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By T. J. S. George

ISBN-10: 9384067210

ISBN-13: 9789384067212

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 extensive avenues of town with leafy trees.

After India won 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 faculties that had sprouted within the urban considering Independence, Bangalore turned the hub of India’s info expertise (IT) revolution. within the twenty-first century, the town is making an attempt to deal with the issues that experience observed its explosive development, and massive good fortune— crumbling infrastructure, site visitors jams, hovering actual property costs, corruption and chaos. regardless of the demanding situations it faces, Bangalore remains to be one of many world’s such a lot precise 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 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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