Archive by Author

Cycle Day starts in Whitefield

What do you get when you cross an early morning with a street blocked for the public to cycle or play traditional games? The answer is “Unadulterated Fun”. And so it was with the launch of the already popular elsewhere Cycle Day in Whitefield. It didnt just come about of its own accord :). Volunteers […]


Clean and Eat Your Street, Kundalahalli Colony

Clean and Eat Your Street, Kundalahalli Colony – Oct 2014 This spot fix was initially planned sometime in August, announced in September, cancelled and then finally happened as two Stretch fixes in the 2nd and 3rd week of October :). Click here for a photo journal that provides an idea of how it worked out. Overview: […]


Constructing a Life—Brick by Brick

For three decades, P. Gopinath, 31, has been witness to changes in Whitefield. The small-time builder has come a long way since the days of cleaning cars and typing documents. Here are excerpts from an inspiring conversation, post Deepavali, in Hindi—the bridge language between the two of us since 1998.  On Whitefield Rising I was […]


CoP visits Whitefield

Bangalore Police Commissioner MN Reddy and DCP Mrs. Rohini Sepat came to Whitefield on Sunday Sept 7th to have an interactive session at Jagriti Theatre, organised by Rotary (RBITC) 1)More Police Staff. (We are at below 1984 levels even if population had remained static!!) including appointing of volunteers. 2)Ban Heavy Vehicular Traffic on key main roads […]


What happened outside Forum

This is to bring to your notice another incident which puts a big question Mark on the subject of women’s safety. It happened yesterday afternoon when I was on my way to forum value mall and was taking a U Turn in my car. Because it’s a narrow road and I drive a Scorpio I had […]


Farmer’s Market

Pesticide-free and fresh vegetables. Pomegranate and papaya. Home-made preservative-free muffins. Healthy food for vegans. Hot carrots soup. Cold lemon tea. Grocery items including rice and tea leaves. Herbal and chemical-free oil and soap. Saplings and accessories for home gardening. E-waste collection box from Saahas. All this at Farm Fresh – on Sunday 07-Sep at Forum Value Mall – […]


Dengue fever – Causes, Symptoms, Prevention & Treatment

Dengue fever is a common disease caused by a virus that humans get by being bitten by infected mosquitoes.Also known as ‘break bone fever’, it is a painful and debilitating disease spread by mosquitoes, caused due to the bite of an infected female aedes aegypti mosquito, the disease can be fatal. Mosquito breeding sites include artificial water containers […]

Share the road

Safe Street

When I first set step in Bangalore way back in 2003, on my way from the railway station to the HP guest house in HSR 6th stage (near silk board), my autodriver suddenly braked his auto in the middle of Koramangala traffic signal (where the Forum Mall is now situated), and ran away. It took […]