Lal Bagh – Earth is 4.5 billion years old. The big rock in Lal Bagh where the temple stands is 3 billion years old. Bellandur Valley was the biggest tank in Bengaluru. In the olden times there were more trees so there was more evaporation of water, but now since there
are fewer trees, there is less evaporation. There are 4 watch towers in Bengaluru and one of them is in Lal Bagh. The rock is white and black because of the presence of minerals. It is also home to lots of birds. The Chikoo tree in Lal Bagh is big.
Bull Temple & Bugle Rock – Bull Temple has the biggest Nandi statue- the sacred bull. Most of the rocks on the Bugle Rock have pits, which were used to light oil lamps. We saw a lot of bats which were making strange sounds. In the olden times there was a river nearby but now they put cement for people to walk on. In the temple there were 5-6 tanks. Every part of Bengaluru had a lake. In the dry seasons they grew Ragi.
RONIT SALWAN (G2-A)
Though there are treasures,
Scattered around the world
None of them mean as much,
As you to me
Though there are diamonds hidden in the earth,
And shooting stars in the sky
None of them are as rare,
As a friend like you by my side
Though there are few clovers
With four leaves
Finding them isn’t as lucky
As having you with me
Though there are rubies and emeralds
And pearls deep in the sea
Those treasures don’t mean as much
As your friendship does to me
URVASHI MENON & AIDA SANDY SHREE
Water – the other name for life
On September 5th, 2019, Ms Priya gave a talk on the relationships between the location of water and population distribution and systems of water storage and usage, both natural and man-made. These objectives were part of the first line of inquiry sources of water and distribution.
She explained how sources of freshwater had led to settlement of humans in the past and that the formation of the Egyptian civilisation was mainly due to the human settlement on the banks of the river Nile. Similarly, the Mesopotamian civilisation was due to the Euphrates and Tigris rivers and our very own Indus Valley Civilisation took birth
from the Indus river. The connection between the source of a river and population distribution came out clearly, once the students looked at the map.
She explained the different forms of natural and man-made storage systems in greater detail. We made connections to the present-day water requirement in Bangalore and how overuse and misuse are the main reasons for water scarcity. We discussed about the state of the lakes in Bangalore, like Bellundur and Varthur and how they have been destroyed due to pollution and misuse. We made connections between what was shared with us and
what has been our line of inquiry.