Grand technological schemes, inspired by erstwhile colonial policy, have led to the systematic neglect of natural water sources and traditional water wisdom. The impact on Bengaluru’s water future is there for all to see,
The trend of organising hackathons to spur digital innovations that can address various social challenges is fast catching on. A participant in one such recent event shares his experience and proposed innovation for cities.
Indian democracy will do well only when we learn to send the best candidate to represent us. Bhamy V Shenoy reveals why we are still a long way from that. Shenoy contested (and lost) the assembly elections in 1994.
Several people have been killed and many others injured in Thoothukudi as police fired on protesters marching towards the Collectorate, demanding closure of a Sterlite copper smelting plant that has been allegedly flouting all environment norms.
The Swaraj India Party, founded by social scientist-turned-politician Yogendra Yadav is contesting the high profile Karnataka Assembly Elections, slated for May 12. In a candid conversation with Citizen Matters, Yadav talks of the party’s vision.
The adoption of the Red Fort by Dalmia Bharat has drawn flak from various sections of society. But it is not just about the Red Fort; the ‘Adopt a Heritage’ scheme itself raises serious questions concerning preservation of monuments and urban heritage.
Almost 300 people, age 3 upwards, lent their strokes to 3500 sq ft of wall area, to beautify the neighbourhood as part of the ‘Colour My Township’ initiative organised by a residents’ collective in Lokhandwala, Kandivali.
No, the death penalty is not the answer. But an efficient and speedy system of justice — from reporting to conviction — is likely to be. Till we reach the point, we can only grieve and rage and feel guilty.