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Runners club – J P Nagar Miniforest

Millions dollar questions for the runners around Bangalore where to run, which is good track and many more. I do run across many places in Bangalore and from my blog, I will try to cover some of the good running place in and around Bangalore. I will add some of the snaps which will show the track condition.

First goes, J P Nagar – Miniforest – This is one of the long stretch in J P Nagar.

One complete round comes around 1.5 Km.

Opening and Closing time: 5 AM to 8 PM.

Ticket: No Ticket.

Do drop a comment or a feedback if you are a J P Nagar Runner.

J P Nagar - Mini forest Track

J P Nagar – Mini forest Track

J P Nagar - Mini forest Track - Selfie. If you want to take Mud path.

J P Nagar – Mini forest Track – Selfie. If you want to take Mud path.


Here is my endomondo run :




When summer blooms…



is in full bloom in the heat of summer…to me, the red blooms symbolize Grishma Ritu.


A tree from Madagascar, which has made itself part of the Indian landscape.


An incredible fact is that in the wild, this tree is endangered!But it seems to have been introduced all over the world:

“Delonix regia is endemic to the western forests of Madagascar, but has been introduced into tropical and sub-tropical regions worldwide. In the continental United States, it grows in South Florida, Southwest Florida, the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, ranging from the low deserts of Southern Arizona (to as high as Tucson), and Southern California. It also grows in the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Haiti, Hawaii, Mexico (especially in the Yucatan peninsula), Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, where it is the official tree of the islands. It is much loved in the Caribbean; many Dominican & Puerto Rican paintings feature Flamboyant Trees. It can also be found in The Bahamas. The Poinciana is the national flower of St. Kitts and Nevis. The island of Mauritius has widespread distribution of the Royal Poinciana where it announces the coming of the new year. The Royal Poinciana is regarded as naturalised in many of the locations where it is grown. It is a popular street tree in the suburbs of Brisbane, Australia. The tree is also found in India and Pakistan, where it is referred to as the Gulmohar, or Gul Mohr. In West Bengal (India) and Bangladesh it is called Krishnachura.”


I remember an avenue on the Maidan in Kolkata being called Red Road because it was an avenue of Gulmohar trees, and approaching aircraft during the British Raj, which used the road as a runway during WW2, seeing a carpet of red…which you can see in my photograph, too!

And here are the other colours of summer flowers on our roads:


Quiz competition at SRMAB

Last week, we had a quiz competition in SRMAB(Blind school located in J P Nagar), it was fun and loved the number of correct response made by kids.

1. Devanahalli : site of the new Bengaluru airport is the birthplace of ………… Tipu Sultan.
2. Highest rain fall in Karnataka …………Agumbe
3. The largest place in Karnataka where we do gold mining … Kolar (Kolar Gold Fields)
4. Lalbagh has been made by …………… HyderAli for Tipu sultan.

Discussing with team members

Discussing with team members

One of the teams

One of the teams

Tell the exact word: (R-5)

1. A country is rich in raw material, ore and service and want to give to another country. This process is called ………… export
2. a ball directly thrown about the weist height in cricket is ……… beamer
3. A book written by self about the life and lesson ……… autobiography
4. The closed area declared where animals/birds are free to live and die naturally … sanctuary

Pankhudian taking quiz

Pankhudian taking quiz

Question for Audience:

2009, the Karnataka Khadi Gramodyoga Samyukta Sangha was the sole manufacturer of the flag of india.

Know about person: (R-2)

1. This person is known as Human Computer – Shakuntala Devi
2. Which person is known as Missile Man of India – A P J Abdul Kalam
3. Who is known as “Father of Karnataka music”? Purandara Dasa
4. Gave India its first medal at the Paralympic Games after bagging a silver in the Men’s High Jump F42 1.74 m – Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda from Karnataka.

Highest in India. (R-3)

1. Highest waterfall in India … jog falls.
2. Highest mountain peak in India …. K2.
3. Award, highest civilian – Bharat Ratna
4. Highest Gallantry award– Param Vir chakra

Internet and world (R-4)
1. biggest social networking site – FB
2. biggest video sharing site – Utube
3. biggest search site … google.
4. biggest reference/information site … wiki

Health Awarness: (R-6)

1. Blood is filtered by which organ – Kidney.
2. Why we add iodine in salt – thyroid problem and mental sickness.
3. How HIV affects the system – reduce the immune power and made the body weak.
4. Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) Problem which generally cause mental problem and blindness is due to because genetic problem.

Make it large: (R-7)

SMS – Short Message Service
ATM _ Automated teller machine
BBMP stands for Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike
RBI – Reserve Bank of India


1. Yama, the god of death in Hinduism, uses what animal as his transport? Buffualo
2. In the epic Ramayana, which bird tried to prevent Ravana from carrying Sita away? – Jatayu
3. What is the name the vehicle of Ravana in which he could fly to any destination and which had unlimited seating capacity? – Pushpaka vimanam
4. In the epic, Ramayana, Rama asks Hanuman to fetch him a medicinal herb that grew in the Himalayas. What was its name? – Sanjeeveni Buti

Sports and Cricket:

1. Highest no. of 6 in his career – Afaridi
2. 1st Indian to win Olympic Gold medal in any individual event – Abhinav Bindra
3. Most 5 wicket in inning – Waqar
4. ODI highest total by which team – Srilanks 443 against Netherland.

Past, Present and Future…

Here’s a nice image of the past and the present, juxtaposed…

ykshgna car RS 020511

This was right next to Ranga Shankara, where I had gone to watch the end-of-workshop presentation that the children were doing for their parents and others. The mural is of a Yakshagana artiste, with his colourful headgear…. a popular art form in the past. The present is the increased pace of life, represented by the automobile. This car is the Maruti Alto. Maruti  truly brought car ownership to the masses in India.

And what happens when the past, and the present, inevitably, melt into the future? Here’s what will take one to the hereafter:

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We love to euphemise, so this is termed (on the back of the vehicle) a “Vaikunta Yatra Vehicle” (Vehicle to travel to heaven)! On the side, though, in Kannada, is written, “uchita shava sAgisuva vAhanA” (free vehicle to transport a corpse)! That seems very matter-of-fact….

That was a slice of life in J P Nagar…all the tenses, and life and death….co-existing peacefully, within the space of a few yards!

Webs of Light….

When I go for my morning walk around the Mini Forest, in J P Nagar 3rd Phase, it’s often dark, and so it’s easy to see the magic of the cobwebs that the spiders spin, to catch the insects that are drawn to the light….

light web 190111 mf

That’s the way the web starts…on some lamps, the creation is quite impressive:

cobweb   down 190111 mf

In the dark, the filaments of the web seem to be made of light themselves….a light-trap, to catch the unwary, that the predators build of gossamer….just look at the strength of the web, that can trap so much debris and hold it up without breaking!

cobweb full 190111

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