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Bengaluru needs an EV Roadmap

Bengaluru’s rapidly evolving transportation sector is one of the key causes of local air pollution, rising greenhouse gases (GHG), and associated health problems. In Bengaluru, road transport contributes to over 40% of carbon emission (TV Ramachandra et. al, 2015), with many urban transport systems already under strain and mobility demand predicted to grow significantly in the future, mobility needs to […]

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Political Leadership

What Defines Good Political Leadership?

The world is brimming with ambitious political leaders, but sadly very few matchups to the traits of good leadership. In fact, many political leaders appear to be severely lacking in some of the most essential qualities of a good leader, such as integrity and accountability. It’s no coincidence that the word “politician” has many negative connotations. But experience tells us […]

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The Future of Youth Vote in India

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Property Tax Collection in Bengaluru

Property Tax is arguably the most important source of revenue for local municipal bodies. It is the only major source of revenue for such governing bodies and the only one which has the potential to grow as the city grows. The justification for charging a hefty property tax is based on two reasons.  One pays property tax because they have […]

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common minimum program

Common Minimum Program – keeping the interest of the citizens in a coalition government

May 2018 elections to the Karnataka State Assembly threw up a hung house with no single political party able to garner majority mark. The situation lead to the formation of a government by two political parties, Indian National Congress and Janata Dal (S), without any pre-poll alliance, and who had fought the electoral battle bitterly. During the election campaigning, each […]

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ಯುವಜನರ ಮತದಾನವು ಪ್ರಜಾಪ್ರಭುತ್ವದ ಭವಿಷ್ಯ

ಪ್ರಜಾಪ್ರಭುತ್ವದಲ್ಲಿ ಮತದಾನ ಹಾಗೂ ಚುನಾವಣೆ ಒಂದೇ ನಾಣ್ಯದ ಎರಡು ಮುಖಗಳಿದ್ದಂತೆ. ಮತದಾನವು ರಾಜಕೀಯ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆಯನ್ನು ನಿಯಂತ್ರಿಸುವುದಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಭಾರತೀಯ ಸಂವಿಧಾನ ನೀಡಿರುವ ಒಂದು ಬಲವಾದ ಅಸ್ತ್ರ. ಸಮಾಜದಲ್ಲಿ ಏನೇ ಬದಲಾವಣೆ ತರಬೇಕೆಂದರು ಮುಕ್ತ ಮತದಾನದಿಂದ ಮಾತ್ರ ಸಾಧ್ಯ, ಸಂವಿಧಾನವು ಹೇಳುವ ಪ್ರಕಾರ ಪ್ರಜೆಗಳಿಂದ ಆಯ್ಕೆಯಾದ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಜನರ ಆಶೋತ್ತರಗಳಂತೆಯೇ ನಡೆಯಬೇಕು. ಪ್ರಜೆಗಳಿಗೆ ಸರಕಾರವನ್ನು ಸ್ಥಾಪಿಸುವ ಮತ್ತು ಅಧಿಕಾರದಿಂದ ಕೆಳಗಿಸುವ ಹಕ್ಕನ್ನು ಮತದಾನವು ನೀಡಿದೆ. ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಜನಸಂಖ್ಯೆಯು ಸುಮಾರು ಆರು ಕೋಟಿ ಇದೆ, ಇವರಲ್ಲಿ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಚುನಾವಣಾ ಆಯೋಗ 2018ರ ಪರಿಕ್ಷøತ ಮತದಾರರ ಕರಡು ಪ್ರತಿಯ ಪ್ರಕಾರ […]

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Political and Public Discourse

Need for a healthier Political and Public Discourse  

“A government of, by, and for the people requires that people talk to people, that we can agree to disagree but do so in civility. If we let the politicians and those who report dictate our discourse, then our course will be dictated.” – Donna Brazile The quality of political and public discourse is deteriorating in our society. Of late, […]

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ಹೊಸ ಪರ್ವದೆಡೆಗೆ ಹೆಜ್ಜೆ ಹಾಕುತ್ತಿರುವ ಮಾದರಿ ಕಾರ್ಪೋರೇಟರ್

ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಂತಹ ಮಹಾನಗರದಲ್ಲಿ , ಜನಸಾಮಾನ್ಯರ ಸೇವೆಗಾಗಿ ಹಲವಾರು ನಾಯಕರು ಶ್ರಮಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಬದಲವಣೆಯ ಚುಕ್ಕಾಣಿ ಹಿಡಿದಿರಿವ ಹಲವು ಜನನಾಯಕರಲ್ಲಿ ಉಮೇಶ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿಯವರು ಕೂಡ ಒಬ್ಬರು, ಜನಸಾಮಾನ್ಯರ ನಡುವೆಯೇ ನಿಂತು ಹಲವಾರು ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ ಕಾರ್ಯಗಳನ್ನು ಮಾಡಿ, ತನ್ನೊಂದಿಗೆ ಇತರೆ ನಾಯಕರನ್ನೂ ಬೆಂಬಲಿಸುತ್ತಾ, ಸಮಾಜಸೇವಕರಿಗೆ, ಜನಪರ ನಾಯಕರಿಗೆ ಹಾಗು ಯುವಸಮುದಾಯಗಳಿಗೆ ಬೆನ್ನೆಲುಬಾಗಿ ನಿಂತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಬಿ.ಪ್ಯಾಕ್ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯು ಗೋವಿಂದರಾಜನಗರ ನಗರ ವಾರ್ಡಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಹಮ್ಮಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದ ಬಹಯತೇಕ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಗಳಿಗೆ ತಮ್ಮ ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣ ಬೆಂಬಲ ಸೂಚಿಸುತ್ತ ಬಂದ್ದಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಪರಿಸರಸ್ನೇಹಿ ಗಣೇಶ ಚತುರ್ಥಿಯನ್ನು ಆಚರಿಸಲು ಹಾಗು ಪಿ.ಒ.ಪಿ ಗಣೇಶಗಳ ಬಳಿಕೆಯಿಂದ ಪರಿಸರಕ್ಕೆ ಆಗುತ್ತಿರುವ ಹಾನಿಯ ಬಗ್ಗೆ […]

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An insight into the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike

“In this structure composed of innumerable villages, there will be ever widening, never ascending, circles. Life will not be a pyramid with the apex sustained by the bottom. But, it will be an oceanic circle, whose centre will be the individual, always ready to perish for the village, the latter ready to perish for the circle of the villages, till […]

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Innovate Karnataka

Creating an Innovative Karnataka

Karnataka State and Bengaluru City have been fortunate to have the IT industry as an engine of growth for the last 25 years. Today the IT industry has over 15 Lakh employed here, more than 25000 companies of which around 7,000 are startups, an export revenue of 45b$, more than 450 research labs with over 400 Fortune 500 companies getting their work done here. Bengaluru has over 125,000 chip testers and designers, the largest in the world with over 200 chip design companies even though India has no Fab. Bengaluru has more than 20000 automotive software engineers and designers, more than 10000 aeronautical engineers and designers. Lately over 500 start ups using AI and ML have come up with India’s first Fund for AI/ML being started here.

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