A blog about Bengaluru and her various colours, as seen from the eyes of non-Indian interns and visitors to Bengaluru. Pierre de Masse is a student of SciencesPo University, Paris, interning at Oorvani Foundation
“Mahesh Sharma’s advisory for tourists: No short skirts, no travelling alone at night.” This headline has probably already made its way to your Facebook and Twitter feed and back again in the last 48 hours.
Initially, this piece had nothing to do with Donald Trump. It had nothing to with American politics whatsoever. I set out to write about my experience visiting an office and a local university in Bengaluru.
Having been living in India, and more specifically Bangalore, for almost three months now, I have grown increasingly more comfortable with the social norms and practices here. For the first month or so these norms