Archive for April, 2009

Support treeforfree.org!

Janet has done some great tireless work for Bangalore’s green cover. With all the threat the trees are facing with the metro work, especially in Nanda Road and Lalbagh, we need to be more grateful that there are people like Janet around.

It’s no mean achievement but under the umbrella of her organisation treeforfree.org, Janet has planted as many as 11,550 trees! In her own words: “We’ve been busy doing what we do best- planting trees that cool the globe and heal the earth.”

She continues: “We know this number is a humble statistic when compared to the number of trees that have been chopped and are slated to go under the axe, to make way for “development”.) But every leaf that sprouts on every new tree that is planted brings back hope.

A reassuring sign in these dreary times.

It’s a mad race of tree cutters versus tree planters. And you just have to look around to see who’s in the lead.

But hey, remember the tortoise and the hare?

We’re getting there. One tree at a time.

So relax, and enjoy your long weekend in a place far from the madding concrete jungle.”

If you are interested to plant a tree, gift someone a tree in their name (it makes for a great gift, you’d agree I am sure) or even volunteer to help Janet, do get in touch with her.

http://www.treesforfree.org

http://treesforfree.blogspot.com/

Sign the petition to save Lalbagh trees

The merits gained by planting trees for the benefit of others last forever.” – Buddha

What Next? Career counselling with a difference

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iReboot has engineered a program called ‘What Next?’ to help students discover what they could be good at and empowering them to make an informed decision when the time comes.

Here is an overview of the program:
· 5 days of interactive sessions and field visits
to help students explore the possibilities.
· Introspection and counseling sessions
to pair talent, aptitude and interests.
· Exposure to more than 50 career possibilities.
· Tools to learn about career possibilities.

Do you know a student who is at crossroads, wondering which path to take, which courses to study? Do spread the word and help make a brighter future for our younger generation.

* Dates: May 18th to 22nd /  Venue: St.Joseph’s Boys High School, Bangalore.

Mukta of iReboot can be contacted on 9886295353 for more details.
www.ireboot.in

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Celebrations of World Heritage Day in Bangalore by INTACH, 18th March 2009

Saturday, April 18th, 2009, is World Heritage Day, a day to celebrate the diversity of the world’s heritage, especially its monuments and sites. To celebrate our city’s rich heritage on this important day, a number of organisations have partnered to give you a full calendar day of exciting events.

*Photo Exhibition *on Bangalore’s cultural heritage by Bangalore Weekend Shoots*. *

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 am Venue: Cubbon Park Bandstand

Time: 7:00 am- 9:00 am Venue: Lalbagh Bandstand

Time: 10:30 am – 7:30 pm Venue: Bangalore Fort.

*INTACH Parichay* (heritage walk) (In Kannada) led by Dr.S.K.Aruni

Time: 8:30 – 11:00 am; Venue: Tipu Palace, Bangalore Fort and its vicinity.

For Registration contact: Meera (99860 23014)

Heritage Hunts, by Bangalore City Project, explore the city, solve some clues and you just might win a prize.

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm; Venues: Gavipuram, Malleswaram and Whitefield.

For further details check www.bcp.wikidot.com
or call Krupa (99721 14110)

*Cultural Programme* including a talk on Bangalore’s heritage by author Vikram Sampath, release of a set of postcards on Bangalore’s heritage, and light music by Vijay Havanur.

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Venue: Bangalore Fort

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Kali Kalisu

Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan
&
India Foundation for the Arts
launch

“KALI-KALISU”- An Arts Education Teacher Initiative

Kali-Kalisu is an initiative of Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan and India Foundation for the Arts, who have jointly envisioned a series of arts capacity building workshops for school teachers in the state of Karnataka in association with five other major institutions: Ananya, Attakkalari Centre for the Movement Arts, Bharath Gyan Vigyan Samithi (BGVS), Gombe Mane (Puppet House) and Ninasam.

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Human Chain Protest at Lalbagh Today, 6 pm.

Earlier this week(April 13 and 14), the Bangalore Metro Rail corporation (BMRCL) has demolished over 500 feet of Lalbagh’s wall and cut down 5 eucalyptus trees inside Lalbagh. BMRCL proposes to have a Metro station inside Lalbagh itself – Bangalore’s distinctive botanical garden!

Lalbagh is protected by a separate, stringent law. In a highly undemocratic move, the Karnataka Government changed the law by moving an ordinance to acquire Lalbagh land for the Metro, rather than prefer a debate over the changed law, in the Assembly. The opposition has also failed to protest this undemocratic move.

Lalbagh and Lakshman Rao Park on R.V.Road, (also called the AC Road, Nanda Road ), both major landmarks and heritage of Bangalore are being destroyed for the Metro. This when the High Court is hearing PIL over alternatives in Metro alignment.

What seems like a minor portion of Lalbagh gone today will surely lead to greater portion of the park being taken away to create parking zones and malls that the Metro plans at its stations.

When they sought clearance, Metro authorities claimed trees on Nanda Road will be pruned, and not felled. Now they want to cut 323 trees on Nanda Road(R.V.Road) alone.

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North Kanara Meals@Kamats..

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Served on a banana leaf the north kanara meals are a pleasure to enjoy. This meal is popular for soft and tasty Jowar (Sorghum) roti served with a brinjal curry, cucumber and onion raita (salad) in Curd, greens & lentils curry.
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Short Play Writing Competition by WeMove Foundation

WeMove Productions, a subsidiary of WeMove Foundation, announces the Short Play Writing Competition 2009.

This shall be followed by a “Short Play Festival”, where the selected scripts shall be staged, and suitably awarded. (Prizes worth INR 10,000/- for the prize winning scripts)

Please read the Rules & Regulations of the competition before submitting your script

How to Apply

· Applicants are invited to write a short play of approximately 30
minutes in length, on a subject of their choice.

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Make-Up Workshop at Sadashiva Nagar Club,Sadashiva Nagar

WeMove Foundation of Performing Arts (WFPA)

Presents

A Make-Up Workshop

“RANGA-PRASADANE”

(The Art of Make Up)

On April 18th and 19th (Saturday and Sunday), at Sadashiva Nagar Club, Sadashiva Nagar

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Now your writing skills can go places

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You love traveling, you like to write.
Combine both to create a niche paying hobby.

The Travel Writing Workshop
With a hands on session on Travel Photography

– Classroom sessions on April 18th, 19th and 26th (9:30 AM to 5 PM)
– Local destination assignments (to be done at your leisure) from 20th to 25th .
– Venue: iReboot, Indiranagar, Bangalore

Since enrollment in the workshops is limited, please register early.
To reserve your space in a workshop, a full
payment is required at the time of registration.

To register online, please download the registration form from here :
http://www.ireboot.in/index.php?page=contact

To register in person, please call 9886295353

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Orange or Blue, which one for you!!

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The central business district is encircled b y these new HOHO (Hop on Hop off) bus routes, I manage to stand in front of one HOHO point near UB city and took this map for all….haven’t’ you tried hopping on one!!

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