Pushpa Achanta
Apr 11 2014
CANDIDATE INTERVIEW - 2014
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Pushpa Achanta
When asked why JD(S), she says INC and BJP are more corrupt than JD(S). Read what Ruth Manorama has to say.
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Apr 11 2014
CANDIDATE INTERVIEW - 2014
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What does AAP candidate for Bangalore North, Babu Mathew promise to his voters? Read on!
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Mar 09 2014
Blog: Volunteer Diary
My memories of Neralu , Bangalore's first crowd funded tree fiesta held in around Cubbon Park on 8th and February 9th 2014.   We walked and talked about trees, birds and bees There were songs and dances of green romances plays...
Dec 31 2013
Blog: Volunteer Diary
How about starting 2014 with a walk for gender minorities? Praja Rajakiya Vedike along with other organizations is conducting "Freedom Walk – ​​E​​nd Violence on Sexual Minorities" tomorrow (Wednesday, Jan-1-2014). This is an effort to facilitate...
Oct 31 2013
Blog: Volunteer Diary
What is it - A city, town or village? 'Twas a pensioners' paradise it seems Having a colonial hangover Amidst MEG, BEL, HMT, ITI Usurped by the silicon dump With its Nagars, Towns and hallis 'Tis an escape no more From the heat of Hyderabad Or the...
Sep 29 2013
Blog: Volunteer Diary
Annually, many countries observe International Car Free Day on 22nd September to encourage people to leave their cars or reduce their use. Since 2011, ESAF , a city based non-profit that works on making Bangalore more inclusive, has been reminding...
Jul 20 2013
Blog: Volunteer Diary
Traffic congestion due to increased private vehicles and expensive public transport, respiratory diseases from polluted air, pedestrians' problems owing to poor roads and footpaths et al, have become a part of life of Bangalore. Here are some disturbing...
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May 03 2013
KARNATAKA 2013 ELECTION CONSTITUENCY REPORT
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What are the problems in Shivajinagar constituency? What has the MLA done to solve the problems? Who are the candidates this time?
May 03 2013
Blog: Volunteer Diary
It is election season in the city and the rest of the state. Most of the local news is about the strengths and weaknesses of the candidates and various political parties, campaign activities, problems existing in different constituencies and...
May 02 2013
KARNATAKA 2013 ELECTION CONSTITUENCY REPORT
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What are the problems troubling the constituency? Who are the contestants? What expectation do the voters have?
Mar 31 2013
Blog: Volunteer Diary
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Godson Samuel, a pastor from coastal Tamil Nadu, now working in Pune was a student of a lady professor in Bangalore's United Theological College some years ago. Hearteningly, the woman's courage and ability to break the gender barrier seems...
Feb 28 2013
Blog: Volunteer Diary
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At first glance, the store called " Himalayan Dowry An Anti-Dowry Store " seems like any other place dealing in Kashmiri handicrafts, except for its name. Only on enquiring, would one realize that there is more to this outlet situated...
Dec 31 2012
Blog: Volunteer Diary
The current socio-political (re)awakening nationwide encouraged me to share this piece that I had penned sometime back. I do not recall when and where I first heard the word feminist. But I am certain that it is essential to remember some of...
Nov 12 2012
Blog: Volunteer Diary
"Freedom is another word for nothing left to lose", said someone. But, for many people who often lose the little that they have, freedom is another wor(l)d. And that wor(l)d did not appear on 15th August 1947 or later for the majority who...
Sep 29 2012
Blog: Volunteer Diary
An interesting way to urge four-wheeler users to burn more calories and less fuel. And of course reduce emissions, traffic, noise et al. Evangelical Social Action Forum , a Bangalore based NGO in association with Healthbridge Foundation of Canada...
Aug 10 2012
Blog: Volunteer Diary
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  That was how around 40 of us reclaimed our space vociferously and visibly on the roads of Madiwala (South Bangalore) and its environs between 5.00-7.00 pm last Saturday, 4th August. We energetically and emphatically expressed our...
Jul 17 2012
Blog: Volunteer Diary
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Still from the film (Courtesy: Jobin Andrews) What do places like Electronic City (Bangalore), Cyberabad (Hyderabad) and TIDEL Park (Chennai) have in common? Well, they are parts of large southern Indian metropolises where many...
Jul 04 2012
WORLD MUSIC DAY
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It is an yearly ritual for music lovers of Bengaluru. Listening to some familiar voices, discovering new ones. All music genres are presented to the discerning audience.
Jun 06 2012
Blog: Volunteer Diary
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There was a shower That shook a tree A branch broke free And shut out the power Kids gathered noisily Adults responded quickly The police arrived The loggers followed They sawed the wood But left the leaves Tea was served...
May 25 2012
PAINTING EXHIBITION
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Four young artists put together an exhibition of their art work recently at Chitrakala Parishath. Their works brought out varied interpretations of the subconscious and the visible.
May 08 2012
Blog: Volunteer Diary
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"I brought my younger daughter to the park as she has her summer holidays and was keen to find out what this event is all about. My older girl is in doing well in high school", beamed Rafiq Ahmed (name changed) who visits Bangalore...
Apr 11 2012
Blog: Volunteer Diary
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India has different varities of millets and is the largest producer of these foodgrains in the world. The country is apparently the top exporter of small millets which feed pet birds in American and European homes.But we are yet to completely...
Mar 28 2012
Blog: Volunteer Diary
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Enjoy these visual glimpses of the programme held at United Theological College (UTC) on Millers Road, to mark International Women's Day (IWD) 2012.  
Feb 27 2012
Blog: Volunteer Diary
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"Uncle Sam, put on back your pants" a line from one of the compositions of Jamaican-Canadian-African dub poet D'bi Young Anitafrika is one that rings in my head on a regular basis. It works as an essential reminder of the number...
Feb 03 2012
CENTENARY RETROSPECTIVE 2011
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During the 1970's and 1980's, Bangaloreans regularly spotted Rumale steeped in bringing out his creations at parks, street corners and famous locales.