Askew: A Short Biography of Bangalore by T. J. S. George

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 broad avenues of town with leafy trees.

After India received independence, Bangalore turned often called 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 by way of the handfuls of engineering colleges that had sprouted within the urban due to the fact that Independence, Bangalore grew to become the hub of India’s details expertise (IT) revolution. within the twenty-first century, town is attempting to deal with the issues that experience followed its explosive progress, and massive luck— crumbling infrastructure, site visitors jams, hovering genuine property costs, corruption and chaos. regardless of the demanding situations it faces, Bangalore remains to be one of many world’s so much special 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 way 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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