Archive for the ‘Extra Curricular’ Category

Ceramics work on display at Shanthi Road

An exhibition by four very talented artistes from Auroville and Pondicherry is on at 1 Shanthi Road. There are ceramic installations and pieces created through a process called “anagama” (where the kiln is fueled by firewood) being used by Golden Bridge Pottery at Pondicherry. The artistes are Ashwini Bhat, Antara Sinha, Adil Writer and Rakhee Kane. Very creative and interesting work – do go check it out!

Workshop for Children on Celebrating Ganesha Festival Responsibly

Identifying Traditional and Responsible ways of Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi

A One Day Workshop for Children (Ages 9-15)

Ganesh Chaturthi is the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed Hindu God. As we all know, He is a very popular god in India and has become a popular symbol around the world too. Ganesha in different art forms has broken many boundaries of caste, race, religion, and nation and has found a space in many living rooms around the world. He is a favorite among the children too. The story of his birth and the variety of delicacies made on this day are enjoyable for children. Over the last few decades, there has been a considerable shift in our societies across the country from celebrating the festival in a traditional way to a more ostentatious occasion, with little regard to the socio-economic, cultural and environmental impacts.

The workshop is aimed at helping children identify the traditional and historical significance, ways in which it was celebrated in the past, the importance of the traditional foods made on this day and ways in which the festival can be celebrated without causing harm to the environment around us.

The workshop will take children through interesting stories, videos, making clay idols, learning to make traditional decorations such as rangoli, stringing of flowers etc, learning to make traditional foods, learning through some games and more importantly learning to take responsibility towards mother earth in celebrations.

Workshop Date: Sunday, 5th September, 2010

Time: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Registration Fee: Rs. 200/-

Venue: ESG Office

Contact Details:

Environment Support Group, 1572, 100 feet Outer Ring Road, Banashankari 2nd Stage, Bangalore-70

Telephone: 91-80-26713559/60/61

Email: bhargavi@esgindia.org /sruthi@esgindia.org

Website: www.esgindia.org

Discussion: Change Drivers

An interesting session is being organised for Bangaloreans. This is the message from Civic Dialogue.

Invitation: Change Drivers
Ideas that can make Bangalore more livable.
25th August 2010, 5 pm Onwards
Jaaga Creative Common Ground, Off Richmond Road

As part of the kick off party of our Civic Dialogue Initiative we are organizing a symposium to introduce the Competition and showcase some of the partner NGO’s and activists who a working towards making our city a better place to live! They will tell us their inspiring stories as well as highlight idea for shaping a Bengaluru that we all can be proud of.

Registration is Required

Agenda & Presenters:

4:45- 5:00 pm: Registration

5:00 – 5:15 pm: Introduction: Civic Dialogue Program By Ritu Krutika, Head, Civic Engagement , The Urban Vision

5:15 – 5:30 pm: Managing Waste in Bengaluru: Wilma Rodrigues, Head , Saahas

5:30 – 5:45 pm : Conserving Water for our Future: S. Vishwanath,Founder , Rainwater Club

5:45 – 6:00 pm : Public Space for Collaboration : Freeman Murray,Founder , Jaaga

6:00 – 6:15 pm : Social Media for Social Good : Prathima Manohar , Founder , The Urban Vision

6:15 – 6:30 pm : Clean City – Healthy City , Myriam : Founder , Clean Bengaluru

6:30 – 6:45 pm : Cycling for a Green Bengaluru: Prabhakar Rao ,Founder, Go Green Go Cycling

6:45 – 7:00 pm : Driving Youth to save our Ecology : IYCN Bangalore

7:00 – 7:15 pm : Youth for the garden City : Kapil Sharma , Founder, SayTrees.

Location: This Jaaga site is located on Rhenius Street, Off Richmond Road, Opposite the Hockey Association Stadium main gate, Shanthinagar. More details on the location and how to get there.

About Civic Dialogue:
Civic Dialogue is a public dialogue in which participants (students & young professionals) discuss and report civic issues, policies and decisions of consequence to their lives, communities and society. This program is conceived to encourage a vigorous, well-informed discussion on the city stage about the major issues of the city by engaging the citizens in the city. Write to Ritu@theurbanvision for more info.

Run for your environment!

Come and join a 5K run on June 6 (Sunday)

Mother Earth in association with RGI invites you and your families for a run / walk from 6 AM to 10 AM from Mother Earth Store (opp. Dell), Domlur, to Sony Circle, Koramangala 4th Block.

For more information, please visit Mother Earth.

To register, call 080-65472294 or walk into the store!

Clay for kids!

Want to keep your kids occupied this summer holidays? And yet make sure they’re doing something creative?

Try class and pottery classes – it’s sure to keep them engrossed and happy!

Clay Station in HSR Layout is a good place to head – I have been to the place and can recommend it highly. The facilities and atmosphere of the place is great for kids.

Pottery Programs for Children @ Clay Station May 2010

CS 110 Hands on clay
This is a fun program that introduces children to joy of working with natural clay. Children will learn very basic hand building techniques & they will be introduced to working on pottery wheel.
Age : 6 to 10 years
Duration : 5 sessions
Cost : Rs.1000 ( Including clay supply & firing charges).
When : May 17th to 21st 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

CS 121 Introduction to Clay Modeling & Pottery
Students explore potters wheel and hand building techniques with hands on assistance to make basic forms like bowls and vases. Students will enhance the basic forms they have created by using surface decoration techniques.
Age : 8 to 16 years
Duration : 10 sessions
Cost : Rs.2000
When : May 17th to 29th 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

OST 010: Summer Open Studio Program
Suitable for children of all age groups, this is a great way to try out various techniques for working with clay. Each session will be structured around a theme that would help children learn and enhance various basic hand building techniques. At the end of the session, children can opt to fire the articles they made or take them home to air dry.
Time : Fridays, 10:30AM to 1:30 PM .
Charges : Rs.200 per session.

Note:
1. For registration, email to info@claystation.in
2. Registration will be done on first come first served basis.

Tree planting drive: Your help needed!

Received this mail about a great initiative – do pitch in for your areas!

The Government Civil Defense department (the dept. which runs the area Surakasha Mita scheme) has requested our support for a tree-planting drive set-to kick off this month.

The group Hasiru Usiru is set to help them in their ambitious plan to plant 50,000 saplings. The planting will happen in the next couple of weeks since the roots of tree saplings register MAXIMUM growth during end June to mid September.

We need volunteers to help in this drive. If you are interested, please contact Sheshadri – 98455 68182, prepress555@rediffmail.com or Santosh Min – 99860 37010 , santhosh_b_min@yahoo.com

The area wise planting has been planned as follows –

1. Bangalore University. 20,000 saplings
Each and every one of them are endemic like terminalia arjuna, mitragyna parviflora, Hebbiduru ,thespesia populnea etc for lakesides. albizzia procera , Gmelina arborea, putranjeeva for plains.Ficus racemosa (atti mara) and pride of india for valleys, also fancy species like saraca ashoka and of course honge jackfruit nerle etc…

2.Arekere. 10,000 saplings including bamboos and pride of india for lakeside for below areas we had to include exotics like tabebuia,mahogany, jacaranda coz no choice.

3. Rajarajeshwarinagar . 10,000 saplings

4. Jayanagar 2000 saplings.

5. KPTCL Layout, Sarjapur road , 2000 saplings

6. D J Halli 6000 and Ulsoor lake and the homeguards campus.
approx figures.

If you live around or close by, do contact the numbers mentioned!

Invitation – Tour of Less Known Hoysala Kingdom @over weekend..

Do you long for the feel of the rain brushing against you!! Do you relish being out when it rains? And to top it up do you enjoy bit of a history that goes around the Hoysala Dynasty along the monsoon? You might have to call Arun to book your seat for a tour called “Tour of Less Known Hoysala Kingdom” Next weekend…yes you read it right, next weekend…
Tariff
* 2 days and 1 night
* Rs.3,850 per person, all inclusive on twin sharing basis
Tariff includes all meals, transportation from Bangalore in AC vehicle, stay at a spacious and comfortable resort inside a coffee estate and guided tour at all destinations.
Itinerary
* Pickup from MG Road on Saturday ( July 4th 2009) morning at 6.30am
* Stay at a resort near Belur
* Return to Bangalore by Sunday night (Drop off at home)
Places Covered
* The temple with four shrines at Doddagaddavelli
* Belur
* Halebeedu
* Ancient town of Dwarasamudra spread around Halebeedu
* Hulikere Tank
* Belavadi Temple
More details are here, Please email at arunchs @ yahoo d.o.t com or call Arun/Lakshmi at 9880006460 / 9902070689 to register for the tour, or for any questions….

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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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    Run, Bangalore run!

    Want to run but don’t know how to start? Or perhaps you already have been running for a while but now want to increase your pace and stamina?

    Help is at hand with training programs devised by Dr Rajat Chauhan of Back2Fitness and Santhosh P.

    Details of the running programs are here.

    This initiative was started to fill the vacuum of holistic running training programs for all, from beginners to very elite. Their goal is to provide you professional and expert help in getting you to the finish line injury free and help you reach your potential. While providing this to you within the bigger Runner’s High community, they make sure that personal attention to your well being is not lost.

    The team has a vast experience in
    1. Running
    2. Coaching
    3. Sports & Exercise Medicine (injury prevention & management)
    4. Fitness for running

    Dr Rajat Chauhan is an MBBS, MSc Sports & Exercise Medicine and one of the very few Musculo-Skeletal Medicine specialists in India. He also has about 24 years of running experience. Santhosh is a part of Team Asha in Bangalore and an avid runner, his longest distance being 160 kms at the Bangalore Ultra in 2008. You can find out more about him here.

    Many runners have already benifited from the program with personal best timings at the Mumbai and the Auroville marathons.

    For more details you can get in touch with drrajatchauhan at gmail.com or visit this link.

    Join Cubbon Park Mithra Sangha – Be friends with Cubbon Park!!

    There’s more to namma Bengaluru, we have many names for our city of Bangalore, be it Garden city, Pub city, IT city but the very essence of Bangalore remians the same. The city has not changed but its people and the perceptions definitely have. One of the famous places here has been Cubbon Park, the place that acts like a much needed lung space for the city. That now needs you!!
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