Nitin Pai quoted in The Indian Express on citizen initiatives in Bangalore

Takshashila’s Nitin Pai quoted in The Indian Express on the idea that ordinary apathetic citizens can rally around to fix urban problems. 

Small change, big city

The rise of civic groups in Bangalore, far outside what is traditionally considered the domain of NGOs, is a new phenomenon. The idea that ordinarily apathetic citizens can rally around small causes to make a change is gaining steady traction. Many of the initiatives offer a platform for the interested to play a role in improving their surroundings. “Initiatives like these sensitise people to the need for engaging in civic action,” said Nitin Pai of the Takshashila Institution, a think-tank.