Deepa Mohan
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.
May 10 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Clicked2Help presents “Spirit of India”, an exhibition of photographs showcasing various facets of a vibrant and colorful India at Venkatappa Art Gallery (VAG). The exhibition will be inaugurated on 13 th May, 2016 and will go on till...
May 09 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
My maid was talking to me, and telling me about the water situation in her home.  "We pay Rs. 5 per pot or Rs. 15 for a 'can' of water (referring to the large container of water that we often invert into our dispensers). We get 3 per week," she...
Apr 22 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
When we talk of conservation, we often think of trees, water, mammals and birds. However, Rohit Girotra, who, in the past few years, has popularized  butterfly walks, and indeed, has discovered several species of butterflies in and around Bangalore...
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Deepa Mohan
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...
Feb 09 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
All of us bemoan the fact that so many PET bottles get used and thrown into the landscape, where they will not bio-degrade. Well, I've been noticing that the Government (or, rather, the power companies) have come up with a great "jugaad" (creative...
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Feb 02 2016
Column: Nature Feature
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Do you know that Bengaluru gets visitors from across the world? And no, we're not talking about people. Several birds make their way to India for the winter.
Feb 01 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Recently, the Bangalore Traffic Police made it mandatory for pillion riders to wear helmets. It's been a law, for some years now, for two-wheeler drivers to wear them. Here's a family I snapped...   This was not on any side...
Feb 01 2016
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Having read this article in the Hindu, dated September 28th 2008 and also enjoyed this article by my friend Adarsh Raju about the trees and the temple , written on July 15th 2015, I'd wanted to visit this heritage site for some time. On January...
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Jan 25 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
It was very pleasant to sit on the lawns of Bangalore's premier management institution. In the gathering dusk, people drifted in and took their seats. The stage was well-lit.  Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia started the evening off with...