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The X'mas tree at this church is truly green 16.12.2017 Deccan Herald - City

The Mar Thoma Syrian Church on Primrose Road will celebrate its 10th Green Christmas this year.

The church adopted the tradition of celebrating the festival in an eco-friendly manner by using recycled products.

This years 25-foot Christmas tree is made of coconut shells, leaves and straw, collected from members of the church. Around 20 parishioners worked on the tree for three weeks, painting the materials and using a pulley to put them up.

In the previous years, the tree was decorated using plastic bottles, old tyres, cloth scraps and newspapers, among other things.

The inaugural lighting of the tree will be done on Sunday by Reverend Dr Sham P Thomas, church vicar, followed by the carol service in the evening.

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Bengaluru airport gets converted as ‘Winter Wonderland’ 15.12.2017 HBL: Industry & Economy
Bangalore International Airport Limited’s (BIAL) year-end festivities begins with its annual festival ‘Season of Smiles’, at the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport).The festival...
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Trees cut in Rajarajeshwarinagar, residents file complaint 13.12.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The residents of Rajarajeshwari Nagar have filed a complaint with the local police against the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for illegally cutting trees on Tuesday. The BBMP forest cell is haphazardly issuing notices to cut down the trees in the locality. To stop this the complaint has been filed, the residents said. "A tree was cut yesterday (Tuesday) claiming that it was posing a threat to the pedestrians. But it would have been enough had they cut a few branches on the top. However, the entire tree was axed," said Joe Hoover, a nearby resident. "This is not the first time that they are indulging in such activities. They have marked another tree to raze it down. The forest officer Bhanu Prakash, deputy forest range officer and the BBMP are very lenient when it comes to giving permission to chop trees. We have lost 40 and odd trees just for lame reasons," he added. Sometimes, they cut the trees just to give a better visibility to commercial shops covered with tree branches. This is certainly ...
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A home for all 13.12.2017 Hindu: Life & Style
Musician, composer and entertainer Vasu Dixit from Swarathma talks about the city he calls home and how it has nurtured endless dreams and encouraged everyone
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Bengaluru to lose another ‘forest’ 13.12.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Attempts at removal of encroachments from Machohalli and tree plantations have come to a halt
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Naturebites 11.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Unique genetic variation Once known for its green cover, Bengaluru has lost 78% of its green cover in the last two decades due to rapid urbanisation. The citys fig trees, however, have withstood the onslaught. Aiming to evaluate the loss of green cover, researchers from the Indian Institute of Science studied the genetic structure and diversity of the cluster fig tree population in Bengaluru. For the study, the researchers collected leaf samples from individual trees from different locations across the city. The study revealed that the population of cluster fig trees in Bengaluru has a fairly robust genetic structure, with no signs of inbreeding. Inbreeding results in low genetic diversity that could cause loss of fitness and increase the risk of extinction for small population of individuals. However, in the case of the cluster fig trees, the credit for maintaining healthy population probably goes to their pollinator fig wasps, which live in a special mutualism with the fig. The DNA extracted from the ...
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A cultural oasis 11.12.2017 Hindu: Home
National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru with its warmth, beauty and impeccable programming, has become a cultural hotspot
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Making sense of namma city's many shades 10.12.2017 deccanherald.com
This years Deccan Herald Theatre Festival came to a close on Sunday with the performance of Boiled Beans on Toast at the Good Shepherd Auditorium on Museum Road. The play was written by renowned playwright Girish Karnad and directed by actor and theatre person Prakash Belawadi. Set in Namma Bengaluru, the play could have been a peek into the life of any of the citys many residents. An old Bengalurean who has a strong connection with the tree in the yard where she built her home, a young man who moved to the city from a small town with big aspirations, and the usual talk of traffic and underpasses - the audience could relate to every aspect of the play. The paths of the many characters in the play intertwine as we watch them navigate the city, trying to make sense of it. Anjana, who has lived in Bengaluru for decades, laments what the city is turning into. Her favourite tree is being chopped off to widen the road and make way for an underpass. At the same time, for Muthu, the domestic help, the underpass ...
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Revenue dept claims stake on forest land, cabinet to discuss issue today 10.12.2017 deccanherald.com
Karnataka forest department has been fighting a long battle to recover 96.12 acres of forest land from revenue department in Machohalli, part of Machohalli Reserve Forest. The fate of this forest patch will now be decided in the Cabinet meeting on Monday. The revenue department sought approval to reserve 19.20 acres of land in survey number 81 of Machohalli village, Dasanapura hobli, out of 96.12 acres as government kharab gomal land for five public purposes. It also sought approval to 58.20 acres on lease to 36 private educational institutions. However, the forest department has opposed the proposal. "The state government is celebrating 2017 as a year of the wild and is working on creating a tableau to showcase its wildlife during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. But it is unable to hand over 96.12 acres of land back to the forest department," said a senior forest department official. The forest department raised an objection to the granting of forest land for public purposes many a time in the ...
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13,800 schoolkids pull of largest tree hug at Lalbagh 9.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
As many as 13,800 students from 35 schools descended on Lalbagh Botanical Garden on Friday to create the new Guinness World Record for hugging trees for a minute. The tree hug was organised by the Rotary Club, the Karnataka Civil Defence and the Horticulture Department as part of the Appiko Movement on the theme of My Tree My Life to raise awareness among children about the importance of planting saplings for a good environment. Children formed a human chain and took an oath to protect trees before taking part in the Appiko movement. The previous record was created by 4,620 people in Thiruvananthapuram in March to mark the International Day of Forests. "We have broken this record at Lalbagh," Chandrashekar M R, deputy director (Lalbagh), Horticulture Department, told DH. Srinath Babu, of Rotary International district 3190, said: "The Appiko movement aimed to create awareness about the need to protect trees and the environment besides attempting the largest tree-hugging event in the world." Asha ...
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Pelican deaths at Kokkarebellur: Report rules out avian influenza 9.12.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
It is when birds die from bleeding owing to overload of worms in their stomach
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I see myself as a chronicler of land, says photographer Arati Kumar-Rao 9.12.2017 Hindu: Crafts
She gave up a cushy corporate job to make a career of environmental writing
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Protest against cutting of 30-year-old tree 9.12.2017 deccanherald.com

Local residents, activists and representatives of Kadu Malleshwara Friends Circle protested against the cutting of a 30-year-old mahogany tree in Malleswaram on Friday.

The tree was cut down by the staff of Kalyan Jewellers.

B K Shivaram, a retired police officer, termed chopping of the tree a criminal offence. The staff claimed they had permission from the BBMPs Forest Cell to cut the tree on December 5. The protesters dispute the claim and plan to file an RTI application. The staff also claimed they would plant 100 saplings.

Actor Shivarajkumar, who had come to inaugurate the showroom, planted a sapling to pacify the protesters. He said chopping the tree was wrong and clarified that he didnt know who had cut it down.

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What was 2017 like for Namma Metro? 8.12.2017 deccanherald.com
The "swords of Damocles" has been hanging over the heads of the planners of Bengalurus metro since its very inception. The uprooting of trees, demolition of shops and homes and the loss of livelihoods led to several protests while the project was being implemented. These were captured eloquently in Gautam Soni and Usha Raos documentary " Our Metropolis ." But how has the metro been functioning since? Are there still issues relating to land acquisition that are opposing the expansion of the metro? What have been the recent flashpoints that led to protests over Namma metro last year? Has the public good promised by the metro changed the lives of Bengalureans? To answer these questions and more, take a look at some stories done by DH over the past ...
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The house of redwoods 8.12.2017 HBL: Home
People, food and the weather usually help strangers find a footing in an alien land. Befriending the trees framing your bedroom window, or those lining the walkways can also have the same effect
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Residents come together in parts of city to save trees 8.12.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
They are up in arms against those who chopped trees at Mathikere, Malleswaram
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Crowdsourcing heritage list, the democratic way 6.12.2017 deccanherald.com
Citizens identify and compile a comprehensive list of heritage buildings, structures and traditions in every BBMP ward. The list then gets filtered, analysed and routed to the state government for formulating a planned heritage conservation strategy. This is the big idea behind a new public campaign slowly gaining traction, both offline and online. Conceptualised as part of the #HeritageBeku campaign, this crowdsourcing initiative is about democratising heritage conservation, a bottom-up approach. "Unless you have lived in a particular place/ward, you will never notice the heritage value of the location. It could be a building, a tree, a lake or even a location rooted in local history," explains civic activist Priya Chetty-Rajagopal. Compilation of the heritage list will take two routes: A formal approach that involves the ward corporator, and an informal, participatory route where active citizens are invited to share their list. "The plan is to get citizens who want to be on the ward committees lead ...
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Bird found exhausted at Kokkare Bellur 6.12.2017 Hindu: Home
An adult migratory bird — a spot-billed pelican — has been found exhausted at Kokkare Bellur in the district, leaving environmentalists worried.Although the reason for the bird’s illness has not been ...
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Desperate heritage rescue 2.12.2017 deccanherald.com
Desperate heritage rescue Shock, anger and a collective sigh of extreme despair greeted the dramatic demolition of the 157-year-old Krumbiegel Hall in Lalbagh last week. It has been a rude wake-up call for all those who value Bengalurus surviving structures and traditions, tagged with pride as our heritage. Is the delayed inclusion of heritage conservation in the Revised Master Plan (RMP 2031) compensation enough? In disrepair for several years, Gustav Hermann Krumbiegels lecture hall had symbolized all that the legendary botanist did to boost the citys green cover. The official machinery was in a hurry to perfect its demolition job, unmindful of the public outcry. It was yet another exhibition of the brute power of the State, bypassing a consultation process that could have helped renovate the structure. A glimmer of hope Now that the deed is done and dusted, a desperate attempt is on to stop the bulldozers. Fortunately for the heritage buffs, the RMP 2031 offers a glimmer a hope. For the first time, ...
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Pointblank Left Story Points 2.12.2017 deccanherald.com
Heritage-related aspects need to be addressed and complemented by a comprehensive Heritage Master Plan that requires to be prepared for the entire Bangalore Metropolitan Area (BMA). The Plans purpose will be to ensure that heritage resources are identified, graded, protected, conserved and the heritage regulations and proposals implemented through an appropriate institutional mechanism. NATURAL HERITAGE Natural Heritage in the context of BMA will include historically established natural landscapes such as parks, forests, lakes such as Cubbon Park and Lalbagh, Halasuru lake, Sankey Tank and Big Banyan tree. CULTURAL HERITAGE Cultural heritage will include heritage precincts having political, religious and residential development, areas that are inhabited and carries an inherent cultural-associational value. Included under this will be the Karaga festival, Bull temple and Kadlekai Parishe, Someshwara temple in Halasuru and its processional path, Shivajinagar (areas around St. Marys Basilica, during St. ...
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