About Ashwin Mahesh 96 Articles
Ashwin Mahesh has been involved in public policy for Bengaluru through his work with the Karnataka government. The views expressed here are his own. He is a member of the Lok Satta party. He is also CEO of Mapunity Information Services, and a director at Oorvani Media, publisher of Citizen Matters and India Together. He is also a visiting faculty with the Centre for Public Policy at IIM Bangalore.

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  1. Mahesh, we have been working in very small way to change our own residential area for better infrastructure, more cleaner and thus be change makers. Few tiniest problems found, may look funny, but it takes our very spirit to work on “change”.

    a) Petty thieves : These people are simply not traceable, not controllable, not worthy for even a police complaint.

    b) The people from adjacent or nearby areas : Believe it or not. People dont like our area to be “better” than other areas. All to be “uniform”. So they “manage” to bring to “normal”.

    c) When we create a infrastructure, the things become “resource”. We are very happy about it. But instead of using the resource, resource itself will either be damaged or lifted away.

    d) And people are ignorant, for example, people dont recognize the effort. For example, if they find a place beautified by change makers, the very next bluntly place is defaced.

    Very very hard. Period.

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