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treesforfree.org needs your support

The problem: Over the last 4 years, Janet and her volunteers at treesforfree have planted 12,896 trees across Bangalore City to restore the vanishing tree cover. All in an old Maruti car. Now the car has broken down. And the planting has stopped. But the tree felling continues… and with it, the global warming, failed monsoons, climate change… and a host of other problems that affect all of us.

The solution:
If we can raise enough donations to buy a new vehicle, we would be back on the road again, planting trees, cooling the globe and healing the earth. The vehicle ideally suited for our operations is a Mahindra pickup. It costs 4 lacs. If 4000 of us gave just 100 rupees each, then the planting can start again.

How you can help:
Donate as much as you can. All donations are tax exempt under 80 G and you will be given a receipt. After you send/transfer money, please send a mail to vinod.eshwer@gmail.com with the amount sent/transferred and the names of people who donated + address where you want the receipts to be delivered.

How you can help:
Donate as much as you can. All donations are tax exempt under 80 G and you will be given a receipt.

1. Bank Transfer
Contact vinod.eshwer@gmail.com for the bank details and then send the amount ransferred and the names of people who donated + address where you want the receipts to be delivered.

Or

2. A cheque in favour of ‘Rajanet Yegneswaran Charitable Trust’ and send it to
Rajanet Yegneswaran Charitable Trust
No 11, 20 L Cross, Sri Rama temple Road,
Ejipura, Viveknagar Post, Bangalore-560 047
Tel: +91 9845449703

Thank you in advance from all the babies, birds, bees and other beings to come :)

Treesforfree Blog
TreesforFree Website

Janet -rajanetyeg@gmail.com, 9845449703 (m)

Play in the mud – cross country cycling championships!

I’ll let this picture speak for itself! Inviting all enthusiastic bikers to get out there to come out this Sunday and participate!

Play in the Mud

Play in the Mud

More details here:
Bangalore Bicycle Championships

Creating green spaces at home

Looking for a makeover for your balcony or terrace garden? A few adventurous and creative friends have gotten together to bring some sunshine into your otherwise ignored or empty spaces.

The folks at My Sunny Balcony (MSB) can suggest how to transform an empty forlorn space into a veritable green heaven…
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Barcamp at IISc on Green Innovations

In the true spirit of creating the community of practitioners sharing their perspectives on the subject of Innovation and Creativity, every month Wipro hosts WiCamps at various cities in India. After very successfully hosting the Delhi edition of WiCamp at IIT Delhi, the camp now moves to Bangalore. These un-conference styled meeting grounds are essentially discussion forums where startups, researchers, professionals, freelancers, faculty members, students, and investors, among others, gather and further their understanding on a subject.

The current edition of WiCamp is hosted at the esteemed Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

The details of the event follow:

Theme: Green Innovations

Day and Date: Saturday, 9th May, 2009

Venue: Seminar Hall, Dept. of Management Studies, IISc Bangalore

Duration: 10:00 AM till 5:00 PM (Lunch and High Tea Included)

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BlogCamp Bengaluru

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BlogCamp Bengaluru. Here’s an invite from Ajay Jain to get together,
brainstorm and share opinions about blogging technologies, trends,
micro-blogging, photo-blogging, video blogging, social media …
everything about the world of blogs & new media that
interests us.

This is the first edition of BlogCamp in Bengaluru. Participants
are strongly encouraged to give a demo, handle a session, or help
with one. You can help by taking notes on the wiki, blogging the
event, helping promote the event, or helping with logistics.

When
Saturday March 14, 2009
(Might extend for a second day to March 15)

Where
St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School, Museum Road

SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY (subject to change)
Registration: 9:00 – 10:00 am
Log On – 10:00 am
Lunch Break – 1.30 pm (1 hour)
Log Off – 5:00 pm

For more info and to register, check out the Bangalore
Event Wiki: http://wiki.ibnms.com/BlogCampBengaluru.

Ajay Jain
President, IBNMS
Mobile: +91.99100 44476
Email: ajay@ajayjain.com

Fearless Karnataka: Let’s reclaim our space

Seven attacks in ten days. In response to the recent attacks against women in the city of Bangalore, many individuals and organsiations have come together to form FEARLESS KARNATAKA or Nirbhaya Karnataka to reclaim public spaces and promote safety for all.

In the wake of a series of attacks in Mangalore (the latest one was reported on February 24, 2009), women have been targeted in the name of morality, culture and “public decency”. The attacks in Bangalore seem to be a continuation of those that took place in Mangalore and coastal Karnataka regions – even though the identity of the attackers (and the organizations they belong to) could have differed.

In an attempt to fight against the climate of fear, the Fearless Karnataka collective would like to announce the following activities:
1. A protest march to the office of Dr. Ajai Kumar Singh, DG & IGP, on March 7, 2009.
2. A ‘Take Back the Night’ campaign on March 8, 2009
3. A poster campaign asking bystanders who witness attacks on women to act

There are several other efforts, including signature campaigns, art exhibitions, etc which are happening simultaneously..
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Updates on the Mumbai terror attacks

Arzan, city captain of Mumbai metblogs has been keeping Metblogs readers updated on the state of affairs in the metropolis.

Our wishes and prayers go out to everyone in Mumbai.  Like the rest of the nation, we hope the madness ends soon.

"Alarms and Excursions" At Ranga Shankara by Dramanon

“ALARMS & EXCURSIONS” – More Plays than One

At

Rangashankara , J.P.Nagar

October 8th & 9th (Both days at 7:30 PM)

Telebooking : 9845017975 (Rs 150/Ticket)

Online Booking : www.indianstage.in

Ticket Outlets : Rangashankara, K.C Das, St. Mark’s Rd,

Blossom Book House, Church Street

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Traffic Woes

Hmmm, this is one freaking subject, that people would love to hate. Lots has been told and discussed across every newspaper and TV news. But there is no end to it. Nevertheless, I just thought , let me add my 2 cents.
Couple of days back, I saw an article in the newspaper that some folks from the United States Of America are coming to Bangalore, as consultants, to solve the Bangalore Traffic issues. Ok, whatever, to solve or suggest. It is definitely a good thought. But what really bothered me was that, it was never the issue, that we didnt know what the problem was, and how to solve it. There are more than enough suggestions thrown by across all kinds of Media on this. Its just a matter of implementation. That’s where we really lack. When are the concerned authorities really understand this simple fact. Today when I look into the paper again, I see exactly what I had in my mind from the same folks from US. They said, its the simple issues that need to be taken care, and if done ,most of the issues would be solved. I guess if a firangi says something which we have been saying all the time, it might be taken in a better sense. Probably the accent makes the difference. But if these firangis are acting as a catalyst for the betterment of Bangalore, I dont think its a big price we are paying these consultants. The only part pending is the implementation.

Now to add on to the implementation part, here is something which really puts me off. Everyday I travel via the Marutinagar route towards BTM Layout from Koromangala. Those who have traveled on that small road, would clearly know how slow the traffic can actually move on that road. Now the authorities seem to have got a brilliant idea as to how to further slow down the traffic. They have now built 2 speed breakers within a distance of 100meters. I really cant understand the very need of a speed breaker on such a cramped road . Here’s something for the authorities, A speed breaker is supposed to cut down the speed , not to get the vehicle to a standstill. There is no way that the vehicle can go above 20kmph on that road. Please use some common sense.

Take a bow !

This is what I saw right behind my motorbike in the parking area at Palace grounds, soon after attending the Independence Rock Festival last Sunday. And needless to say, I stood there, partially frozen and wonder struck, pinching myself to see if I was hallucinating. The driver was kind enough to allow me to take a few pictures of this masterpiece.

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolls Royce Phantom ! Take a bow !

In 2007, Rolls Royce sold 11 Phantoms in India .The car is priced between Rs. 3.5 and 4 crore.

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