Civic

A young demonstrator

Amongst the many images and impressions at that I saw and experienced at the "Namma Raste, Namma Ooru" walk on Sunday, 9th November 2008, was the picture of this tiny tot; She didn’t seem to

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Kannada and English…

Here’s a message I found on an auto recently: It seems to imply that the person patronizing this service is…a female horse….! But it’s actually the Kannada-ization of the emphasis on the word customer… (phonetically,

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On sale….

The BBMP is intent, it appears, on cutting down pavements wherever it can widen the roads for the ever-increasing motorized vehicle traffic of this city…but our pavements are areas where a lot of vibrant life

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A Morning in Lalbagh

I spent a very pleasant morning at Lalbagh today….I started at the Glass House, where the floral exhibits for Independence Day are taking shape, and this Anthurium exhibit was stunning…. As I walked around, both

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Citisense

Going around in circles

At the end of a recent article headlined "A right to walk," Gurcharan Das suggested encouragingly that citizens can make a difference to city life if they really try. "The starting point is to extend

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VIPs and citizens

VIPs continue to be stumbling blocks in the paths of ordinary citizens. My daughter and I had another brush with a V/VIP at HAL Airport on Friday (28 March) morning. This time it was Rahul

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The VIP Menace

  Last Thursday evening there was such an exceptionally grim gridlock at HAL Airport that landing passengers had to cool their heels or wander about between cars and puddles for over half an hour while