Err-bane Truth


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I along with my friend ( Badekkila Pradeep ) had recently made a short film one of the lost lakes in Bangalore city. The title of the film is Err-bane Truth. I am delighted to let you all know that the short film has won the ‘Lost Lakes of Bangalore’ short film contest organized by India Water Portal.


This is what the organizers of the contest had to say about our film:

In “Err-bane truth” ( a pun on our ‘urbane’ follies) Nishant Ratnakar and Badekkila Pradeep take on possibly the most striking of Bangalore’s lost lakes – Dharmambudhi tank…. Starting off on an imaginative note, the movie then traces the history of Dharmambudhi tank and the factors that lead to its demise in the mid-century. Dharmambudhi Tank was built by Kempe Gowda, the chieftain who founded Bengaluru. A Hoysala dynasty inscription dating back to 1247 AD mentions about Dodda kere. There are indications that Dodda kere was indeed Dharmambudhi Tank. Dharmambudhi Tank was so huge it spread its wings from Gandhinagar to Subedarchatram.

Drawing on the knowledge of experts the movie explores more broadly the role of urban lakes, paints an ominous picture of the future and offers a ray of hope through the restoration work done in Seoul.

For its overall coverage of the topic, research and high technical quality, India Water Portal is pleased to award the first prize in the General category of Rs 15,000/- to “Err-bane Truth” by Nishant Ratnakar and Badekkila Pradeep.

Do watch the entire video shared at the top of this post. Feel free to leave behind your comments on it.

For more on the contest, visit: http://www.indiawaterportal.org/lostlakes


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Nishant is a Bangalore, India based Wedding, Portrait & Editorial Photographer. He is available for assignments across India. He also conducts photography workshops and offers personal photography mentorship.
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Harsha
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I been to this place Cheonggyecheon, Seoul, SK.
but never knew the past behind it. this place is amazing.

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Harsha
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I been to this place Cheonggyecheon, Seoul, SK.
but never knew the past behind it. this place is amazing.

Remya
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Gud job guys. I feel proud to have been born in a country like ours, home to thousands of visionaries and great men like Sri Kempegowde. I feel ashamed at the same time thinking about the condition we have come to, now. With the help of people like you and me, changes can be made. Should be made. Lets work together a better world. Starting today, now. Peace.

Remya
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Gud job guys. I feel proud to have been born in a country like ours, home to thousands of visionaries and great men like Sri Kempegowde. I feel ashamed at the same time thinking about the condition we have come to, now. With the help of people like you and me, changes can be made. Should be made. Lets work together a better world. Starting today, now. Peace.

Punita
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Good one…!!!! A eye opener to many of us….

Punita
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Good one…!!!! A eye opener to many of us….

Karthik Shetty
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Take look at Aral Sea!!! It’s shocking, I remember studying this in school and finding it on Atlas Books…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aral_sea

Karthik Shetty
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Take look at Aral Sea!!! It’s shocking, I remember studying this in school and finding it on Atlas Books…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aral_sea

Bharath Bhogavimata
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Classic video – should be broadcasted in major TV channels more often, so that our people realize what we are doing.

Bharath Bhogavimata
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Classic video – should be broadcasted in major TV channels more often, so that our people realize what we are doing.

Mahesh Jodhpur
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Superb!!! A must watch for all Bangaloreans….

Mahesh Jodhpur
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Superb!!! A must watch for all Bangaloreans….

Arvindballal
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very good I liked it very much…..crisp. to the point and a good story narration. Keep it up

Arvindballal
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very good I liked it very much…..crisp. to the point and a good story narration. Keep it up

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