Deepa's Jottings

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

Deepa's Jottings

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

Deepa's Jottings

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

Deepa's Jottings

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

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Deepa's Jottings

Familiar or New?

Every classical music artiste faces, I think, the same dilemma after having finished the "AlApanai" of the rAgam. Will the audience be in a mood to listen carefully to the structure and lyrics of a

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Citisense

A building blocks approach

While high profile, high powered summits on urban infrastructure development are hogging media headlines, a more low-key process taking place on the ground holds out hope for the beleaguered residents of one corner of the

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Going around in circles

At the end of a recent article headlined "A right to walk," Gurcharan Das suggested encouragingly that citizens can make a difference to city life if they really try. "The starting point is to extend