Bengaluru this week
September 24th 2015
In this edition of Bengaluru This Week, find out about the various documents you need to check before buying a property in the city. Also understand why a bandh has been declared on September 26th, and why you have been at the receiving end of power cuts. We also have a survey for you: if you or anyone you know has had dengue, please take the survey. All this and more… Happy reading!
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This week’s highlight: Documents to check while buying property
Before buying any property, it is essential that you check all the documents provided by the present property owner and authenticate it with the agencies issuing the documents.
Read our guide: What documents to check while buying property in Bengaluru?
Living in the city
Why has a Karnataka bandh been called for on September 26th? How will Bengaluru be affected? What care should you take? Read: Karnataka bandh: buses to North Karnataka might be hit.
Earlier this month, some parts of Bengaluru saw up to four hours of power cuts daily. While there has been no scheduled load shedding since September 13th, will the city see dark days again? Read: Why did Bengaluru face power cuts? Will it be back?
A night shelter can act as a home for all kinds of homeless people including those with special needs. But night shelters in Bengaluru are occupied mostly by migrant labourers. The system ensures that not many people come to know about these shelters. Read: BBMP helpline unaware of its own night shelters.
On the road
The Open Streets events held at HSR Layout has generated much conversation, from supporters and critics alike. So what went well and what did not? Read: HSR Open Streets: Many happy, some bugged, all vocal.
Several citizens of Bengaluru protested against BBMP yesterday for failing to provide safe roads. They threatened to boycott paying taxes unless their demands were met. Read: Citizens to protest against Bengaluru’s pothole-ridden roads.
Things to do
The first edition of Bengaluru’s first business literature festival hopes to motivate the city’s executives and give them a break from the daily rigmarole. Here’s how it all came about. Read: Bangalore Biz LitFest to take off on September 26th.
Voice of the people
Shops in KSRTC bus depots typically charge all items including water over the maximum retail price. Syed Yakoob calls this a mockery of the Consumer Protection Act. Read: Why are items charged above MRP in KSRTC bus stops?
HSR Layout already has many issues related to buses and transport. Here’s one more issue: the bus stop near BDA Complex could relocate soon. Read: Will ‘Convention Center’ on CA site move the bus stop?
Food for thought
Now more than ever, it is important that parents are on their toes to ensure their child’s safety. However, it is important that they remember not to over-parent. Read: Parenting: how much is too much?
The week that was
Events this week
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