Power of Common Man

Common man term is coined by great cartoonist R K Laxman in his daily cartoon strip, "You Said It" in The Times of India. Over time, the common man has represented the hopes, aspirations, troubles and perhaps even foibles of the average Indian. Mr. Laxman once said of his Common Man, "I would say he symbolises the mute millions of India, or perhaps the whole world, a silent spectator of marching time."

Most of us are common man and most of us would agree that being a common man is no small deal. Common man symbolizes freedom and live freely in free world. It is the common man who influences its surroundings, society and culture although over time,  common man might be forgetting its power to change the world. Through this section, authors would like to highlight some of the areas where common man is making or can make difference.

In this era of globalization, common man needs to take more responsibility. Common man can teach lessons to corrupt people, can save energy / environment, can eradicate poverty, can bring peace, harmony and can ensure a better world. Common man has been silently doing all these already and this section is an attempt to highlight some of those thoughts and acts.

2 timeless quotes which will remain relevant till life blossoms on the earth:

Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it. - Mahatma Gandhi

Society does not go down because of the activities of criminals but because of the inactivities of the good people - Swami Vivekananda

Tree Plantation Program adjacent to Belandur lake

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In recent times, I see lots of awareness among many of us to save the environment and most of us are doing their bit in small or big ways. Its a matter of concern that most essential resources, like, water, fuel, trees, air (its so polluted at most of the places) etc are reducing at alarming rate. Here is an update on how some residents took a small step to plant more than 500 saplings on the eve of World Environment Day and have pledged to sustain them on regular basis.

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How to use RTI for Khatha related issues?

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Most of the properties owner at Bangalore understands that there is something called 'Khatha' which they need to obtain from BBMP for their property. Many of these property owner faces multiple hurdles in getting khatha what is supposed to be an easy job. At times, to obtain khatha, one needs to pay good amount of bribe however we realized that there is a way to get khatha without paying bribe with the use of RTIs. Many people do have unique scenarios and even no body knows answers for these. We have found that RTI is effective in many cases to nail down these issues hence we thought of providing steps on how to file RTI with respect to Khathas.

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A memorable day for under-privileged kids

Written by Hariprakash Agrawal Sunday, 29 November 2009 07:12

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Rotary Club Bangalore Lakeside members celebrated children’s day with the students and teachers of adopted Deverabesanahalli Govt Primary School on Saturday, Nov 21st 2009. Some of the Rotarians planned a belated fun filled celebration with under privileged students one month before the event and with everyone’s consent; we organized it on Nov 21st so that most of the members can participate.

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How RWAs can help Khatha Registration for its members?

Written by Hariprakash Agrawal Tuesday, 18 August 2009 04:27

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16-Aug-09 is another historical day for suncitizens residing at Suncity Apts, near Sarjapur junction, Bangalore when 50 Khatha completed without paying any bribe and were distributed by MLA, Mr Satish Reedy, Bommanahalli constituency. Addressing a gathering of 200 Suncity residents, Mr Satish Reddy congratulated the association office bearers on undergoing the process of legally obtaining khata without bribing anyone. He offered the residents to come forward and contact him for any issues concerning various Government departments in his constituency.

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Cleaning Drive of Ibblur Lake Garden

Written by Hariprakash Agrawal Wednesday, 25 February 2009 06:32

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Here is another way that common man can make difference to the society. Few citizens took initiative to clean a garden near Ibblur lake, Bangalore. This helped in keeping surroundings clean, save environment and also helped in curbing diseases. Read on to find about their preparations, guidelines and accomplishments.

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About Khata Registration / Transfer

Written by Hariprakash Agrawal Wednesday, 28 January 2009 00:00

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Few of us might feel that being a common man, we cannot do anything against corruption, but here is a small opportunity to fight against corruption. One can also get useful information on Khata Registration.

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Voter Registration Camp @ Suncity

Written by Hariprakash Agrawal Tuesday, 27 January 2009 00:00

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Here is another opportunity to do your bit being common man. This article provides you some useful information on how to register your vote using JaagoRe. JaagoRe is one of such rare initiative which enables citizens of India to get their vote registered.

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Terrorism: What can common man do?

Written by Hariprakash Agrawal Sunday, 07 December 2008 00:00

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Whole world have been affected by terrorism from quite long time and even if we are not directly hit, we are mentally evacuated and have reached to a point from where it seems difficult to understand this phenomena and tolerate it further. We need to weed out the root cause of terrorism instead only addressing symptoms, like, catching few terrorists, punishing them and forgetting it till next tragedy happens.

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