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Back to roots 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - Friday
As Sreeshanti Kumari, a software professional and resident of Marathahalli, drove through Old Airport Road, she recalled memories of a once-green Bengaluru. "Slowly we lost that charm to urbanisation, with hoardings, buildings and new footpaths taking over all the space," she says, a complaint echoed by the human chain protestors at HAL Junction at Old Airport Road recently. The proposal for a signal-free corridor at the Old Airport Road, which will eventually lead to cutting down of a number of trees, hasn't gone down well with everyone. Sharath Kumar, a support professional with a data management company and resident of Kagadasapura, says, "As it is, healthy native trees are a rare sight now. This proposal will lead to many fully grown trees being cut down. Around 40 of them have already been cut and many more will follow." What can be done? Sharath feels that door-to-door interaction between households and civic bodies will lead to a better clarity of what citizens are looking for. "This will take ...
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Residents stranded as sudden rain lashes city 16.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Residents were caught unawares by the downpour in the city on Wednesday evening. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the city received 25.8 mm rainfall, HAL airport recorded trace rainfall and Kempegowda International Airport received 18.8 mm. It started raining at 8 pm and continued till 8.45 pm.

In just 45 minutes of rainfall, flooding and traffic jams were reported in most of the central business district areas. Traffic policemen were seen clearing the overflowing sewage at Shivananda Circle. A tree was uprooted here and BBMP authorities got it cleared to make way for traffic.

Flooding was also reported near Chinnaswamy Stadium on MG Road. Waterlogging and snail-paced traffic was reported also at Kamakshipalya, Majestic and surrounding areas. The IMD has forecast rain coupled with thundershowers for the next two days.
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Beyond the canvas 16.8.2017 Hindu: Home
An artist needs to be constantly enriched, feels Delhi-based Seema Kohli
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Bengaluru records 180 mm rainfall in barely three hours, heaviest in August since 1890 16.8.2017 Zee News : States
 Bengaluru early on Tuesday witnessed a record 180mm rainfall in barely three hours.
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Overnight rain pounds city 15.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Bengalureans were in for a shock on Tuesday morning when they woke up to flooded streets, uprooted trees and power outage. The city was pounded by 13 cm rain in just four hours, from 3.35 am to 5.40 am and then from 5.45 am to 8.15 am on Tuesday, the highest in 24 hours for the month of August. Madiwala, Bommanahalli, Koramangala, BTM Layout, Silk Board junction, Indiranagar, J P Nagar, H S R Layout, Tavarekere, Sarjapura Road, Eijipura, S T Bed, Manjunatha Nagar, HAL 2nd Stage, Wilson Garden and Anugraha layouts were the worst affected. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and Bengaluru Urban district administration were caught in a deep slumber, despite the India Meteorological Department (IMD) and the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) warnings. Till 8.30 pm on Tuesday, the city received 26.8 mm rainfall. According to the IMD, the showers resumed at 5.15 pm, and the rainfall is likely to continue for the next two days. Sunder M Methri, director in-charge, IMD ...
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Flooded homes, choked toilets ruin residents' holiday 15.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Residents of Indiranagar on Tuesday woke up to flooded roads and parking lots accompanied by power outages and tree falls. Heavy downpour in the early hours of Tuesday brought life to a standstill. People could not step outside their houses as their houses were flooded. Many cars parked near the houses were also submerged. Residents complained of flooding of drains, which led to filthy water entering their homes. "We really struggled to clear water from our house. Water entered even the wardrobe and the furniture is also damaged," said Gayathri Pai, resident of HAL 2nd Stage. She added that they expect such situations every year when there is a downpour, but this scale of damage was unexpected. The roads and alleys leading to houses had dead rats and garbage from drains. Residents complained that drains were only dug up the previous day for cleaning. "Dirt that was dug up from drains the previous day entered our house with the water. The authority starts cleaning all the drains just a week before the ...
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Overnight rain pounds city 15.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Bengalureans were in for a shock on Tuesday morning when they woke up to flooded streets, uprooted trees and power outage. The city was pounded by 13 cm rain in just four hours, from 3.35 am to 5.40 am and then from 5.45 am to 8.15 am on Tuesday, the highest in 24 hours for the month of August. Madiwala, Bommanahalli, Koramangala, BTM Layout, Silk Board junction, Indiranagar, J P Nagar, H S R Layout, Tavarekere, Sarjapura Road, Eijipura, S T Bed, Manjunatha Nagar, HAL 2nd Stage, Wilson Garden and Anugraha layouts were the worst affected. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and Bengaluru Urban district administration were caught in a deep slumber, despite the India Meteorological Department (IMD) and the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) warnings. Till 8.30 pm on Tuesday, the city received 26.8 mm rainfall. According to the IMD, the showers resumed at 5.15 pm, and the rainfall is likely to continue for the next two days. Sunder M Methri, director in-charge, IMD ...
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Four students injured in tree fall at school 15.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Four students were injured after a huge tree came crashing down on their school compound while they were preparing to celebrate the Independence Day on Tuesday morning. The injured students are Rakesh Shankarappa, Imran Sharif, Lakshmikanth Shankarappa and Shashank Mohan. While Rakesh of Class IV fractured his right thigh, the three others sustained minor bruises and were discharged after being administered first-aid, the police said. An old tree at Thimmaiah Reddy Government Higher and Primary School (GHPS) in Beretena Agrahara got uprooted due to heavy overnight rain, the school staff said, adding that the villagers claimed the tree was more than 40 years old. Around 350 students study in the school which has 17 teachers. On Tuesday, while teachers were preparing for Independence Day celebrations, a few students were playing in the ground. At around 8.15 am, the huge tree came crashing down on the children who were playing there. The school staff immediately rushed the four to a nearby hospital. ...
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Bescom flooded with complaints 15.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Ltd (Bescom) received 10,274 complaints from Monday midnight till 5 pm on Tuesday. Bescom resolved and abandoned 9,535 complaints till 6 pm, including feeder faults, transformer bursts, power cuts, line disruption, tree falls and broken poles. Complaints poured in from areas like Shanthinagar, Richmond Circle, Puttenahalli, J P Nagar, KR Layout, Vinayaka Nagar, Silk Board junction, Kodichikkanahalli, Teachers Colony, Indiranagar, Venkatapura, Domlur 2nd Stage, Halasuru, Jogupalya, Whitefield, Jeevan Bima Nagar, Millers Road, Ramaiah Layout, Old Mill Road, R T Nagar, Vijayanagar, Channasandra, Hosahalli, Bannerghatta, Bhuvaneshwari Nagar, Banashakari III Stage and surrounding areas. Twelve complaints of broken poles were reported from Adugodi, St John's Hospital and National Games Village area. Eight tree fall complaints were reported from Amarjyothi station and five from HAL and NGEF stations. Energy Minister D K Shivakumar said problems were being attended to. ...
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Several trees uprooted 15.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Monday night's rain has taken a toll on more than 31 different varieties of trees. While nine trees were uprooted near Sarovar Apartment in Sarakki alone, six trees fell in Indiranagar. Apart from this, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has received calls from 45 different localities in Bengaluru regarding waterlogging. While there have not been serious problems, some places have reported damage, officials said. A 15-feet-high wall collapsed at S Cariappa Road near Yediyur lake, damaging three cars and an autorickshaw. BBMP joint commissioner Dr Ashok inspected the place and ordered the local engineer to rebuild the wall immediately. While a compound wall at Lalbagh main gate was damaged due to a tree fall, the wall of HAL's Helicopter division was reduced rubble. Meanwhile, fallen trees affected traffic in Indiranagar. The forest wing of the civic body helped in easing traffic by clearing the fallen trees. Four trees at Koramangala, two in Vignanapura, and one each in RT Nagar, Hebbal, JP Nagar, ...
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'We are in our comfort zone' 15.8.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Eclectic lifestyle. Lively conversations. Superb weather. Fantastic food options. These were some of the things that wooed Debapriya Chakraborty from Kolkata to Bengaluru in 2011. His wife Nilanjana Bose followed suit in 2014. It was then that their romance with the city began. Debapriya works as Technical Safety Energy with Shell Technology Centre and Nilanjana works as Manager Scientific Affairs with Tenashi Life Sciences. The couple met when they were pursuing their studies at IIT Kharagpur, after which they got married in 2013. "We had a common supervisor and used to work together in a laboratory. After Debapriya moved to Bengaluru, he would tell me how the city is a great cultural mix," she says. "Although the roads were much better when I moved in, they have gone for a toss now," she says. The couple feel blessed that they live in a gated community. "This helps us to meet people from across the world. We know that the locals are warm and helpful," vouches Debapriya. They are also well-educated, ...
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Bengaluru records heaviest August rainfall since 1890 15.8.2017 Zee News : States
According to the Met Department, a few spells of rain are likely to continue over the next few days in the city. 
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Bengaluru: Overnight rains wreck havoc, city witnesses heaviest Aug rains since 1890 15.8.2017 India Today| Must Read
Bengaluru witnessed a record 180 mm rainfall in barely three hours, the heaviest downpour in August in over 100 years.
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Bengaluru witnesses heaviest August rainfall since 1890 15.8.2017 News
Torrential rains uprooted trees, twisted electric poles and snapped cable lines across the city
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Bengaluru sees heaviest August rainfall since 1890 15.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Bengaluru early on Tuesday witnessed a record 180 mm rainfall in barely three hours, the heaviest downpour in August in over 100 years.
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Fishing in fresh waters 15.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Two fine entertaining acts come together for a comedy and music mash-up. Rahul Ram, the common denominator for the two, talks of how Indian Ocean and Aisi Taisi Democracy are essential ingredients in the dish we call life
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Overnight heavy rains wreak havoc in Bengaluru 15.8.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
The rains that lashed the city on Monday night, seemed to be the highest in recent times and in at least over a decade.
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Humans of Lalbagh Independence Day flower show 15.8.2017 Citizen Matters
Lalbagh flower show is one of the attractions in Bengaluru during Independence Day and Republic Day. What's in the exhibition this year? Check this out. ...
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A farmer's date with dates 14.8.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Hundreds of yielding date palm trees in a farm in Saganahalli near Gauribidanur stand testimony to the innovative efforts of Diwakara Chennappa, a postgraduate from Begur village in Bengaluru Rural district. Interestingly, Diwakara had not considered farming as a livelihood option until he stumbled upon the book One Straw Revolution authored by organic farming pioneer Masanobu Fukuoka. The book came as a revelation for a person who till then believed that it was impossible to make a living out of agriculture, and created an urge in him to experiment with farming. In 2010, he started working in the land his father had bought in Saganahalli. "Though people discouraged me, I didn't want to deviate from organic farming," he says. He started off with maize and finger millet. But his dream was to grow something new to the region. A demonstration on date palm cultivation by Nizamuddin, a Tamil Nadu farmer, in the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, motivated him to experiment with the crop. He ...
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The road to freedom 14.8.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
It is not unknown that numerous local movements — collective, continuous efforts and sacrifices — strengthened India's struggle for independence. While the major movements are very much in public memory due to substantial documentation, many regional movements that played a crucial role in shaping the freedom struggle have faded away. As we celebrate 70 years of India's Independence, here's a look at a few unique campaigns in Karnataka that led to the common goal of gaining independence from colonialism. Eachalu Marada Chaluvali It may take time to locate Turuvanuru village in Chitradurga district on the State's map, but it's strong connections with the freedom struggle cannot be overlooked. It was the Eachalu Marada Chaluvali, meaning toddy tree movement in Kannada, that made the village a hub of activities during the freedom struggle. Recalling the past, Vasudeva Reddy (81), who was a school-going boy then, says that around 70 to 80 villagers including women resorted to cutting toddy trees ...
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