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May 20 2017
Blog: Citizens for Bengaluru
BBMP has announced a Vanamahotsav walkathon tomorrow, Sunday May 21st, to encourage the public to plant 10 lakh saplings in the city in order to increase green cover. It is seeking active public participation to make the drive successful. Just...
May 17 2017
NATURE FEATURE
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Deepa Mohan
Bengaluru needs more and more such trees that bloom and help us forget our worries, says Deepa Mohan.
May 16 2017
REJUVENATION PLAN FOR MADIWALA LAKE
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Dr Arbind Kumar Gupta
Coming soon near Madiwala lake: a butterfly park, a biodiversity park, walkways, amphitheaters and much more.
May 15 2017
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I thirst... Not for love, money or Even happiness. I thirst for water To quench the parched earth To bring green to the brown To bring fresh hope to those  Who raise crops and food for us. I need water To fill the pots Of...
May 11 2017
CLEANING BELLANDUR LAKE
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Meera K
Will shifting sewage from Bellandur area in tankers help solve the problem? In what better way could the same money be spent?
May 09 2017
TREATING SEWAGE IN BENGALURU
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Srikanth Narasimhan
Residents of many old apartments in Bengaluru were shocked to see a notice that asked them to install sewage treatment plants. Bengaluru Apartments Federation calls it completely illogical. Here's why.
May 09 2017
SAVING LAKES IN BENGALURU
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News Desk
Most lakes in Bengaluru are polluted. Why? Who all failed in their duties? Here are some answers.
Apr 26 2017
CORPORATES SUPPORT GARDENING INITIATIVES
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Lalithamba B V
Wipro's new initiative engages employees in growing vegetables in their corporate campus.
Apr 21 2017
RADIO ACTIVE BENGALURU
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Vijay Nishanth, a tree enthusiast fom Bengaluru, talks about the increasing incidents of trees being cut down to give visibility for hoardings.
Apr 20 2017
LAKES AND BUFFER ZONE RULES
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Shree D N
Karnataka government and BBMP say sorry to NGT for being presumptive about NGT's authority. But what about the conclusion - is the buffer zone rule applicable retrospectively? Should building sanctions - those given recently or are in progress, in the new buffer zone regulations be cancelled? The confusion has only increased.
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Apr 14 2017
UNPLANNED DEVELOPMENT
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B V Rajarama Bhat
Development of yet another layout on Bengaluru outskirts is an environmental and urban planning disaster in the making, but it could still be mitigated if authorities care to listen.
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Apr 13 2017
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News Desk
Bellandur lake always hits headlines for some reason - this time it's in news because the National Green Tribunal has taken it on itself to save the lake from sewage abuse.
Apr 06 2017
Column: Nature Feature
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Deepa Mohan
A visit to a lake at the center of Bengaluru city unveils surprises. Deepa Mohan documents it all.
Apr 04 2017
Blog: Everyday City
In December 2016, a workshop on ‘Trees, Culture & Urban design’ was held in Bangalore as part of CEPT University’s Summer Winter School program. The focus of this 10-day winter school was to study the practice of tree worship...
Apr 01 2017
Blog: Like a Lake
More than six years ago, when I was living at Brigade Millennium, there were rumours that the neighbourhood Chunchaghatta/ Chunchughatta Lake was going to be drained and would become a bus stand. This lake is one of the three erstwhile connected lakes...
Mar 25 2017
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I got this photo of a stray dog, with a plastic juice or shake container in its mouth.     We have now conditioned even the animals around us to like processed food, lots of sugar. They have learnt to try and ingest plastic...
Mar 18 2017
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
Padma Bhushan Sudha Ragunathan's concert on 25th February at MLR Convention Centre kept us enthralled from the first  varnam . About a couple of hours into the concert, she gave a short speech appreciating our effort in restoring the lake and...
Mar 17 2017
AIR POLLUTION SCENE
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Adithya Pradyumna
It has been established that air pollution and traffic congestion, which are interrelated, are the major contributors to air pollution. Here's an overview of air pollution scene.
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Mar 16 2017
AIR POLLUTION WORKSHOP IN BENGALURU
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News Desk
Bengaluru is following Delhi in terms of air pollution. What can air pollution do to us? Who is measuring the air pollution? How to control it? Get to know all about it, this Saturday.
Mar 09 2017
NERALU TREE FESTIVAL IN BENGALURU
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Abraham Koshy
From a tree-lined city to a city that's struggling to save existing green cover, Bengaluru has seen it all. The citizen-funded tree festival is an attempt to make the next generation see the value of trees in the city.
Mar 09 2017
Column: Nature Feature
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Deepa Mohan
Lalbagh is quite colourful in March, thanks to the flowers that bloom in the season. Take a virtual floral tour of Lalbagh through this feature!
Mar 09 2017
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
Much like the nurturing of our Puttenahalli Lake, the PNLIT concert featuring Padma Bhushan Sudha Ragunathan on 25th Feb. at MLR Convention Hall was a community event with several volunteers from the locality chipping in. Our heartfelt thanks to...
Mar 09 2017
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
The Sudha Ragunathan Concert at MLR Convention Centre on 25th February 2017. had music and the lake at its core. Here's a review by A.K. Venkat, a resident of the lake neighbourhood and Carnatic vocalist.    Sudha Raghunathan...
Feb 23 2017
Column: Radio Active Bangalore
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NERALU, meaning shade in Kannada is used to describe the Annual Tree festival in Bengaluru.
Feb 17 2017
Blog: Like a Lake
Namma Bengaluru Foundation in association with Arakere Neighbourhood Improvement Trust (ANIT), invites one and all to Arakere Habba 2017. 19th February 2017 (Sunday), 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Government Higher Primary School Ground...
Feb 16 2017
Column: Nature Feature
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Deepa Mohan
These birds are on the verge of extinction, due to loss of habitat and superstition. You'd be lucky if you are able to spot one!
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