What we need the most: empowered women corporators in Bengaluru
by Shree D N on April 26, 2017 at 7:52 am
51% of BBMP corporators are women. But something is seriously wrong. What's that? What can be done about it? […]
A community garden flourishes in this IT campus
by Lalithamba B V on April 26, 2017 at 4:42 am
Wipro's new initiative engages employees in growing vegetables in their corporate campus. […]
HC tells BBMP to set up Ward Committees within a month, but will they be effective?
by Meera K on April 25, 2017 at 7:35 am
Being a part of a Ward Committee is a great way to engage formally with the system to make the change happen. […]
HSR's composting plant back to square one, no solution in sight
by Akshatha M on April 24, 2017 at 12:24 pm
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. […]
What Delhi’s new civic bodies could do to clean the air
by Yashaswini Mittal on April 24, 2017 at 4:45 am
As the national capital elects a new municipality, here's a look at what the city government could do to tackle its air pollution problem. » […]
Digging up the roads....
by Deepa Mohan on April 23, 2017 at 9:49 am
At least this dug up part of Bannerghatta Road mentions that natural gas pipelines are being laid. But in most places, roads are dug up without warning and with no information about why the surface is being broken up. Nor does... […]
Theatre Review: How Cow Now Cow, Ranga Shankara, Fri, 22 April 2017
by Deepa Mohan on April 23, 2017 at 4:32 am
One of the inequalities of life is that children may not be allowed for many theatre productions...but adults can certainly go and enjoy children’s theatre. The enjoyment is all the more, when one goes with one’s own child...or grandchildren... […]
What are our schools coming to?
by Deepa Mohan on April 20, 2017 at 1:42 pm
I've been visiting a few schools lately, and I am rather disturbed by some of the things I see on the campuses. One school has no playground at all. Pointing to a tiny handkerchief of space, the person talking to me says, "That is enough... […]
Why did BBMP and Urban Development Department apologise to Green court?
by Shree D N on April 20, 2017 at 8:07 am
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. […]
A people's school for quality education takes shape in Whitefield
by Abhilash M on April 19, 2017 at 8:25 am
What happens when the cost of education skyrockets and people become unhappy with the quality of education? Can a citizen-driven school come into existence? A story from Whitefield. […]