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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 coated the large avenues of town with leafy trees.

After India received independence, Bangalore grew to become often called a pensioners’ paradise. within the early Eighties, town reinvented itself once more, this time because the domestic of a few of the world’s most eminent marketers. Very speedily, aided via the handfuls of engineering colleges that had sprouted within the urban seeing that Independence, Bangalore grew to become the hub of India’s details expertise (IT) revolution. within the twenty-first century, town is making an attempt to deal with the issues that experience followed its explosive progress, and large good fortune— 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 exact and engaging towns. T. J. S. George walks us via either ‘old’ and ‘new’ Bangalore—from sparkling skyscrapers and vigorous dance studios to colonial-era bungalows marked through 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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