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Kundanahalli Junction- The gateway to chaos

The Kundanahalli junction is “the” gateway for lakhs of commuters going in and out of Whitefield. People from across the city come in for work in the area as this is a tech hub while school children traverse in their buses to head to the multitude of schools in the Whitefield/Varthur area. Across Bangalore and in […]

Neralu Project, Mahadevpura

In mid Feb 2019, we were shocked to observe a very old tree having been cut down on Whitefield Main Road. The construction behind seemed ominously like the reason for the felling. Having seen other beautiful old trees been felled as mercilessly, we decided to take action this time and filed a Case.  Turns out […]

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Goonj’s School to School Drive 2019

Superb effort by 45 communities who participated in the 2019, Whitefield Rising’s collection drive for Goonj’s  ‘School to School’ initiative. The drive which ended on April 27th 2019 was incredibly successful. The notice for collection was published on the Whitefield Rising Facebook page and many communities showed a lot interest and participated enthusiastically. Community champions […]

Bembala : being there for a survivor

Bembala Center at Vydehi Hospital When we offered the first learning event on why women and child survivors of violence need a safe space to reach out for support, we faced a room filled with strangers. Little did we imagine the heartwarming response and the coming together of so many of these strangers as volunteers […]

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BEMBALA : Support for women and children survivors of violence

The alarming rise of violence against women and children is a critical concern for Bangalore today. Whitefield Rising in an effort to address this issue supported a new initiative “Bembala” which is striving to provide support for women and children survivors of violence and an event was hosted with the venue support of Kalaari Capital […]

Ward level issues

Ward Specific Issues: 54 – Hoodi: http://www.risingcitizen.org/wiki/Hoodi_Ward 82 – Garudacharpalya: http://www.risingcitizen.org/wiki/Garudacharpalya_Ward 83 – Kadugodi: http://www.risingcitizen.org/wiki/Kadugodi_Ward 84 – Hagadur: http://www.risingcitizen.org/wiki/Hagadur_Ward 85 – Doddanekundi:http://www.risingcitizen.org/wiki/Doddanekundi_Ward 86 – Marathahalli:http://www.risingcitizen.org/wiki/Marathahalli_Ward 149 – Varthur: http://www.risingcitizen.org/wiki/Varthur_Ward 150 – Bellandur: http://www.risingcitizen.org/wiki/Bellandur_Ward

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NGT visits Varthur Lake

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) team visited Varthur Lake amid froth and stink this morning and were flabbergasted by the destruction brought about in the lake. They questioned Minor Irrigation (MI) dept officials on the need to build a road within the lake to put in a pipeline for taking treated water to Kolar, at […]