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Understanding the Uber Taxi Rapist

After the turn of schools in Bangalore, it is now time for the focus to shift on to taxi services (Uber to be specific). For the record, a child protection policy for schools is in the works and likely to roll out soon in Karnataka. Anyways, coming to the recent incident of rape in Delhi, when the news broke out, […]

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Right to Clean Drinking Water

Clean drinking water is still a great challenge in the country; in 2008, 96 per cent of urban Indian and 84 percent of rural India had access to improved water averaging to 88 per cent which is a drastic improvement from 72 per cent in 1990. But unfortunately 67 per cent of Indian households do not treat their drinking water, […]

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Vehicle Policy

Non-Motorised Vehicle Policy to Ease Pollution

Sixty per cent of Chennai civic body’s transport budget will be dedicated to non-motorised transport. Nayantara Narayanan, Chennai is rethinking it priorities. Its municipal corporation, the oldest in India, is creating a network of footpaths, cycle tracks and greenways to encourage residents to walk or cycle and to ease the passage of human-powered transport like cycle rickshaws and pushcarts. The […]

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Black Spots No More

Engineer to Civic Hero Mr. Amith Nigli, a BCLIP2 participant; initially an engineer by profession was urging towards improving the quality of education in the city. This gave birth to “Niglis Preschool”; the school looks to enhance the quality of primary education by providing personalized care and support that encourages overall child development. After making a mark with children, he […]

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Towards more Professionalism in Governance

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 […]

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Woman Being Objectified In The Media

“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 […]

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Water Sources for Bengaluru City

Bengaluru: Water Matters

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 […]

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