Is your MLA responsible for the dug-up road outside your house? What is the job of a legislator? Why does Bengaluru – a city famous for its activism – record a low voting percentage? Manisha Pande discusses these themes with Srinivas Alavilli, an activist and co-founder of Citizens for Bangalore. The two also discuss some of the pressing issues facing the city, the state of its lakes, and how money power is central to electoral politics.