Deepa Mohan
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
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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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Deepa Mohan
Seen these colourful locusts anywhere ever? They are extraordinarily sensitive to their surroundings, and can jump about a metre without wings!
Sep 01 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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 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
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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 23 2016
NATURE FEATURE
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See if you can spot some of these amazing and colourful creatures around you
Jul 22 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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 22 2016
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Today, on the bus, my purse, along with all my documents...credit card, debit card, driving licence, senior citizen card, and so on...were stolen. One thing that helped me immensely is that I had made a photocopy of every document and had it at...
Jun 21 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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...
Jun 03 2016
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We often see vendors like this girl I spotted at the Kanakapura Road/ORR junction, selling large balloons. It could be a variety of (usually Chinese) products: windshield shades, mobile phone charger cords, earbuds, dusters.  ...
Jun 03 2016
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One doesn't really need to visit a wildlife sanctuary to soak in the sights of Nature's beauty. A trip to a neighbourhood park serves just as well.
May 17 2016
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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 16 2016
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I've written before on the practice many organisations indulge in, in appropriating the space in front of their buildings as ‘reserved’ parking spaces for themselves. I think the problem is assuming large proportions and the police department...