Deepa Mohan
Aug 13 2008
Blog: Deepa's jottings
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I spent a very pleasant morning at Lalbagh today....I started at the Glass House, where the floral exhibits for Independence Day are taking shape, and this Anthurium exhibit was stunning.... As I walked around, both cultivated and "grow-on...
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Aug 11 2008
Blog: Deepa's jottings
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At the outskirts of Bangalore, many small-scale vendors try to beat the middlemen by selling direct-to-consumer.... First one sees one basket of custard apples... Then a few.. Then a few more... And if one takes the larger view, one can...
Aug 10 2008
Blog: Deepa's jottings
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Some years ago, all of us had to bear with the roads, and sidewalks too, getting dug up for various reasons; one of them was OFC. "OFC"! said the little concrete signposts said, that came up later on the spot. OFC stood for Optic Fibre Cable;...
Aug 09 2008
Blog: Deepa's jottings
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Though Independence Day is only on August 15th, the preparations for one of the two annual flower shows that this City has, has already begun. I went to Lalbagh early this morning, and the Glass House area was agog with activity. Several vans and...
Aug 07 2008
Blog: Deepa's jottings
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I was walking along the "80 ft Ring Road" (I still don't know the name of this road, that goes from the Silk Board along Ragigudda up to Kanakapura Road!), when I saw how this tree had been revered, and a small shrine built to it...
Aug 05 2008
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Well worth the visit.
Aug 04 2008
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Every classical music artiste faces, I think, the same dilemma after having finished the "AlApanai" of the rAgam. Will the audience be in a mood to listen carefully to the structure and lyrics of a new keertanam? New kritis need to be...
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Aug 01 2008
Blog: Deepa's jottings
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All autos in Bangalore have things written on them; names of family members, loved ones, cinema idols, or at least the names of various cars that the auto-drivers hope their vehicles are like! So I was rather surprised to see a...
Jul 17 2008
TAROT CARD READING
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B N Ramessh chucked his corporate job because he found carrying the messages of tarot cards to solve people’s problems more interesting.
Jul 10 2008
DELICATE TOUCH IN NEW PLAY
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Written by Girish Karnad and directed by Lillette Dubey, the play will be staged at Chowdiah Memorial Hall, on 10 and 11 July.
Jun 11 2008
CAREER CRAVINGS
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A pair of management graduates turn their love for food and games into building a business in Bangalore, as they dare to tread a different path.
Jun 04 2008
PETEY, KOTEY, KEREY, THOTA
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The Bangalore City Project's May urban space event saw a large number of heritage enthusiasts explore the old city area. Our slide show gives you a glimpse of what you may have missed.
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May 29 2008
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
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A naturalist and wildlife photographer shared his expertise with an enthusiastic group of learners at Koramangala on May 10-11.
May 29 2008
PICNICKERS RUN DRIVES
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Instead of cribbing about litter in picnic spots around Bangalore and apathy of the government bodies, a group of city-based volunteers have taken it on themselves to run clean and green drives.
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May 13 2008
POLL POLITICS
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A meeting with prime minister Manmohan Singh on 8 May was somehow billed as a non-partisan 'citizens meet', with the promise of interaction. Instead, the opposite happened.
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May 09 2008
SPLASHING SAGA
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So there I was, in my apartment building, eyeing the notice that said ladies could join the classes. It was my second attempt, and this time, I triumphed.
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Apr 08 2008
PEDALPOWER
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Cycling is definitely a hard slog up some of the slopes of Bangalore's roads. And even as some cycle out of necessity, there are others who cycle out of choice.
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Mar 20 2008
BANGALORE'S NATURALISTS
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The Jungle Lodges Naturalists' Training Program at the Bannerghatta National Park draws a wide variety of citizens including engineering graduates, doctors, dentists, corporate executives, and even the spiritually inclined.
Feb 12 2008
CONSUMERS AND WEDDINGS
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There are about 900-odd Kalyana Mantapas in Bangalore today, with 10 new wedding halls coming up every year. Yet, plenty of consumer-unfriendly practices prevail, adding avoidable stress to wedding planning, finds Deepa Mohan .
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Jan 25 2008
TREES OR TRAFFIC
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The city administration has started lopping off trees earlier this month to widen 45 roads, even as officials agree that tree-cutting isn't a long-term fix. Citizens' groups are asserting that there has been little open dialogue on the real options. Deepa Mohan digs deeper.
Jan 17 2008
MEET THE CITY'S BIRDS
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The Bangalore Bird Race is on Sunday, January 20. More than 250 teams have registered for the event so far. Deepa Mohan participated in last year's race and says there is much to look forward to.
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Dec 14 2007
COMMUTER SERVICE HITS ROADBLOCK
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Five months ago, Easy Auto was launched in Bangalore as a public-private partnership, to allow commuters call an auto on the phone. Today, the system does not respond to calls or SMSes. Deepa Mohan finds out what went wrong.
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Nov 06 2007
INDIAN WILDLIFE ONLINE
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A profile of India Nature Watch, an online resource for Indian wildlife photography buffs.
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Oct 01 2007
WILDLIFE RESCUE AND REHABILITATION
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A visit to CUPA's Bannerghata Rescue Centre and PfA's animal hospice in Kengeri shows the centres doing their best for the animals.