Archive for October, 2019

Grassland Story, Vol-II

October 27, 2019
Mahesh Bhat

Sometime in August of 2011,  a senior IAS officer, the then  head of Bangalore Development (Destruction?) Authority, stood on the Hesaraghatta grassland and declared “Birds? What birds? I cannot even see a sparrow”. So I was told. The government of…

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My work on preserving the catchment of Hesaraghatta

October 18, 2019
Mahesh Bhat

It was in the late 90s when Hesaraghatta dawned on my horizon. Later on when I got married and moved to Hesaraghatta in 2001, the reservoir was an everyday sight. In 2004 after successive drought years the lake dried up…

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Kadri Gopalnath

October 13, 2019
Mahesh Bhat

The great saxophonis Kadri Gopalnath passed away recently. A sad news for connoisseurs of Indian classical music. I had made an extensive photo series on him in the mid 80s, when he was in his 30s. I was a teenager…

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