Dashing through the streets

In First Gear

When can we truly ‘fly over’? I hate the word flyover. After crawling for half an hour to cross a few yards near the Yestwantpur junction – where a ‘flyover’ construction is underway – the

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Campus Diem

I swear

"The problem", remarked a friend wistfully as we stood up amidst stifled murmurs and blasé one-liners, "is that they think we’re really stupid and we think just the same about them." I looked at her

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“Tower pots” lie as waste

Last week, some "columns" made of plastic (of terracotta look, complete with fake "burnt" patches, with rectangular frames on top for advertisements, suddenly made their appearance on M G Road. All the newspapers picked up

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On sale….

The BBMP is intent, it appears, on cutting down pavements wherever it can widen the roads for the ever-increasing motorized vehicle traffic of this city…but our pavements are areas where a lot of vibrant life

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Tips Pleas!

Using a car on Bangalore roads? Then,when you fill up petrol (at the petrol pumps in the city, you are generally given the "perk" of "Free Air"…that is, the car tyre pressure is checked and

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Dashing through the streets

Test your Green knowledge

Most of you would have planned a holiday this long weekend. But are you leaving lesser carbon footprints? Here’s an interesting quiz to test your green knowledge – Save the Earth I took the quiz and

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A Morning in Lalbagh

I spent a very pleasant morning at Lalbagh today….I started at the Glass House, where the floral exhibits for Independence Day are taking shape, and this Anthurium exhibit was stunning…. As I walked around, both

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Custard apple season…..

At the outskirts of Bangalore, many small-scale vendors try to beat the middlemen by selling direct-to-consumer…. First one sees one basket of custard apples… Then a few.. Then a few more… And if one takes