Posts Tagged ‘Bangalore’


Bilal Bagh: An Appeal to Bengaluru

   Posted by: aman    in Other

Dear Friends,

Kanwar Manjit Singh has been kind to push me to flesh out my mid-night ramble. Punjab Today has published the piece.

Here I appeal to Bengaluru to join the protests against NPR/NRC/CAA at Bilal Bagh.

‘When together, humans have a tendency to cast away the miasma of impending doom and seek each other out through smiles.’

Please read more here …

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An Excellent Initiative by Muslims

   Posted by: aman    in Other

In an excellent inter-community educational initiative, the Bengaluru based Rahmath Group has initiated a Mosque visit for people from other faiths. This visit is to Modi Masjid, Shivaji Nagar.

Bismillah e Rehman e Rahim.

Here is me in my Amanullah avtar. 

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Friends, except for Facebook and intense talks with journalists, I did not report or speak on the Karnataka elections. Being born Sikh, it was hard for me. Until Jairaj Singh pushed me to stick out my neck.

So, here it is because I love Bengaluru and Karnataka.

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Friends, on Sunday namma Bengaluru demonstrated our joint voice from our own locations. The scale of the number of sites, people participation, our own agency was an example in itself for urban landscapes.

Arundhati Ghosh and I try to articulate our combined protest and experiment for which each of us was an organizer, mobilizer and participant. Thank you The News Minute for carrying the piece.

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Trees for Free

   Posted by: aman    in Other

Got this in a mail from a friend in Bangalore. Janet and her team is doing a wonderful job. I say that because I saw Bangalore losing around 800 trees in storm in May 2006. That is when thousands of fish died in Puttenhalli lake. All related to mis-management of the environment by us humans. I am sending a cheque.

The problem:

Over the last 4 years, Janet and her volunteers at treesforfree have planted 12,896 trees across Bangalore City to restore the vanishing tree cover. All in an old Maruti car.
Now the car has broken down. And the planting has stopped. But the tree felling continues…and with it, the global warming, failed monsoons, climate change…and a host of other problems that affect all of us.

The solution:
If we can raise enough donations to buy a new vehicle, we would be back on the road again, planting trees, cooling the globe and healing the earth. The vehicle ideally suited for our operations is a Mahindra pickup. It costs 4 lacs. If 4000 of us gave just 100 rupees each, then the planting can start again.

How you can help:

Donate as much as you can. All donations are tax exempt under 80 G and you will be given a receipt. After you send/transfer money, please send a mail to with the amount sent/transferred and the names of people who donated + address where you want the receipts to be delivered.

1. Bank transfer. The details are:

Beneficiary: Rajanet Yegneswaran Charitable Trust

Beneficiary Account 9942500102168101

Bank: Karnataka Bank Koramangala Ext., 17th Main, Bangalore, India

Code: KARB0000094.


2. A cheque in favour of ‘Rajanet Yegneswaran Charitable Trust’ and send it to

Rajanet Yegneswaran Charitable Trust

No 11, 20 L Cross, Sri Rama temple Road,

Ejipura, Viveknagar Post, Bangalore-560 047

Tel: +91 9845449703

Thank you in advance from all the babies, birds, bees and other beings to come :)

(Today the site is down, but guess it works. Check the blog.)


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