Deepa Mohan
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...
Jul 03 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
It's always intriguing to watch poetry being dramatized, and I was keen on going to watch "Kitchen Poems" by Dhiruben Patel, a 90+ year-old Gujarati writer. Padmavathi Rao, who was the solo actor in this performance produced by Aantarya Film and Theatre...
Jun 21 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Kingsley Jegan Joseph has created this marvellous version of "Hotel California".  Compliments can be sent  to Kingsley at   kingsleyj@gmail.com   Hotel Karnataka   On a dark desi highway, cool wind...
Jun 10 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Having missed every opportunity to get one, I finally went to get my Aadhar card along with my daughter today. For a while now, I've been trying to find the centres where the Aadhar card work (collection of application forms, verification of details...
Jun 09 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Aradhana Academy is not on the list of "elite" schools of Bangalore. But here's our experience. I sent this email to Rajane Prasad, Admissions Co-ordinator, and Sister Moly, the Principal of the School. Dear Ms Rajane: There is a FB group...
Jun 03 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I went to watch Kriyative Theatre’s presentation of “Where The Shadow Ends” after having read the theatre group’s introduction to it, with an open mind...and that open mind was truly filled with sights, sounds, concepts both...
May 17 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I've written earlier, in this post about artisans who make a living by repairing jewellery. On Sunday, two friends and I went to Commercial Street, a shopping area in Bangalore. Off this street is another narrow street, called, quite appropriately...
May 10 2016
Deepa Mohan
If you are planning to invest in an apartment that promises a 'lake view', think twice! The building may just be coming up on the catchment area of a lake.
Apr 09 2016
Column: Nature Feature
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Deepa Mohan
Ever come across an injured animal or bird that you cannot help? It is at these times that one is reminded how cruel nature can be.
Mar 13 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I saw this notice in the Arekere Reserve Forest today. What is "illegal dumping"? Is there any "legal dumping"?  And the amount of trash that lies behind the notice gives the lie to the message anyway. What the photograph shows is...
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Mar 12 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Bengaluru has a lot of flights landing and taking off in the early hours of the morning.  But if passengers are looking for Vayu Vajra buses, they will find that at precisely the hours when many international flights land or take off (and in...
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Mar 10 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
On Marth 8th, my maid borrowed money to take her alchoholic and hypochondriac husband to the doctor...the fourth time in a week. The lady who sells vegetables  in the local market told me how all the vendors were "cleared" last week...
Mar 08 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I think it started inb the year 2000, when autorickshaws of Bangalore, the drivers of which love to add little touches to their vehicles, started adding the number "2000" to the back of their autosM Many autos also like to call themselves "Volvo...
Mar 05 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
It's always nice to see the variety of vehicles in Bangalore, but surely this silve chariot, parked outside the gates of Gayatri Vihar (the new board says Sheesh Mahal...sheesh!) takes the traffic cake!   I suppose it's...
Mar 05 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Here is a news story  about how a visitor's car wheel was clamped and she was fined Rs 500.   It's all very well for the Residents' Association to say that the rules warn that the car wheels may be clamped, but is such clamping, and...
Mar 02 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Of late where there are parked cars (for example, in front of restaurants) I've been noticing a lot of young men with various implements, and I realised that they offer to carry out repairs/ rectify dents on cars for a fee. Today, I had gone to...
Mar 02 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Sudarshan Nityananda gives the following contact numbers:   South  Bangalore comes under Mr Ranganathswamy,DCF-BBMP.His number is  9480683842 .   His senior is Mr N D Sudarshan who sits in the BBMp premises.His...
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Mar 01 2016
Column: Nature Feature
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Many migratory birds, flowers heralding the onset of summer, people on a boat ride, a gorgeous sunset - these are some of the things that you will come across if you set out on a bird walk at Madiwala lake.
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Feb 26 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Most of us tend to think of nuclear power plants as extremely high-security areas where the general public is not allowed. But in a striking example of friendliness and transparency, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India  Limited (NPCIL...
Feb 25 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
One of the results of building flyovers to ease traffic in our city is that the spaces underneath them are often a kind of wasteland. In an effort to address this, Jaaga DNA  the design arm of Jaaga, co-ordinated with Brihat...
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Feb 24 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I do not want to apply for an Aadhar card, and the website and the Supreme Court ruling clearly state that it is not mandatory. However, to claim my discount on cooking gas (I am eligible for it) the Government has made Aadhar card mandatory. I am...
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Feb 20 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Here's a message that I received at 8.45 pm on Feb 20th 2016. Public meeting has been organised on 21st Feb at BMRCL office Shanthinagar at 11 am in connection with Constructn of Metro station in LaxmanRao park area. Pl...
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Feb 18 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Some time ago, the Government tried to make the Aadhar card mandatory to have a LPG connection. But due to protests from consumers, the requirement was withdrawn. Now, Indane (I do  not know about other LPG companies) is once again forcing...
Feb 17 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I conducted the Campus Bird Count at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, on two days, Saturday, 13th Feb, and Sunday, 14th Feb 2016. I had already mentioned that as birders and naturalists, our team would be carrying their own water...