What is your idea of a civil society? Do you thing it is a motley collection of people of higher social standing like professors, doctors, singers, cine actors directors etc? Don't they need to possess some extra things which make them respectable in society.?
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Its not motly colection.
Emenant people without civic powers try to protect some nature.
We could protect ulsoor lake, cubbon park, high court bldg: and mayo hall in b'lore.
We r now unable to protect brv, etc. We could' nt protect carlington house and large chunks of cubbon park.
Witl lal bagh its total failure.
This is so because is very powerful & interested in revenue only.