The one thing citizens expect after the recent spate of fires in Bengaluru is clear regulations on which buildings need fire safety compliance and which not. Sorry, even there, our authorities are working at cross purposes.
This litigation challenging BDA site doleouts to ’eminent’ people, MLAs and MLCs in particular, is one the state government may not want to ignore. The petitioner has a track record of winning cases on abuse of power.
What does public property mean to different people in the city? Using the Agara Lake as a case study, Dr Rohan D’Souza, from the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) explores these very notions of Urban Commons.