Opinion
Mar 01 2016
IMPACT OF UNION BUDGET ON BENGALURU
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Devika Kher and Adhip Amin
From increased service taxes and import duties to boost to low cost housing sector, Arun Jaitley has introduced many measures in his budget. How will these impact the city of Bengaluru?
Feb 15 2016
Blog: Ideas at Work
There isn't any water left in river Cauvery to draw, for the use of ever-expanding city of Bengaluru. How do we, then, get water to drink? Here is a plan - creating another Cauvery for the city. Matthondu Cauvery
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Feb 10 2016
OPEN LETTER TO GOVT OF KARNATAKA ON TRANSPORT
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Sathya Sankaran
BMTC's service is poor, while Metro serves few people, even as the government seems to reserve key corridors for BMRCL. What is needed to find the right multi-modal approach from a commuter's perspective?
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Feb 10 2016
Blog: Ideas at Work
"Better than nothing" is not progress. It's just better than nothing. If we set our metrics so low, we can never develop. Take the example of buses. The city needs about 13,000 to 15,000 buses to reach the kind of service levels that are seen in...
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Feb 05 2016
BENGALURU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - 2016
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Akshatha M
Though namma film fest ended smoothly, it was not without its own small share of controversies. Here's a review of the film festival that was.
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Feb 03 2016
Blog: Ideas at Work
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Who has the right to park on the street? For how long? And at what price? These are questions that every city faces, and universally they have come up with some practical ways of answering them. The core of these is that parking cannot be...
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Feb 02 2016
Blog: Ideas at Work
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Half the city of Bengaluru travels using 6,500 buses. The other half uses 55 lakh vehicles. This data points so obviously to what we should be doing, but unfortunately, we insist on spending enormous amounts of money supporting private transport...
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Jan 27 2016
DECONGESTING BANGALORE'S ROADS
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Khader B Syed
There are rumours of Odd-even policy making way to Bangalore. Can Bengaluru's existing public transport infrastructure support such a policy? Khader B Syed analyses.
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Jan 25 2016
NATIONAL VOTERS' DAY: FOR WHOM?
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PG Bhat
It's National Voters' Day. However, the real voter continues to suffer while the officials get rewarded for the work they did not do!
Jan 06 2016
GOVERNING BENGALURU - LESSONS FROM 2015
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Nidhi Gupta and Varun Santhosh
What are the key lessons from 2015 the government could learn? What are the challenges Bengaluru poses to the government? What needs to be improved?
Nov 30 2015
Blog: Editors' Blog
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A reader wrote to us : " This article clearly violates the principle of Oorvani foundation (of non-partisan reporting)... this article from Mount Carmel event is clearly to support Rahul Gandhi as a politician ." No. First, the article was not...
Nov 18 2015
Blog: Ideas at Work
Whitefield. I know the very mention of that name is starting to remind people about all the things that are going wrong in that part of town. In my recent visits to that side too, I have been surprised by the degree to which the city has collapsed...
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Oct 09 2015
PERSONAL SAFETY IN BENGALURU
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Rama NS
While the authorities need to improve systems and processes to make our lives safer, we must also look at ways to protect ourselves.
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Oct 05 2015
Column: Civic Reflections
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Sakuntala Narasimhan
Why did HSR Open Street initiative receive negative feedback by some people? Resistance comes from the biased mindset, says Sakuntala Narasimhan.
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Sep 30 2015
STATUS OF SARAKKI LAKE REJUVENATION
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Navaratna R Sudheer
Entire Bengaluru stared with awe at the encroachment clearance drive that took place on Sarakki lake bed sometime ago. What is the status now? A citizen shares the latest update, along with insider's view.
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Sep 28 2015
Blog: Ideas at Work
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If an accident is caused by the poor condition of a road, should the BBMP be held responsible? And should the corporation be forced to pay compensation to such victims? There's been a lot of heated debate about this following the unfortunate recent...
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Sep 25 2015
Blog: Ideas at Work
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Pic: Prashant Kamat. Keeping the roads free of potholes is quite simple. Everywhere in the world, cities do this all the time. How? By doing three or four key things. First, they build roads of high quality. We build roads of low quality...
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Sep 12 2015
BENGALURU'S GARBAGE CRISIS
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Anuradha
Why does garbage seem like an insurmountable problem in Bengaluru? Anuradha T blames BBMP's negligence on the failure to keep the city clean.
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Sep 11 2015
REDUCING BENGALURU'S TRAFFIC BOTTLENECKS
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Sreedhar
Traffic problem at Chalukya Circle is solvable with a few more one-ways that will move faster compared to the traffic-ridden two-ways, says Sreedhar.
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Sep 11 2015
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
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Hello, dear reader, with whom I’ve shared so much. If you’re reading this, it means the time has come for me to leave. Perhaps, as you’re rubbing your weary eyes and preparing for bed, I’m up in the air, waving goodbye to you...
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Sep 11 2015
Blog: Ideas at Work
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There are two separate issues in the Bangalore Club case, which the government is now trying to tackle through a law. And of the two, only one is legitimate. The first issue is whether Indian dress code should be disallowed from any premises, even...
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Sep 02 2015
Column: Civic Reflections
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Sakuntala Narasimhan
Half litre Nandini milk and curd packets don't carry the words 'Use by' on the packaged date stamping. As a result, you might be buying old milk, which might curdle the moment you keep it for heating. What's wrong here?
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Aug 25 2015
BBMP ELECTIONS 2015 - A LOOKBACK
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Kathyayini Chamaraj
Empty promises of politicians tend to be forgotten by the public, whose collective memory is temporary. Kathyayini Chamaraj lays bare the various facets of the BBMP election that was.
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Jul 29 2015
BBMP GARBAGE TENDER ANALYSIS
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Kathyayini Chamaraj
BBMP does not seem to be learning any lessons from past failures in waste management. CIVIC, an NGO based in Bengaluru, lists the problems in the new BBMP garbage tenders floated a month ago.
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Jul 15 2015
Column: A Matter of Health
Govind Nandakumar
While asking for cuts on each referral is ethically wrong, the reason behind this behaviour is equally disturbing. General doctors need to be well-paid, so that cuts don’t matter to them.
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May 28 2015
Blog: Editors' Blog
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Some start their own enterprises because they want to be independent. Some have dreams of making it big. But some end up being change-makers, because they wish to see some problem solved, the kind nobody else was trying to fix! To be honest...
 
 

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