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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.

Discussions on Establishing Ward Committees in all 198 Wards in Bangalore



We saw Vidyadhar Taniappa, Member Janaagraha, who writes in DNA and TOI on the dais, actively running around.

Scientific Land fills


To days TOI article pertaining to the Bangalore garbage crisis by Asha Rai was interesting as always.   

Confederation of Indian Industries [CII] conference at Lalith Ashok

Everything else


The day long conference started with the welcome address by Mr. L Krishnan, Chairman CII Karnataka State Council. The irony of rapid urbanization according to him was that we expect different results with identical actions. The vehicles to people ratio has increased rapidly which is holding the environment to ransom. Some disturbing news does make us sit up and think.

Videos on Garbage Recycling Technologies

Handling the normal house hold garbage is not a herculian task as it is made out to be in our city of Bangalore.  If one looks at  how the problem is being tackled at various cities of the world we can be relived by the realization that it not that herculian after all!

New 40mld Cauvery Water 4th stage 2nd phase


This new Cauvery water line laying is completed. To day there was a ceremony organized by MLA Raghu in his constituency. This water tank is situated on the Suranjandas road. Click here [1]


A lecture on promoting good governance


Public Affairs Centre click [1] has been promoting good governance since 1994 through

A welcome Initiative by Mr. Manivannan BESCOM MD


In Bangalore Trees pruning by BESCOM task force is a familiar sight. Often the sore point is “Who should clear the debris” I was delighted and impressed while reading to day’s Bangalore Mirror article. Below is an excerpt of the same:-

Relevance of Shivaji and Maharashtra


Shivaji was a chieftain in the Pune area in Aurangzeb’s time. Aurangzeb as one can recall, was the last of mogul emperors whom the English defeated to take over the country. For the Wikipedia article click here [1]

Gated communities and town planning

Urban Development


Living in Indiranagar or any other BDA locality in Bangalore is like living in wilderness devoid an identity.  One cannot blame BDA entirely for this a seeming short sightedness. After all engineers are supposed to put to practice the engineering what they have learnt by rote.

Sustainable economic practices for a healthy democracy


The meet started at 6:00 PM sharp with the following four on the dais:-

1.       Gautam Padmanabhan CEO westlands,

2.       Rev Father Dr. Vijay Kumar Prabhu Pricipal, St. Josephs College of Commers 

Face to Face meet with BBMP Joint Commissioner on Garbage issue



The Joint Commissioner Sri Venkateshappa KAS along with Mr. PM John executive Engineer were held up at Mandur. As a result the meet started an hour late. Mr. A Ravindra Advisor Urban Affairs to CM Karnataka chaired the session along with Sri Ramamurthy Secretary, CCRWA and Sri Venkateshappa.

Daily TOI coverage on Garbage Crisis “The Muck stops here”


TOI has a daily coverage of the Garbage crisis for the past 23 days. To day’s TOI have 2 articles relating to Bangalore Garbage crisis.

  1. The muck stops here Day 24 article by Sunita Rao
  2. BSY Ananthkumar Tug of war


Dry vs Oil type Power Transformers

To minimize the iron loss during transmission, power needs to be transmitted at a very high voltage. Series of transformers reduce the voltage of the electricity supplied by the towers to a level suitable for use by the electric equipment in the city [220 domestic / 440 Industry].  

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