Deepa Mohan
Sep 19 2008
Blog: Deepa's jottings
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In J P Nagar today, BSNL was conducting a Telephone Mela, with both new connections, mobile phones and internet connections being offered at a considerable discount. Here's the sign: Another view of the shamiana: The place was abuzz with...
Sep 19 2008
ARTS & CULTURE
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Deepa Mohan
A cursory glance at the theatre scene in Bangalore shows that Kannada, English and the occasional translated play are being staged...but the vibrancy seems to be missing.
Sep 16 2008
Blog: Deepa's jottings
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I had been to Barcamp7 at IIM-B, and participated in a freewheeling discussion on finding accomodation in Bangalore, along with Meera. On the way out, simultaneous sunshine and showers brought out this beautiful double rainbow against the African Tulips...
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Sep 10 2008
Blog: Deepa's jottings
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When we start incorporating ancient concepts in a modern idiom, sometimes, not a new idiom, but a new idiocy, is born... A prime example is trying to incorporate the concepts of "Vastu" in modern buildings; this results in weird architecture...
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Sep 10 2008
CONVERSATION: ARUNDHATI NAG
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Bangalore's popular and pro-active theatre personality Arundhati Nag shares vignettes of her life and dreams with Deepa Mohan for Citizen Matters.
Sep 10 2008
Blog: Deepa's jottings
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Piracy? Something to be ashamed of? Not at all! Everything is open and above board now... So...now you know where to get your official pirated stuff now! ⊕
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Sep 05 2008
POPULAR CRUCIBLE QUIZ
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The best of corporate brains from Bangalore battled it out for top honours at the immensely popular Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz in the city.
Sep 05 2008
ON STAGE THIS WEEKEND
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The play, currently on under the ‘Other Voices’ initiative at Ranga Shankara, effectively highlights the fall out of mindless urbanisation.
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Sep 04 2008
Blog: Deepa's jottings
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I was walking down the Inner Ring Road, from Jayadeva Circle towards Silk Board, and was struck by the difference in the way roads are designed now. No trees, no shade, to make the pedestrians' lot a little easier....but that was less of a problem...
Sep 03 2008
Blog: Deepa's jottings
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Here's the image of Ganesha which was installed and worshipped in our apartment building today: As I photographed the homa being conducted, I fancied that I could see the image of Ganesha in the flames: With a little imagination, one can...
Sep 01 2008
AFTERMATH OF BLASTS
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On the eve of Independence Day, a panel discussed 'Meeting the Challenges of Terrorism' in the wake of the blasts in the city. A report.
Aug 29 2008
PUJA WEEK UP AHEAD
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"O Lord with the twisted trunk, with the effulgence of a billion suns, always remove the obstacles in my way…" goes the famous chant. And the Lord obliges on the most awaited day of Bhadrapada Chaturthi, which falls on 3 September this year.
Aug 28 2008
CAMPAIGN TO CLEAN
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Corporates, government bodies and the public came together for the Clean and Green Nandi Hills Campaign on 24th August 2008.
Aug 27 2008
Blog: Deepa's jottings
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Surely BBMP, which seems, sometimes, to go out of its way to cut down full-grown trees, can take a leaf out of the book of these people, who own a shop in Vyalikaval. Messrs. P Mohanlal Bhanwarlal, who run a jewellery and pawnbroker's...
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Aug 26 2008
Blog: Deepa's jottings
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Last week, some "columns" made of plastic (of terracotta look, complete with fake "burnt" patches, with rectangular frames on top for advertisements, suddenly made their appearance on M G Road. All the newspapers picked up on...
Aug 25 2008
RENDEZVOUS WITH BENGALURU
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One lesser known impact of the blasts of last month was that many Bangaloreans lost an opportunity to utilise a thoughtful HIV/AIDS awareness initiative by the Indian Railways.
Aug 25 2008
Blog: Deepa's jottings
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Ranga Shankara has a very laudable project called "Other Voices" where smaller, more intimate plays are sought to be staged to a much smaller audience. One example of this was "1, Madhav Baug", enacted by Revathi which was...
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Aug 20 2008
Blog: Deepa's jottings
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The BBMP is intent, it appears, on cutting down pavements wherever it can widen the roads for the ever-increasing motorized vehicle traffic of this city...but our pavements are areas where a lot of vibrant life exists. Instead of thinking of our footpath...
Aug 20 2008
CITY PHOTO EXHIBITION
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The changing landscape and lifestyle of Bangalore and its people prompts a bunch of photographers to capture the phenomenon for posterity, for an exhibition on the same theme.
Aug 18 2008
Blog: Deepa's jottings
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Using a car on Bangalore roads? Then,when you fill up petrol (at the petrol pumps in the city, you are generally given the "perk" of "Free Air"...that is, the car tyre pressure is checked and filled by an attendant, and it is supposed...
Aug 13 2008
THE ECO VOICE
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Should I wear eco-friendly cotton and keep washing and starching them or should I use blends? What about leather footwear or handbags....
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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...