User: swetharao Topic: Slums in Bangalore
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Excess food collected from community finds the needy, courtesy public fridge in Brookefield 6.8.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
The one who has excess food can make sure the food isn't wasted, by donating it. The needy receives the food with dignity. Public fridges are a novel way to help the needy - both donators and receivers.
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Help the land owners with practical TDR policy, before kicking off infra projects 6.8.2018 Citizen Matters
Real estate sector doesn't see any value in existing transferable developmental rights policy. Lack of regulation on TDR has led to scams, and the trust has been non-existent. Before the city goes for any infrastructure development, the issue needs to be addressed.
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Bengaluru Buzz: Of air pollution, white-topped roads and illegal hoardings 4.8.2018 Citizen Matters
Did you read about the removal of illegal hoardings and resumption of white topping of roads? Here is our weekly round up, if you missed that and other key news from around the city!
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DNA Mumbai Anniversary: Rebelling against the times, these artists have carved a niche in Art World 27.7.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Alyque Padamsee: Brand new forever At the recent Mumbai launch of Pavan K Varma’s Adi Shankaracharya, when the floor was thrown open to questions, veteran theatre person and ad-guru Alyque Padamsee asked Varma why radical Hindutva found so many takers.  The nonagenarian did not wait for the mike, he did not preface his question with esoterics and the booming voice he threw could be heard across the auditorium, leading to applause. But that’s him. There are mavericks and there is Padamsee. Never one to shy off calling out social evils, he has often been the voice to go to for mediapersons as both social observer and commentator. Alyque’s grandfather was conferred the title ‘Padamsee’ by the government when he distributed all the food in his granary in the village he headed as sarpanch during a famine. And then it became the family name.  The advertising fraternity has variously named him ‘ad-man of the century’, ‘brand father of Indian advertising’, and even ‘God’. He has not only created over 100 brands, ...
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What does Rs 1,700 crore ‘Smart City’ plan for Bengaluru involve? 22.6.2018 Citizen Matters
Bengaluru is finally becoming a "Smart City" - but what does it mean? Which areas will get covered, which projects will get implemented? »
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Where goes the slum dweller evicted in Indian cities? 30.5.2018 Citizen Matters
Slums are increasingly being evacuated in Indian cities, often violently, to make way for city ‘beautification’, smart cities and even book fairs. But no one tracks where the evicted poor go. »
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Are water ATMs the way forward? 26.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Hundreds of ATMs have sprung up across the country promising safe and affordable water. But is this the way ahead? We find out
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Illegal settlements in Bellandur lake buffer zone cleared 22.5.2018 Hindu: News
The drive will continue on Wednesday, says BBMP
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The dance of democracy has miles to go 16.5.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
So we are all finally done with exercising our franchise on Saturday, 12th May, and been through the truly exhilarating ballot counting process and the results. A good to time to pause and reflect on »
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FIR filed against Muniratna, 13 others 11.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
Complaint filed for breach of model code of conduct
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Info for voters of Shanti Nagar Constituency -MLA, Candidates, Voting and more 9.5.2018 Citizen Matters
If you are one among the lakhs of voters of Shanti Nagar, this is what you need to know! Background information Understand the role of the MLA Learn all you can about the candidates: see »
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Land ownership tops expectation of slum-dwellers 9.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Thousands of families have been living in slums, in land belonging to government or private entities, for at least two generations
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Public transport in Bengaluru is the most irresponsible: BN Vijayakumar 4.5.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
BN Vijayakumar spoke about his work in Jayanagar constituency, the sad story of waste composting in Jayanagar, cycle lanes, public transport and more, in an interview done a week before he died. »
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AC Srinivas: A separate BBMP for Mahadevapura zone, with its own mayor 4.5.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Volunteers from a citizen activist group, Million Voter Rising interviewed candidates contesting in the Karnataka Assembly elections from Mahadevapura constituency. Below is the transcript of the interview with Indian National Congress candidate A C Srinivas: »
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D J Halli has 40 Anganwadis to counter malnutrition: Akhanda Srinivas Murthy 3.5.2018 Citizen Matters
In a short interview where he answered questions just to the point, Akhanda Srinivas Murthy rubbishes accusations against him and his brother. »
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Politics is in my blood: Lingaraj Urs, AAP candidate from K R Puram 2.5.2018 Citizen Matters
Inspired by grand uncle Devaraj Urs, he entered politics. Lingaraj Urs talks about his political journey and views, and tells that he is in politics for the long haul. »
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Youth representation in Assembly needed, says BTM Layout AAP candidate 1.5.2018 Citizen Matters
He is young and enthusiastic, and taking on Ramalinga Reddy from BTM Layout. Dr Syed Abbas from Aam Aadmi Party talks about his work and ambitions. »
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Bengaluru has become more aspirational: Dinesh Gundu Rao 28.4.2018 Hindu: Cities
Congress leader bets on welfare schemes.
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MLA does corporator’s job because people ask for it, says Krishna Byregowda 27.4.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Krishna Byre Gowda, MLA from Byatarayanapura who was also a minister in the last cabinet, talks about his work, policies, challenges and achievements. »
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What has Chickpet MLA been up to in the last five years? 26.4.2018 Citizen Matters
Devaraj's track record in assembly shows that he didn't ask any questions, didn't participate in any debates. »
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