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Vol II Issue XIV 6th to 19th Oct 2010

Bangalore North East Edition


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Look towards ‘Eshanya’ (North-East) from Friday… • A four-day ‘eshanya’ Theatre festival from Friday • Festival will commence on Friday (8th Oct 2010) • Will be held at Guru Nanak Bhavan, Millers Tank Bund, Vasanthnagar • FREE Event • All plays will commence from 7.00 pm onwards • Organized by RRC (Regional Resource Centre) of National School of Drama • The festival will introduce the rich culture of NorthEast to Bangaloreans • On Friday…’Pung Cholum’ drummers from Manipur will be performing

• On Saturday, ‘Stickman’ will be the highlight • ‘Platform’ a gripping play by North-East Theatre Academy, Assam is slated to enthrall on Sunday • ’Noraontarae Hori Bula Hori’ by Assam’s Sutradhar’s troupe will mesmerize you • Astad Deb, Seemant Phukan, Gourab Hazarika (reputed directors) will be spearheading these plays • For FREE tickets, contact: Guru Nanak Bhavan Office on: 2226 0198 DON’T MISS: ‘Nammooru Bengaluru’ contest on Page 7

EDITOR’s NOTE: For the FIRST time in our country…a Newspaper is experimenting with this format (Power Point Presentation or PPT) wherein news is being presented in bulletpoints for easy assimilation. Being, in the silicon city of India…and ’in tune’ with the Gen Y, we have chosen this format! We welcome our beloved readers’ suggestions on the same. If you find it convenient and easy…we shall introduce this format to other articles also. Kindly mail in your feedback to or SMS 94822 17060 A happy Dasara…to all of you!

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Neighborhood Events

Fresh Arrivals

Book Launch by APD today… The Association of People with Disability (APD) Horticulture Training Center will be launching a book in Kannada (Dr. Nirody's Flower Gardening in Southern India) at their c e n t e r ( N e a r D a t t a t r e y a Te m p l e , Doddagubbi Road, Kothanur Post, Kylasanahalli) at 3:30 pm. Dr K Narayana Gowda, Vice Chancellor of UAS will be the Chief Guest for the function. To participate, call: Yashoda – 94814 26600 / 96113 18115

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Kalyan Nagar Book Fair until this Sunday… A Book Fair is being organized by Just Books, a leading Books Library at their premises in HRBR 1st Block (Above Maharashtra Bank) until this Sunday (10th Oct 2010). A collection of around 4000 books is on display/sale with discounts on specific titles from 10.00 am to 9.00 pm. For more, contact: 4208 4394 / 99860 72204 or log on to:

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PF Adalat at K R Puram on Monday… The Employees Provident Fund Organization is holding ‘Bhavishyanidhi Adalat’ on 11th Oct 2010 (Monday) at subRegional Office, Lakshmi Complex (Opp: Syndicate Bank), K R Puram from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm. For further details, contact: 2561 1955.

Silk Saris ‘Exchange mela’ on till tomorrow… A exchange cum sale mela of Silk saris (Reshme Saris) will end tomorrow at Sri Narayana Samithi Hall, Ulsoor Tank Road (Opp: Shanthi Sagar / Near Ganapathi Temple) from 10.30 am to 8.00 pm. To get more details, contact: 81059 03215 / 77951 42818

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Visishta Pre-School (HBR Layout and Kaval Byrasandra) are having their ‘Aksharabyasa’ celebrations on Vijayadasami Day (Sunday, 17th Oct 2010) at both their premises. For more, contact: 96207 91962 / 2544 1138 / 2365 6797 or log on to:

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Future Events ‘Bengaluru International Arts Festival 2010’ concludes this Sunday… Lakshamma Bengaluru International Arts Festival 2010 (BIAF) is on at several places in Bangalore. Eminent artists like Shobana, Prathibha Prahalad (Dance), T M Krishna and Ustad Rashid Khan (Music – Jugalbandi) will be performing the whole week until Sunday (10th Oct 2010) at Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Vyalaikaval. For donor passes, call: 2346 242 / 77604 98077 or visit for more.

The Heritage Festival from this Sunday… Bengalee Association, Assaye Road, Ulsoor are organizing a huge Dasara celebrations at Gayatri Vihar, Palace Grounds from this Sunday till 17th Oct 2010. The event titled ‘Gitanjali – the heritage festival’ will celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore. For tickets, contact: 99450 75154 / 98452 94003 or log on to:

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Art Workshop from 17th Oct… Art House, at Whitefield one of the leading organizations working with young artisits is organsing a seris of workshops every Sunday at various places in our neighborhood. Expert artisits would be conducting these workshops from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm. To register, call: 98863 94195 or mail: CMYK

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Local Adda This column focuses on local happenings, events, places, thoroughfares of our neighborhoods…

Chaithanaya – ‘God’s own centre’ at Kalyan Nagar! Chaithanaya Health Centre is an authentic ayurvedic treatment centre located at 9th Main, HRBR 1st Block (Near Maxwell Public School) which functions and practices ayurvedic treatments as mentioned in scriptures. Rather, at Chaithanaya…we follow the exact way of Ayur veda…



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Chaithanaya Health Centre is a part of ‘SRI NILAYAM’, a reputed ayurvedic resort in Kerala. The centre specializes in various ayur vedic treatments, especially the ‘infertility treatment’. Other popular treatments at our centre are the Weight Loss and Hair Fall treatments. We also offer Samana therapy (taking medicines internally)



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INFERTILITY TREATMENT: This specialized treatment at our centre is quite popular and has been very effective. Two reputed doctors are present at the centre that would be first screening the patients and later DR. KRV Mali will provide guidance personally. UZHICHIL: This is a medicated oil massage with herbal steam bath, nourishing the body tissues…thereby reducing stress, weight, pains, removes fatigue and induces good sleep/improves blood circulation. There are two varieties (Ekanagam & Sarvangam) SHASHTIKA: This is an effective rejuvenation therapy that involves massaging the body with medicated rice. This therapy is anti-ageing and helps people affected with paralysis, body pain, debility and arthritis. VIRECHANA: This therapy eliminates toxins from the body through purgation. By this, toxins are cleared not only from the colon/rectum but also at the cellular level. It is effective in healing diabetes, skin disorders, acidity etc., UDVARTANA: This time tested weight reduction treatment is a natural way of weight reduction without any side effects, crash diets or any vibrators/machines! An herbal paste is applied all over the body and deeply massaged in specific movements. FACIAL MASSAGE: Our specialized antiageing/rejuvenating facial massage treatment will boost the skin’s natural ability to generate ‘collagen’ that will eventually flush out fine lines/wrinkles. This is done exactly done the way, it was being done in olden days for Kings/Queens,.

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Apart, from these therapies we have several others for rejuvenation, relaxation and rest. There are separate Male and Female therapists at the centre. The centre is open on all days. Ramya Siddarth, Managing Partner CMYK

For appointments, please call: 98804 46261 / 2542 1409 Chaithanaya Health Care, # 217, 9th Main, HRBR 1st Block (Near Maxwell Public School)

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Platter This regular column will feature various restaurants dotting our neighborhoods If you love being a woman and like to pamper yourself then is the ideal store for you!

Cuppa – Life refreshed!

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As you park your car to approach Cuppa; the latest and popular hangout in our neighborhood…one can literally ‘smell’ the sweet fragrance in the air! Yes! Hookah @ Cuppa is what brings in people of all ages in ‘droves’! One of the very few cafes in our neighborhood to serve Hookah…Cuppa in HRBR 1st Block (Vijaya Bank Road / Om Shakthi Temple) is not only famous for Hookah…but for its’ teas and coffees!

flavors of Coffee! From the usual Espresso (For a change try this – Affogatto – Single shot of espresso with vanilla ice-cream) to Ethiopian/Costa-Rican that are a favorite amongst the African community that are studying at various colleges in the neighborhood. You can order Tea/Coffee either piping hot or chilled! The Lattes at Cuppa are ‘awesome’! Check out the ‘Candied Dream Latte’!

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from Bangalore North-East to Cuppa! A hit amongst the college crowd…working professionals are no way left behind! Whilst the IT crowd with the ‘mouse’ in one hand and hookah in another…you could notice a group of four/five collegians chatting /patting/puffing away…the RED BULL! Yes! Red Bull being an energy drink is one of the popular flavors for Hookah lovers! There are around 40 flavors at Cuppa! For the naïve like (yours truly!)… Khala Khatta, Pansalsa, Bombay Panmasala, Silver Fox, Lively ambience: Once, you settle down…in one of the Bubblegum (flavors) is all Greek and Latin! neatly arranged cane chairs (these cane chairs are imported from China)…you begin to feel comfortable! Tuck in for a meal: It is not all tea and coffee! From One can sit for hours together in these chairs! Your eyes short-eats to Biriyanis’…its’ all available here! This café wander across the Café…Apart, from the ‘hip & hep’ of fer s the best savories! Be it the Aloo crowd that catches your attention…the ‘lively’ ambience Tikki/Samosas/Sandwiches/Burgers/Puff’s/Calzones and with shades of dashing RED everywhere and melodious the specialty; Nachos - These nachos are just like Lays! music to soothe your parched soul in the But, the taste is different! Kids just love these nachos with background…well, the missing part in this ‘experience’ is dips (homemade) is what the waiter mentions! Onion Rings, Chicken Popcorn (yummy!) are the favorites! For a refreshing cup of tea! the college crowd…you have the Veg Biriyani and Chicken Tea paradise: Teas are what Cuppa is famous for, says Biriyani too! If you are going to Cuppa with your the genial waiter! From the ‘champagne’ of Indian teas; family…then don’t miss out the ‘Basket-O-Fries’! For the Darjeeling beans to the full-bodied strong Assam teas to sweet toothies…there are choices of mocktails (Citrus the popular varieties; Masala Chai, Nilgiris, Lemon, Green Refresher in particular), smoothies and a host of teas…the choice is mind-boggling! There is also an desserts. As your eyes hover around the counter…the organic variety in Darjeeling/Assam teas for the health- muffins/chocolate tarts/Cakes/Pastries will invite you conscious! If you are a frequent visitor to the snow- ‘lovinly! Of late, Cuppa has introduced Combo offers (Eats capped mountains of Europe…then ‘Earl Grey Tea’ with Tea/Coffee) and also cater to party orders. (distinct aroma of Bergamot Orange) is what you will like! For…that typical ‘bambaya’ feel, try ‘Mumbai Cutting Last word: Says Shravan, the young owner of Cuppa Chai’! Want an eastern flavor? Malaysian Teh Tarik (served “We at Cuppa stick to the tagline ‘Life Refreshed’! This is chilled) is the one for you! (Check out why it is called the place to relax! A cup of tea/coffee…some eats and so…at this café!). Not enough? Yes! You still have the with a hookah…tell me who wouldn’t be refreshed, that Green Teas that release enough anti-oxidants in our too after a grinding work schedule!” Well…why don’t you system to keep us fresh…check out ‘Dooars Green Tea’! ‘yourself’ check it out…this weekend?! AVS Srinivasa With a fruity flavor…this goes well with a warm Blueberry muffin! Cuppa also has the international tea varieties in its counters. Teas from Sri Lanka, South Africa…virtually a CUPPA, 7th B Main, HRBR 1st Block tea paradise! (Next to Pacer Yamaha / Om Shakti Temple) Coffee Shop: Not, to be left behind are the various


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Dasara Special Ask…and thou shall be given! As Dasara is around the corner… women of all ages are getting ready to celebrate the festival in all hues/grandeur…Ramya of WEDNESDAY DIGEST spoke to NINE women in our neighborhoods...for a humorous take!

If you were to grant a BOON...what would that be? Meenakshi, Student

Sarala, working professional “Working women don’t get time to cook, so I’d grant them all an Akshaya Pathram that will come in handy and cook dishes on command”

“Grant each student an instrument that when kept under their pillows along with their books will record everything and send it to the brain where it will be stored forever. They wouldn’t have to memorize anything”

Rama Sampath, Teacher

Meena Wagharey, Homemaker

Hema, NGO Worker

“Satisfaction and peace…These are the essential qualities necessary for a person to alienate from desire, view things clearly and act appropriately at any time of crisis and thus serve humanity”

Monica, IT Professional

“I would let people grow old or young as and when they want. This way they get to have the best of any situation”

Arpita, Lawyer

“Create a world without poverty and one where nobody is illtreated”

“I would grant that any case they make or are involved at court be settled in a day! They won’t have to wait ages for a settlement/verdict”

“Power to sense the funny things happening in other people’s minds”

Madhu, Student “I will bless with the ability to wear immediately any apparel or accessory they see in a store. People wouldn’t have to buy any of it”

Asha, IT Professional “Make sure that whilst traveling on the roads, trains, and travel is completely safe for everyone”

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Health All you wanted to know (and don’t know) about Cataract


Who are eligible for P E: P E can be done in any situations except in some very advanced hard Why phaco emulsification: No injection...No cataracts. stitches...No blood...No pain! Symptoms: Consult your doctor if you are above 40 yrs and have the following symptoms • Stitch less…Blood less…Pain less • Shorter over all duration of surgery • Blurring or dimness of vision for distance and • More controlled surgery near. • Early rehabilitation • Sensitivity to light and glare • Less post operative discomfort • Feeling of “Film” over the eyes • Less induced astigmatism • Frequent changing of glasses • Minimum post operative restriction. • Perfect early restoration of vision Types of lens: Foldable silicone intraocular / • More satisfied patient and surgeon Foldable hydrophobic acrylic intra ocular / Multifocal intraocular lens Advantages • There are no sutures applied on the eye.

Cataract: Cataract is the leading cause of decreased vision and blindness in our country. Commoner the conditions are the various misconceptions about cataract and its treatment. Surgery (PHACO EMULSIFICATION): Today’s cataract surgery is a marvel in medical technology. Often it is performed as an outpatient procedure. • It is the latest and most sophisticated method of removing a cataract. • In the surgical procedure, the clouded cataractous lens is extracted by fragmenting it into tiny pieces with ultrasound energy and aspirated out with a suction device. • Cataract is removed through a small self seali9ng wound. CMYK

• Wound healing is very fast • Wound stability is far better since the entire surgery is done through a very small keyhole opening • Induced astigmatism is minimal • Decreases glare because of the superior surface quality of the lens

Remember: Cataract is not a disease. It can develop in almost anyone sooner or later. With the advanced phaco emulsification technique, surgery is safe, simple, ambulatory. ”. Most cataract patients regain near normal vision through proper treatment. And…it “helps you to see the world more clearly”

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Kanva Reservoir

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B V Prakash, an accomplished travel writer and mountaineer, exhorts Bangaloreans to travel to Kanva Reservoir, an ideal weekend trip to rejuvenate!


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With the monsoon almost coming to an end, this is the time to visit water bodies in and around Bangalore especially, if you are looking for a weekend trip to a lake or a tank! Kanva Reservoir at a distance of about 63 kms from the city (off Mysore Road) is a fine picnic spot. Driving the Mysore road itself is a pleasure…past sleepy villages and the rocky hills of Ramanagara!


The lake itself is very large and beautiful with a background of gentle h i l l s i n t h e n o r t h .

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Prominent are two rocky cliffs standing together in these hills. Getting into water is not advisable though there are no currents. There are a few benches to sit and view the lake. On the other side of the road is an Inspection Bungalow (IB) which has a good


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A little beyond Ramanagara, is the village of Kengal with a temple of Hanumantha. Near the Mysore Road junction is a water tank built in the shape of a mace and is interesting to see as also the temple of Hanuman at Kengal. Here a deviation to the right leads to the Kanva Reservoir tucked 8 kms away! This part of the road is not so good is manageable!

vantage point to get an overall view of t h e l a k e a n d t h e s c e n e r y.

Getting there: Drive on Mysore road beyond Ramanagra and after 55kms right beside the Kengal temple…take the deviation to your right and go further for 8 kms…Buses from Ramanagara and Channapatna also ply to this place. Food and water are to be carried. Kamat’s Lokaruchi is also good Kanva Reservoir is a large water body p l a c e t o e a t / p a c k f o o d ! created by a dam built across the river Kanva, a tributary of Cauvery. The dam, B V Prakash constructed in 1946 for the purpose of irrigation, has five more gates now. CMYK

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The Social Network You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begin in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications!

Cast: Jesse Eisenberg (Mark Zuckerberg) / Andrew Garfield (Eduardo Saverin) / Justin Timberlake (Sean Parker) / Brenda Song (Christy Lee) The Social Network is a 2010 drama novel ‘The Accidental Billionaires’ (2009). film (timeless story of friendship, loyalty, greed and betrayal) is about the founding of the Internet social networking website Facebook. The film told in Rashomon style (from three points of view) is directed by David Fincher. Aaron Sorkin adapted his screenplay from Ben Mezrich's nonfiction


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DON’T MISS: ‘Nammooru Bengaluru’ contest on Page 7