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May 25 2017
STREAMLINING WASTE COLLECTION IN BENGALURU
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Nishanth C
List of wardwise BBMP microplan/autoblock data for Bengaluru.
May 22 2017
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN ANIMAL WELFARE ENTHUSIAST
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Sanaya Katrak
Working closely with animals in need is extremely rewarding. Every rescue and every adoption is an achievement for an animal rescuer. A typical day in the life of an animal rescuer, decoded.
May 18 2017
LIVES OF GARBAGE COLLECTORS
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Sanaya Katrak
No one wishes to immerse themselves in filth, but someone ends up doing it. Despite the almost inhuman conditions and the lack of dignity, garbage collectors continue to do that job, due to financial compulsions.
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May 17 2017
NATURE FEATURE
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Deepa Mohan
Bengaluru needs more and more such trees that bloom and help us forget our worries, says Deepa Mohan.
May 17 2017
CONTROLLING MULTIPLEXES AND PRICING DYNAMICS
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Anupam Manur
For an offbeat indie movie, multiplexes would charge a lower price, while for a blockbuster, they would charge a higher price. Price cap changes the equation: to maximize profits, they would have to sell maximum tickets, and that will change the type of movies that will be chosen by the multiplexes.
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May 16 2017
REJUVENATION PLAN FOR MADIWALA LAKE
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Dr Arbind Kumar Gupta
Coming soon near Madiwala lake: a butterfly park, a biodiversity park, walkways, amphitheaters and much more.
May 13 2017
Blog: Forward Bellandur
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On 2nd October 2014, Prime Minister Modi launched Swachh Bharat Mission in India as a national movement. Bengaluru that was buzzing with waste management activities joined the bandwagon. But three years down the line, the problems still exist. We...
May 12 2017
CONNECTIVITY IN BENGALURU
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Pawan Mulukutla and Chaitanya Kanuri
The Station Access and Mobility Program (STAMP) offers INR 40 lakhs worth of research grants to mobility entrepreneurs and change makers for innovative last-mile connectivity solutions to the metro in Bengaluru.
May 11 2017
PROPERTY TAX PAYMENT IN BENGALURU
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D R Prakash
It's that time of the year when everyone pays property tax in Bengaluru, to get the benefit of 5% rebate. But all is not well with property tax payment system. What's wrong?
May 11 2017
CLEANING BELLANDUR LAKE
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Meera K
Will shifting sewage from Bellandur area in tankers help solve the problem? In what better way could the same money be spent?
May 10 2017
FIGHT FOR WARD COMMITTEES
Kathyayini Chamaraj
Today people in Bengaluru can nominate themselves to volunteer as a ward committee member. But it didn't happen overnight - the struggle for ward committees lasted for almost 25 years! Read the story of how ward committee came about.
May 10 2017
THE INVISIBLE LIVES BEHIND THE OMNIPRESENT GARBAGE
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Arjun Srinivas
Lives in this Bengaluru slum are an example of everything that's wrong with the system: unchecked urbanisation, poor waste management and lack of formal contracts for waste pickers in our cities.
May 09 2017
TREATING SEWAGE IN BENGALURU
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Srikanth Narasimhan
Residents of many old apartments in Bengaluru were shocked to see a notice that asked them to install sewage treatment plants. Bengaluru Apartments Federation calls it completely illogical. Here's why.
May 09 2017
SAVING LAKES IN BENGALURU
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News Desk
Most lakes in Bengaluru are polluted. Why? Who all failed in their duties? Here are some answers.
May 02 2017
CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT MODEL IN BANGALORE
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Shree D N
For those who want to go beyond raving and ranting about local issues, on social media or mobile messenger groups.
Apr 26 2017
WOMEN IN POLITICS
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Shree D N
51% of BBMP corporators are women. But something is seriously wrong. What's that? What can be done about it?
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Apr 26 2017
CORPORATES SUPPORT GARDENING INITIATIVES
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Lalithamba B V
Wipro's new initiative engages employees in growing vegetables in their corporate campus.
Apr 25 2017
Meera K
Being a part of a Ward Committee is a great way to engage formally with the system to make the change happen.
Apr 24 2017
COMPOSTING PLANT IN DOLDRUMS
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Akshatha M
Karnataka Composting Development Corporation (KCDC) is back to its old status, and the deadlock continues. Akshatha M traces a month's journey of the plant, through her interactions with concerned key parties.
Apr 20 2017
LAKES AND BUFFER ZONE RULES
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Shree D N
Karnataka government and BBMP say sorry to NGT for being presumptive about NGT's authority. But what about the conclusion - is the buffer zone rule applicable retrospectively? Should building sanctions - those given recently or are in progress, in the new buffer zone regulations be cancelled? The confusion has only increased.
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Apr 19 2017
TACKLING THE CHALLENGES OF QUALITY EDUCATION
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Abhilash M
What happens when the cost of education skyrockets and people become unhappy with the quality of education? They start their own school!
Apr 18 2017
COMPOSTING PLANT IN DOLDRUMS
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Akshatha M
This composting plant in Bengaluru is supposed to be model that will show how large scale composting can be done in cities. But what is really going on? A reality check.
Apr 17 2017
COMPOSTING PLANT IN DOLDRUMS
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Akshatha M
Citizens speak out on the government-run composting plant in HSR Layout - what is happening, why people are worried about it.
Apr 13 2017
WHAT IT TAKES TO BE EMPATHETIC
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Srijata Bhatnagar
Sometimes an act as simple as rolling down your windows is what it takes to connect to other individuals - it can fill you with pleasant surprises!
Apr 13 2017
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News Desk
Bellandur lake always hits headlines for some reason - this time it's in news because the National Green Tribunal has taken it on itself to save the lake from sewage abuse.
Apr 09 2017
BYGONE BENGALURU
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Vaidya R
As the city loses each of its popular landmarks to new buildings and businesses, what happens to the old bus stands named after those landmarks?
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