Scrap the BDA!

[Editor’s Note: The Bangalore citizen for all seasons (Ashwin Mahesh) shared an interesting note about BDA (Bangalore Development Authority) on Facebook last night. I’m reproducing it here with his permission. A few weeks ago, the Karnataka High court addressed the BDA thus, “Mr Commissioner, the BDA requires immediate surgery, not only major heart surgery, but for multiple …

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3 Pictures, 1 Video and a Superpower Wannabe

You can probably surmise what the 3 pictures are all about. Scroll down just a bit and any lingering doubts will be dispelled by the 10 second video. …. …. …. …. …. …. …. …. This scene played out in front of Costa Coffee in Koramangala 5th Block. The woman is one of Bangalore’s …

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The Invisible City Makers in Bangalore

[Editor’s Note: When I was researching for this post on CSTEP, I came across an exhaustive 98-page report (authored in 2010) on the homeless in Bangalore. The research was done in collaboration with 29 Bangalore-based NGOs (including CSTEP). There are numerous insights and many heart-breaking stories of homelessness in the study. I’ve stayed away completely …

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