Jan 18 2016
AN APPEAL TO BENGALUREANS
There are many things about Bangalore that can and should be criticised. However, it is always better if the criticism is constructive, says this citizen journalist.
Jan 05 2016
Blog: Whitefield Rising
Dec 28 2015
Blog: Malleshwaram Matters
Several months ago I wrote about my attempts to get a streetlight fixed on the `model street' of 15th Cross Malleshwaram. First some `jugaad' work had been done by BBMP. When I complained - nothing happened. Then providence intervened in the form...
Dec 23 2015
IAS TRANSFERS IN KARNATAKA
What happens when officials are changed often? Their ability to bring in changes and improvements in their positions weakens.
Dec 21 2015
BBMP AND BWSSB IGNORE SENIOR CITIZEN'S PLEAS
BBMP contractors who cause damage to private properties refuse to repair them. A senior citizen voices her concern on the issue, because of which she had to suffer a lot.
Dec 16 2015
BANGALORE METRO PARKING PROBLEMS
A commuter who wants to park her car in Metro station finds private 'for hire' vehicles parked there. Have you too faced this situation?
Dec 12 2015
THE CHARM OF LENDING LIBRARIES
Dec 11 2015
TURHALLI DAY 2015
The annual fest at Turahalli forest saw eager participation from volunteers, bird-watchers, nature walkers, rock climbers and others, to celebrate one of Bengaluru's last remaining lung spaces.
Dec 01 2015
SAVE WHITEFIELD PROTEST
A Whitefielder shares her observations from the #SaveWhitefield protest. It's high time citizens' voices are heard, she says.
Nov 28 2015
THE PATHETIC CONDITION OF RAMAGONDANAHALLI-BOREWELL ROAD
Ramagondanahalli-Borewell Road in Whitefield is fraught with danger - street lights that don't work, giant potholes and more. A residents asks why the authorities have not responded to multiple cries for help.
Nov 26 2015
RAHUL'S GANDHI VISIT TO MCC, BENGALURU
A final year journalism student who attended Rahul Gandhi's talk at Mount Carmel College, writes about it.
Nov 26 2015
PROTEST IN WHITEFIELD
Will the corporates be able to support the protest on better infrastructure for Whitefield, by offering a leave on the day for those who want to join? asks a concerned citizen.
Nov 24 2015
CITIZENS' CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT UPALOKAYUKTA
With the Karnataka government planning to initiate proceedings against Justice Adi, citizens are rallying in his support.
Nov 21 2015
Blog: I Change Indira Nagar
Nov 20 2015
BBMP'S SWM POLICY
Why does the garbage crisis keep rearing its ugly head time and again? Unless garbage tenders and the SWM policy are in sync, there could be no end to the crisis in Bengaluru.
Nov 18 2015
THE HEROES AMONG US
When you see someone doing something out of the ordinary, do you wonder what they are up to? Perhaps you should ask them... What they have to say could inspire you.
Nov 11 2015
SUSTAINABLE MENSTRUATION WITH MENSTRUAL CUPS
Ever thought about all the sanitary pads that end up in landfills? Is there an alternative? Here's a user's perspective on making the shift to menstrual cups.
Oct 23 2015
OPEN LETTER TO INFRA SECRETARY
Why aren't easy solutions to the problems that plague Bengaluru provided by government's own agencies not taken into consideration while planning infrastructure? Why isn't government doing anything?
Oct 23 2015
Oct 19 2015
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Sneha Jain writes: My ideal India experience I lost my DL recently and had to go file an FIR to get a duplicate DL from the RTO. I was thinking of getting it done from the Koramangala police station. Given my past experience with the...1
Oct 19 2015
MANIFESTO OF BENGALURU BUS COMMUTERS
Bengaluru Metroplitan Transport Company (BMTC) needs a lot of changes in its functioning for it to be effective. Here is a list of changes suggested by people, that will make the BMTC system work more efficiently.
Oct 19 2015
What is a typical weekend in Bengaluru like? If you're lucky enough to reside in a tree-laden area, staying in at home might just be the perfect way to unwind.
Oct 16 2015
FOOTPATH AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IN BENGALURU
What's wrong with namma Bengaluru? A visit to a foreign country can bring a different perspective to the way in which one sees the city.
Oct 09 2015
PERSONAL SAFETY IN BENGALURU
While the authorities need to improve systems and processes to make our lives safer, we must also look at ways to protect ourselves.
Oct 07 2015
PROBLEMS IN WHITEFIELD
A lake frothing with snow, traffic 'jams' whose taste never leaves, a pharmacy every 100 m, 80% of pedestrians wearing masks, more advertisements per sq ft of building surface... here's a list of all the records set by Whitefield in just a few years.
Oct 06 2015
Blog: In Lighter Whine
Jesus is supposed to have said that "Man does not live by bread alone". Whether I eat only bread or other things along with it, though, a lot of the stuff I'm currently learning will be of no help whatsoever in acquiring it. That's what I feel every...