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How do we treat our trees?

December 29, 2016 Deepa Mohan 0

We often nail signs to our trees, loop cables over them, and of course, think nothing of choping them off for the flimisiest of reasons, for example if one obstructs »

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Hotel Karnataka: Kingsley Jegan Joseph

June 20, 2016 Deepa Mohan 0

Kingsley Jegan Joseph has created this marvellous version of “Hotel California”.  Compliments can be sent  to Kingsley. Hotel Karnataka On a dark desi highway, cool wind in my hair Warm »

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They survive…

October 26, 2015 Deepa Mohan 2

The resilience of birds never ceases to amaze me. All around us, in the face of “development”, I see so many birds which manage to adapt to urban life, and »

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Centralized Railway contact numbers

January 2, 2015 Deepa Mohan 2

Centralised numbers released by Indian Railways for citizens’ convenience       9760534983 : TTI, Reservation & Meals 9760500000 : cleaning 9760534057 : problem in coach 9760534060 : electricity problems 9920142151 : enquiry problems 9760534063 : »

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Olfactory Chambers of Ward 88: A Walk

October 10, 2014 Deepa Mohan 0

From: angarika@maraa.in 2 manhole cleaners suffocated to death in Bangalore recently Armed with a bottle and a stick, a man descends: into the dark sulfurous depths of the city. Vanishing acts, »

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Summer blooms…

May 9, 2014 Deepa Mohan 0

Here are the blooms of summer…the purple of the Jacaranda, the yellow of the Copper-Pod Bearer, and the red of the Gulmohar…     Even the height of summer, a »