About Sakuntala Narasimhan 69 Articles
Sakuntala Narasimhan is a Jayanagar based writer, musician and consumer activist.

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  1. Each one of us as citizens should feel responsible for the mess that has been created by the powers that be. Indifference of the general public only encourages unscrupulous elements into exploiting all resources to further their own selfish commercial interests.

    The approval of the L&T South City project (a huge Group Housing apartment complex off Bannerghatta Road consisting of close to 2000 apartments)is an example of the utter disregard to rules and the callousness with which the authorities have been colluding with the builders. With a “proposed 60 feet connectivity” shown on the brochure the company has sold almost all the flats over the last more than 10 years. The 60 feet approach road is nowhere in sight still!!

    “The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.” -Robert M. Hutchins

  2. This article should be an eye opener for all citizens in Bangalore . Since the Govt and its agencies are not listening to the major issue of Road Widening and the ill effects of this mindless project, we the Citizens should raise our voice in public fora for the Law makers to understand and feel the pulse of the public. The conveners of SAVE BANGALORE COMMITTEE are taking the right steps in that direction to create the awareness of the dangers involved in the Govt’s actions, by arranging meetings of law abiding citizens from various corners of this city to take up the cause to the streets.We should not relax and sit back until we are heard by the Govt which should put a hold on their ventures now and find alternate solutions to the traffic problems other than road widening. We should demand our fundamental rights for a safe and decent living as enshrined in our Constitution.
    As the author rightly said ” Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom”.

  3. Yes, I agree totally with Ms Shakuntala Narasimhan. I have seen it happen in several cases – metro in south bangalore, shifting of airport, tagore circle etc. We wake up late or we don’t make enough protests in the initial stages

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