Monday, December 14, 2015

Theatre Activities for Kids


Smart Move, near Ulsoor Lake
By Brinda Jacob-Jarvin

http://smartmove.co.in/classes/
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AHA - Theatre for Children
Rangashankara, JP Nagar

http://www.rangashankara.org/home/rangatest/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=15

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Attagalatta

Attagalatta in Koramangala has regular weekend activities for kids, some theatre too - 
https://www.facebook.com/AttaGalattaKoramangala

Mail thebookstore@attagalatta.com to get on their mailing list.

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 Vikram Sridhar: The Mechanical Engineer Who Turns Storyteller On Weekends

http://lifebeyondnumbers.com/vikram-sridhar-mechanical-engineer-who-turns-storyteller-on-weekends/​

He does these weekend Little Cloud Sessions at Ranga Shankara for children. By the way, he has a group for adults too, Tahatta.

He also has this -

Around the Story Tree: https://www.facebook.com/AroundTheStoryTree

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Happy Cow
By Evam

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/evamhappycow


Saturday, November 28, 2015

Get that annual eye check-up done

Which one of your current problems would you exchange for blindness?

Get an annual eye check-up done if you are above 40. Takes around 10 mins to check for glaucoma. But those few minutes could make or break your life.

Because: ​
  • Most people with glaucoma have no early symptoms or pain from increased eye pressure.
  • You are losing eyesight gradually, but you don't know it until the pain starts - the eyesight you have already lost is irreversible.
  • ​Without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness within a few years.
  • The direct cause of the blockage in the eye is as yet unknown.
  • Age and heredity have a huge part to play​. Ask your parents if anyone in the family has ever had glaucoma.
  • Even the most fit and healthy person can get glaucoma. There is nothing you can do to prevent it happening - though diabetes and other conditions could increase the chances.
  • There is a high prevalence of glaucoma in India, see article below.
  • The only way to protect oneself from losing sight to glaucoma is by early detection.
  • If the blockage is caught early enough a laser procedure can be done to prevent glaucoma and nerve damage.
http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/glaucoma-eyes

Silent thief of sight - 'Glaucoma' on the rise​​

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/Silent-thief-of-sight-Glaucoma-on-the-rise/articleshow/18712486.cms

Saturday, January 19, 2013

To Prevent Cutting Down of Trees

Q: Is it necessary to take permission to cut a tree in my compound?

Ans:Yes, To control the indiscriminate felling of trees, the Government of Karnataka has enacted “The Karnataka Preservation of Trees Act, 1976”. This act has come in to force on 17th day of July, 1976. Under this act, no person shall fell any tree or cause any tree to be felled in any land, whether in his ownership or occupancy or otherwise except with the previous permission of the Tree Officer.

http://karnatakaforest.gov.in/english/faq/faq.htm

Numbers to call to report tree-felling: http://karnatakaforest.gov.in/english/contacts/contacts.htm

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Where to buy Cheese in Bangalore

Food World Gourmet on M.G Road
Near the Apple storeroom, towards the St.Mark's road side. Right next to Health and Glow, in the basement. A green board.

Food Hall, 1 MG Mall
Opposite Taj Vivanta, M.G. Road (Trinity Circle - the other end of MG Road - you can see this huge new Mall there)

Spar Super Market, Mantri MallMalleswaram  (all their outlets should have foreign cheese)

Godrej Nature's Basket in Indiranagar+(91)-(80)-25207401, 25207402
http://www.naturesbasket.co.in/
No.514 A, Ground Floor, Near To ICICI Bank, CMH Road, Indira Nagar

Sorbet, Indira NagarPhone:  (080) 25202786
Mobile:  9686202726
Address:   2041, 1st Cross, 17th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indira Nagar
Landmark:  Near Adidas Showroom

Vallombrosa Cheese, made by Benedectine Monks
On the outskirts of Bangalore, in KR Puram. And many people vouched for their cheese.

http://www.vallombrosacheese.com/

Food Forethought
These guys deliver cheese home! http://www.foodforethought.in/

La Fromagerie (Cheese Express)
French Cheeses, AOC cheeses, Gourmet Cheeses
#88, 11th Cross, 1st Stage, Indira Nagar
080 2521 9675

On FB: https://www.facebook.com/cheeseexpress?sk=info

Namdhari's also has a small collection, usually.

Where to learn Spanish in Bangalore

Institute of Foreign Languages and Culture: http://www.iflac.net/
A lot of people apparently choose this place to study Spanish, and they have a branch office in Vasant Nagar, on Palace Road - http://www.iflac.net/ContactUs.htm
Here are the profiles of their Spanish teachers: http://www.iflac.net/Instructors.htm 
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Recommended by one of my old MA students, who's been learning Spanish, and has been a French teacher for many years now, so she understands language teaching techniques:

"I am going to Nishita for Spanish lessons. She is almost like a native speaker as she grew up in Spain and did her studies in a Spanish medium school there. She stays in Frazer town now and gives lessons as per the requirements of each person and according to their timings. I have been to other places too and have been very dissatisfied. H

Her number is - 9743208034. "
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Info from two people, one of them is my MA student/French teacher who has learned Spanish from her while she was working at TCS, says she's good:

Sonia Chugh: 98866-62541; land 25551693
She teaches at Alliance Francaise.  She is good both at French and Spanish.' 
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Don't know anyone who's actually studied here, but it exists :)


Instituto Hispania
http://www.institutohispania.com/
First Floor, 14, Albert Street,Richmond Road Cross,
Bangalore 560 025
Telephone:91-80-4147 9175, 91-80-4147 9176, 91- 997 218 1874
Email:
infobangalore@institutohispania.com
 It's in a side-street close to Reynold's Guitar Store.
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My friend's friend Karol who is a Spanish teacher - 99459 77055 - she lives on Sarjapur road.
ere with Nishita, I am finally getting what i was looking for and am extremely happy learning Spanish from her.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Good Psychiatrists in Bangalore

Replies from various people:

Dr Srinivasan St John’s hospital
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I know of this lady. Tara Mathew - she can be contacted at her office in Koramangala at 25533590 or 25534385. I don't know if she is a psychologist or a psychiatrist but she's supposed to be very good. She has a clinic I think in Indiranagar or Koramangala.
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Take her to Parivarthan ASAP. They have doctors/psychiatrist, specialist and of course counsellors too. They are the best gateway to get to others. NIMHANS is another option, but considering how huge and busy it is, it may be a challenge- but it is certainly a good 2nd options.
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Dr Bhide at St Martha's is supposed to be very good.
Dr Ajit Bhide, Sanjay Nagar,
call home after 10 PM or before 9 AM: 08023411600,
cell: 9243115266.
Asha, a good friend of mine Dr Ajit Bhide is a psychiatrist and is available at Medinova and is a consultant at St Martha's.
His email id is: drajitbhide@gmail.com
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Dr. Sobha Krishnan. Mobile – 9900213739
Available in Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road (Opposite IIMB)/ MindTalk JP Nagar/ Rajsekhar Hospital, JP Nagar
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Dr. M J Thomas
He visits Sagar Apollo in Jayanagar, but I am not sure if he also has a personal clinic. You can reach him at 98450 03762
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Asha - Dr. Ravishankar at Amar Jyoti Clinic in Indiranagar. I believe he is very good and practical.
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A very good friend of ours is a psychological counsellor, talk to her she will be able to suggest a good psychiatrist and help family members deal with the situation.
Her name is Jayshree and she stays in yelahanka. Her mobile no is 9844400736.
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Dr C.R. Chandrashekhar is an awesome doc. He gives talks on mental well being, he's HOD of psychiatry at NIMHANS.He has converted his house to a free counseling center which is full of kind people. I guess the doc will recommend a counseling center closer to where this lady lives. The process is not official at all, it's kept very casual. Refusal to get counseled is very common, there is also something called proxy counseling, where a family member can get counseled and pass on the message or something like that
Dr C.R. Chandrashekhar
98456 05615
Samadhana Counseling Centre
080 26482929.
6.30 to 8.30pm Monday to Friday.

Good Nephrologists

Nephrologist- Dr. Sudharshan Ballal, Manipal Hospital.

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Dr. Jacob Chacko Korula retired prof and HOD of CMC Vellore is currently available in Mission hospital in Bangalore.

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The best center would be Lakeshore Hospital at Cochin which has an exclusive Kidney Donation Center.That means the best treatment. Every month they do atleast 2 kidney transplants.

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In Bangalore its Manipal Hospital on Airport Rd or Columbia Asia at Hebbal

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Dr. K.S.Ramalingam, a chief nephrologist at Coimbatore Kidney Center

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The best Nephrologist in town is Dr. Ballal. He is number 1 in Bangalore and consults at Manipal.

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Dr C M Thiagarajan. He now sits in Bharathi Raja Hospital. Near T Nagar. Gemini Flyover, Chennai

His ph no - 098401 83886

Chitra is his secretary and her no is 098847 39882. Check his availability with her.

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There is hospital named NU trust in Bangalore with a doc named Dr. Venkatesh Krishnamurty. He is damn good and i can vouch for him. http://www.nuhospitals.com/contactus.php

The doctors there are pretty knowledgeable---besides the hospital specialises in nephrology and urology.

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You can try with Dr Balakrishna who is the Director of rangadore memorial hospital in Shankarpuram. He is a great doctor. My father has known him from last 25 years.