V Ravichandar is a Bengaluru-based civic evangelist.
Full disclosure: Ravichandar is an advisor and one of the investors in Oorvani Media Pvt Ltd, that runs Citizen Matters website. Opinions expressed are his own.
Bengaluru has a planning committee now, but is it enough to plan only BDA level, when the boundaries of the city are growing much beyond BDA level? Here’s an analysis on why we need Metropolitan Planning Committee (MPC) at Bengaluru Metropolitan Regional Development Authority scale.
Venkatappa Art Gallery is in the news, because artists are protesting the proposed private participation in the maintenance of the art gallery. V Ravichandar writes on the situation and possible solutions.
Tender SURE is the hot topic of discussion among Bengaluru’s civic activists and citizens these days. V Ravichandar provides some answers to some of the questions asked about Tender SURE, in this article.
At a time when everyone feels Bengaluru is down in the dumps, V Ravichandar gave a stirring TEDx talk on 4 April, 2013, on how there is plenty to hope if civil society, businesses and the government can join hands.