BLOGS

BLOGS 2017-10-31T16:36:34+00:00

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Towards more Professionalism in Governance

By |Categories: Making Bengaluru Better|

Exasperating – BBMP’s net property tax payment experience From 1st April, when BBMP’s property tax collection was set in motion, I had been mentally girdling myself up to undertake the task of making the payment on the net, the past experiences having been not too happy, to say the least. Meanwhile, yesterday, there was the following exchange between members of [...]

Woman Being Objectified In The Media

By |Categories: Women Safety|

“The media is the message and the messenger, and increasingly a powerful one.” – Patricia Mitchell, Former President & CEO, PBS The mass media has normalized looking at women’s bodies as objects and we consumers seem not to care. Two weekends ago I was at the NH7 Weekender in New Delhi, moving to the tunes of DJ Nucleya and grooving [...]

Bengaluru: Water Matters

By |Categories: Making Bengaluru Better|

Quenching Bengalureans’ thirst and supplying tap water to the city is the most expensive affair, and is dipping into the BWSSB finances on a daily basis.A hike in water rates by the BWSSB is always condemned, followed by a massive outrage in the media, and then it ends in political fireworks and a price roll back. Everyday 900-1000 Million Litres [...]

The Earth Warriors

By |Categories: Making Bengaluru Better|

Ravi Kumar S, a dynamic, young man had an interest to indulge in causes of social relevance. This made him give up a plush corporate job at Standard Chartered and make a career jump He was very recent conferred with the Bangalore Youth Icon Award for his relentless efforts in the area of solid waste management (SWM)that was very unlikely [...]

I will Not be just Another Crime Report

By |Categories: B.SAFE, Women Safety|

I was interning in Bangalore during May-June 2014, staying in this PG in Shanthi Nagar. I had acquired the place by pre-paying a sum of INR 9,500 for a two sharing bedroom with a TV and breakfast-lunch and dinner facilities. I was appalled at what happened when I got there. On this one day my manager let me go by [...]

A Walk through the streets of Manhattan…

By |Categories: B.CLEAN, Making Bengaluru Better|

It’s a clear blue sky this Monday 30th Sept morning and promises to be real pleasant with temperatures in the 70s. We are staying at an apt on the corner of 60 St West and Amsterdam Ave. There is repair / replacement work of water pipelines on 60th street between West End Ave and Columbus Ave. At several places a [...]