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  • #Covid volunteer experiences & stories back home

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    #Covid stories of travel back home Stories of their travels back home. May 23 am Nothing could convince them to stay. So we did what we could to help our police and the travelers undertaking such an arduous journey back home.  At 10 pm last night, 48 hours after we had seen them off with […]

  • Helplines during COVID-19

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                                                  The govt of Karnataka has invited applications for the disbursement of cash relief to Auto-rickshaw drivers & Taxi drivers for Covid-19 Please submit or help the needy to submit the necessary details […]

  • “But what can I do to help?”

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    Pravir Bagrodia Let’s take inspiration from one of our own long time contributors. Pravir feels deeply for the world around him. Knowing that all we can control is our own actions, he chooses to focus on ‘Be the Change’. Living a Green life is so key to him that during the pre-lockdown days, one could […]

  • #COVID19Whitefield Relief Efforts

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    Stories of people helping each other The many who could not make it on May 29 for Bihar, were contacted and sent to BIEC again. 7:00am: roll call at Varthur Police Station. 8:00am: 19 folks got in from Varthur. On route, they stopped at Kitchens@Whitefield for breakfast and to pick up supplies for the long […]

  • Whitefield Rising COVID19 Fundraiser

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    Whitefield Rising *COVID19 Fundraiser* – all info in poster. Bank A/c # *35048586045*. UPI ID whitefieldrisingtrust@sbi IMPORTANT – After bank transfer, please fill out *Google Form* to help us track payments and send your 80G certificate: https://bit.ly/3aBSft2. If you want to donate but are *not an Indian citizen*, please write to *hello@whitefieldrising.org*

  • #Coronavirus #COVID19Bangalore What can you do?

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    Follow legitimate sources of information | Verify | DO NOT SHARE UNVERIFIED INFO WHO | https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public Ministry of Health & Family Welfare | https://www.mohfw.gov.in/ Disclaimer: This is a note from Whitefield Rising; NOT from a Government body or Hospital. Please always follow their lead and advise first. This note is our attempt to share best […]

  • BBMP Ward Delimitation | Why should you care?

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    According to the 74th Constitutional Amendment Act, urban bodies with more than THREE lakh population were mandated to constitute Wards and Ward committees. Wards & Ward Committees provide for a mechanism of participative democracy at the grassroots level, and ensure services and resources are allocated on equitable basis for a good quality of life to […]

  • VarthurLake.com, a citizen led effort to sage guard and rejuvenate

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    The second largest water body in Bengaluru, #VarthurLake has over the last 20 years declined from a lake people used to fish & bathe in, to a cesspool that froths & foams. Over the last 5 years, much has been done by team working relentlessly to push forward. A challenge to safeguard & rejuvenate has […]

  • Oorja for Bembala

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    Oorja for Bembala Support for Women and Children Survivors of Violence Group Art Show – “Oorja” – is The Art Corridor Taj West End, Bengaluru from 23rd Feb to 2nd March 2020 in association with Mr. M G Doddamani. “Oorja” or Energy in Sanskrit is the defining expression of the human spirit, that energy or […]

  • Guess where Rs 400 crore in traffic fines went!

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    BTRAC was set up to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety – yet for 3 years Commissioner of Police says all their requests have been denied and funds have not been released – its time we ask out elected reps for some accountability – we have been provided with documents under RTI sharing with everyone […]

  • #MahadevapuraDemands: 1 week after Protest

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    #MahadevapuraDemands It is One Week since the #MahadevapuraDemands Protest. We thank the Elected Representatives, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Bangalore Traffic Police (BTP) and Bangalore City Police (BCP) for initiating a few changes reported below. We hope this continues since our objective is to see genuine systemic transformation on basic civic amenities across Mahadevapura. Even […]

  • #MahadevapuraDemands

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    #MahadevapuraDemandsThat our Elected Representatives ResignWe are DONE with living in filth, traffic jams and pollution. And for years now!Did you know that Rs 56,000 per small vehicle per month is allocated for garbage pickup and we have enough of these vehicles but they do not service the allocated areas? You can guess why they don’t go around daily. Is […]

  • Quiz Contest: INNQUIZZITIVE Aug 24th 2019

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    The inter community quiz contest organised by Inner Wheel Club of Bangalore IT Corridor in association with Forum Neighbourhood Mall and Community Partner Whitefield Rising is just 2 weeks away! Date : August 24th Time: 3 pm onwards Venue: Forum Neighbourhood Mall, Whitefield. The first of its kind in Whitefield, the event has a youth […]

  • Goonj’s School to School Drive 2019

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    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 […]

  • Meet your MP candidates – Bangalore Central

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    Million Voter Rising holds a talk with 3 MP candidates in upcoming Lok Sabha Elections Hundreds came to see the three most visible candidates of Bangalore Central standing for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Prakash Raj (Independent), Rizwan Arshad (Congress) and PC Mohan (BJP) shared the dais at the Million Voter Rising campaign initiated […]

  • The common man vs giant polluting factory

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    40 years ago, the greater Whitefield Area was an industrial zone. However, over the years as the city grew, the outskirts became part of the city and the area became urbanized, even coming under BBMP. The city allowed for unchecked growth and encouraged a massive number of residences and offices to be built all around, […]

  • Whitefield Police get active listening training

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    Bembala Training team had a successful Active listening training for Head Constables and Assistant Sub-inspectors at Whitefield Police Station at the beginning of March. As the month came to an end, we interviewed a police officer on his experience and how the training helped him. Bembala:  Did you feel the training was relevant to your day to […]

  • Say NO to Abuse – A survivor’s story

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    ”When I grow up and my husband has many lovers should I stay with him, Mamma” asked my almost 10 year old daughter. I got angry and asked her why should she do that? Why can’t you come back to me instead of being disrespected? She looked at me and asked, “Mamma, if you tell […]

  • Veganism

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    Veganism is not a diet or a recent fad. It is the conscious decision to live in a manner that is consistent with the deeply intrinsic human values of compassion, respect for all beings and the environment around us. Man has a history of hunting and eating animals. However, as we “progressed”, animals have been […]

  • Whitefield, Ready for Football?

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    Whitefield Ready supported schools thrive thanks to Football and Just for Kicks! The Just for Kicks (JFK) organization was founded in 2011, working with schools across India in Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Dharwad. They first started work in Bengaluru three years ago. Their mission is multi-fold, as it aims to develop the student’s […]

  • Coronavirus, Flu, Cold or Allergies?

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                                      SOP on ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at your workplace The low-cost measures below will help prevent the spread of infections in your workplace, such as colds, flu, and protect your customers, contractors, and employees. • […]

  • Shaving off hair for Whitefield Rising

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    Two 15 year old girls have decided to do something novel during this period. They are shaving their hair! The hair will be donated to a society in Mumbai (Cope with Cancer) to have wigs made for Cancer patients who lose their hair. Alongside this, they are doing a fundraiser the money from which will […]

  • #COVID-19 Mission No Family left hungry

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    Distribution of Staples Through all this turmoil, most of us still have the certainty of three hot meals every day. However, the same can’t be said for 276 million Indians living below the National Poverty Line. A majority of them work in the informal sector, holding jobs that halted the minute lockdown was enforced. Daily […]