Volunteer Diary
Experiences from part time community volunteer.
Mar 09 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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...
Mar 31 2013
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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
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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
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
"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...