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BENGALOORU; what does it have in common with Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Gurugram?


What does Bangalore have in common with Bombay, Calcutta, Madras and Gurgaon?


The most obivous thing that comes to mind about the commonality is that the names of all these cities have changed! They are Bengaluru, Chennai,Mumbai, Kolkota and Gurugram.

another sad incident of language policing

Another sad day for Bangalore and our country as a whole - 

accidents involving commercial vehicles


I have always wondered why nothing has been done about  commercial passenger(or goods) carrying vehicles with regard to serious accidents and the reckless practices they indulge in.

Interesting video summarizing pedestrian infrastructure problems in India

InfrastructurePedestrian Infrastructure

I am not sure if this has been posted before on Praja, did some searching and could not find it, hence i am posting it.

I found an interesting video on the problems faced by pedestrians in Pune. This is very much applicable to any Indian city. I would rate this as one of the best (& captivating) short movies/documentaries I have seen in my entire life.

A total breakdown of urban planning - A microscopic look at the lowest level

Urban DevelopmentPublic TransportEverything elseWater

When we look at Bangalore and see it's overburdened infrastructure falling apart (be it water, roads, power, footpath etc.) , one cannot help but think how we got to this point in the first place, since recognising the problem and it's causes is one of the first steps in effectively proposing and designing a solution to remedy the problem.

Sustainable public transport system - high level requirements

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This has been long pending in my mind after reading and contributing to various praja posts over almost a year. I took a stab at a document that analyzes the high level requirements of a integrated public transportation network for Bangalore that can ultimately cater to long term growth.

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