User: swetharao Topic: Slums in Bangalore
Category: Slums
Last updated: Dec 18 2018 20:35 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Evictions: The harsh reality of migrants in Bengaluru’s slums 18.12.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Close to 5,000 migrant workers living in slums are in the threat of getting evicted, while the court is not yet convinced that they should be. What is it all about? A series on migration begins with this article.
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Green lessons for Mumbai Marathon from Bengaluru 6.12.2018 Citizen Matters
The Bengaluru Marathon organized by NEB Sports was greener than the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon organized by Procam International on the same date in October this year. Can Procam take some cues and go greener in its next big event -- the Tata Mumbai Marathon?
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‘Spend on education, health and environment, not on elevated corridors’ 19.11.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Public health experts, educationists, environmentalists and many citizens from Bengaluru concerned about government's decision on elevated corridors got together to discuss the issue, under Bengaluru Bus Prayanikara Vedike platform.
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Meet the Aadhaar naysayers, whose objection is that the system takes power away from the people 14.11.2018 Scroll.in
NS Ramnath and Charles Assisi’s ‘The Aadhaar Effect’ address some of the questions that users of the national identification project need answered.
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Authorities turn a blind eye to Panathur road even after two deaths 2.10.2018 Citizen Matters
Watching Panathur converting itself into a Bermuda triangle is not a good sight for its residents.
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These social ventures are re-inventing recycling, re-using and reduction of waste in Whitefield 20.9.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
What happens when a community becomes aware of the problems of generating excess waste and hoarding unwanted things? Renting, selling, upcycling - there are many ways to deal with it, and they will all be explored. An enterprising story from Whitefield.
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A simple diagram could help your city manage water better. Here’s how! 4.9.2018 Citizen Matters
Where does the water in your home come from? How much of it is accounted for? What percentage of waste water in your city is reused? Bengaluru think tank CSTEP creates a water flow diagram for the city and shows how it can be used to identify gaps in availability and reuse, and thus solve the water crisis in our cities.
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Five killer diseases that stalk you in the city… and how you can keep them at bay 30.8.2018 Citizen Matters
What are the illnesses that take the highest toll of lives in our cities? What causes them? Take a look at findings from the latest trends in urban health and disease burden and do your best to keep yourself in good health.
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Bangalore Buzz: Flood warning for September | Push for suburban rail | KIA second fastest growing airport… and more 28.8.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Been busy or away from your city? Catch up on some of the most critical developments in Bengaluru over the last one week.
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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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