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WEDNESDAY Digest Vol III Issue XX | 11th to 25th Jan 2012 | Bangalore North East Edition | Complimentary

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Neighborhood Art of living - Part 1 Course for Adults Course Dates: 16th to 21st January 2012 1st batch: 6.00 to 8.30 am / 2nd batch: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon / 3rd batch: 4.00 to 6.30 pm / 4th batch: 6.30 to 9.00 pm Venue: Bhuvanagiri Grounds (Bhooth Ground) OMBR layout To register, call: 98800 33531 / 98451 79219 / 98865 14499 Important: HH Sri SrI Ravi Shankarji will be visiting our neighborhood on Monday, 13th Feb 2012. A huge public satsang has been organized at Bhuvanagiri Grounds (Bhooth Ground) OMBR layout from 6.00 to 8.00 pm. To participate, call: 97437 48900 / 99860 10748

Proud moment for local boys! Budding Cricket players of JSS Public School, HBR Layout and Kasturi Cricket Academy WON the Frontiers Cup (Under 14 category) and were crowned runners-up (under 11 category) in the Cricket tournament conducted recently. The tournament conducted at Whitefield witnessed EIGHT teams from Bangalore competing for the title. Kasturi Cricket Academy is one of the pioneers in Cricket Coaching in our neighborhood. Apart from regular coaching for boys (6 to 16 years) the academy also conducts Summer Camps and Cricket tours regularly. For more, call: Kiran – 99016 01171 or contact the KCA at JSS Public School, HBR Layout.

Educational Announcements Thinking Skills program at HRBR Layout

Dhanurmasa Events Sri Shakti Kalyana Mahaganapathi Temple, HRBR 1st Block Ph: 99012 17968 Thursday, 12th Jan 2012: Rain Water Harvesting: Methods and its utilities – A talk by Aiyappa Masagi from 6.30 pm onwards Friday, 13th Jan: Sthree Thala Tarang by Ms.Sukanya Rajagopal – 6.30 pm onwards Saturday, 14th Jan: Ashtavadhana by Shatavadhani Dr.Ganesh – 6.30 pm onwards

Jagadguru Bharathi Theertha Sobhaa Mantapam, 3rd Cross, HRBR 1st Block Ph: 2547 5833 / 94480 75833 Thu, 12th Jan 2012: Carnatic Vocal concert by Sikkil Gurucharan Fri, 13th Jan: Veda Sadas by renowned Veda pundits Sat, 14th Jan: Thyagaraja Namanam by musicians NOTE: Friday, 13th Jan 2012:- HH Sri. H R Bharadwaj, Hon’ble Governor of Karnataka would be the Chief Guest of the event. Program commences at 6.00 pm

Om Shakthi Temple, HRBR 1st Block Thursday, 12th Jan 2012 – ‘Andal Kalyana Mahotsava‘ has been organized followed by ‘annadhana’ from 10.30 am onwards

Avida Educational Ventures, an IIM/ISB alumni venture, is launching new batches of the Sparkling Mindz Thinking Skills program for 5-7 and 8-13 year olds this January. The Communications & Interpersonal Skills Module being launched is based on Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences framework. Today, children need to learn how to be confident and assertive and also possess skills to present and listen effectively, in order to succeed. Sessions are held at Just Books, Kalyan Nagar near the Om Shakti Temple. For more details visit the website or call: 80952 67849. Limited number of seats left. Hurry!

Pencil & Pastels Workshop at Kasturi Nagar SAGA - School of Animation & Game Art in Association with Kalanirvana International Art Centre presents a Workshop on Pencil & Pastels featuring Jacqueline Lima, New York (Professor and Art Gallery Director at Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA). For Registration, call: 99169 94407/ 6555 5659 before 22nd Jan 2012. THIRTY participants only! Photography Workshop SAGA - School of Animation & Game Art in Association with Kalanirvana International Art Centre presents a Workshop on Photography featuring Ashish Pahi (Director, Kalanirvana International Art Centre) Who should attend? Beginners / Hobbyists / New DSLR owners / or anyone who is passionate about Photography. For Registration, call: 99169 94407/ 6555 5659 Date: 29th January 2012 / Time: 11.00 am to 5.30 pm Venue: SAGA, 3rd Floor, V.R. Towers, 2nd Main Road, Kasturi Nagar

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Kalaripayattu classes at Kalyan Nagar Kalaripayattu classes are being conducted regularly at JGRV School, 2nd "K" Cross, 1st Block, Kalyan Nagar by Krishna Prathap. To register, call: 94484 82643 / 97395 70970 / 2545 0422

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Neighborhood Events K S S program at Ramamurthy Nagar this Saturday… Keshava Seva Samiti will be presenting their social activities being conducted at various slums across Bangalore through a detailed presentation and talk at Jai Gopal Garodia Rashtrotthana Vidya Kendra School, Ramamurthy Nagar this Saturday, 14th Jan 2012 from 5.00 pm onwards. For more on this FREE event, call: 94487 04774

Café Idly’s musical evenings… Café Idly, Fraser Town (Near Everest Theatre) celebrates the greatest guitarists (Satriani , Hendrix, Clapton, Santana, Slash, Dire Straits, U2, Deep Purple) through a musical dedication every weekend (Fridays and Saturdays) this January. The timings are from 5.00 pm onwards. For more about this FREE event, call: 98459 38663 / 97419 99800 or log on to:

Musical bash by DJ Nash at Kammanahalli… Lounge 579, Sunshine Complex, Kammanhalli Main Road is presenting ‘LOCA Saturday’ by DJ Nash this Saturday, 14th Jan 2012 from 8.00 pm onwards. For more, call: 2544 4774 / 99011 11165 / 89717 17771

Dog Show at Hebbal next Sunday… Mysore Kennel Club has organized a DOG Show at Veterinary College Campus, Hebbal on Sunday, 22nd Jan 2012 from 10.00 am onwards. To register, for this event, call: 94487 04777 / 94486 43250 3

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Restaurants I Hotels I Cafes T C Palya • City Kitchen – Authentic multi-cuisine restaurant – T C Palya Main Road, Near Anandapura Circle – 99005 32026 / 99805 68190 Banaswadi/Kalyan Nagar • Ocean Treat – Multi-cuisine Bar & Restaurant – Banaswadi Main Road (Close to Fire Station) – Ph: 4202 1279 / 2542 7676 • Crossover Café – Cakes, Coffee, Cookies and more – 7th Main, HRBR 1st Block (Opp: Flyover) – 99865 15969 / 97422 22212 • Oye Hoye – Outdoor & Home catering services – 2nd B Cross, HRBR 2nd Block (Near HDFC Bank) – Ph: 99000 03026 / 89700 07700 OMBR Layout / Kasturi Nagar • Domino’s Pizza – Pizza & more – ARKA building, 5th Main, OMBR Layout – Ph: 2545 9000 • The Biriyani House – Home-made Biriyani - Takeaways & Home Delivery – Kasturi Nagar Main Road – Ph: 84311 22110 / 84311 22117

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Local & Unusual

Triple Sundae! Marian | Anthony | Faustina These cute little triplets studying at Royal Concorde International School were born on 4th Feb 2007 to the Gerards. All the three were born under ‘C’ section two minutes one after the other in Bangalore. Each child is different. Marian wants to be a singer; Anthony a policeman; Faustina a doctor! Unlike twins...they have very different likes and dislikes. You can watch these bubbly and popular kids playing in Kalyan Nagar. A triple sundae indeed!

Digestive Biscuits Ingredients: • Maida – ½ cup • Oats – 1 tb sp (coarsed)

• Mix all the ingredients in smooth and tight dough. Cover it in a wrap and keep it in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

• Sugar – 1/4th cup (you can also add 1/4th cup Natura sugar instead)

• Take out the dough and roll it into a thick spread. Prick the spread with a fork all over.

• Vanilla essence – 3 to 4 drops

• Cut the spread using a biscuit cutter (of various shapes).

• Wheat flour – 1/4th cup

• Refined oil – ½ cup • Butter – 1 tb sp • Baking powder – 1 pinch • Baking soda – 1 pinch • Honey – 1 tb sp Note: While serving you can even coat with the biscuits with fresh cream, jam or marmalade. For kids you can even decorate them with gems!



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A comprehensive guide to fasting! Part - 1 taken care of. Fasting is the simplest, easiest and most effective way to find out that we do indeed have the power and freedom to heal and take control of our bodies!

Why do we fast?

”Lankhanam paramoushadam” This is done by yogis as a form of cleansing or purification. Since we make our digestive system work several times a day, it is also a good idea to give it some rest! This will allow our digestive system to recover from the abuse; from eating too much, eating unhealthy foods or eating at the wrong time. It also allows us to get rid of toxins in our body. Fasting is a period of abstinence from all food or specific items.

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in sufficient quantity to satisfy thirst and physiologic requirements. During the absence of food, the body will systematically cleanse. Nearly everyone who fasts discovers the same thing, that when they fast they actually have no hunger and more energy than they normally have. It is indeed liberating to find out that if we let go and trust that we will be

Some people fast for religious and spiritual purposes, but for many, fasting is a way of losing weight or cleansing the body and flushing out all the toxins from it. Many people are also known to combine yoga and fasting, to maximize the effect of the act on their health. Many people who are aware of the benefits of detox fasting, but find it difficult to abstain from food completely, take up a yoga diet instead. Since the real yogis just ate to live (and did not live to eat), they followed a yoga diet plan, which mainly included whole and healthy foods that provided the body with the required strength and energy, Most yoga teachers advise people to follow a yoga diet to detox the body and complement their yoga routine.

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Travel Igglur Reservoir across Shimsha River, with itsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; breathtaking blue waters and picturesque surroundings is where B V Prakash, an accomplished travel writer takes us this weekendâ&#x20AC;Ś

Igglur Reservoir The rivers of Karnataka have been harnessed very well for the sake of agriculture by building reservoirs and dams across at suitable points in their course. In the process many dams, some well known, others little known, have been created! Besides serving the purpose of irrigation these dams have turned into beautiful and scenic locales. Among the not so familiar ones is the Igglur dam off the Mysore road near Maddur. The large sprawling reservoir of Igglur is essentially a barrage across the Shimsha River which flows through the village. Located in a typical rural countryside amongst tiny villages the dam serves the purpose of irrigation for hundreds of acres. Though the popular Kokkarebellur itself is at a close distance the surroundings of Igglur too abound in varieties of birds, local as well as migratory. Not only the reservoir provides plenty of food for the birds but the forests lining the river supply the nesting material. As such varieties of birds thrive at this spot. So if you are a birdwatcher a visit to this place will be all the more exciting! Approaching Igglur

f ro m Kokkarebellur the arch of Someshwara temple is seen on the right. The mud road leads to the reservoir at the ground level. But getting into waters here may not be advisable in view of quicksand and

slippery rocks. However, towards the western side is an old temple in a depression in the land. Due to seepage of water the temple sometimes seems to be waterlogged.

The dam has another approach over the barrage on the other side. Reached by driving up a km around the lake the dam affords a stunning view of the large reservoir and the gentle hill ranges to the north. The barrage itself has nine gates which are opened in case of an overflow of the river. On the other side of the dam the excess water gushes out forcefully into the river course. The river flows smoothly between thick green woods. The rocky banks are where fishermen perch and wait for their catch. Many birds too can be seen here. Cormorants can surely be spotted with their wings well spread out to dry. There is a small generator room too but its output is utilized for just lighting the surroundings. The view of the blue river flowing away taking a bend is a pleasing sight. One can relax anywhere along the river bank or by the reservoir at the village.

Getting there: Drive on Mysore Road beyond Channapatna (until 75 kms) when the board to Kokkarebellur is displayed. Turn leftâ&#x20AC;Śfollow the road beyond K bellur for another 19 kms to reach Igglur reservoir. One km to the right leads to the reservoir. Many buses ply from Maddur and Channapatna. Food and water to be taken along. B V Prakash