Posts Tagged "bangalore"

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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Right Livelihood

January 9, 2019
Mahesh Bhat

Few days ago I stopped by at a fruit cart the on my way home. As I parked my car by the sidewalk I noticed a man begging. He was sitting on the pavement, obviously in some kind of distress….

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Last days of REX

January 1, 2019
Mahesh Bhat

On 30th of December, 2018, I spent an afternoon photographing at Rex theatre on Brigade Road. I had seen many movies there. I had missed photographing Plaza theatre before it shut down few years ago. Theatre was full of nostalgia…

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On World Environment Day – June 5, 2017

June 5, 2017
Mahesh Bhat

I have been travelling between Bangalore and Mangalore for several decades now. The road passes through the Western Ghats, one of the biological hotspots of the world and repository to millions of species of flora and fauna. Though there is…

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LIGHT

November 13, 2015
Mahesh Bhat

LIGHT was a magazine that I had started in 1996. I was doing a lot of advertising photography then and the creative atmosphere in the country was pretty boring. There was no Internet and we didn’t much access to information…

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