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Neralu ninaivugazhu

March 9, 2014 Pushpa Achanta 0

My memories of Neralu, Bangalore’s first crowd funded tree fiesta held in around Cubbon Park on 8th and February 9th 2014.   We walkedand talkedabout trees,birds and bees There were songs »

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Footsteps for freedom

December 31, 2013 Pushpa Achanta 0

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). »

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Bengaluru, aah Bengalooru

October 31, 2013 Pushpa Achanta 0

What is it –A city, town or village?‘Twas a pensioners’ paradise it seemsHaving a colonial hangoverAmidst MEG, BEL, HMT, ITIUsurped by the silicon dump With its Nagars, Towns and hallis‘Tis »

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Minimize cars, Maximize health

September 29, 2013 Pushpa Achanta 0

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 »

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Creativity from the coast

March 30, 2013 Pushpa Achanta 0

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 »

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A unique craft store

February 27, 2013 Pushpa Achanta 0

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 »

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Feminism thrives

December 30, 2012 Pushpa Achanta 0

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. »