By T. J. S. George

whilst the fabled founding father of Bangalore, Kempe Gowda, got down to construct his dream urban within the early 16th century, his mom gave him directions: keregalam kattu, marangalam nedu. construct lakes, plant timber. Gowda outfitted 100 lakes and covered the vast avenues of town with leafy trees.

After India won independence, Bangalore turned referred to as a pensioners’ paradise. within the early Nineteen Eighties, town reinvented itself once more, this time because the domestic of a few of the world’s most eminent marketers. Very speedily, aided through the handfuls of engineering faculties that had sprouted within the urban due to the fact Independence, Bangalore turned the hub of India’s details expertise (IT) revolution. within the twenty-first century, town is attempting to deal with the issues that experience observed its explosive progress, and large luck— crumbling infrastructure, site visitors jams, hovering actual property costs, corruption and chaos. regardless of the demanding situations it faces, Bangalore is still one of many world’s so much specified and fascinating towns. T. J. S. George walks us via either ‘old’ and ‘new’ Bangalore—from sparkling skyscrapers and full of life dance studios to colonial-era bungalows marked by means of old fashioned little name-stones, from mythical restaurants like Koshy’s and Mavalli Tiffin Room (MTR) to shining new eateries that serve craft beer.

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