Posts Tagged "Water"

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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They built a barrage across river Krishna

May 5, 2016
Mahesh Bhat

It was 1988.. a year after I had moved to Bangalore. I wanted to shoot for India Today. Their office was on the corner of St.Mark’s and Residency Roads, in a small building next to the iconic Cash Pharmacy. Chidanand…

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