roopa Pai, a Bangalore-based writer who is doing her bit to introduce and preserve the city’s heritage, through her writings and heritage walks.
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Dec 17 2008
IF NATURE CURES
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Manjushree Abhinav
An interview with a Bengaluru-based Naturopath tells us how the human body can be healed if it is aligned in harmony with nature.
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Nov 19 2008
Column: Bangaloreans
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Sudha Narasimhachar
She doesn't complain much about Bengaluru today, and has pointed views on family, culture and dressing. Meet the quiet and contented octgenarian, B Kamala, former General Manager of Canara Bank.
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Oct 14 2008
SUICIDE HELPLINE
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Sharath Bhat
SAHAI is a dedicated suicide helpline that you can call and hope to find a friendly, helpful voice that gives you hope, courage and strength. A conversation with Anita Gracias, a SAHAI volunteer.
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Sep 10 2008
CONVERSATION: ARUNDHATI NAG
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Deepa Mohan
Bangalore's popular and pro-active theatre personality Arundhati Nag shares vignettes of her life and dreams with Deepa Mohan for Citizen Matters.
Aug 19 2008
INTERVIEW/PRAVEEN SOOD
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Supriya Khandekar
Commissioner Praveen Sood heads Bangalore's heavily stressed traffic police force. In this interview to Citizen Matters, he gives his view of the rapidly worsening mess he has come to oversee.
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Apr 30 2008
OPERATOR'S TAKE
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Samuel Jacob
Why cannot the HAL airport coexist with the new BIAL airport? What about the steep user fees BIAL is charging? BIAL CEO Albert Brunner in an interview to Citizen Matters .
Feb 26 2008
INTERVIEW: COMMUNITY LEADER
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Charumathi Supraja
He's the head of the Citizen Action Forum (CAF), an organisation of citizens and citizens associations who believe in offering solutions, not just pointing out the problem. Meet N S Mukunda.
Feb 23 2008
KARNATAKA'S LOKAYUKTA
Sunil Tinani
The corrupt have everywhere to run, but what does the Karnataka Lokayukta need to ensure that they have no place to hide? See what Justice Santosh Hegde has to say in this interview to Citizen Matters .
Feb 13 2008
BASAVANAGUDI'S AMBA BAI
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Charumathi Supraja
Widowed in 1913, Amba Bai started teaching at Bangalore from 1942 and retired as head mistress of Vani Vilas High School. Vimala Murthy, her grand-daughter recently published a book on her. She spoke to Charumathi Supraja on Ambi .
Jan 20 2008
AUTO STRIKE
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Samuel Jacob
Autorickshaws in the city recently went on strike to press their case for a hike in the minimum fare from Rs.12 to Rs.20. Srinivas Murthy, head of Autorickshaw Drivers' Union cites rising costs of living as one reason. He spoke to Samuel Jacob .
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