100 new ways: Hesaraghatta grasslands

Thirty kilometers from Mekhri circle, is 300 acres of pristine nature.


By Arundhati Venkatesh

Thirty kilometers from Mekhri circle, is 300 acres of pristine nature.

Just an hour’s drive from home – so near and yet… far from the madding crowd.

Farm fresh vegetables.

Riding into the wind, with a three year-old’s soft arms and face pressed against me.

The grasslands. Enjoying nature, relaxing and fooling around with the sheep and goats.

The last remaining grasslands in the region – let’s take a pledge to save it. Say NO to the proposal for a commercial theme park/film city.

Arundhati Venkatesh is an engineer by degree, a mother, an observer of life and people, a feminist, a minimalist and a compulsive maker of lists! An IT professional in her previous life, she now works for an NGO. She reviews children’s books at saffrontree.org. You can also find her at www.womensweb.in – an online magazine for the thinking woman. She records her adventures with her son at http://arundhativ.blogspot.com/

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The future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created--created first in the mind and will, created next in activity. The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. more

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