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Quote from Harish Kumar, General Manger, Namma Bengaluru Foundation

Bengaluru is facing a serious crisis – a crisis that’s transforming it to being an unlivable city, posing challenges of health, mobility and environment to its residents. Bengaluru, being the Silicon Valley of the East, has seen unprecedented growth over the last 4 decades. This, however, has not been matched…...

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Collective wisdom is key to Bengaluru’s survival

Today, on June 5 th the World Environment day, it is apt to put few questions to ourselves – has the Covid lockdown opened our eyes to the environment that supports our very existence in Bengaluru. What have we learnt? Do we want to do something about what we have…...

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ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಉಳಿವಿಗೆ ಸಾಮೂಹಿಕ ಜ್ಞಾನ ಪ್ರಮುಖವಾದುದು

ಇಂದು, ಜೂನ್ 5 ರಂದು ವಿಶ್ವ ಪರಿಸರ ದಿನ, ನಮ್ಮಲ್ಲಿ ಕೆಲವು ಪ್ರಶ್ನೆಗಳನ್ನು ಇಡುವುದು ಸೂಕ್ತವಾಗಿದೆ ಕೋವಿಡ್ ಲಾಕ್‌ಡೌನ್ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ನಮ್ಮ ಅಸ್ತಿತ್ವವನ್ನು ಗುರುತಿಸಿ ಪರಿಸರಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ನಮ್ಮ ಕಣ್ಣು ತೆರೆಯಲು ಸಹಾಯ ಮಾಡಿದೆ. ನಾವು ಏನು ಕಲಿತಿದ್ದೇವೆ? ನಾವು ಕಲಿತ ವಿಷಯಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಏನಾದರೂ ಮಾಡಲು ನಾವು ಬಯಸುತ್ತೇವೆಯೇ? ನಮಗೆ, ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಕೋವಿಡ್ ಲಾಕ್‌ಡೌನ್ ನಿಂದಾಗಿ ನಮ್ಮ ಜೀವನಕ್ಕೆ ಒಂದು ಪಾಠವಾದಂತಾಗಿದೆ. ಇದು ನಮಗೆ ಅಪಾರ ಕಷ್ಟಗಳನ್ನು ಮತ್ತು ಸಂಕಟಗಳನ್ನುಂಟುಮಾಡಿದೆ.…...

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2017 New Year’s Eve: How secure will Namma Bengaluru be then?

What Namma city needs is for men to show solidarity with women, for women to not remain silent anymore and for the state’s security apparatus to respond to this raging issue. The recent spate of molestation horrors in Bengaluru has forced citizens to question the State Government and city police’s…...

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Adhoc projects messing up Bengaluru

Bengaluru is paying an enormous price for its phenomenal growth and poor planning. The building of adhoc magic boxes, underpasses and flyovers has resulted in public money being wasted at the whim and fancy of different agencies. And many high profile projects have only ended up shifting traffic bottlenecks from…...

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Bengaluru bulldozed, bruised, but NOT beaten

Bengaluru registers their anger against erring builders and corrupt government officials for jeopardizing the future of thousands of hardworking citizens! Most Indians assume that the culture of rampant corruption, lawbreaking and mal-governance is ‘a way of life’ in our country, but what people overlook is that every state, city and…...

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House Owners Suffer, While Officials And Builders Go Scot-Free

While BBMP has begun the demolitions, it has stopped short of taking a more important corrective measure – acting against officials who allowed these illegal constructions to come up! It’s far easier for BBMP, which has now identified the encroachments, to go after officials who permitted this illegality. Building plan…...

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Transfer May Negate Gains – Clearing Tonnes of City Garbage Is a Real Uphill Task

It has been over four years since the infamous New York Times article -“India’s Plague, Trash, Drowns Its Garden City During Strike“ where our dear “Garden City“ earned a global reputation of being a “Garbage City“ -was published. For a city that is known as Silicon Valley of India and…...

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