Archive | Lakes RSS feed for this section
WhatsApp Image 2018-07-27 at 16.38.09

Update on Pattandur Agrahara Lake

Pattandur Agrahara Lake: UPDATE on the July 25th hearing : Private encroacher wants in on Whitefield Rising PIL. WR & State objected. Next hearing: Aug 29th We had shared the WR PIL (14818/2018) to stop BBMP’s new road construction that would’ve encroached lake area. Update on the Pattandur Agrahara Lake. Reading Guideline. Read Summary and […]


TAG posters on Facebook?

Varthur Lake continues to froth and foam, No streetlights, Posters/hoardings all over our ward mocking citizens ~ Here is a note from a Whitefield Rising Volunteer after passing by Varthur Lake and the Hoardings yesterday : “Was at Varthur Kodi now. It is stinking. Foam overflowing today even late evening. Conditions worsening. Rain has started […]

Kundanahalli Lake 1

Big day for Kundalahalli Lake

Big day for Kundalahalli Lake today! The encroachments around the Lake, around 35 guntas, were brought down by the BBMP. Following the survey of all Bangalore lakes back in May 2015, the BBMP and the revenue office has data on Bangalore lakes (available online). And it is on the basis of this data that the […]



Frequently Asked Questions   1. Shouldn’t the BBMP just take care of everything? Why should I need to show up? Ans. This is a major investment by CSR funds of a private company that will purify the lake, make it beautiful, reduce groundwater contamination. The primary beneficiaries are we, the lake-and-kaluve-adjacent residents. Top government officials, […]



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 […]

Image courtesy Deccan Herald

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 […]

mobile 898

Facelift for Sheelavantare Kere Lake

VDB along with Nusa Dusa Owners Association has taken up the responsibility to clean and maintain the Sheelavantare Kere. VDB has started the cleaning work from  19th of December and has almost finished the first round of cleaning.  The Lake will be fenced and secured by home guards provided by BBMP. VDB will also provide […]