Friday, April 22, 2022

Making everyday, Earth Day

The first time we celebrated Earth Day was in 2010, to publicize the revival of our Puttakere among  residents in the area. At that point, we had no idea that we were in for a long haul. 

Earth Day 2010
Earth Day 2010 at South City Apartments, Bangalore (Pic: Ashok Das)

In fact, even when we registered PNLIT in June that year, we did so to assist BBMP and ensure that the lake doesn't relapse. Signing an agreement with them in May 2011 and becoming official custodians of the lake meant no turning, or looking, back for us, trustees. Since then, the lake, and we, have come a long way. 

Birds at lake
A serene morning at the lake, Apr 2022 (Pic: Nithya)

Folk concert at lake
Folk concert at the lake on 24th Apr 2022 (Pic: Nupur Jain)

Thanks to all who have been a part of this wonderful journey. We look forward to your continued support. Here is a glimpse of life at the lake this April 2022, but there's nothing like visiting it and seeing the wonders for yourself!

Removing litter from the water Apr 2022
Removing litter from the water (Pic: Nupur Jain)

Juvenile Great Cormorant (Pic: Madhurima Das)

Spot-billed Duck family
Spot-billed Duck family (Pic: Jayashree Govind)

Bees on flower
Water lilies abuzz with bees (Pic: Jayashree Govind)

Nesting box
Nesting box in water (Pic: Nupur Jain)

Nesting box occupied by squirrel
Nesting box occupied by squirrel (Pic: Ramu) 

It does indeed take a community to protect and nurture not just a lake but all natural resources. Wherever we are, let's do our bit to make the world a better place for our children to grow and flourish. Let them not have to fight the battles that we should have fought to make life on earth easier, cleaner, greener. 

Let's celebrate each day as Earth Day! 

Greetings to all. 
PNLIT team

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Upcoming evening of folk music

IME and PNLIT invite you to a mesmerizing evening of music at Puttenahalli Lake, where reputed international folk singer Savithakka will treat us to a selection of stirring Kannada folk ditties in her signature earthy voice, against the backdrop of the lake’s calming waters and the setting sun.

Savithakka will be accompanied by keyboardist and harmonium player Sri Ganesh Prasad and tabla player Sri Puttaraju Gonahalu.

Folk music Savithakka

Date: Sunday, 24th April 2022
Time: 4.30 p.m.
Venue: Puttenahalli Lake
Free walk in event with no registration needed.
All are welcome!

Folklore concert

About Savithakka

Born in Bengaluru Savithakka started learning at a tender age under the tutelage of her mother, a well-known singer smt. Neelambike. Savitha further honed her talents by training with senior mentors in the field of classical music, including Carnatic vocalist Ratna Shivashankar, and Hindustani vocalists Pandit. V. M. Nagaraj and Pandit. Dattatreya Joshi. She furthered her training in Sugama Sangeetha under the guidance of Sri M S Kamath and acclaimed music composer and sought-after mandolin master Sri N. S. Prasad.

Realizing the uniqueness in her voice, a base tonal quality that sets her apart from other singers, Savithakka began to carve a niche for herself by rendering folk music, Tatva pada, Bhakti Geete, Bhava Geete, in her own unique style.

As a folk singer, she has received recognition from All India Radio & Doordarshan. She has rendered her voice to the popular music album `Sharanu Janapada’ produced by lahari group, featuring authentic Kannada folk songs. Savithakka has sung for over 100 audio cassettes. As a contestant on the popular reality show, Kannada Kogile, she won the hearts of Kannadigas.

Monday, April 18, 2022

Upcoming Nature Walk by the Indian Music Experience (IME) on 23-April-2022

 A walk in nature makes us admire the creation and often arouses our curiosity. Let us understand and uncover the etymology of bird names in a scientific yet different way by walking in and around Puttenahalli Lake.

This nature walk will raise questions and encourage healthy conversation that will increase our knowledge about birds from a larger perspective.

Date: 23rd April
Timings: 4:30pm
Fee: INR 150

Kindly register early as limited seats are available.

Friday, April 8, 2022

'Birds and Cities' a webinar series by IME

The Indian Music Experience (IME) Museum is presenting ‘Birdsong,’ their annual exhibition from April 1, 2022 onwards for the next 4 months.

We are happy to share that PNLIT is one of the partners in this exhibition. Watch out this space for interesting events we are planning with IME at the lake.

Meanwhile, this Saturday do listen to Garima Bhatia , a well-known birder and photographer based in Bangalore in the new webinar series titled 'Birds and Cities'.

Event Details :

Birds are everywhere, in every habitat imaginable, but more importantly they are also present in our cities and around our homes, enriching our lives with their beautiful colours and enchanting songs.
'Birds and Cities' is a new webinar series by the Indian Music Experience Museum designed to take a closer look at the lives of our avian neighbours.
For the first session Garima Bhatia (birder, photographer and head of Early Bird) will introduce us to the beauty of birds that exist outside our balconies! This audio-visual experience is brought to you in partnership with Early Bird
Date: 9th April 2022
Timings: 10:30 am
Platform: Zoom