Posts Tagged ‘Bangalore’

The Park of Possibilities

December 19, 2009

Date: Saturday 19 Dec 2009

Time: 4pm sharp

Meeting Point:

the old watchtower inside the Freedom park complex

The event:

Join us in the old Central Jail complex, now adapted into the award winning Freedom Park – ‘where the past appears and disappears as fragments in a dream’.

Walk with Soumitro Ghosh and Nisha Mathew, partners M/S Mathew Ghosh Architects Private Limited to understand their vision to transform the concept of the Jail with its panoptical prison design, discipline and isolation into an Urban Park – one that welcomes people and experience ‘the beauty of the ruin and the landscape which dissolves, dematerialises and proposes new foci.

You might also wish to join in the workshops, see the exhibits and performances, which are part of the ongoing Dance Jathre 09, organised by the Shambavi School of Dance at the same venue (www.schoolofkuchipudi.com)

 Directions:

If you are approaching KR Circle from Vidhana Soudha then at the circle turn right onto Seshadri Road. The park entrance is a few hundred metres to your left on this road. Parking is available near the entrance. (it might be crowded due to the ongoing Dance Jathre)

Note:

BBMP charges a nominal entry fee to enter the park

Acknowledgements:

Mathew Ghosh Architects Pvt Ltd.

Madhayama Prasaram Scientific Research Foundation

Artist Suresh Jayaram

Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore

Shambavi School of Dance

UDBHAVA Forum

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World AIDS Day

December 19, 2009

World AIDS Day Commemoration Programme
Universal Access and Human Rights

As you all know, we observe 1 December as World AIDS Day and reiterate our commitment to unite in the response to HIV. The theme for World AIDS Day 2009 is Universal Access and Human Rights, which is critical to protect human rights and attain access for all to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.

As done in the previous years, Madhyama Prasaran and Scientific Research Foundation is facilitating a series of events through the next two weeks. This year’s focus is to make vulnerable populations like children, MSM, transgenders and IDU’s aware of their rights and create a health seeking behaviour. This will include various activities like public rally, workshops, street plays, public lectures, etc. This will engage both the general public as well as members from specific communities.

We will keep you posted about the various events. We look forward to welcoming you in large numbers in making this programme a grand success.

Let us all unite and demonstrate a strengthened response to the HIV epidemic.

1 December 2009

8:30 am onwards: Public Rally starting from Mysore Bank circle

11:00 am: Public Lecture on current situation at Ambedkar Bhavan

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Theatre Workshop (Falicitated jointly by Rahul George, Join The Dots) with community members at Band Stand, Cubbon Park.

5:15pm – 5:45 pm: 30 min performance by workshop participants followed by interaction with audience.

All are Welcome

Dr Dayaprasad G Kulkarni
Vice-President
Madhyama Prasaran and Scientific Research Foundation
              +919844014223        

drdayaprasad@mpsrf.com

The Ballad of East and West

December 19, 2009

 

BCP Urban Space Event

DATE: SATURDAY, 31 OCTOBER 2009
TIME: 8 AM (Sharp!)
MEETING POINT: St. Mark’s Cathedral
THE EVENT MAP (Click to Enlarge)
‘OH, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet.’ The chorus of Rudyard Kipling’s famous Ballad of East and West can aptly be applied to Bangalore – a city of layers – a twin city with the European Cantonment to the East and the Indian Pettah to the West and Cubbon Park in between planned as a visual barrier to separate the two! Join us to find out if the two ever met and along the way experience a bit of Cantonment life along with a few surprises thrown in. EastWest.jpg

This is a limited participation. Please call               9986023014         9986023014 in advance to register for the event.


Walk Route:

Starting at St Mark’s Cathedral,
Into Cubbon Park through Victoria Statue entrance.
Bandstand, Attara Kutcheri (rear), Seshadri Iyer Hall
Ending at the Museum

DIRECTIONS

St Mark’s cathedral is on MG road. Please enter through the gate on the other i.e. Koshy’s side and wait at the BCP USE banner.

TIPS

– Remember to bring a cap, umbrella and a bottle of water.
– You can park on the road in front of St Mark’s Cathedral or inside Cubbon park near Victoria Statue. The event will close at the Museum, a short walk away (about half a km).
– Overall the walk will be about 2.5 to 3 Km and the event will last about 3 hours.

TIME-SCHEDULE

8:00 am – commence event at St Mark’s Cathedral
by 9:00 am – reach Bandstand to relive the Old Bangalore in a 10min Performance*
by 10:00 am – reach Seshadri Iyer Hall
11:00 am – close event at Museum

Event Partners:

INTACH Bangalore Chapter
MPSR Foundation (Madhyama Prasaran and Scientific Research Foundation)
UDBHAVA Forum

* Credits for the performance
JoinTheDots, Karthikeyan Ramadas, Raghunandan Partha (Script), Mukesh Ghatiya, Nikhil Shetty, Meenakshi Mehta, Rahul George (Direction), Dayaprasad G Kulkarni (concept and Co-direction).

Geckos – Poor mans Dinosaur!!!

May 21, 2009

Geckos are small to average sized lizards belonging to the family Gekkonidae which are found in warm climates throughout the world. Geckos are unique among lizards in their vocalizations, making chirping sounds in social interactions with other geckos.

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There are an estimated 2,000 different species of geckos worldwide, with many in existence still yet to be found. The name stems from the Indonesian/Javanese word gekok, imitative of its cry. The Malay word for gecko is cicak.

All geckos, excluding the Eublepharinae family, have no eyelids and instead have a transparent membrane which they lick to clean. Many species will, in defense, expel a foul-smelling material and feces onto their aggressors. There are also many species that will drop their tails in defense, a process called autotomy.

Many species are well known for their specialized toe pads that enable them to climb smooth and vertical surfaces, and even cross indoor ceilings with ease (it has been suggested that the Van der Waal’s force may contribute to this capability).

These antics are well-known to people who live in warm regions of the world, where several species of geckos make their home inside human habitations. These species (for example the House Gecko) become part of the indoor menagerie and are seldom really discouraged because they feed on insects.

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Reptilia

Order: Squamata

Suborder: Lacertilia

Family: Gekkonidae {Gray, 1825}

Subfamilies

Aeluroscalabotinae

Eublepharinae

Gekkoninae

Teratoscincinae

Diplodactylinae

MUSIC for a cause

May 12, 2009
Music Video for song created by Music Director Ricky Kej protesting against the unnecessary chopping of trees to pave way for the Metro in Bangalore.
Lyrics and singer: Avinash Chebbi.
Starring: Kitty, Kiran, Charu Sharma and Muddu Krishna.

 

Mr. Ricky Kej, friend and well known Music Director, Ad Jingle producer and Musician has extended his support for the campaign against felling of the trees in Lalbagh and development of Metro. Ricky Kej has composed a jingle as a tribute to nature.

Listen to it here and feel free to download and forward it to all Bangloreans.

VOTE NOW!!!!!!

April 22, 2009

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Thursday, 23 April 2009, 7:30 am

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An appeal to all Bangloreans and all Indians reading this blog.

And be proud to tell us you did by letting us know.

Save Lalbagh

April 15, 2009

Dear All,

Earlier this week(April 13 and 14), the Bangalore Metro Rail corporation(BMRCL) has demolished over 500 feet of Lalbagh’s wall and cut down 5 eucalyptus trees inside Lalbagh. BMRCL proposes to have a Metro station inside Lalbagh itself!

Lalbagh is protected by a separate, stringent law. In a highly undemocratic move, the Karnataka Government changed the law by moving an ordinance to acquire LalbaGh land for the Metro, rather than prefer a debate over the changed law, in the Assembly. The opposition has also failed to protest this undemocratic move.

Lalbagh and Lakshman Rao Park on R.V.Road, (also called the AC Road, Nanda Road ), both major landmarks and heritage of Bangalore are being destroyed for the Metro. This when the High Court is hearing PIL over alternatives in Metro alignment.

What seems like a minor portion of Lalbagh gone today will surely lead to greater portion of the park being taken away to create parking zones and malls that the Metro plans at its stations.

When they sought clearance, Metro authorities claimed trees on Nanda Road will be pruned, and not felled. Now they want to cut 323 trees on Nanda Road(R.V.Road) alone. The BBMP Tree Officer has confirmed that the tree felling in Lalbagh was not cleared by him.

This makes felling of Lalbagh’s heritage trees, daylight robbery!

Don’t be a mute witness to this wanton destruction and illegal desecration of our parks and open spaces. Come out and protest. Demand from candidates standing from Bangalore South to make their stand clear on the issue.

Let us stop the illegal construction of Metro in Lalbagh.

Join the Human Chain to be formed at the illegal demolition site(at R.V.Road, near Lalbagh westgate) on Wednesday,

April 15, 6.00 pm. Be there. 6 pm

. ……. Hasiru Usiru