Bovi community who are the traditional well-diggers of Bengaluru, are part of an initiative to build one million recharge wells in the city. In this edition of Citizens Live, Ramakrishna Bovi explains how you too can be part of this initiative to help resolve the city’s water scarcity
The area around 24th Main road in JP Nagar is to be largely used for residential purposes, as per the city’s Revised Master Plan (RMP 2015). But illegal commercialisation, and that too without adequate parking facilities, has made life here a nightmare for residents
At ward committee meetings, you can discuss any local issue – from potholes to your ward’s annual budget. Know more about how you can make a difference in your locality by taking part in these meetings
Since BBMP is unfit to manage Bengaluru’s problems, it should be replaced by a strong authority that governs the entire Bangalore Metropolitan region. This authority should include the chief minister, Bengaluru MLAs and MPs too, opines retired IAS officer V Balasubramanian
Carts of street food that offer a quick snack, little stalls selling just what you were looking for – street vendors are an integral part of life in Bengaluru. But why isn’t the government implementing the law that upholds their right to work?
The recent government decision to replace Volvo AC buses with regular buses is welcome, but more should be done to provide quality service to all commuters, says the collective Bengaluru Bus Prayanikara Vedike
A theatre artist remembers how Girish Karnad’s contributions to literature, theatre and cinema has inspired him over the years. The greatest tribute to Karnad would be to celebrate his works, says the author
Karnad has been the voice of a generation that fought against religious dogma. He championed dissent, even when it was against him, teaching us about the quiet dignity of being adversarial without being disrespectful.
In her handbook ‘Our Agara Lake’, Kavitha Reddy describes how a citizens’ movement saved the lake, with the support of authorities. The lake, which was a garbage dump site earlier, is now teeming with visitors