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Deepa's Jottings

Heritage hits the dust…

I went to Langford Town, and was saddened to see another beautiful heritage home hit the dust on Oleff road. This lovely bungalow, typical of old Bangalore architecture, set in small, lovely garden, was already

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Environment

Neralu ninaivugazhu

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 and dancesof green romancesplays, talesand

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Society

Bengaluru, aah Bengalooru

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 an escape no moreFrom the

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Environment

Cleaning up a Kalyani

Subramanyapura Uttarahalli Lake Improvement Trust (SUNLIT) is trying to clean up the Kalyani (temple tank) situated next to Vasanthapura Sai Baba Temple, Subramanyapura (South Bangalore).    ***** Phanisai Bharadwaj, Managing Trustee of SUNLIT invites citizens

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Deepa's Jottings

I love thee, Karnataka…

Timber Depot, Dandeli, Karnataka, 251012 The sun slants into the groveIn a million rays.The leaves take beautyIn a million ways.We, who see it, cannot hope to createA hundredth part of such a scene.We can only

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Deepa's Jottings

Bombay Ganesha!

Just in case you are bored with Bangalore Ganeshas, here’s a good offer for you: If you walk down Jaya Chamarendra Road (J C Road), you can find a variety of images: Including this one,

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Deepa's Jottings

Sacrifice….

On Id-ul-Adha, the Moon, too, seems to have sacrificed some of Herself: The festival is also called Bakrid, and this is not because the Bakri (Goat) is beingvenerated, it’s because it is going to be

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Deepa's Jottings

Good tidings for the festivals…

  Everyone feels festive, and rather generous, on an auspicious day…and many people like to tap into this vein of generosity.   Here’s the itenerant with his decorated cow…she walks through the streets on festivals