New PDF release: Askew: A Short Biography of Bangalore

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 bushes. Gowda outfitted 100 lakes and coated the vast avenues of the town with leafy trees.

After India won independence, Bangalore turned often called a pensioners’ paradise. within the early Eighties, the town reinvented itself once more, this time because the domestic of a few of the world’s most eminent marketers. Very quickly, aided through the handfuls of engineering colleges that had sprouted within the urban considering Independence, Bangalore grew to become the hub of India’s details expertise (IT) revolution. within the twenty-first century, the town is attempting to deal with the issues that experience observed 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 exact and fascinating towns. T. J. S. George walks us via either ‘old’ and ‘new’ Bangalore—from glowing skyscrapers and vigorous 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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