Archive | July, 2015

In Colonel’s Footsteps

by Pravir Bagrodia As evident from the album and records of Whitefield Rising’s Sept. 2013 spot fix, it was an event led by the ladies. But when it came to selecting the ‘person of the match’, the jury would have overwhelmingly voted for this ‘veteran’—the ‘youngest’ among the volunteers. Be it spotfix or other events, […]


Voters Registration Drive

Voters Registration Drive July 12, 2015 Sunday, Munnekolala, Bangalore It all started when we started thinking why (Shridi Sai Nagar) residents are ignored in getting our basic amenities. When we started taking the count of the registered voters in close to 35 apartments it was hardly 25% of the total residents. When we announced this […]

An Oasis of Tranquility

An Oasis of Tranquility By Pravir Bagrodia Yesterday, through my blog in Citizen Matters, this forum had to suffer a treatise on the woes of commuting to and from Whitefield. Today morning brought cheers, when Bangalore Mirror reported the reclamation of a huge tract of forest land. It kindled hope for a Lal Bagh or […]


The Cultural Landscape

By Pravir Bagrodia I remember the evening when we went to watch a play at Ranga Shankara, 24 km away in south-west Bengaluru, only to be turned away from the gate for being late by four minutes. Many Whitefielders may also recall heading 24-km north-west for a show at Chowdiah Memorial Hall. Or recollect those […]

Reviving a park in Nellurhalli

There is a park tucked away in Nellurhalli, its existence unknown to many of us. Residents of Nellurahalli discovered it recently, saw its potential as a public park and with the help of Whitefield Rising volunteers started an amazing journey of fixing this abandoned park. Last Saturday, the crew started at 6 am and concluded […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane We once again take a nostalgic trip, through the older areas of Whitefield. We also look at a pictorial depiction of some of the oldest buildings of the area. WHITEFIELD REMEMBERED- GUEST PHOTOGRAPHER SERIES August 5, 2011 · by bangaloregirl · in Bangalore East, City Folk, Get away · 21 Comments In this, […]

A Township Transformed

A Township Transformed by Pravir Bagrodia In the third part of this series, we look at Whitefield through the lens of someone who has witnessed a serene township on the fringes of the city give way to a crowded locality amalgamated into a metropolis. Bengaluru, 08-Jul-2015: It was her email in March-April 2013 to members […]

Changing Face of Brookefields

Changing Face of Brookefields by Pravir Bagrodia Bengaluru, 10-Jul-2015: Whitefield in the nineties encompassed Inner Circle, Outer Circle, Borewell Road, ECC Road, Immadihalli Road, besides the Main Road from Varthur Kodi to Hope Farm. Even when the term was stretched, it meant going to MVJ College, Ujjaval Vidyalaya, BSNL Complex or Whitefield Railway Station (technically […]