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A good deed…

I watched when this palatial house in BTM Layout was coming up. and some friends exclaimed at the lavishness of the construction. But then, I saw that several Honge (Pongaemia) saplings had been planted in

Volunteer Diary

Namma deha, namma hakku!

  That was how around 40 of us reclaimed our space vociferously and visibly on the roads of Madiwala (South Bangalore) and its environs between 5.00-7.00 pm last Saturday, 4th August. We energetically and emphatically

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ATM refill

  It was unusual to find the ATM closed, yet with a queue in front of it, so I looked..and found that the ATM cash was being refilled. Here’s the procedure. The cash is taken

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The rose season….

Everywhere, now, roses are available at incredibly low rates…. And…they seem to be roses of every hue too! Blue and green roses are made possible by tinting the water in which they are stored, or

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Too tired to play….

In BTM Layout, I snapped this photograph late one afternoon: I was walking, thinking to myself that the BBMP had done a good job in renovating the children’s playground and providing new equipment…. But alas,

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A Treeless Desert…

When I bump over the potholes, When I (don’t) see the missing trees… When I can feel the pollution Because it makes me wheeze…. When I’m cycling in the hot sun Without an ounce of