Opinion
Jul 22 2014
STUDENTS' SAFETY AT PERIL
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Kathyayini Chamaraj
The government talks of de-recognising private schools. But has it taken stock of the situation in its own schools? Forget CCTV, many schools don't even have gates and toilets.
Jul 16 2014
SUBURBAN CONNECTIVITY
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Amith Subramanian Pallavoor
Private investment in railways will lead to private parties not running trains in routes that are not profitable. It can also affect affordability.
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Jul 16 2014
ELIMINATING CHILD LABOUR
Sakuntala Narasimhan
Laws are effective only when people care about them, and politicians back them. What can we do to stop child labour?
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Jul 15 2014
SOLVING THE PROBLEM OF EDUCATION
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Anand C Ramanathan
Let your child question. Don't shut her off with hypothetical answers, let the curiosity explore further.
Jul 14 2014
BETWEEN LEGAL AND ILLEGAL
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Mathew Thomas
Laws exist on paper but they are not effective because of poor implementation by officials.
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Jun 30 2014
EQUAL DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS
Arvind Keerthi
BBMP collects property tax promptly - but you don't see any improvement in your area - pothole and road problems never seem to go away. What's the way out? Take charge.
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Jun 18 2014
NO END TO APATHY
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Ganga Madappa
Bangalore’s citizens find themselves having to pay the price for ineptitude in the government sector. How long are we going to put up with this apathetic attitude?
Jun 11 2014
BBMP COUNCILORS TO TOUR DUBAI?
Josephine Joseph
There have been many trips where BBMP mayors and councillors wanted to learn about waste management in other cities. What is the output? Why are we still facing the crisis?
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Jun 02 2014
Column: Civic Reflections
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Sakuntala Narasimhan
It's true that weddings are once-in-life-time celebrations. But how do we celebrate - by spending lavishly, or do we need to find another way to celebrate it meaningfully? Do we care about the side-effect it can have?
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May 27 2014
WHY BELAWADI BATTED FOR MODI
Prakash Belawadi
His statement "toilets first, then temples" took me by surprise, says Belawadi, on why he chose to advocate Modi for PM.
May 23 2014
Blog: Ideas at Work
Property tax rates are very low. Yes, I said low  I know it is not a popular thing to say, but it's the truth. In Bangalore, we pay about 0.06 per cent of the value of a residential property in annual taxes, slightly more in some cases. In Seattle...
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May 22 2014
PRAKASH BELAWADI TO MODI GOVT
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Ganga Madappa
Modi has not been voted to build the Ram Mandir or rewrite the history textbooks - he should not tamper with all this, says Prakash Belawadi. Read more!
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May 21 2014
Blog: Ideas at Work
Media has been asking what Bangalore BJP MPs can do in new government, especially since the MPs are from the ruling party. Two things come to mind. (a) Make the Commuter Rail project happen. This has been pending for so long, and for such flimsy...
May 12 2014
PLANET-FRIENDLY BULBS
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Ramesh Sreekantan
What makes LED lights special and effective power-savers? Why are they preferred over sodium bulbs or CFL bulbs? Read on.
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May 02 2014
SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL
Ravi Koushik
How can Bengaluru handle its waste better? What can reduce the burden on landfills? Here are some insights from a composting practitioner.
Apr 15 2014
SOCIAL MEDIA AND NETAS
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Ganga Madappa
Every candidate who is contesting from the Bangalore Urban constituencies has a Facebook page. How effective has it been? Read on…
Apr 15 2014
Blog: Forward Bellandur
Bangalore Central candidates at the BPAC debate. Pic: Shree D N Here are the Bangalore Central MP candidates' responses to common questions about the Lok Sabha General Elections 2014. This has been compiled by Bellandur ward resident...
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Mar 22 2014
ELECTIONS 2014
Gayatri Devulapalli
What do we look for in a leader? How do we decide who we should vote for? Here's an opinion.
Mar 12 2014
REVIVING BANGALORE'S LAKES
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Brijesh Kumar
Brijesh Kumar, BBMP's Chief Conservator of Forests, in-charge of lakes, shares his thoughts on lake development, and sheds light on some systemic issues.
Mar 02 2014
PREVENTING FIRE DISASTERS
Vasanthkumar Mysoremath
Prevention is better than cure. Here's the check list for high rises, to ensure fire safety.
Feb 27 2014
CRITICISM OF DWCC
Sandya Narayanan
We need more than provocative articles to set the Dry Waste Collection Mechanism right.
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Feb 17 2014
OPINION ON STATE BUDGET 2014
News Desk
BPAC welcomes the proposals of the Tourism Vision Group. Says the budget needs to have a systematic plan to implement.
Feb 14 2014
MPLADS : A BACKGROUND
T R Raghunandan
MP's local area development fund is executed by district authorities, but the works are chosen by the MP himself. This is in contrast with power to local self-governance model advocated in 74th amendment.
Jan 29 2014
Blog: Ideas at Work
Akrama Sakrama is a complete fraud. There are many things wrong with this scheme. Sadly, Congress, BJP and JDS appear to be united in their attempts to destroy the city. Regularisation may be unavoidable, given the scale of what has happened so far...
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Jan 15 2014
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
I remember arriving in India for the first time, into New Delhi almost 10 years ago. I would liken it to a bull calf walking into the ring for the first time. A million things hit you; heat, light, shouts, screams, arms, signs, men, women, men, more...
Jan 14 2014
Blog: Ideas at Work
Scarcity creates corruption. Therefore, regulating availability is not the way to tackle it; that will only make things worse. In our country, there is a massive deficit of many things that people want. Affordable houses, good schools and hospitals...
 
 

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