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January 2013

No park in Social amenities site but only parking!

The present Jeevan Bima Nagar stands on the 460 acres land allotted by BDA to Life Insurance Corporation housing society way back in 1966. LIC colony as it is called now has model houses built and distributed by LIC of India to policy holders. Each applicant had to give a deposit of Rs10000/- along with application.

Ward committees etc - sorry, wouldn't work


Moving a comment on this excellent post from PSA/Pathy sir up here in the hopes of generating more discussion. And some disclaimer first - 1) I am not against the concept of engagement/consultation.

Namma Railu - Economic Returns!

Commuter Rail

In the era of market economy, there is absolutely no chance or room for any projects only on basis of social good. The government officials who are entrusted to consider such projects for approvals are increasingly scrutinizing the projects very closely taking into account the investments and returns it will accrue in coming years.

Bangalore's Middle Class Apathy - Will crime, violations, corruption ever end?

Below is an recent article on the EWS demolition by Dr. Sylvia Karpagam, who is a public health doctor and has been documenting the human rights violations at the EWS site in Ejipura.

Flower Show 2013 - BBMP totally not interested in making citizens feel proud of their city

Sunday, 26th Jan, I planned to visit Lalbagh to see the Flower Show (Since my parents were here, so thought of showing them one of the special shows which happens twice a year in Bangalore). comment guidelines

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