“O Lord with the twisted trunk, with the effulgence of a billion suns, always remove the obstacles in my way…” goes the famous chant. And the Lord obliges on the most awaited day of Bhadrapada Chaturthi, which falls on 3 September this year.
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.
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.
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?