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The BBMP Elections 2010

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 "Electioneering for the BBMP polls virtually concluded on Thursday late night with the 66.19 lakh Bangalore electorate getting set to vote on Sunday. Technically the candidates had time till Friday 7 am to end their campaign, but with the ban on using the public address system after 10 pm, the candidates had to close shop on Thursday night."  See the TOI article here.  

The campaign has been very vigorous. The door to door campaign has been very good with distribution of election ID of each voter in a house hold. I have got this info from both BJP and the congress. 

Town Planning - Introduction

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The planet earth appears blue from outer space due to the huge amount of water covering the globe. The exposed land above this ocean water is only 30% the ocean water portion being the remaining 70%. India stands 7th nation after Russia and china in its extant of land which is about 32,263 Sq km. This land asset available to the earthlings, which is the fundamental asset, is limited in its extent. This asset belongs to the entire life system that exists at any point of time on this planet. It can only be borrowed for temporary convenience by any life that exists on the planet at any time period.

The dry leaves disposal problem.

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As the spring season comes every year there is the dry leaves season preceding it. The street sweepers have hectic work gathering the dry leaves by sweeping them into big mounds. It is really funny that the regular garbage collectors are no way responsible for the leaves final disposal.

Lakes and Land Use


 India has a total land area of 328 Million Hectare (MH), out of which 162 MH have already come in to cultivation. This is a high percentage of 51% of the total land of the country. The forest and natural vegetation area is about 19.25%, which is less than an optimum of about 33.33%. Photographic proof from satellite imaginary seems to have proved this beyond doubt. Forest (green) is important for keeping the CO2 balance in the atmosphere.

Address by Mr. PB Ramamurthy Chairman BWSSB at FKCCI


 This meeting was held at the cabinet hall of FKCCI Kempegowda Road Bangalore on 22 Feb 2010. The cabinet hall was full. 

Discussions on “New Age Political Movements in India”

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The meeting was held at 4th floor, Auditorium, St Josephs College of Commerce, 163, Brigade Road, Bangalore, on Monday February 15, 2010 between 5:30 – 7:30PM. It was attended by myself and pathy.

PPP of politics

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 After Public Private Participation PPP the Politics Personalities Parties PPP discussed in an earlier thread was interesting. I am with the “Prajagalu” as far as the abysmal speed with which things are progressing in our country’s politics as much we would like it in a hurry. 

A debate on India’s changing political landscape


 The debate was held at the Mount Carmel College basement auditorium on Friday the 29th Jan 2010, between 5:30 to 7:30 in the evening. This debate was organized by Janaagraha in collaboration with the Bangalore International center.

Training for BBMP Corporate aspirants held on 27 Jan 2010 by Urban Research Center

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 The Urban Research Center was founded by about 8 people and duly registered as a society on 31st Jan 2004. The main purpose of the center is supposed to be towards achieving good responsible governance both in Urban and rural context. It is stated briefly as

Right to Information (RTI) act

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 RTI is a powerful tool provided by the Government of India and in tern by each of the individual States. Of late TOI and many news papers have taken the RTI route to expose scams themselves. To days TOI carried the details of the RWA meet organized by the paper yesterday (Wednesday).

Indian Society can not be happy till its governance is fixed, fast.

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 “Gurcharan Das was the CEO of Procter & Gamble India and Vice President for Procter & Gamble Far East between 1985 and 1992. He was later Vice President and Managing Director, Procter & Gamble Worldwide.

The international effluent trade

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 Is it so easy to dump harmful chemicals in our country especially in our city of Bangalore? About 40 Barrels of unknown chemical were dumped at vacant railway yard near the slums of Okalipuram supposedly on Monday night. We seem to be totally unaware and un prepared for such exigencies.

The Kannada Serial Mahanavami

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 Mahanavami is a currently popular TV serial on the ETV Kannada channel of Ramoji film city. The address is of Ramoji film city office at Bangalore is 9/7, K C N Bhavan Madhava Nagar, Bangalore, and Karnataka 560001. Phone: 080 22352230.

The Water Workshop for Apartment Communities - BIOME @ Redwood Apts

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Venue: SJR Redwoods,

Off Haralur Road,

Off Sarjapur Road,

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