Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Bangalore Heroes result announced

The results of Bangalore Mirror's campaign to recognize and acknowledge the city's heroes are out. Of the twenty-four nominees, six initiatives have been selected for the honour. PNLIT is not one of them, but we'd like to take this opportunity to thank all those who voted for us. We look forward to your continued support. May your numbers grow! :-)

To know more about the super six, please see the coverage in today's Bangalore Mirror Bangalore's six pack.

Thanks once again.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

PNLIT at the Baldwin Business & Career Fair

On 23rd November 2013, PNLIT had the opportunity to be at the first Baldwin Business & Career Fair, an initiative pioneered by my school alumni, the Baldwin Alumni Association - for Baldwinians, by Baldwinians. Special thanks to Major Goverdhan (from the organising team) who persuaded me to come down to Bangalore for this.

One of the primary objectives of this event, which is planned to be periodically held, is to create an interactive platform where eminent Baldwinians, industry leaders can inspire and mentor the high school and graduating students as they begin to make critical career choices for their future. It is expected that the students will benefit from these interactions and in turn contribute to national success in more ways than one. In the process, the old girls and boys of the school hope to build and leverage the power of a strong and vibrant Baldwin alumni network that will not only enrich our alma mater but also each other, personally, socially and professionally.

Baldwin Boys' High School, where the event was held, did not fail to impress, with its overall ambiance, infrastructure and students. It was amazing to note that everything that went into setting up the event had Baldwinians involved - shamiana, sign boards, flyers, volunteer clothes, food, first aid, music, etc. Baldwinian Rajan S. Mathews, the Director-General of COAI, was the Chief Guest. There were several speakers from an array of fields - sports, medicine, technology, law, finance, social work, architecture, corporate leadership, education, civil services, real estate, defence, communications, entrepreneurship, etc.    

Arathi talking to Mr Wilson (Principal, BBHS), Mr Rajan Mathews 

The PNLIT Stall

The PNLIT Stall had a good flow of traffic, especially children, who came by for the "I love our lakes" stickers that we were giving away. It was heartening to have a few of the Environment Studies students and staff attend our classroom workshop on environment conservation. 

Nupur, Chandini, OPR and I (and my mom Rukmani Manay who also spent the day at the stall) had some eye-opening interactions that we hope we can grow, and learnt a few things we can use while running our NGO and promoting the cause of lakes in Bangalore. (We also did a few other things like getting eyes tested, blood pressure checked, pranic healing and meditation...!)

Pictures of the event can be seen here.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Bangalore Heroes - Vote for PNLIT and Puttenahalli Lake

Puttenahalli Neighbourhood Lake Improvement Trust (PNLIT) is one of the 24 nominees for IZOD Bangalore Mirror's Bangalore Heroes, people "who stand out for the impact of their initiative and innovativeness of idea". 

Turning Puttenahalli Lake from a garbage and sewage dump into a fresh oasis for JP Nagar residents. Read the report on PNLIT here.

Based on public voting and selection by an eight member jury, Mirror will announce the top 5 changemakers of Bangalore. 

Online voting only.
Your vote will enable PNLIT to be in the top five. 

To vote, please visit: and look for 
Initiative: Puttenahalli (Neighbourhood) Lake Improvement Trust. You may have to scroll pages to find us. 

Voting ends on 21st November 2013.
Please vote, and please spread the word to others to vote too. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

PNLIT Calendar 2014

PNLIT is delighted to inform you that the PNLIT Calendar for 2014 is ready for printing. A sample page and snapshot of the 12 months are given below.

As you can see, each of these birds is a beauty, shot in high resolution by PNLIT Shutterbugs making the calendar itself a collector's delight not just for the new year but for all time to come. What makes the PNLIT calendar even more special is that these birds are seen in our own little neighbourhood lake, the result of PNLIT's effort to make Puttenahalli Lake an avian paradise!

The desk top calendar will be printed on A5 size quality art paper, 8 sheets, back to back, with durable wiro binding. The cost per piece is only Rs. 200. Postage extra. Sale proceeds will be used for the upkeep of the lake.

Buy a PNLIT Calendar for yourself! Gift it to your near and dear!
To book your copies in advance email <>. Corporate enquiries for bulk orders welcome. Please share this information with your contacts.