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Birding with teaching. On my last trip to Muthur, where we take English classes for 8th-10th Standard, offers a variety of birding opportunity. Some of the recent sitings are.
Short toed Snake Eagle(STSE). Just outside the school, high up we were able to recognize STSE. Downside is lot of bad quality silk worm which school throws for birds as their prey.

Short toed Snake Eagle

A brahminy starling enjoying the prey.

brahminy starling with silk worm


Cloth Donation is very common in social work. Most of us want to give our old cloth and for a social cause they are more than happy to donate. Thanks everyone who has such a like mind. But some of our volunteers in Pankhudi, gave more meaning to cloth donation when they came up with the idea of “absolute need”.

Pankhudi volunteers decided to roam around in the whole city(You just need to see your place :P). Finally they got those who are in “absolute need” and some happy faces …

Arrangement of cloths before donation. Mind it, most of it were new with minor fault.

After setting up all the cloths and boxes, guys were ON.

Downloading the material at sight

And here goes the donation...

And more.

HAPPY DONATION !! If anyone of you have such kind of stocks at home, do drop a comment here. We do “cloth donation” with “absolute need”.

SRMAB – grown with time

I had many times witnessed the classic work done by SRMAB kids in sports and dance. Yesterday, I remembered it again when Ram called me. Ram was one of the progressing students of SRMAB. While talking, he told me that he joined Vijaya college, which is off course one of the best colleges in Bangalore. Somehow felt happy that guys are getting benefited of what we are teaching. It’s almost more than 4 and half year to me. I never got problem in teaching, never got the complain that kids are not able to concentrate in class. And time passes so fast that boy who was a kid at 8th or 9th, is now in PUC final year and thinking perfectly what to do next in life and talks about girlfriends.

Here goes Ram, student of the year with Srinivas Sir, principal and founder, one of the most inspiring person for me.

3-4 weeks back, we decided to have quiz competition at SRMAB. Shardha, who handles lot of work at SRMAB, came with the complain that students are not doing too good in some subject and its good to give a holistic knowledge rather than just focusing on computer. For that purpose, we decided to take a quiz. It was beautiful to see that they go somewhere in the deep and replied to the answers so maturely.

We were organizing the quiz. Why on ground - that's our style. Photo courtesy: Priyanka Varma

More of such events will be definitely be our next step, whereas marking them “good” is important for us. Knowing theory and knowing where it exactly going are too different things and our education system now demand to have a correct balance of both. I want to say more but right now just enjoy the pictures. Probably some dancing competition :).

Roopani and Santosh performing the classic dance which was classic

Just adding the quiz paper for fun :).

Round 1: Here

Final Round: Here

Alright bird season is picking up and in that the team has decided to visit Valley School again. But just before the valley school, we met one more troop of birders and we decided to move little further and to go “Gulakamale Village”, a beautiful lake surrounded with lot of tree, farmland and wow no. of birds.

Wire tailed Swallow

River tern

Red Munia - Male and Femae

Tickell's Blue Flycatcher

Juv. Purple Rumped Sunbird in paddy field

Oriental Honey Buzzard

Small Blue Kingfisher

Blue Faced Malkoha

White rumped Munia

Egret at flight

Oriental White eye

Small Green Bee Eater

Scaly Breasted Munia

Oriental Honey Buzzard at flight

Ashy Prinia just after bath

Scaly Breasted Munia - Show the true color

And a beautiful view to see

Puttenahalli Lake – A beautiful lake now crowded with multi-floored building from almost 4 sides. Usha, one of the great nature lovers is fighting high to save the lake.. and I personally believe she will, if we are going to help us as well. Some of the pictures here from lake and a mini-forest nearby.

Common Coot and the love

Common Coot and the love

Shikra - Female. People have spotted it commonly there

Juv. Bronzed Winged Jacana

Through this blog, I will request more people to visit this lake and try to put a sense of importance of nature in people around.

Spotted Billed Ducks

Grebe Family

Great tit

Brahminy Kite - At flight

Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Pale billed Flowerpecker

Magpie Robin

Small Minivet

Some small creatures and butterflies…

Glassy Tiger


Luna Moth

The Baronet

Common Four-ring

Bamboo Treebrown

Common Castor

Common Rose

Jewel Bug

My attention to write is clear. I just want to tell, there is an amazing life existing because of a small lake which people like us want to finish. So, please have little concern and have a visit of lake. Important links: More picture sets:!/media/set/?set=a.10150412527131281.408683.569911280&type=1 (Vaibhav and Deepu)!/media/set/?set=a.10150325638368878.355992.587058877&type=1 (Deepa)!/media/set/?set=a.206795052721777.47299.100001738515620&type=1 (Sushil) – By Usha.

Posting so much about Bangalore, my hands never got tired, I thought to put some more recent pictures I have taken but then I thought to write something good which Bangalore chaps are doing. Here it goes:

Most of us know about Orissa Flood and Sikkim Earthquake, if you not, then you are software engineer like me who hardly go near TV. Yes, these disasters happened and happened recently. What a disaster cost can’t be explained in figure, though government try to give some figure, we should simple put one more zero at the end of it.

Flood - the level of water

Flood-Gopa Region

There are many more pictures but I hate sad pictures. So, pardon me here.

A NGO “Pankhudi Foundation” which operated in Bangalore and I am a proud member of it, started a campaign Nation-wide to get relief for Sikkim/Orissa victims. Lot of my Orissa friends are working at the spot and they are continuously providing me pictures/images and more important stats.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact any of these chaps at your place/location. If your home, don’t fall down in any of this, you can call last 2 no’s.

Where I can read more:

City Name Contact Email
Bangalore Mr. Mohan Rajendra/
Ms. Prathima Kharvi
+91 90357 75116 /
+91 87221 44753
Delhi Ms. Chhavi Negi/
Ms. Richa Singh
+91 99582 39780/
+91 88609 42604
Hyderabad Mr. Murthy Penugonda/
Ms. Jyoti Singh
+91 81218 76553/
+91 93947 34328
Mumbai Ms. Mukta Matta/
Mr. Akram Shaik
+91 98675 11042 /
+91 97735 63351
Pune Ms. Srushti Dhok/
Mr. Sangamesh Kallur
+91 94225 41951/
+91 97625 22467
Other locations Mr. Vaibhav Choudhari/
Mr. Satya Narayan Mohanty
+91 98867 96985
+91 99080 27775

How can you contribute?

  • Medicines, baby food, sanitary napkins and other immediate materials required.
  • Wheat, Rice, Pulses (Dal), Chiwra, Buiscuits, dry and packed eatables.
  • Clothes, bed sheets, blankets, Tarpaulin (Large plastic sheets), Mosquito nets.
  • Cooking utensils, ropes, feeding bottles, water purifying tablets.

Monetary Contributions(better you give me a call: +91-9886796985):

  • All Monetary Contributions will be utilized towards purchasing the above material in bulk and for transporting it to the relief camps
  • By CHEQUE/DRAFT drawn in favor of “GOONJ” or “MIGHTY CLUB” (No cash accepted). Please write your name, postal address, phone no, email id, and PAN no behind the cheque/draft for receipt purpose.
  • For online transfer, please get in touch with Sahayata representaives in your city.
  • All donations will be eligible for Tax Benefits under 80G and FCRA.
  • Your contribution will reach the needy through GOONJ or Mighty Club.

Taking material to Orissa or Sikkim is costly and difficult therefore GOONJ will be using the money we raise to buy materials from nearby cities

The LAST DATE for sending in your contributions is 20th OCTOBER 2011 .

K.R. Market

Welcome !!!

 Got few details from this link written by Deepa Mohan !!

 Flower Sellers inside K R Market.The central courtyard was a bustle with vendors and customers, striking their bargains.

The “Paytay, Kotay, Kerey, Thota” of the walk !!!

The “Paytay”, roughly translated, means “commercial centre”. The Krishna Rajendra Market area definitely continues to be one, from the time, approximately one hundred and fifty years ago, when it was designated as a commercial area. It remains, even today, a bustling hive of trade.

Apart from other businesses, K.R. Market, part of the old city area, is an important centre for those who buy flowers on a wholesale basis. Roses, ‘kakda’, ‘mallige’, ‘kanakambaras’, ‘sevanthige’, asters, ‘chendu hoo’ and ‘rudrakshi chendu hoo’ are bought from wholesale flower market (‘hoovina mandi’) and other places like Hosur, Timmapura, Salem and Tiruvannamalai of Tamilnadu, Nelamangala, Doddaballapura, Anekal, Chikkaballapura, Hebbal and Kumblahalli of Hoskote District.

Colorful !!!!

 We are here to buy & sell !!!

Pay me !!

Close up for you !!!!

Close Up 1 !!!

 These ladies are the playing most imp role, after this job they have 1 more job serving their families.

Busy sellers !!!

If the business goes well then you can see the smiling faces….

Happy faces !!!

Fine say bye to flower market its time for me to take to the other part of K.R. Market – Vegetable market….Many small traders stay around the wholesale market. The farm vegetables and fruits are shipped in by middlemen/wholesalers. They control the market and the prices. The farmers get very little, especially, when they grow a surplus. The retailers pick up their needs everyday starting 4 a.m., and carry their stuff to the various neighborhoods. Many small vendors work on a day to day basis borrowing money from loan sharks at rates of interest around 10% per day!

Man with proteins !!!!

Lighten it up !!!

 He was very busy in sewing the sacks & packing up the vegetables, he made his free time & posed for my camera….

Maamoo !!

These guys dont have retirement plan, pension plan etc… they have only one plan that is ” BE HAPPY WITH WHAT WE HAVE FOR TODAY “….

I dont have retirement !!!

Even i dont have retirement plan !!

Ah man, this old guy was very active in his activities, in which smoking is also a active activity which he does regularly…

Smo..KEY !!!

Fun time to relieve their stress..

Fun tym !!!

They took their tym to pose to our cams with a smiling face..

Posing tym !!!

Here comes our capsicum Raja….

Indha Capsicum Endhu !!!

Today’s rounds are done with this, i’m damn tired & i’m going.. you guys read my blog……

Tym to say bye bye....drrrrrr....!!!!!

10th result out for Karnataka board too

A much awaited time for me and many of us who write blog on Bangalore Captured.  On the informative note, you can check results here:

or you can send sms to 5600649 with sslc “enrollment no.”

There are so many student to whom I have interacted this year regarding study of 10th, maths, science, English and so on… One who were motivated and hoping for good result, my wishes are with them and one who were expecting bad result, i will say not matter too much. Chance is always there in life. My brother got 52 percent in 10th exam, it was a sense of intense sad in my home but he is doing a great job now. So, there is always a chance to improve.

CBSE education system has removed 10th exam because of many reasons, and personally I welcome that move. Some how these exams are not able to find best talents.

Cubbon Park

was just a short walk away for the first eight years of my life in Bangalore….and I was, of course, just a walker and a cyclist, never a birder or naturalist. And recently, having seen the bird species deplete almost before my eyes and Lalbagh, I have never felt that there could be a lot of varieties of birds in the Park.



asked me if I’d like to go with him and Radha to document some of the flowering trees of Bangalore, I agreed, and never thought of birds at all.

But the birds gave us a surprise….I realize that familiarity must have bred contempt (and ignorance) as I never thought I’d see so many birds today.

But the minute we stepped into the Park, a Spangled Drongo alighted on a Tabebuia argentea tree, and set off a bonus birding session….later, a mixed party of Ashy Drongos, Chestnut-tailed Starlings, added to by Spotted Doves, Rose-ringed Parakeets, and Common Mynahs, staged a spectacle that had us watching spellbound, our cameras switched off for the most part.

I’ve posted my SMS and account


and here’s the bird list…when we were not looking for birds at all….. an hour and a half of trees…with the birds being a great plus!

Barbet, Small Green
Barbet, Coppersmith
Cormorant, Little
Crow, House
Crow, Jungle
Dove, Spotted
Drongo, Ashy
Drongo, Black
Drongo, Spangled
Flowerpecker, Pale-billed
Flycatcher, Asian Paradise
Kite, Brahminy
Kite, Black
Mynah, Common
Mynah, Jungle
Oriole, Eurasian Golden
Robin, Oriental Magpie
Sparrow, House (yes, they were there, gearing up for March 20!)
Starling, Chestnut-tailed
Sunbird, Purple-rumped
Tit, Great
Waterhen, White-breasted

Perhaps…we should do the second Sunday outing to Cubbon Park instead of Lalbagh 🙂

Here’s a quick pic of the

Spangled Drongo

that I took…..

spangled drongo cubbon park 150311

It’s such a beautiful bird…

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