Archive for November, 2013


Conserves water and effort
Lower frequency of watering
Low on maintenance
Veggies have higher survival rate
More productivity per unit area

Workshop Content

Demonstration of a wicking bed Set up
Alternative ways to build the bed
Natural nutrient management
Open discussion on best practices

Important Details

Workshop Date: 1st December 2013
Location: Banashankari
Fees: Rs 500


# 20, 3, 3rd main, Shakambari Nagara, Kanakapura road, Bangalore Landmark : near Banashankari Temple

Please reach the venue by 9:30 AM so as to start on time

Registration details: http://goo.gl/wlHi9m (RSVP)

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Bhoomi Network offers
An Organic & Terrace Gardening Workshop

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Date: 14th December 2013, Saturday

Time: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Venue: Bhoomi Network

C/o. Prakriya School Campus,
Chikkanayakanahalli Road,
off Doddakannalli;
Sarjapur Road
Bangalore – 560 035.

For whom: People who wish to take charge of their ‘wellness’ and ‘health.’

For generations in India, having a kitchen-garden was integral to a complete home, where freshness and nutrition from a variety of vegetables were given significance and the words ‘pesticides’ and ‘chemical fertilizer’ were unheard of. There was no concept of wastage because everything was re-used in some form or the other. Natural resources were respected and utilized responsibly so as to preserve them for future generations – that was the prevalent culture! This forgotten and neglected way of life in urban spaces needs to be revived.

Why do urbanites have to grow organic food for consumption?

Due to migration of people to urban areas, fertile agricultural land has been converted into houses and other infrastructures thus reducing the land for cultivation. But there is a movement around the world today to transform this barren city-scape into a green and valuable contributor to health and ecological balance. Estimates show that as many as 20 million people are engaged in urban agriculture all over the world. Half of Latin American cities, 72% of urban – house holds in Russia and 14 largest cities in China produce 85% of the vegetables not only from terraces but also on empty sites, unbuilt areas, parks, etc.

In this age of pesticide-driven agriculture most of the vegetables and fruits available in the market seem to add to human diseases and ill-health. But they are packaged well and look good on the shelf. How can we then be sure if we and our children are eating pure and fresh foods? The best way to grow our own organic vegetables and greens.

What do we believe in – chemical fertilizers and pesticides, decorative plants and imported grass which yield neither flower nor fruit – or do we believe in safe, flavourful, native, nutritious produce for our kitchens? It is for us to choose and learn a meaningful way of spending some of our leisure time.

What you can expect from the workshop?

This workshop will help us understand the basic principles of gardening and then apply it to our own context – homes, apartments or terraces. This workshop will focus on the practical aspects, so that we get a first hand experience with earth, soil, compost, nutrients on the field. It will include pest and disease management also.

Rajesh Thakkar committed to organic gardening and farming will be the faculty for this workshop.

Gardening is a healthy hobby, not only to keep one engaged for a couple of hours in a week but it gives the pleasure of being in the midst of a growing garden. Let’s jointly experience this workshop and start making our own little gardens.

With best wishes,



Bhoomi Network

Registration Details

Fees: Rs 1200/- per person (Lunch & Snack included)

Limited number of seats

*Registration closes by 12th Decmber 2013 (Thursday)

Contact Person : Santhi

Contact No: 9449853834 / 080 – 28441173

Please send in the details of your Name, contact numbers and email id along with the payment.

Mail, payments by cheque to:

Bhoomi Network

No,70, Prakriya School Campus,

Chikkanayakanahalli, off Doddakannalli;

Sarjapur Road, Carmalaram Post

Bangalore – 560 035

Online Payment Details

Beneficiary Name: Bhoomi Network

Current Account Number: 106304180000427
IFSC Code: SVCB0000063
Bank Name: The Shamrao Vithal Co-op Bank Ltd.,
#780, 80 Feet Road, 4th Block,
Koramangala, Bangalore – 560 034
Branch: Koramangala

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Abandoned by their near and dear ones, here is Home away from Home for
Elderly… Om Ashram, http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage


Support the cause and enjoy your evening with some soulful Sufi music and
support the elderly of Om Ashram in Bangalore, so they may have a blissful,
secure and permanent home:) Spare 2 minutes to check this video:

Donor passes are Just Rs. 750, 500 and 300 only. Kindly ask 1 friend to buy
for a cause.


If you face problem buying tickets online contact please contact me for
physical tickets (prarthana@ivolunteer.in)

Warm Regards,

Prarthana Unkalkar Kaul

Regional Head – East and South

No. 10, KHB Colony, Koramanagala 8th Block, Bangalore – 560095

Tel 91-80-41466568 | Mob 91-99803 50180


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someone who did!!! 🙂

From: Prarthana Unkalkar Kaul [mailto:prarthana@ivolunteer.org.in]
Sent: 19 November 2013 20:00
Subject: RE: Volunteer for the event in Aid of OmAshram Trust, Old Age

Volunteersssss where are you all????? Hope you have blocked your calendar
for 23rd evening with your family and friends??? Hope you are spreading
awareness on your social networking sites, bought tickets, sold some too???

3.5 days to go and lotttt of tasks in hand. For those who registered online
kPsvHqtnuxRnr9PQc4yQ/viewform to volunteer will get an email from me shortly
on your tasks for next 4 days : ) For those who are still interested to
volunteer for the cause can quickly register at above link: ) Volunteer’s
task’s mentioned in my previous email below: )

Also if you are in game or not for the day, few simple things you could do
and help offline:

* Motivate your family and friends to be part of the music – Remember
Music has healing power…. It has the ability to take people out of
themselves for a few hours….. It’s something we are all touched by… No
matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music… MUSIC in itself is
always healing for the one who renders and the one who hears….. It’s an
explosive expression of humanity…. So be part and get many along to join the
SOULFUL SUFI MUSICAL EVENING…..In Aid of Omashram Trust-Old Age Care…
* Promote on your FB page: ) I and Geeta are already spamming a lot;)
but we can reach to our networks only, last 3 days and it will be great to
see you sharing it on your FB page and making poster of event as your FB
cover page… Plssssssssssssss J More details at
* Other Social networking sites – Talk about it on all your social
* Word of mouth: Next 3 days whenever you speak to anyone, don’t
forget to speak about this event and encourage manyyyyy to join the event: )
* Last but not the least encourage people to donate for the cause….

Thanks and Look forward to seeing many of you as audience with your family
and friendsJ Buy ticket now!!!! And ya don’t miss 10 ticket pe ek ticket
freee : )

Happy Volunteering and ya Enjoy some soulful Sufi music and support the
elderly in Bangalore, so they may have a blissful, secure and permanent

Warm Regards,

Prarthana Unkalkar Kaul

Regional Head – East and South

No. 10, KHB Colony, Koramanagala 8th Block, Bangalore – 560095

Tel 91-80-41466568 | Mob 91-99803 50180


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We have a blood donation camp with Varalakshmi Geleyara Balaga, above Laxmi Store, 9th Main, 3rd Cross, Indiranagar, HAL 2nd Stage, Bangalore near Indiranagar Club on Sun 24th Nov 2013 from 10.00am to 1.00 pm.

Please join/spread the message of this camp for eligible blood donors from that area to join and donate blood at the camp which will be collected by Lions Blood Bank. Those who would be joining for the camp may please email me.

With regards

Alphonse Kurian
Lions Club of Bangalore Sanjaynagar
(M) 094488 12330
Enrol as blood donor on http://www.lionsbloodline.com
Email mail@lionsbloodline.com

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Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Saturday, November 30, 2013 from 8:45 AM to 5:30 PM (IST)

Embassy Golf Links

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We got online over FB exactly an year back. We are back with a bang with our Offline (in-person) event which will be for a FULL complete day. What to expect? 15 speakers, 15 sessions – Community Speakers, Microsoft Speakers, Experts and more !!! Rough Topics Lined up: – Big Data on Azure – Visualization “Big Data” Data – PowerPivot and PowerView – ColumnStore Index – InMemory OLTP a.k.a Hekaton -…

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BASC http://www.bangaloreascenders.org/ in association with Sankalp India Foundation http://www.sankalpindia.net/drupal/ is organizing Blood Donation Camp to minimize the shortage of Blood at Indira Gandhi institute of child health hospital, a government hospital which treats young children has been badly hit by the severity, they need all groups of blood.

We understand the urgency of blood across Bangalore and let us join hands in donating blood to minimize the shortage. As Ascenders are always proud to support the cause in our individual capacity, let us join hands once again.

With your overwhelming support, we are forging ahead and helping the community in need. We would request you, your family and your friends to join us at this blood donation initiative and make the task a success one. Let us make Bangaloreans proud.

We will be meeting at the below venue

Location: Indira Gandhi institute of child health hospital.
NIMHANS campus,
Bangalore – 560029
Ph : 080-2244 3143

Date : 23rd November 2013

Time : 10 AM – 11 AM

Map: http://goo.gl/maps/B1W6W (drag point A to your location)

Donors please register in the below link. We will get back to the donors with the rest of the details. Please note that registered donors can re register once again and previous registered details will be replaced with the current registration details.

BASC Blood Donors Registry

Team – BASC Social Causes
Blood Donation Initiative.
Bangalore ASCENDers [BASC ]
Explore Nature…..Don’t Exploit!

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Participate in the NSRCEL Marketing For Start-ups seminar to generate ideas on how you could leverage this crucial tool to make your business more successful. It is anchored by Prof. YLR Moorthi author of “Brand management – the Indian context”

Marketing For Start-ups
Time Schedule
09:30 to 09:55 Registration & Networking
09:55 to 10:00 Introduction to Forstartups & NSRCEL
Mr. Kesava Reddy, Chief Evangelizer, NSRCEL
10:00 to 11:15 Demystifying Marketing For Start-ups(When to start marketing?
Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) Prof. YLR Moorthy
11:15 to 11:45 Tea & Networking
11:45 to 12:45 Marketing vs. Sales: What is the Difference? Mr. Sanjeev Gadre


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