Category Archives: City

Are Indian cities sitting ducks?

There is a big stink adrift right now with yet another terror outfit claiming responsibility for the Pune blast. Of course, as always, the media is using this to refuel their already hot assault weapons at their favorite pinata of … Continue reading

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It all starts from within…

I know its a boring one that I am writing and I don’t even know how I can make this interesting or humorous or curious piece of writing but its a very sensitive one for sure. I’m unable to find … Continue reading

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Devil’s Advocate – A Mumbaikar’s version

The first thing I’ve been doing the past few days is checking the news and blogs on various sources. Every day I get to see the word “Mumbai” used and abused by the media, the politicians and the new breed … Continue reading

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It is a mixed bag for state economics

The successive State governments’ success in grooming Karnataka as an industrial state is already an established fact, reflected through its performance. Although the governments have diligently continued a progressive policy of industrialization, ensuring that we emerged as a hi-tech industrial … Continue reading

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With self-discipline, we can effect change

During a recent visit to Gujarat, I asked myself as to what had changed about traffic that everybody raved about the improvement in this State. And during an informal chat with my cab driver, I found there were three basic … Continue reading

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10 things you’ve got to love about Bangalore

As every hack writer knows, there’s no easier way to knock up 1,000 words than by writing a nice long list. So here’s my ten reasons to love Bangalore. However, just in case this brings out a nasty case of … Continue reading

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Ill-conceived, illogical plan

Horticulture minister Umesh Katti’s proposal of identity cards for entry into the two biggest parks of Bangalore-Lalbagh and  Cubbon Park- is both thoughtless and ill-conceived. Ministers are notorious for announcing plans without going into the logistics. The justification for the … Continue reading

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Subway… What’s that?

The BBMP’s latest obsession is to build underground subways for busy streets so that people can cross the roads without having to wait for the signal or without the fear of being knocked down by some speeding vehicle. But who … Continue reading

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Marketplace makes Malleshwaram hum

Malleshwaram is one of those areas in Bengaluru which has still not lost its authentic South Indian touch. The market place is what makes this area click. It is always a pleasure to shop here. All you have to do … Continue reading

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My driver was drunkard!

Have you been seeing a red car at the traffic signals in Bangalore? Yes…the one that is packed down and stands in shame after which it announces that the car’s driver was a drunkard. After some reckless driver banged it … Continue reading

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