Bengaluru this week
June 11th 2015
Here are the top stories from Bengaluru for this week:
This week’s highlight: Villa resident wins gram panchayat polls
Lingaraj Urs is probably the first resident of a gated community on the Bengaluru outskirts to contest and win in the recent Gram Panchayat polls. What and how exactly does he plan to initiate change?
Read: Villa resident wins Gram panchayat polls, aims to bridge the village-villas gap.
The new draft of KMC Ward Committee Rules applicable for BBMP has a few changes including addition of powers for members to recommend action against erring officials. However, the date to file objections is long past. Read: Time’s up for public review of new Ward Committee Rules draft.
Update on Bellandur Agara SEZ project
The High Court has given liberty to the petitioners to file a fresh petition after the case before National Green Tribunal is disposed. The Supreme Court stayed the fine imposed upon the developers. What else is going on, related to Bellandur-Agara SEZ project? Read: Citizens withdraw PIL on Mantri SEZ from High Court.
Support India’s Under-23 Ultimate team
For the first ever time, India is set to send a team to London for the Under-23 Ultimate Frisbee World Championships. This is the story of the team and how you can help them on their way. Read: The Ultimate road to London.
Wealth from waste
On World Environment Day Bengaluru’s eco-warriors showed that they were indeed fighting the good fight. Here are some snapshots from Parisara Habba.
Also read: Waste warriors present Chief Minister with five key points for a clean India.
What are the children of today being taught about waste? Here is a workshop from ESG for teachers and school administrators on simple, feasible solutions for waste management in schools. Read: Stop living wastefully and start living resourcefully.
The heroes among us
Since 2012, a commuter has been picking up nails that are being strewn over Bellandur Outer Ring Road by mischief-makers. In a telephonic interview with Citizen Matters, Benny shares why he does, what he does. Read: Fishing for nails on tarmac.
Living by the lake
An IISc report says restricting sewage inflow into lakes and expediting lake rejuvenation are required to protect water bodies in Bengaluru. The report also includes findings from the study of water samples from Varthur lake. Read: Experts recommend urgent steps to save lakes.
Plant a tree on Friday, participate in a clean-up drive on Saturday and cycle on Sunday – all this, beside a lake. Read: Lakeside events this weekend.
Food for thought
Ashwin Mahesh was in Jakarta for the World Cities Summit. He compares the city with Bengaluru, and what’s interesting is that the two cities have several things in common. Read: Notes from Jakarta.
Despite being one of the popular addresses in town, the condition of the road and footpaths in Hayes Road in Richmond Town is a mess. A resident of the area shares her concerns. Read: It’s a death trap on Hayes Road.
Chitra Srikrishna says that one of the simplest ways to identify and appreciate a classical raga is by listening to multiple songs in the raga by different artistes. Here’s an insight into Darbari Kanada.
An entertainer is someone who holds the attention of the audience by doing something amusing or diverting. Here are the antics of some popular musicians. Read: Stage Acts – From Madurai Somu to Elvis Presley.
The word ‘Tarantula’ strikes dread into most of our hearts. Deepa Mohan however says that the ones we have in India are more wary of humans than we are of them. Read: What’s crawly need not be creepy.
Events this week
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