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Goonj’s School to School Drive 2019

Superb effort by 45 communities who participated in the 2019, Whitefield Rising’s collection drive for Goonj’s  ‘School to School’ initiative. The drive which ended on April 27th 2019 was incredibly successful. The notice for collection was published on the Whitefield Rising Facebook page and many communities showed a lot interest and participated enthusiastically. Community champions […]

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Meet your MP candidates – Bangalore Central

Million Voter Rising holds a talk with 3 MP candidates in upcoming Lok Sabha Elections Hundreds came to see the three most visible candidates of Bangalore Central standing for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Prakash Raj (Independent), Rizwan Arshad (Congress) and PC Mohan (BJP) shared the dais at the Million Voter Rising campaign initiated […]

Police Training

Whitefield Police get active listening training

Bembala Training team had a successful Active listening training for Head Constables and Assistant Sub-inspectors at Whitefield Police Station at the beginning of March. As the month came to an end, we interviewed a police officer on his experience and how the training helped him. Bembala:  Did you feel the training was relevant to your day to […]

The Kind Fest

Veganism

Veganism is not a diet or a recent fad. It is the conscious decision to live in a manner that is consistent with the deeply intrinsic human values of compassion, respect for all beings and the environment around us. Man has a history of hunting and eating animals. However, as we “progressed”, animals have been […]

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Whitefield, Ready for Football?

Whitefield Ready supported schools thrive thanks to Football and Just for Kicks! The Just for Kicks (JFK) organization was founded in 2011, working with schools across India in Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Dharwad. They first started work in Bengaluru three years ago. Their mission is multi-fold, as it aims to develop the student’s […]

Reimagining School Elections

Sanjana’s campaign using upcycled material Jean_theme_poster The start of a new academic year brings a lot of things, new friends, new classes, an atmosphere of excitement. For the 11th and 12 graders at my school, it also brings along election frenzy. This year was my first time running for elections, and the process made me […]

Kundanahalli Junction- The gateway to chaos

The Kundanahalli junction is “the” gateway for lakhs of commuters going in and out of Whitefield. People from across the city come in for work in the area as this is a tech hub while school children traverse in their buses to head to the multitude of schools in the Whitefield/Varthur area. Across Bangalore and in […]

Neralu Project, Mahadevpura

In mid Feb 2019, we were shocked to observe a very old tree having been cut down on Whitefield Main Road. The construction behind seemed ominously like the reason for the felling. Having seen other beautiful old trees been felled as mercilessly, we decided to take action this time and filed a Case.  Turns out […]