Michael Goldman, professor of Sociology and Global Studies at the University of Minnesota, USA, is currently in Bangalore researching transformations of land, government and citizenship. A report from his recent talk.
A lot of citizens who provide us services, like domestic workers and garbage collectors are fighting to get provisions from Bangalore’s ration shops. Officials, NGOs, and citizens met recently on this.
Because of the government’s equity stake and a range of tax, cess and other exemptions granted to BIAL, the Karnataka Information Commission has taken the view that BIAL must respond to RTI applications.