Not very far from the city, this lake provides the most number of water birds. Wikimapia Coordinates for the Meeting Place: 12°43’12″N 77°41’24″E. Enjoy the pictures, do drop your comments… thank you.
Cloth Donation is very common in social work. Most of us want to give our old cloth and for a social cause they are more than happy to donate. Thanks everyone who has such a like mind. But some of our volunteers in Pankhudi, gave more meaning to cloth donation when they came up with the idea of “absolute need”.
Pankhudi volunteers decided to roam around in the whole city(You just need to see your place ). Finally they got those who are in “absolute need” and some happy faces …
After setting up all the cloths and boxes, guys were ON.
HAPPY DONATION !! If anyone of you have such kind of stocks at home, do drop a comment here. We do “cloth donation” with “absolute need”.
…I’m not sure if this is the smallest bird in India, but it must be one of the smallest. It’s also a very common bird….but it’s so incredibly beautiful!
They come out when the sun does, and so, their name is rather apt, along with the fact that the sunshine brings out their wonderful colours….
This is the
and this one is a male, on the leaves of the Rain Tree.
Begihalli Village – a village, somewhere in the remote of Bannerghatta. Its love to see a gathering of almost 80-90 people for birding. Villagers were quite excited and welcomed us. With the help of three guides, we were able to track 2 kms(just my estimation) up. Though we were quite off time but able to spot some of the birds.Here goes some pictures… Birding + Buttering + Portrait.
I had many times witnessed the classic work done by SRMAB kids in sports and dance. Yesterday, I remembered it again when Ram called me. Ram was one of the progressing students of SRMAB. While talking, he told me that he joined Vijaya college, which is off course one of the best colleges in Bangalore. Somehow felt happy that guys are getting benefited of what we are teaching. It’s almost more than 4 and half year to me. I never got problem in teaching, never got the complain that kids are not able to concentrate in class. And time passes so fast that boy who was a kid at 8th or 9th, is now in PUC final year and thinking perfectly what to do next in life and talks about girlfriends.
3-4 weeks back, we decided to have quiz competition at SRMAB. Shardha, who handles lot of work at SRMAB, came with the complain that students are not doing too good in some subject and its good to give a holistic knowledge rather than just focusing on computer. For that purpose, we decided to take a quiz. It was beautiful to see that they go somewhere in the deep and replied to the answers so maturely.
More of such events will be definitely be our next step, whereas marking them “good” is important for us. Knowing theory and knowing where it exactly going are too different things and our education system now demand to have a correct balance of both. I want to say more but right now just enjoy the pictures. Probably some dancing competition .
Just adding the quiz paper for fun .
Round 1: Here
Final Round: Here
Alright bird season is picking up and in that the team has decided to visit Valley School again. But just before the valley school, we met one more troop of birders and we decided to move little further and to go “Gulakamale Village”, a beautiful lake surrounded with lot of tree, farmland and wow no. of birds.
Puttenahalli Lake – A beautiful lake now crowded with multi-floored building from almost 4 sides. Usha, one of the great nature lovers is fighting high to save the lake.. and I personally believe she will, if we are going to help us as well. Some of the pictures here from lake and a mini-forest nearby.
Through this blog, I will request more people to visit this lake and try to put a sense of importance of nature in people around.
Some small creatures and butterflies…
My attention to write is clear. I just want to tell, there is an amazing life existing because of a small lake which people like us want to finish. So, please have little concern and have a visit of lake. Important links: More picture sets:
Posting so much about Bangalore, my hands never got tired, I thought to put some more recent pictures I have taken but then I thought to write something good which Bangalore chaps are doing. Here it goes:
Most of us know about Orissa Flood and Sikkim Earthquake, if you not, then you are software engineer like me who hardly go near TV. Yes, these disasters happened and happened recently. What a disaster cost can’t be explained in figure, though government try to give some figure, we should simple put one more zero at the end of it.
There are many more pictures but I hate sad pictures. So, pardon me here.
A NGO “Pankhudi Foundation” which operated in Bangalore and I am a proud member of it, started a campaign Nation-wide to get relief for Sikkim/Orissa victims. Lot of my Orissa friends are working at the spot and they are continuously providing me pictures/images and more important stats.
If you are interested in taking part, please contact any of these chaps at your place/location. If your home, don’t fall down in any of this, you can call last 2 no’s.
Where I can read more:
|Bangalore||Mr. Mohan Rajendra/
Ms. Prathima Kharvi
|+91 90357 75116 /
+91 87221 44753
|Delhi||Ms. Chhavi Negi/
Ms. Richa Singh
|+91 99582 39780/
+91 88609 42604
|Hyderabad||Mr. Murthy Penugonda/
Ms. Jyoti Singh
|+91 81218 76553/
+91 93947 34328
|Mumbai||Ms. Mukta Matta/
Mr. Akram Shaik
|+91 98675 11042 /
+91 97735 63351
|Pune||Ms. Srushti Dhok/
Mr. Sangamesh Kallur
|+91 94225 41951/
+91 97625 22467
|Other locations||Mr. Vaibhav Choudhari/
Mr. Satya Narayan Mohanty
|+91 98867 96985
+91 99080 27775
How can you contribute?
- Medicines, baby food, sanitary napkins and other immediate materials required.
- Wheat, Rice, Pulses (Dal), Chiwra, Buiscuits, dry and packed eatables.
- Clothes, bed sheets, blankets, Tarpaulin (Large plastic sheets), Mosquito nets.
- Cooking utensils, ropes, feeding bottles, water purifying tablets.
Monetary Contributions(better you give me a call: +91-9886796985):
- All Monetary Contributions will be utilized towards purchasing the above material in bulk and for transporting it to the relief camps
- By CHEQUE/DRAFT drawn in favor of “GOONJ” or “MIGHTY CLUB” (No cash accepted). Please write your name, postal address, phone no, email id, and PAN no behind the cheque/draft for receipt purpose.
- For online transfer, please get in touch with Sahayata representaives in your city.
- All donations will be eligible for Tax Benefits under 80G and FCRA.
- Your contribution will reach the needy through GOONJ or Mighty Club.
Taking material to Orissa or Sikkim is costly and difficult therefore GOONJ will be using the money we raise to buy materials from nearby cities
The LAST DATE for sending in your contributions is 20th OCTOBER 2011 .