Category Archives: Wonders Of Bangalore

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Military Revamp in 1860s Led to the Creation of Bengaluru Racecourse

A look at the bustling and packed Racecourse Road to day hardly traces its roots back to the British military reorganisation during the Indian freedom movement. While an array of high-profile private, commercial and cultural institutions dotting the road convey their own silent testimonies of the past, all of them stitched together make for a […]

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Tracing Chola Footsteps in ‘Namma’ Bengaluru

Madivala is a familiar name for many Chennaiites, who rush to Bengaluru on any given weekend. Though it sounds like a typical Kannada name, it actually owes its origin to  Tamil. Madivala is derived from the Tamil words Madai  and Valagam, and was where priests and temple workers resided. Besides the stray set of familiar […]

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Bangalore cartoonist draws ‘good old days’

Indian cartoonist Paul Fernandes has drawn a series of watercolour cartoons depicting life in namma Bengaluru in the 1960s and 1970s. The series includes Bangalore’s landmarks as well as the artist’s ancestral home. “Ten years ago, our old house was torn down to build a set of apartments for me and my nine siblings. It […]

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Vidhana Soudha – Palace of the People

Vidhana Soudha was designed to showcase indigenous architecture and usher in the new age of democracy. Take one good look at the Vidhana Soudha and you may find it hard to resist asking, “Wow! How did they build it?” An answer to such curiosity calls for a timemachine to take you to the early 1950s […]

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