Green Spaces
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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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!
May 27 2016
MANMADE CLIMATE CHANGES IN BANGALORE
Rajesh S
Bangalore is hot, dry, dusty. We're heating it up more, with all the gadgets and appliances we use. It's local heating—not global warming. This is the story of climate change in Bengaluru!
Jan 07 2016
Column: Nature Feature
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Deepa Mohan
There are some organisms that thrive in the moist, humid environment that the monsoons bring. And though they have a short life, they are beautiful and intriguing, when they appear.
Dec 23 2015
Blog: Like a Lake
Posting below, a mail from Anvitha S (Undergraduate student, St Joseph's College) on <bngbirds@yahoogroups.com>, requesting for volunteers for the Waterbird Survey 2015-16. We are reviving the waterbird survey which was conducted between...
Dec 11 2015
TURHALLI DAY 2015
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Sugandhi G
The annual fest at Turahalli forest saw eager participation from volunteers, bird-watchers, nature walkers, rock climbers and others, to celebrate one of Bengaluru's last remaining lung spaces.
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Nov 28 2015
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Mornings in Lalbagh now...are not to be "mist"! 28 November, 2015.
Oct 19 2015
Blog: Like a Lake
Horamavu Parisara Abhivruddhi Samiti (HPAS), formerly called Save Horamavu Lakes, is joining hands with Janaagraha and BBMP to clean Horamavu! The Cleaning drive will be rolled out in several locations. VOLUNTEERS are needed this Saturday, 24th...
Sep 25 2015
ACTIVISM FOR CUBBON PARK
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Aarthi Gunnupuri
Cubbon Park is one of the last green spaces left in Bengaluru. Who is fighting for what, with regards to Cubbon Park? What have the fights achieved?
Sep 14 2015
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Entry to Lalbagh Botanical Gardens is free up to 8.30am, and cameras are not charged. The entry ticket business has been outsourced to some private organization. Yesterday (13 September 2015), we noticed people from this organization chasing...
Jul 23 2015
WI-FI IN CUBBON PARK AND LALBAGH
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Deepak Nair
A survey of visitors to Cubbon Park on whether they wanted Wi-Fi found that they'd rather not... Some of them even wanted cell phone jammers instead!
Jun 11 2015
UPDATES ON BELLANDUR AGARA SEZ PROJECT
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Akshatha M
HC has given liberty to the petitioners to file a fresh petition after the case before National Green Tribunal is disposed. The Supreme Court stayed the fine imposed on the developers. What else is going on, related to Bellandur-Agara SEZ project?
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Jun 03 2015
IDEAS TO CREATE AN EVERGREEN MEMORIAL
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Gadadhar Prem Kumar
Should a memorial commemorating someone have to be built from cement and bricks? Gadadhar Prem Kumar believes otherwise, and shares his ideas for an eco-friendly, sustainable alternative.
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May 08 2015
ENVIRONMENT NORMS VIOLATION BY BUILDERS
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Akshatha M
National Green Tribunal delivered a verdict on the SEZ coming up on the catchment area of Bellandur lake, banning anymore sanctions to any projects in Bengaluru that are coming up on lake catchment areas. What else did the judgment say?
May 04 2015
CONTROVERSY ON MANTRI'S APARTMENT NEAR SANKEY LAKE
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Pavan Kulkarni
How did a private developer get hold of a prime land abutting a lake, which was once a public property? Here is what the documents show.
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Mar 13 2015
Column: Nature Feature
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Deepa Mohan
Deepa Mohan has a poem to celebrate nature and ponder over the contradictions that we live with!
Jul 08 2014
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
The  cleaning session at Arekere (Dorsani Palya) Reserve Forest on Sunday 29th June 2014  had many of the morning walkers join the effort. The extra hands really helped the volunteers (who have pledged their support to the clean-up campaign...
Jun 27 2014
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
Please join the Arekere (Dorsani Palya) Reserve Forest team on  Sunday, 29th June 2014 at 7:00 a.m. The task at hand will be to continue cleaning up from where the volunteers stopped last week. For the exact location, please see the earlier...
Jun 18 2014
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
The Arekere Reserve Forest is located in Arekere-Mico Layout (off Bannerghatta Rd), near Puttenahalli Lake. It is home to several species of birds, butterflies and other life forms. Information on the efforts to get it cleaned can be found here...
May 14 2014
Blog: Deepa's jottings
In several years of visiting the Valley School area, I've passed this abandoned house so many times...but it was only yesterday, when we did "waiting" birding instead of "walking" birding, and when Mark went into the house to explore, that I also...
Apr 30 2014
GREEN CITY
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Josephine Joseph
A study done in selected slums of Bengaluru shows that in spite of the economic and spatial disadvantages in a slum, its residents are plant lovers too.
Mar 09 2014
Blog: Volunteer Diary
My memories of Neralu , Bangalore's first crowd funded tree fiesta held in around Cubbon Park on 8th and February 9th 2014.   We walked and talked about trees, birds and bees There were songs and dances of green romances plays...
Jan 18 2014
FLOWER SHOW
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News Desk
The 199th edition of the Lalbagh Flower Show is truly a feast for the eyes.
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Nov 20 2013
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Join in for Cycling Day! Join in for Cycling Day!
Nov 14 2013
Blog: Everyday City
I’m sitting at Lalbagh gardens. The sun is already strong but it doesn’t bother me. I sit in the shade of a Tree, listening to the birds. I can’t see them but know they are there somewhere up in those branches. I sense a gentle breeze...
Nov 11 2013
A GREEN WORLD
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Snehalatha Naidu
Priya Mascarenhus, living in an 130-year-old house in Bengaluru, has proved that gardening needs only will power, everything else being secondary.
 
 

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