Bengaluru this week
August 14th 2015
We are a day early, but nevertheless, Happy Independence Day folks! As India enters her 69th year of independence, what resolution will you take to support a better-governed Bengaluru? One key step is to ensure that you select the right candidate in the BBMP elections scheduled next Saturday. We bring you the information you need to carefully assess those aspiring to become councillors.
For each zone, we have mapped ward details, past council details, number of voters, etc. Check out our Special Coverage on the BBMP elections 2015.
For some select wards, we have added details about the state of the ward — the demographics, infrastructure details, the tenders and development works executed, issues raised by citizens and more. We are also adding details of contesting candidates as we get info.
Shettihalli | Mangammana Palya | Uttarahalli | Mangammana Palya | Maruthi Seva Nagar | Sarvagna Nagar | Kadumalleshwara | Malleswaram | Bellandur | Doddanekkundi | Hagadur | Kadugodi | Varthur
If you have candidate information, please share it with your fellow voters through Citizen Matters! Mail us the name, party, ward, contact and other details of the candidates.
Check out this article on what information to gather and questions you can ask when they meet you or at a public event. See: On candidate meets for BBMP elections 2015?
Namma Bengaluru Foundation is also organising candidate debates in several wards. Here’s what transpired at the ones in Uttarahalli and Shettihalli.
Kavitha Reddy questions the candidate selection process for the BBMP Elections. She says some of the selected women candidates are merely proxies standing in place of the real candidates, the men. Read: Don’t talk about women’s empowerment.
Many Kannada organisations are up in arms against each other, due to the dubbing ban controversy. So what really is the issue? Why do some oppose dubbing, while others support it? Will dubbing turn a double-edged sword for Kannada visual media?
On the road
Most Bangaloreans spend substantial time on simply commuting from one place to another. Vaidya talks about the major traffic jams that citizens traverse through, and likens the ones on ORR to Cerberus, the three-headed dog that guards the underworld. Read: Traffic on ORR is likely to worsen. Here’s why!
Tying up knots
How can you get your marriage registered? And where should you get it registered? What kind of marriages can be registered, under which act? Here is all you need to know about it. Read: How to get the government seal for your marriage in Bengaluru?
Celebrate freedom with flowers
The Lalbagh Flower Show is on only for 3 more days, until August 16th. Wade through the gardens of Lalbagh to view the Bangalore Palace, the Mysore Maharajas, even Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. Click here to see what is in store.
Traffic in and around MG Road will be diverted on Independence Day from 8.30 am to 10.30 am. Attendees are not allowed to carry phones, cameras and umbrellas to the venue. Read: Traffic and parking arrangements for August 15th.
Food for thought
Should moms be expected to dress like, well, moms? Divya Sreedharan raises some pertinent questions about how society perceives young mothers who dress up. Read: When moms dress sexy and other urban stories…
A walk down memory lane
School-going children often come up with nicknames for their teachers. Here’s a fitting tribute by Chandra Shekhar Balachandran to one such teacher from his past – DRV aka Dappa Ravay (V)unday. Read: Scout’s honour.
Into the wild
There are several interesting things one can observe while looking at a spider web. In this photo essay, Deepa Mohan gives ample reason to dissuade people from merely brushing off cobwebs while cleaning their homes. Read: Website architecture.
The week that was
At the 3rd Transgender Habba, Health Minister UT Khader said that he was pushing to establish a Transgender Board in the cabinet. Read: Karnataka to conduct transgender Survey: UT Khader.
Students from NMIMS and Sahaas participated in Walk-a-thon, an event to raise awareness about the need for zero waste. In addition to a 3 km walk at Lalbagh, they also performed a street play. Read: Students team up with Saahas to spread zero-waste message.
In other news…
Events this week
Click here for the complete list of events in Bengaluru.