Bangalore’s Big Banyan Tree which spreads over five acres and the second largest in the country attracts a lot of visitors everyday. Over 400 years old, it surely symbolises eternal life, as is believed in Indian culture.
It will not be a happy Independence Day for shopkeepers displaced by the Metro. The BMRCL has planned shop-less stations in key areas like Indiranagar, drowning the question of compensatory space for them.
A recent discussion on changing urban landscapes by prominent citizens went beyond the Bangalore City Project into the realm of how to address urban change, especially in the light of the disappearance of public spaces and heritage.
By most accounts, the city and state remain ill-equipped to fight terror. A dedicated squad is yet to come into existence, and all of Karnataka has only one bomb squad, which is stationed in Bangalore.
This week’s scan of Bangalore’s Kannada dailies includes a number of reports from VIP’s rush to Akka Sammelana to be held in Chicago to cases against 1,500 officials including IAS and IPS officers for providing fake caste certificates.
Devanahalli on Bellary Road is now identified with the new airport, but how many know that its historical but neglected fort was once home to the famous warrior Hyder Ali and the Tiger of Mysore Tipu Sultan?