Voices
Voices features personal opinion pieces from a wide variety of citizens and perspectives. We welcome submissions on topics of broad interest in Bengaluru.
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Dec 12 2015
THE CHARM OF LENDING LIBRARIES
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Preeti Mudliar
Being a regular at a library or even a second hand bookstore is about appreciating serendipity - you never know what you might find.
Dec 11 2015
TURHALLI DAY 2015
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Sugandhi G
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.
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Dec 01 2015
SAVE WHITEFIELD PROTEST
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Deepa Ravi
A Whitefielder shares her observations from the #SaveWhitefield protest. It's high time citizens' voices are heard, she says.
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Nov 28 2015
THE PATHETIC CONDITION OF RAMAGONDANAHALLI-BOREWELL ROAD
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Raajesh S
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.
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Nov 26 2015
RAHUL'S GANDHI VISIT TO MCC, BENGALURU
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Elixir Nahar
A final year journalism student who attended Rahul Gandhi's talk at Mount Carmel College, writes about it.
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Nov 26 2015
PROTEST IN WHITEFIELD
Khader B Syed
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.
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Nov 24 2015
CITIZENS' CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT UPALOKAYUKTA
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Mukund Kumar
With the Karnataka government planning to initiate proceedings against Justice Adi, citizens are rallying in his support.
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Nov 21 2015
Blog: I Change Indira Nagar
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Can't find a clean public toilet? Consider using a vacant plot. Civic sense? What on earth is that?  Vacant plots in our city are considered as nothing but garbage dump yards.  And if they are under litigation, they are ignored by...
Nov 20 2015
BBMP'S SWM POLICY
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Kavitha Reddy
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.
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Nov 18 2015
THE HEROES AMONG US
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Ashok Kumar S
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.
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Nov 11 2015
SUSTAINABLE MENSTRUATION WITH MENSTRUAL CUPS
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Aakriti Gupta
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.
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Oct 23 2015
OPEN LETTER TO INFRA SECRETARY
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Khader B Syed
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?
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Oct 23 2015
THEATRE REVIEW
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Swati Simha
The play takes you to the pre-independence era and gives new insights into the freedom struggle. Dim romantic lights, old transistors and carefully picked nostalgic music make for a memorable experience.
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...
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Oct 19 2015
MANIFESTO OF BENGALURU BUS COMMUTERS
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News Desk
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.
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Oct 19 2015
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Rajesh Kallaje
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.
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Oct 16 2015
FOOTPATH AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IN BENGALURU
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Sudha Narasimhachar
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.
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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 07 2015
PROBLEMS IN WHITEFIELD
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Rajesh Shah
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.
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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...
Sep 18 2015
HELICOPTER PARENTING
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Reshma Krishnamurthy Sharma
Now more than ever, it is important that parents are on their toes to ensure their child's safety. What is equally important is that they do not over-parent.
Sep 18 2015
MOCKERY OF CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT
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Syed Yakoob
Shops in KSRTC bus stops charge more than MRP, but there's nobody who responds to complaints.
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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
EYE ON THE CITY
Bavandar Gupha
A satiric note about solving Bengaluru's problems that also highlights the causes of problems remaining as they are for ages.
Sep 09 2015
Blog: Malleshwaram Matters
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A couple of months ago I wrote a couple of articles on my struggle to get a lamppost repaired on the street where I live. The issue was not that the light was faulty—but 15th Cross Malleshwaram is supposed to be a 'model road' where the utilities...
Sep 08 2015
AN IMMIGRANT'S WOES IN BENGALURU
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Nimit Shah
From brokers to utilities in the house to advance amount to food options, problems are plenty in finding a suitable house in Bengaluru. But once you find a house....
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