Bangalore MLA’S performance and perceptions

Dear Fellow Bangalorean, Greetings from B.PAC! B.PAC presents the results of the independent survey done by Daksh, titled ‘Bangalore MLAs: Performance and Perceptions’. This is in fulfilment of its commitment to monitor the performance of MLAs made to Bangaloreans last year. The study is about voter perceptions and is based on interviews done with 4167 residents across…

Bangalore, a city of unkept promises – By Stanely Pinto

STARTREK  Bangalore,a city of unkept promises PROMINENT BANGALOREANS GO DOWN MEMORY LANE  STANLEY PINTO  Iam a Bangalorean of a mere 18 years.We decided to live here because with its growing Information Technology and Advanced Computer Engineering industries,we expected Bangalore would evolve into an international city in a way that others couldn’t.It has of course,but mostly…

Engaging with the commissioner of Police

Over the  last one month B.PAC and B.SAFE members met  with  the Police Commissioner on four different occasions, once with Mr. Auradhkar and thrice with  Mr. M N Reddi, the new Commissioner of Police, to discuss various aspects of the Agenda of a Safe City and reinforce the need for putting in place more stringent…

Petition for a Safe Bangalore

In response to the recent spate of crimes against women and children during the past couple of months, B.PAC launched an online petition on Change.org and urged citizens to participate in the petition for a “Safe City” under its B.SAFE program. Eight key recommendations have been included in the petition. The aim is to mobilize…

Unsung heroes at Traffic Signals

We are not only a pressure group, B.PAC would also like to acknowledge the struggles and extraordinary service by several individuals in various areas that keep our city humming. One such is the exemplary service by some of our unsung heroes at traffic signals. B.PAC and the World Peacekeepers Movement, in association with the Bangalore…

Memorandum to the chief minsiter for a Safe City

The increasing number of crimes against women and children being reported these past few weeks is very worrying for citizens  while also showing the city in an unfavourable light. Though Bangalore has the dubious distinction of being the third safest city in India, people of the city are now living in fear, constantly worrying about…

B.SAFE Press Conference: Adopting the agenda for a safe city

B.PAC organized a press conference along with Dr. Kiran Bedi on 17th July 2014 at ESV Hall, Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan. The press conference was organized with the intention of calling for a Special Session in the Assembly to discuss and adopt the Agenda for a Safe City and for immediate implementation of the key recommendations…

Team B.CLIP visit to Jakkur Lake

Participants from  Batch 1 and 2   B.CLIP visited Jakkur Lake on 29 June 2014 as part of their on field learning activity. Spread over 140 acres, it is one of the largest and cleanest water bodies in Bangalore which today has less than 34 lakes compared to over 280 lakes half a century ago. The…

Congratulations to the winners of Loksabha 2014 elections

There was much anticipation for the results of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. All parties had fielded good candidates with track record in their respective fields. The Bangalore South constituency, a keenly contested, nationally watched battle between Ananth Kumar, a five time MP and Nandan Nilekani a familiar face within the urban educated middle class,…

Team B.PAC meets with the Honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka

Making Bangalore a better and safer city has been a key agenda for B.PAC. We have been tirelessly working to create collaborative partnerships with like-minded organisations and individuals to further the cause. On 21 June 2014, B.PAC members including Kiran Mazumdar Shaw (on phone), Mohandas Pai, Revathy Ashok, Anil Shetty and Sharath Shroff met the…