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If you are like most people, you are only vaguely aware of Kundalahalli Lake. Maybe it is to you that largish pond between AECS layout and EPIP. A water body whose shimmer perhaps caught your eye while you once glimpsed out of your tenth-storey office window. If you are a motorbike-rider, it is a well-known — and […]


Hundreds of saplings planted around lake in Whitefield

In an effort to improve the city’s green cover, Tesco HSC, in partnership with Saytrees and Whitefield Rising, conducted an afforestation drive that saw 360 saplings planted near Sheelavanthakere Lake on June 12th 2015. The drive saw the involvement of volunteers from Tesco HSC, Saytrees and Whitefield Rising, besides students of Inventure Academy and Nellurhalli Government School. Participants ranged […]


Varthur Lake

STATUS AND NEXT STEPS FOR LAKE VARTHUR On May Day 2015, Bangalore’s Lake Varthur gripped the country’s attention as 12-ft-high “toxic foam” gathered on the lake surface.  The foam is just the tip of the iceberg: The foam is generated by a mix of detergents, phosphates in urine content, industrial effluents and other chemicals found […]

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No Froth without Toxicity

The Issue: Varthur Lake is toxic.  The froth is an indicator of that. Let no one tell you the froth is due to the extraordinary use of the overly clean residents around here using frothy detergents.  The verdict comes from IISC no less. Worse, it is contaminating the ground water around the area and if […]