Who are these people who build the homes and commercial complexes in Bangalore? Where do they come from? Why did they come here? An insight on the people who came from nowhere to Bangalore in search of a better life.
A 2300-crore real estate project in south Bangalore has encroached 2.6 acres of Rajakaluve, risking flooding, says an IISc report. The promoter, Manipal ETA Infotech Pvt Ltd, doesn’t even exist in the list of registered companies in India.
The central Environmental Ministry watchdog office in Bengaluru is so understaffed that they are signing off compliance reports without even inspecting sites. This is one of many reasons this 72-acre realty project is proceeding despite major violations.
The ‘cosmopolitan’ city Bangalore’s private FM radio stations have been broadcasting only Kannada, Hindi or English music. Why not Tamil/Telugu music, Citizen Matters explores, in part – I of the series.
We need to take the blame too, as residents. If exercising our franchise was a duty, so is the participation in decision-making. RWA meetings draw poor attendance, because they are not seen as “important.”