In pictures: Bengaluru, through the years…

There was once a time in Bengaluru when one could see only a few buildings and a handful of people from right where they were standing. These days however, you should consider yourself lucky if you can see more than the bumper of the vehicle in front of you. From being referred to as Garden City, it has now been tagged as Garbage City. Independent bungalows and vataaras have given way to high-rise apartments. Empty streets are now jam-packed with vehicles.  

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Here is a comparison between the Bengaluru of yore, when it went by several flattering sobriquets, and the Bengaluru of today, which seems to be bursting at the seams with its population of 10 million.

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Rahul is an intern at Citizen Matters.