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The Future of Youth Vote in India

India’s 2019 General Elections has recently concluded, and the country has experienced its highest voter turnout in decades. Of these, the votes of the ‘youth’ (which can be loosely defined as those between the ages of 18 and 25) have played a significant part in shaping the outcome of the election.  With a median age of 29, India is [...]

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 as well. The justification for charging a hefty property tax is based on two reasons. First, one pays property tax [...]

By |2019-07-22T15:01:46+05:30July 17th, 2019|Categories: B.PAC, B.PROUD, Making Bengaluru Better, Participatory Democracy Program|0 Comments

Bengaluru Heritage: Nageshwara Temple, Begur

“You don’t stumble upon your heritage. It’s there, just waiting to be explored and shared” (stated by Robbie Robertson) Here’s a piece of our heritage in Bengaluru that dates back to almost 1000 years. Unfortunately, we turned a blind eye towards it. “The Nageshvara Temple, Begur” is the heritage structure we are referring to.  The Panchalinga (five Shiva lingas) in the [...]

By |2017-11-27T10:42:42+05:30November 25th, 2017|Categories: B.PROUD, Culture and Heritage|0 Comments

How Technology can Empower Farmers

Correlation between economic opportunities and spread of technology is a well established principle around the world. India, with its exponential rise in the use of wireless telephony matched with rural penetration is on a cusp to provide this economic access to the rural populace. Particularly heartening is the Government’s stated objective to provide broadband digital access through various policy interventions. [...]

By |2016-10-19T14:59:08+05:30July 16th, 2016|Categories: B.PROUD|0 Comments