Bengaluru Jeevana has arrived

Citizen Matters has released Bengaluru Jeevana, a guide book of 140 pages, all in Kannada. The book is rewritten and translated from Citizen Matters’ popular Living in Bengaluru English guidebook.

With an identical look and feel to the English book, and priced at Rs 80, the Kannada guide is a much needed source of information for living in the city and getting things done. It contains information for everything from getting property papers to voter registration to driving licenses and recycling.

For information on outlets carrying Bengaluru Jeevana near you, please call: 98455 06477.

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(Rs. 10 added for shipping, and please note: delivery available only for Bengaluru currently) Kannada says the book gets you “Bengaluru in ‘your hands’ for a very low price”. Read their review here:

All outlets of Sapna Book House in the city have started carrying the book since the second week of March. Prism Book Shop (Jayanagar), Nagashree Books (Jayanagar), Total Kannada (Jayanagar), and Karnataka Book house (Avenue Road) are also among the first to carry the book. Bengaluru Jeevana is also being made available in several independent shops, supermarkets and pharmacies in the city from mid-March. For information on nearest available outlet, please call: 98455 06477.

“This book is like a panchanga for Bengaluru”, says Prakash Belawadi.

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In addition to the testimonials given for the English book, this book has testimonials from well known Bangaloreans Prakash Belawadi and Nagesh Hegde. Justice Santosh Hegde’s comments are on the back cover and Mohandas Pai’s recommendation for the book is the foreword, like in the English book.

With this, the Citizen Matters team hopes that Kannada-reading citizens of Bengaluru will have access to same useful guide material that has the made the English version a hit with thousands of households all around the city.

Living in Bengaluru (English), launched in August 2012, is available at around 150 outlets around the city. This month, Total Mall has started retailing the English guidebook at all their five supermarkets – Mysore Road, Madiwala, Sarjapur Road, Mahadevpura and HAL Airport in bengaluru english book


Sapna Book house – Gandhi Nagar
Sapna Book house – Jayanagar
Sapna Book house – Indiranagar
Sapna Book house – Koramangala
Sapna Book house – Sadashivnagar
Sapna Book house – Residency road
Prism Book shop – Jayanagar 4th Block
Nagashree Book shop – Jayanagar 4th Block
Total Kannada – Jayanagar 4th Block
Karnataka Book house – Avenue Road

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