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A Seat at the Table

An Honest Reflection This  Republic Day we noticed that those champions that have labored over community upliftment are being recognized in so many different ways everywhere. Media recognition, Chief Guests at various functions, Conducting waste management sessions or Solar Energy sessions, our people are everywhere. Many are happily utilizing the holiday to “work”. So what […]

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What a determined group can do

Dear All Over the last two years of working together we have achieved a HUGE amount. The charm of the movement has come from our freedom to flex ourselves in the area of our choice. Along the way, we have also learnt from each other! More of us are taking the bus or walking. Even […]

An open letter

To The Honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka Shri K. Siddaramaiah Dear Sir, At the outset, we would like to congratulate ourselves on your behalf as a citizen group par excellence. We are proud of the impact our members have had and hope that you have acknowledged it too. As volunteers who don’t accept a rupee, […]

Wanted-update on road works

Many people are currently volunteering to monitor progress. Some updates. 1. Hope Farm to Kodi -DBM layer was done sometime ago. Manholes kept 40mm above for pending BC layer. Will be done in November-December after footpath/OFC ducting work. 2. Kodi to Kundalahalli – Backfilling and Asphalting of BWSSB Sewage Line trenches has started. Will be […]

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Black Fridays: Whitefield Bachao

Whitefield Bachao. Mr Government, We want no politics. We just want governance. We become citizen traffic wardens to manage traffic. We search high and low for solutions to our polluted waters. We clean up garbage and plead for your regular service. We register to vote and wait on tenterhooks to see if you will register […]

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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 […]

Reviving a park in Nellurhalli

There is a park tucked away in Nellurhalli, its existence unknown to many of us. Residents of Nellurahalli discovered it recently, saw its potential as a public park and with the help of Whitefield Rising volunteers started an amazing journey of fixing this abandoned park. Last Saturday, the crew started at 6 am and concluded […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane We once again take a nostalgic trip, through the older areas of Whitefield. We also look at a pictorial depiction of some of the oldest buildings of the area. WHITEFIELD REMEMBERED- GUEST PHOTOGRAPHER SERIES August 5, 2011 · by bangaloregirl · in Bangalore East, City Folk, Get away · 21 Comments In this, […]