Saturday, April 29, 2017

Guide for parents relocating to North Bangalore

Moving to a new city involves rebooting your entire life. If you are parents of school going children, who have just moved into North Bangalore, you are probably looking around for facilities to keep your life running smoothly again.

Bangalore city, officially renamed to Bengaluru, is the state capital of Karnataka. It has a population of 8.5 million. The city was established by Kempe Gowda, a chieftain under the Vijayanagar Empire. In the 19th Century, The British developed a Cantonment, that represented the British Military presence.

Bangalore has since then grown rapidly and is famously known for its green spaces and IT industry.  It is famous for iconic food places like Vidyarthi Bhavan and MTR, spaces for theatre enthusiasts like Ranga Shankara & Chowdiah Memorial, shopping hubs such as Brigade Rd. and Commercial Street, and green spaces like Lalbagh and Cubbon Park. It is home to prestigious organisations like the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Indian Institute of Management(IIMB), Indian Institute of Science(IISc), National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) and National Law School of India University (NLSIU).

North Bangalore is one of the most rapidly developing areas of Bangalore city, in terms of real estate, tech parks, entertainment, healthcare and other amenities. It includes areas like Hebbal, Jakkur, RT Nagar, Yeshwanthpur, Sahakarnagar, Yelahanka, and Devanahalli. It is located in close proximity to both the airport and railway station. The KIADB Aerospace park and SEZ is being developed close to the airport. The area will also house new IT parks. Shell, the renowned petrochemical company, has already expanded its presence in India with its global Shell Technology Centre at Devanahalli.
Here is a handy guide of places that are relevant to your life in this part of the city.


The Kempegowda International Airport, previously known as Bangalore International Airport (Code: BLR) is located at Devanahalli, about 30km from TRIO World Academy, Sahakar Nagar. The travel time from the airport to our school is less than 40 minutes.
It is easily accessible via the NH7 or Bellary Road. With a high frequency of flights to various cities of India like Kolkata, Hyderabad, Surat, Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Guwahati and Mumbai as well as flights to countries like Thailand, South Korea, Bangladesh, Nepal and Malaysia, it offers a quick and convenient way for students to travel during weekends or other events. BMTC provides frequent AC Volvo buses to & from Airport. On-demand taxi services like Ola, Uber can be used via their respective apps or Airport taxi can be hailed from the airport.

Railway Station
The KSR Bengaluru City railway is centrally located and easily accessible from Hebbal. The station is connected via the Namma Metro Rail Service and the Kempegowda Bus Station. The distance from City Railway station to Trio is 11.6 km and can be reached with 45-50 minutes time. Yeshwanthpur & Bangalore Cant. are the other major stations close to Trio. Many trains halt or depart from these stations.

Traveling within the city - Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation(BMTC)

BMTC provides a highly organised public transportation facility within the city. It has major bus stations at Majestic, Shivajinagar and KR Market and 10 TTMCs at places including Shantinagar, Yeshwantpur, and Kengeri . The buses connect all major localities in the city. They also provide frequent AC Volvo bus services to IT hubs like ITPL, Manyata Tech Park, and Electronic City, and special Airport Services. They offer monthly passes for regular commuters. It is located at 11.7km away from Trio and is a 40 minute commute.

Intrastate and Interstate road Travel - Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation(KSRTC)

KSRTC offers luxury buses for travel between Bangalore and other parts of Karnataka State and important cities/towns of surrounding states. The KSRTC bus station is adjacent to the BMTC bus stand as well as the City Railway Station. Tickets can be booked 30 days in advance either over their website or mobile app.


Bangalore Metro

The Namma Metro project is developing metro connectivity across Bangalore. Commercial operations began in October 2011 and are further being extended. The current route along the Green Line connect Sampige Road to Nagasandra.
The Purple Line connects Mysore Road to Baiyappanahalli (via Majestic). The planning for Phase III has begun and is said to connect The International Airport to Nagawara.
For the full schematic map, click here:
Taxi Service

Major players in the taxi-on-demand services like Ola, Uber, and Meru ply in Bangalore. They offer convenient booking services through mobile apps for autos, taxis and carpooling. These can be hailed from all urban areas.

If you are looking for a rented flat, Villa or gated community in North Bangalore or near Hebbal area, please visit the below mentioned portals.

Lookup rented properties currently available in North Bangalore.

Relocation and moving services

Global / National Relocation Services:

IGL Relocation : India: +91-22 2222 6666 USA :  +1 (732) 422-3871
Santa Fe Relocation Services: +91 80 4052 2222
One Touch Relocation Services: +91 (0)80 2545 0860, +91 (0)80 2545 0868, +91 99000 41715
Galaxy Relocation and Storage Co. +91 97421 66001, +91 72040 66001
Fastway Express: Bangalore(HEad Office) +91 80414 22222, +91 80 6772 2200, +91 98456 46464
USA  +1 646 627 8055, UK +44 125 226 8805
Crown Relocations: +91 80 4969 1700
Imove Global: Bangalore +91 9538480303, UAE +971-524632727 Singapore +65 86466667
Agarwal Packers and Movers: (24/7) +91 9300300300, +91 9860015001

Relocation within India/Bangalore
Leo Care Packers and Mover:  080 88555561
Lion Packers and Movers: +91 9900500000

Hospitals in North Bangalore/Hebbal

Many prominent, multispecialty hospitals have their branches at North Bangalore. All of the given hospitals are within 2km to 6km radius of Trio.

Columbia Asia Hospital - Hebbal

A multispecialty hospital located en route to the International Airport.
Contact No.  080 4179 1000

Motherhood Hospital - Sahakarnagar
A well-known chain of hospitals for women and child care, located close to Hebbal, and Jakkur. Contact No.  080 4666 0000

Aster CMI Hospital
A multispeciality hospital at Sahakarnagar on Airport road. Aster has several clinics around the locality including Manyata Tech park, Yelahanka New town, and New BEL road. It also offers facilities for international patients.
Contact No. 080 4342 0100

Bangalore Baptist Hospital
Bangalore Baptist Hospital is is a 340 bed multispecialty mission hospital located on Bellary Road at Hebbal.
Contact No. 080 2202 4700

Emergency Services –

Police Control Room - 100
Fire - 101
Nightingales Elders Helpline - 1090
Helpline for Children (Makkala Sahayavani)(24/7) - 10924
Women’s Helpline (Vanitha Sahayavani)(24/7) - 1091
Electricity Helpline (BESCOM) - 1912
Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) 24 Hr Helpline - 08022238888
Traffic Helpline - 1095  / 080-2294 3030 / 131
Suicide Prevention - SAHAI - 080-25497777
Fire Service Control Room     080-22971500
Ambulance - 108 / 105711 / 1062
Karnataka Red Cross 080 2226420

Blood Banks
Karnataka Red Cross Blood Bank 080 22268435
Navrang Blood Bank 080 23521233
Dr. Shivaji Rao's Blood Bank 22224044
HOSMAT 25543746
M S Ramaiah Medical Hospital 23606545 / 23606524

Gas Leakage Emergency Numbers
Bharath Gas:(Search by Locality)
Indane : 1906


Esteem mall
A well-known mall located at Hebbal.

Elements mall
Elements Mall is located at Nagavara, Bangalore, close to Manyata Tech Park. It is known for its shops, eateries and movie multiplex.

Orion Mall
Orion Mall is a premium mall in Bangalore, housed in the Brigade Gateway alongside the World Trade Centre, Sheraton Grand Hotel and Columbia Asia Hospital. It is located opposite to the renowned  the Karnataka Soaps and Detergents LTd. that manufactures the Mysore Sandal Soap. It is the third largest mall in the city with an area of 1.1 million sq.ft. It offers a 11 screen multiplex, bowling alley, gaming zone, food court, lakeside cafes and more.

Mantri Mall
The Mantri Square Mall is located in Malleshwaram. It houses several prominent clothing stores, hypermarket, bowling alley, multiplex and food court.


Hebbal Lake Park
The Hebbal Lake Park is a serene pocket of greenery in the bustling neighbourhood of Hebbal. It is home to many birds.A good location for a jog or early morning walk. The park is open on all days from 9.45am to 6.30pm.

Lumbini Gardens
A park on the banks of Nagavara lake at Hebbal. This park offers amusement rides, refreshment stalls, boating and a children’s park. Visitors are charged with an entry fee. It is open on all days of the week from 11am to 7pm.

Sahakar Nagar Walking Park
The Sahakar Nagar Walking Park is open to the public between 5am and 8pm. A pleasant location for a daily walk.


Here are some of the significant apartments and gated community located in north Bangalore.
TRIO World School offers bus pick & drop from most of apartment complexes in the following localities.To know about our bus routes & timings, visit -

Apartment Name    Locality

Fortuna Grand    Canara Bank Layout, Sahakar Nagar
Purva Park Apt    Cox Town
SOBHA Moonstone    Dasarahalli Outer Ring Road
Sobha Lifestyle    Devanahalli
Prestige Golfshire    Devanahalli
Bcil Zed Woods    Doddaballapura Main Road, Avalahalli
Prestige Oasis,    Doddaballapura Main Road, Rajankunte
Pebble Bay    Dollars Colony
Msr House    Gokula
Shobha Althea    Harohalli
Godrej Woodsman    Hebbal, Airport road
Godrej Platinum    Hebbal, Airport road
Mantri Webcity    Hennur Main Road
Salarpuria Goldsummit    Hennur Main Road
Sobha Emerald    Jakkur
Tata Aquila Heights    Jalahalli
Prestige Kenninington Park    Jalahalli
Prestige Wellington Park    Jalahalli
Purva Pavilion    Kempapura
Manthri Green    Malleswaram
Purvankara    Near Attur Layout Bus Stop
Ncc Aster Park Apt    Near Mother Dairy
Embassy Habitat    Near Mount Carmel College
Century Apartment    Near Sobha Amber
Nagarjuna Meadows    New Town Yelahanka
HM Builder    Next to BDA RT Nagar
Embassy    Next to BDA RT Nagar
G corp / Ramaiya    Next to Elements Mall
Krishna Villa    Opp Sobha city
Hoysala    Opp Vaibhav Theatre
RMZ Latitude    Opp Yelahanka Police station
Hanging Gardens    Opposite to Manyata Business Park
Living walls    Outer ring road
White House    R.T .Nagar
Brigade Gateway    Rajaji Nagar
Sterling Park    Sahakar nagar
Century Corbel    Sahakar nagar
Oscar Orchid    Sahakar nagar
Krishna Diamond    Sahakar Nagar
Beary's Lakeside Habitat (Twin Tower)    Sahakar Nagar
Sobha City    Thanisandra Main Road
Bhartiya City    Thanisandra Main Road
Sobha Chrysanthemum    Thanisandra Main Road
Prakruthi Apt    Thindlu Main Rd
Sriram Apartment    Virupakshapura
Heritage App    Yelhanka


Below are some of the hotels, located around North Bangalore.
•         Chairman’s Club Resort
•         M√∂venpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore
•         Hotel Ivory Inn
•         Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway
•         Vivanta by Taj - Yeshwantpur, Bangalore
•         The Royale Senate
•         Rio The Hotel
•         Royal Orchid Resort And Convention Center
•         Liwa

Tech Parks :

Kirloskar Business Park

The Kirloskar Business Park is located behind Columbia Asia Hospital at Hebbal. Some of the companies at this business park are Tata Global Beverages, Strand Life Sciences, Mahindra Comviva Tech, and Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd.

Manyata Tech park

Manyata Embassy Business Park is one of the most prominent tech parks in the city. It is located on the Outer Ring Road at Nagavara and is easily accessible from Hebbal. It houses companies such as IBM, Cognizant, ANZ, L&T Technology Services, Fidelity Investments, Target Corporation India,, NVIDIA Graphics Pvt. Ltd. and so on.

Disclaimer: We have tried to provide you with information that is as accurate and relevant as possible. However, the details given below may be subject to changes and you are requested to verify the same. We do not accept responsibility for any inconvenience, loss or damage arising out of your usage of the information published here.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The right and wrong way to discipline a child

As Parenting and Wellness Consultant – one of the commonest questions I get asked way parents is – “How do I discipline my child?”
Almost every parent I know struggles with discipline.
Parents want children to do certain routine tasks on time and children often refuse to do them. And this usually results in a parent child conflict with the parent eventually yelling at the child and the child either yelling back or beginning to cry.

A lot of parents try to circumvent these shouting matches by bribing children with rewards.
So parents make statements like “If you eat your vegetables – you can have dessert” or “If you finish your home-work – you can watch TV”

While these bribes work the first few times – very soon when the child hears “If you do…..” he starts thinking “What if I don’t do…….”

And as soon as this thought comes into the child’s mind – what was meant to be a bribe becomes a threat.

The child decides to experiment with the threat to see if it will actually be carried out.
So he refuses to eat the vegetables and then cries and begs for ice cream. He refuses to do his homework and then throws a tantrum to watch TV.

And this results in a power struggle.

It is a mistake to get into a power struggle with a child because it is a battle you can never win.
The easiest way to get past this problem is to tag tasks with rewards instead of threats by using the word “when” instead of “if”
So instead of “If you finish your homework – you can watch TV” if you say “When you finish your homework – you can watch TV” it works in two ways
First it tags the task with a reward that can be got by doing a task – so it turns into a game and something to look forward to. Second it hands the child control. The child does not feel like he has to bend down and obey his parent to get something he wants – he is now in control. He can control how soon he gets what he wants. And this motivates him to move faster.

Changing one word can make a world of difference to your relationship with your child in your day to day life.

It is important to remember that children learn how to interact with the world by copying our behaviour. The way we interact with them is the way they go ahead and interact with the world.
One of the most important things children need to learn from us is – how to negotiate with others and make contracts that serve their purpose and yet are not unfair to the opposite party.  
Every interaction we have with our children – every sentence we say to them – is an opportunity for us to teach them something.

When we are in a hurry and focus on getting things done quickly – we use the wrong words. As a result – our children learn nothing.
Always pay attention to what you are saying because that is what your child is learning.
Watch the video – Mind Your Parenting Language



Dr Debmita Dutta MBBS, MD Parenting and Wellness Consultant
Dr Debmita Dutta MBBS, MD is a practising clinician and a Parenting and Wellness Consultant. She conducts workshops on Parenting for schools and corporate organisations. She also consults with parents and hand holds them through their parenting journey. Read Dr Debmita Dutta’s blogs on Contact Dr Dutta on 9611739400 and