Deepa Mohan
Nov 18 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
On a road trip to Mysore, I spotted this beautiful old house being demolished:   One can see the beautiful facade of the building (a porch was demolished some years earlier)...and the deer above the window. We seem to be destroying...
Nov 16 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
There are times when the production of a play makes the task easy for the reviewer. When there are plenty of criticisms to be made, it always grieves me to have to make negative comments, when I know that each stage production has so much of passion...
Nov 14 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
For children….   Once a year, Children’s Day (celebrated on Nov 14 in India) comes around, and we have many initiatives just for them. One of these was   “Maya Bazaar” a story of mythology and...
Nov 14 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
A friend writes: No body questions the intent behind the recent move to demonetize Rs.500 and Rs.1000 notes.   It is the ham handed  implementation by the Babus, living in their 7th Pay commision cocooned largesse...
Oct 19 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Day before yesterday (22nd June, 2016) my driving licence (along with many other cards and quite a lot of cash, but that's another story) was stolen. The website told me, I needed to get a notarised statement to the effect that I'd lost the licence...
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Oct 16 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
On the 15th of October, 2016, as my friends and I were returning from a nature and birding trip to Nandi Hills, we saw these Yakshagana artistes on the road back (which is also the road from the airport into the city.) That was the goddess...
Oct 15 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Earlier this year, in February, a group of friends and I had conducted a bird survey in the campus of IIM-Bangalore. At that time, the Dean of Administration, Prof. G Shainesh, and his famkily, keenly followed us througout the morning of birding and...
Oct 13 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I am told that I can pay my BESCOM bill online, if I know my Customer ID or the Account ID, which, according to BESCOM, is printed on my bill.   <a href=" http://bescom.org/en/know-your-customer-id-or-account-id/">  here <...
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Oct 12 2016
Column: Nature Feature
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Deepa Mohan
Walks are a great way to explore the hidden treasures in the city, including birds. Deepa Mohan narrates the story of one such walk.
Oct 01 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
On the 30th of September, 2016, a few friends and I visited Hennagara lake, and this was the condition of the water on the lake...it actually looked like an abstract painting, with light refracted from the pollutants floating on the water surface...
Sep 15 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Don't rush for credit, ask for cash too. Our birding group just got this pleading email: Hello, I am ___ , from ___ newspaper, I am looking for a photograph of Grey Hornbill, sighted in the City, supporting the news write up. If some one has...
Sep 12 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Just like Kunti who had Karna on one side and five sons on the other, Mother Kaveri, in the wildlife sanctuary that I visit, flows with Tamil Nadu on one bank, and Karnataka on the other. How does the mother feel, when she sees her children at war...
Sep 12 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
As I walked to and from my daughter's home (J P Nagar 3rd Phase to and fromJayanagar 4th T Block) I noticed the following good citizens of the city and state: Several young men on two-wheelers with yellow-and-red Karnataka flags, yelling...
Sep 12 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I was attending a book launch ("Junkland Journeys", by Ajith Pillai) and from where I sat (apparently it had been the bar of the Mallu restaurant which used to be there earlier!) I looked down and saw this scene below.   Having...
Sep 08 2016
NATURE FEATURE
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Seen these colourful locusts anywhere ever? They are extraordinarily sensitive to their surroundings, and can jump about a metre without wings!
Sep 01 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
It's disgusting to see the many small ways (adding up to large totals) in which the catering contract staff on Southern Railways cheat the passengers. On the 26th of July, 2016, I travelled by the Bangalore-Chennai Exp (train no...
Aug 09 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Recently, at my monthly quiz meet, I was intrigued by this "green" container for chai, from Chai Point.  The container seemed made of cardboard, an ecologically friendly material. But when I visited the website of Chai Point You can...
Jul 29 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
My Senior Citizen card was stolen, along with other documents, on 23rd June 2016. on a bus (route no. 366) between Richmond Circle and MICO Checkpost bus sto Since I'd got my card from the office of the Jayanagar MLA, Mr Vijaya Kumar Address...
Jul 29 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
1. Immediately block the cards.Every bank has a number that can be called 24/7 to report the loss of the cards. Please keep the credit/debit cards numbers handy. This is a very important step as it will prevent loss of money by fraudulent use of...
Jul 29 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
On the 23rd of June, my purse, along with several documents, was stolen on Bus Route no. 366, between Richmond Circle and MICO Checkpost bus stops at about 1.30 pm. I decided to make a list of the processes by which I replaced my documents.I live...
Jul 29 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I am giving below, the lengthy and tedious process of getting a replacement driver's licence, with references to the specific places and processes I myself followed. My driver's licence was stolen, along with other documents (debit cards, Senior...
Jul 22 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Once in a while, one is privileged to attend a concert that not many people seem to know about, Indian Institute of Managerment, Bangalore (IIMB) and The Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth (SPIC...
Jul 12 2016
BLOOMING CACTUS
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The beautiful flowers that bloom at night have a heavy, heady fragrance. Known as 'Brahmakamalam', this cactus variety also yields a fruit that we call 'dragon fruit'!
Jul 08 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
One usually associates art, and artistic aesthetics, only with people who have the money and the leisure to spare for it (I'm not talking about those who by art as an investment here). But if one looks carefully, one finds the artistic touch all around...
Jul 05 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
We often stop at one of the beautifully designed cane "stalls", which can be packed up and carried around, and equally quickly set up somewhere on the roadside.  Little puffed, fried balls of semolina, in a large bag; a large pot containing...