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Oct 31 2016
PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS IN GOVERNMENT PROJECTS
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Vivek Vaidyanathan
Could systemic public engagement prevent imbroglios of the kind created by the Bengaluru steel flyover proposal? What steps and caveats would be necessary for that?
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Oct 28 2016
GARBAGE FIRES AT BASAPURA
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Aditya V Potapragada
Tired of having to constantly breathe in toxic fumes from the garbage dump fires in his neighbourhood, a school student takes up his pen to write to the authorities.
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Oct 24 2016
CELEBRATING THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
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Abhisheka Krishnagopal
Why cannot Deepavali be a peaceful affair? Is anything being done to create awareness among children on harmful effects of crackers? asks Abhisheka Krishnagopal.
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Oct 24 2016
STEEL FLYOVER CONTROVERSY
N S Mukunda
Citizen Action Forum (CAF) suggests remedial measures that will decongest Bengaluru's Airport Road, without going for steel flyover.
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Oct 21 2016
STEEL FLYOVER CONTROVERSY
News Desk
This letter addressed to Governor of Karnataka was submitted at the Rajbhavan by the citizens protesting against steel flyover on October 21, 2016.
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Oct 19 2016
THOUGHTS ON THE STEEL BRIDGE
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Pallon Daruwala
Author requests the government to allow more time to find a proper solution to the traffic problem, to be more inclusive and allow more qualified minds to come together to settle steel flyover issue.
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Oct 18 2016
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STEEL FLYOVER DEBATE
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Balaji Chitra Ganesan
Balaji Ganesan argues that the steel flyover will help take away the fast-moving traffic that goes towards Hebbal and ORR on the elevated stretch while the grade level can be safely used by neighborhood traffic, pedestrians and cyclists.
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Oct 16 2016
STEEL FLYOVER CONTROVERSY
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News Desk
For the first time in the history of Bengaluru, a movement for sustainable transport has caught the imagination of public. What's it all about?
Oct 13 2016
STEEL FLYOVER CONTROVERSY
News Desk
Text of the open letter by citizens, sent to Bengaluru Blue Print Action Group members, asking crucial questions on steel flyover project.
Oct 11 2016
BELLANDUR CITIZEN DRIVE
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Meera Nair
Citizens of Bellandur get together to find a way to remove the huge advertisement displays that are not only unaesthetic, but also dangerous. Meera Nair describes the drive and the learning.
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Oct 07 2016
Blog: Animal Matters
Cattles die from eating plastic. While plastic may seem almost indispensable in our daily lives, we tend to remain oblivious to the harm that we cause to animals and the environment by using this material in almost every aspect of our lives...
Oct 06 2016
PUBLIC TOILETS
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Tara Krishnaswamy
An exciting day out that promises a lot of interesting excursions and rendezvous around the city, and yet the Bengaluru girl may be worried. Here's why!
Sep 21 2016
EMERGENCY ON TRAINS
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Kannan Sundararajan
An eventful night journey by train leaves the author wondering about all that Indian Railways needs to do to make travel safe and comfortable for all.
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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 14 2016
CAUVERY PROTESTS IN BENGALURU
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Shree D N
Who wants violence? Ask anyone in the city, no one is happy. Shree D N shares her thoughts.
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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 08 2016
CLEANING UP INDIA
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Sudha Narasimhachar
The Prime Minister’s vision of a clean India will remain a pipe dream unless the common man takes it upon himself.
Sep 02 2016
THOUGHTS ON NATIONWIDE STRIKE
Ashwin Mahesh
Whatever the causes, and whatever the justifications for economic tension, we seem to be just going through the motions, and not really pausing to reflect, either on how we got here or what we should do now that we are here.
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Sep 02 2016
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
“Mahesh Sharma’s advisory for tourists: No short skirts, no travelling alone at night.” This headline has probably already made its way to your Facebook and Twitter feed and back again in the last 48 hours. It’s referring...
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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.
Jul 13 2016
Amruthvarshini
Bengaluru, my new home, continues to surprise me every day with its idiosyncrasies. I am slowly falling in love with this place, and that is in spite of the traffic. Alright, you ask, why this sudden exhortation and public display of affection? Well...
Jul 13 2016
Blog: I Change Indira Nagar
In November 2015, Indirangar residents had taken to streets against the plans to convert a playground into a cricket pitch . Now there's a plan for the same ground to be converted into an indoor stadium. Indiranagar residents have come together...
Jun 29 2016
Suchitra Deep
I kind of got hooked on this quiz thingy.  And while it is a bit strange to be asking and answering the questions myself, I love the fact that I know all the answers.  My next quiz follows the same pattern but I put in a variation so...
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 17 2016
PROBLEM AT AADHAR REGISTRATION CENTRES
Kalyani
Can there be some help for old and handicapped people in Aadhar centres? Can these enrollment centres be equipped with more staff and infrastructure?
Jun 08 2016
BBMP'S B KHATHA
U Vishwanath Rao
There are instances of BBMP issuing B khatha to flats without valid reasons, thereby harassing the innocent buyer, says Vishwanatha Rao.
 
 

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