Traditions
Jan 08 2017
Blog: Deepa's jottings
We often lament about our children using tablets and X-boxes all the time...but I find, often that even our urban children are quite in touch with the traditional games of childhood. Today, when I went to Kaikondrahalli lake for the kere habba...
Apr 18 2016
INTACH HERITAGE AWARDS 2016
Meera Iyer
INTACH announces the winners of the 2nd edition of the Heritage Awards, set up to bring attention and recognition to buildings of heritage value in Bengaluru.
Sep 11 2015
Blog: Deepa's jottings
They wait, in their toxic colours in swathed in plastic, these un-green Ganeshas...a miniscule mimority tries to make green idols, much older people remember a time when a little pinch of mud or turmeric was enough to represent the elephant...
Jun 23 2015
Blog: Like a Lake
A summary of some key "Bangalore lake" news Encroachments – eviction and regularisation Encroachments on government land, including lakes, shot into front page news with the demolition drive at Sarakki Lake in JP Nagar 7 th Phase...
Jun 18 2015
OORU HABBA, THE FESTIVAL OF THE VILLAGE
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Ganga Madappa and Perumal Venkatesan
In early June, the village of Mavalli, close to Lalbagh, was witness to Ooru Habba. Celebrated once in three years, the festival is a call to invoke the blessings of the resident deity, Mariamma. Here are some snapshots from this year’s edition of the festival.
Apr 21 2015
INTACH HERITAGE AWARDS 2015 - LIST OF WINNERS
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Meera Iyer
INTACH recognises heritage buildings in Bengaluru on the basis of maintenance, architectural integrity and value to the cityscape at the first edition of the Heritage Awards.
Feb 25 2015
Blog: Like a Lake
The Department of Information and Public Relations, Government of Karnataka along with Yelahanka United Environment Association (YUVA) is organizing  'Janapada Suggi'   an initiative to promote the rural folk culture of Karnataka. The...
Dec 29 2014
Blog: Deepa's jottings
It's called "koley basava" in Karnataka, and in Tamil Nadu, it's called the "boom-boom mAdu"...boom-boom, probably because of the sound produced by the drum the man carries and rubs with a stick. He also usually plays a long wind instrument called...
Oct 27 2014
Blog: Forward Bellandur
It all started with an idea to celebrate Deepavali by saying NO to crackers. Noble enough? Perhaps, if you think that the atmosphere is the only thing which makes up the environment. However, the environment as a whole, includes all impacted, from...
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Oct 22 2014
ECO-FRIENDLY FESTIVITIES
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Ganga Madappa
How are you celebrating Deepavali this year? Small tweaks to the way you celebrate could help in making your celebrations eco-friendly.
Oct 08 2014
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
If Dussehra 2013 was unique for PNLIT with a  South City resident replicating Puttenahalli Lake in her Golu , this year it was a lady from Brigade Millennium who took us by surprise. Mrs. Anjana Shivakumar wanted to donate to PNLIT, the money...
Sep 03 2014
Blog: Like a Lake
With the 5th day of Ganesha Chaturthi (2nd September) past us, the festival in Bangalore has more-or-less ended for the year. Government departments and citizen groups that are closely associated with lakes must be reviewing the impact of the festival...
Aug 31 2014
Blog: Everyday City
I was on my way to a temple in Dodda Mavalli because it was Gowri Ganesh and I had been told it would be a day when devotees would come both to the Maramman temple and the Ashwath katte next to it. I was just curious to see what the rituals were like...
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Aug 23 2014
Blog: Like a Lake
My Bhumi, a Bangalore-based NGO, in conjunction with the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) is working to promote an eco-friendly Ganesh Chaturthi celebration this year. Supported by Friends of Lakes, RR Nagar Cares, One Bangalore Lakes...
Jul 01 2014
Blog: Like a Lake
Over the last few months, several jobs related to the rejuvenation of Allalasandra Lake have progressed. Yelahanka United Environment Association (YUVA) , the association that has been working closely with the BBMP for this lake has had multiple...
Apr 08 2014
Blog: Everyday City
An INTACH walk took some of us to Avenue road last Saturday with Lathasshree KS, an archaeologist who unearthed for us the Avenue road of old times. We saw that morning a beautiful past that had been preserved for centuries, low-relief deities in...
Apr 02 2014
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Playing with tops ia a boys' sport and pastime  in India. This is not a sexist statement, it quite simply is so; I have not seen girls playing with tops, from my childhood, till date. As I grew up, I found that there was a season for tops...
Mar 26 2014
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
Ultimately, I have cow’s urine on my face. There is no getting away from this true fact. Worse still, I am filming an interview and short of halting filming to announce this piece of information to a group of people I have just met who largely...
Oct 17 2013
Blog: Street Stories
She’s naked, covered with ashes, her hair matted with snakes in them, a garland of skulls and freshly cut heads around her neck. She laughs like madness herself, dancing to the chaotic rhythm of death, dragging a corpse behind her which she...
Oct 12 2013
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
One of the highlights of Navaratri is the Golu (Bombe Habba) when dolls are displayed tastefully on shelves. It is also an opportunity for the family to show their creativity by setting up a park or garden with sprouts and little figures...
May 14 2013
NAMES AND ORIGINS
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Pavan Srinath
How many Bangaloreans wandering around the city have wondered about some many 'hallis' abound here? Here's your primer on the villages of Karnataka.
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Dec 25 2012
JOLLY HOLLY TRAILS CHRISTMAS TOUR
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Meera K
Take a peek into some unique traditions of Christmas in the city. From churches to bakeries to homes, the true spirit of Christmas can be seen everywhere.
Oct 26 2012
A HUNDRED HANDS EVENT
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News Desk
Set up to bring back the beauty of handmade in today’s world, this year - The Handmade Collective’s third edition ( 31st Oct to 4th Nov) will have a special section on Karnataka Crafts especially celebrating Rajyotsava Day.
Oct 20 2012
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Going around, visiting my friends and also checking out the condition of lakes, I got some images I'd like to share with you. One of my friends, Hema, has a simple "golu" this time, without the kalasha that would make it mandatory...
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Sep 19 2012
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
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Eco-Ganesha kai hote? (What is Eco-Ganesha?) For sixty year old Savitri, who has lived all her life in a village in Maharashtra, the only Ganeshas she knows are the ones they make with the soil from the beds (and surroundings) of lakes and ponds...
Sep 03 2012
Blog: Check outs
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Ganesh Chathurthi marks the start of the Hindu festive season of the year. How about starting it on an eco-friendly note? Every year, the rivers and lakes get polluted because of the chemicals used in...
 
 

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