Udaya Kumar P L, an accidental historian who unearths and preserves inscriptions, has won the 2019 Namma Bengaluru Award for ‘Citizen Individual of the Year’. Ashok Kamath, who runs Akshara Foundation, is ‘Namma Bengalurean of the Year’
Vatal Nagaraj, known for his hardline pro-Kannada stand, is contesting from Bangalore South parliamentary constituency. In this interview with Citizen Matters, Nagaraj speaks on why he wants to be an MP, and how politics has changed over the decades
Krishna Byre Gowda, Karnataka’s Rural Development Minister, is the Congress candidate from Bangalore North constituency. In this interview with Citizen Matters, Gowda talks about Congress’s poll promises such as NYAY, his plans to deal with water scarcity, and more
Actor Prakash Raj, contesting as an independent from Bangalore Central, is known to be an outspoken critic of right wing politics. In this interview with Citizen Matters, he discusses how his work as an MP will be different from the norm, and how he will deal with the issues plaguing Bengaluru
B K Hari Prasad, the Congress candidate for Bangalore South, is a four-time Rajya Sabha MP. In this interview with Citizen Matters, he talks about his career so far, and his plans for the city, if elected
Tejasvi Surya, the BJP candidate in Bangalore South constituency, has been a controversial figure. In this interview with Citizen Matters, Surya talks about freedom of speech, women’s reservation, Bengaluru’s water scarcity, and more
In the wake of the historic SC judgment decriminalising homosexuality, we speak to Arvind Narrain and Sanjay Kabir Bavikatte, who organised a gay rights seminar in the city way back in 1998, as students at National Law School, Bangalore. This was the first such event in an academic institution.
A passionate environmentalist and cyclist who has earned the nickname ‘Go Green Rao’ for his years of activism, another deeply inspired by the French culture of cycling and its implications for urban health, a sustainable