Citizen Matters is a Bangalore focused, citizen-oriented newsmagazine, covering city public affairs, community and culture. Citizen Matters encourages everyone to get involved in city affairs.
Citizen Matters is published by Oorvani Media, an independent local media firm founded by Bangaloreans, Subramaniam Vincent and Meera K.
Our journalism is supported by Oorvani Foundation, a non-profit trust setup to ensure an independent community-funded media.
We encourage citizens, professionals and journalists alike getting involved in city affairs, reporting, collaborating on, analysing, and proposing ideas and solutions. We hope this publication provides a forum for discourse on city topics. If you want to be part of our team, do get in touch.
Editing and Publishing
Subramaniam Vincent is telecommunications professional since 1992, and journalist-e-publisher since 1998.
Subbu has held product engineering, research and project leadership positions in the information technology industry in India and abroad. Subbu is the co-founder of Citizen Matters. He is also a co-founder and editor at India Together, India's national public affairs e-magazine. He believes that an original purpose of journalism is to provide information to citizens so that they may be free and self-governing.
Meera was formerly yet another manager at an IT firm. She has worked at large corporates as well as startups, holding varied responsibilities in the product development space. Meera has also been involved with the social and voluntary sector, supporting projects related to education and community health.
As the co-founder of Citizen Matters, Meera hopes that this forum for citizen level debate and expression makes a positive difference to the city.
Articles are written by a team of professional journalists, civic minded citizens and activists. Our journalism team includes Shree D N, Nikita Malusare and Poornima Dasharathi. Shivakeshava M is the Graphics Designer. Our complete list of freelance writers can be found here. Vasudha Rao and Sunita Rajendra support our translation needs.
Raghavendra Gangal is our Ops and Marketing Manager, Ramachandran P is our Assistant Sales Manager. Prem and Kiran Kumar J are our Sales Executives.
If you would like to partner with us or explore co-branding opportunities with Citizen Matters, write to the marketing lead.
Design and Technology
Angeline and Upesh Pradhan at The Other Design Studio provided graphic design for the launch version of the Citizen Matters website. Sahana Rammohan also provided web design consultancy.
Our original publishing platform (Beta version) has been developed by Gokul Janga and Raghavan Kandala at TecDost Software (now part of Mapunity). Shajith Chacko worked on subsequent versions. The latest release of the website was developed by Raghavan Kandala, Mapunity
We are extremely grateful to the Open Source Software community for technology and software used to build this site (Ruby on Rails, Apache, Dadamail).