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A green music festival in Bangalore (From Daily News & Ananlysis)

By Sindhu Murthy | Place: Bangalore | ( DNA ) | Published Date: Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 The environment has always been a pet cause for many Bangaloreans, more so now with the Metro eating into the city’s greenery and no substantial replacements for felled trees being initiated. But if you thought disruptive ways such as organising protests and marches was the only way to seek the attention of the government, MS Prasad and Praveen D Rao, the founders of Prakruthi, a non-profit organisation, say there’s a musical approach to it. Prasad says, “ Prakruthi Habba aims to spread awareness about nature through the medium of music. We want to use music to communicate all our concerns. Through this 26-week music festival at the bandstand in Cubbon Park, we want to eco-sensitise people in the midst of lush greenery, devoid of any pollution.” Every week, musical programmes will centre around a certain theme or a certain poet’s compositions and eminent musicians will perfor

Count Your Blessings – an Eastern Fare initiative

(From MeriNews ) Members of Eastern Fare at Anandashram EASTERN FARE Music Foundation , a premiere music institute in Bangalore, India, added a splendid twist to their Diwali celebrations this year. In continuation with their philanthropic initiative ‘Count Your Blessings’ established earlier this year, the students of the institute visited senior citizens home cum orphanage called ‘Anandashram’ on November 7, 2010. Anandashram is a society for senior citizens, destitute children and also empowerment of underprivileged women. Situated opposite Jal Bhawan in Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore, the society houses nearly 30 elderly residents and around 20 destitute children and provides training on tailoring and knitting to underprivileged women. The society neither has any government funding nor any major corporate aid. However, the managing ladies Dilshad and Fathima mentioned that they can avail subsidised rates at various hospitals and medical institutes for the treatment of the elderl