Archive for February, 2007

Scribes needed for blind students

A school for visually challenged children in Jayanagar 9th Block, South Bangalore, called Samarthanam,

( http://www.samarthanam.org ).

has a number of students taking exams next week and in March
’07.They are short of scribes (People who could write the examination on
their behalf) for the students taking the exam.

People who are interested in providing their service
as scribes, can register their names with Mrs Vijaya (9449864771) asap.

Volunteers will have to spare 3-4 Hrs on a particular day to write the
examination.
There are Pre-final examinations next week and finals in March ’07.

(They need more people who can write in Kannada.)

Thanks for your support…this school does excellent work.

Nammura Santhe@Lalbagh

As a frequenter in lalbagh I was thrilled and chilled to see this development, a mobile refreshment van, that to modern one… a nice thing for the visitors!!
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Train to nowhere??

Its becoming obvious that whether it is the Cauvery issue or the railway budget, Karnataka’s claims, counter-claims, appeals et al seems to be in parallel with the powers that rule in the Centre.

Take the Railway budget announced by Laloo-ji yesterday. While it has received appreciation and whistles from everywhere, Karnataka has been given – in spite of getting an increase in the allocation from last year’s Rs 240.63 crore to Rs 467.81 crore, a quantum jump of over 90% – a raw deal !

Consider:
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Summer time in Bangalore

You can feel the summer setting in. As soon as you wake up there is a certain kind of smell & warmth in the air. Just a few days back we were pulling up our quilts in the early hours of the morning & now without much of an effort we are pushing it away. The fans that were switched off are now running at its lowest speed & as the summer sets in further, the first sound you will hear when you enter any room is that of the fan whirling above.
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Whats the point my dear BCP?

Hey Bangalore City Police, when you don’t make enough efforts to enforce any, what is the point in putting up these elaborate “tips” as you call them?

Some of these seem to have fictitious elements. How many of you have seen yellow road markings near pavements? Whose job is it exactly to paint and maintain them:

# Double yellow line near pavement – no stopping or parking
# Single yellow line near pavement – no parking

Some are vague as well, like what exactly is a “well lit” road?

# Do not use headlights on well-lit roads

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Statues of Bengalooru # 1

Bengalooru(Bangalore) has got lot of statues all over the city, Basaveshwara or Basavanna statue is one among them which really looks marvelous, Hats up to the sculpture of this statue.

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Cloudy Skies

As summer sets in, and the dry and hot weather makes us wilt, I thought I would post this picture of the monsoon clouds causing a rainbow close to Madivala Lake.

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Rainbows are suppsed to be a divine promise that behind the grey is a whole riot of colours…and since we are also going to celebrate Holi, I thought I could post a picture of Nature’s Holi in the sky!

Nightmares on Power cut timings!

The state government has resorted to unscheduled load-sheddings in several parts of the state on the pretext of carrying out maintenance works and upgradation in the last two weeks, but has met with harsh response. The timing of power cut is proving nightmarish to chief minister H D Kumaraswamy and his power minister-brother H D Revanna these days.
With the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 being held along the same time of state and central board examinations, authorities are having a harrowing time trying to figure out which is the ideal time for resorting to load shedding. Says the Report…

Why is it tricky?
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Bringing matters to a head

It seems like an issue that is headed for trouble.

In a significant move, the Inter-University Board (IUB) on Friday decided to ban the use of convocation caps adorned by students and faculty during convocation ceremonies.

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s er, MTR’s

A little leg-pulling at Rajesh for a treat on the occasion of him becoming (& staying in top bloggers on MB) set the stage for an impromptu breakfast meet at MTR. The sport that he is, he readily agreed and stood by his word!

So Saturday morning saw two different sets of people agree to meet. The first lot comprising Anita, Charles, his partner Debbie & Deepa Mohan did a early morning walk bit at Lalbagh. Me, Rajesh, Rajesh’s better half Preethi reached MTR directly. Later, around 7.45 ish we converged at MTR.
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