Archive | July, 2015
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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]