Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements

In love with Bengaluru’s metro

August 9, 2017 Kennedy Wirth 0

“I ride alongside business people aggressively typing out texts, giggling school children, backpack-clad college students, women with grocery bags, men talking on the phone, young couples tightly gripping each others’ hands and teenagers with music blaring out their earphones. There is no touristy glamour. For a second I feel slightly less of an outsider.” »

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Deepa's Jottings

Livelihoods: Driving others

June 23, 2017 Deepa Mohan 0

Every now and then, a glimpse into lives very different from our own, brings us up sharply against alternate realities. I am used to the notion of auto drivers as »

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Deepa's Jottings

Digging up the roads….

April 23, 2017 Deepa Mohan 0

At least this dug up part of Bannerghatta Road mentions that natural gas pipelines are being laid.   But in most places, roads are dug up without warning and with »

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Spare a thought…

June 2, 2016 Deepa Mohan 0

We often see vendors like this girl I spotted at the Kanakapura Road/ORR junction, selling large balloons. It could be a variety of (usually Chinese) products: windshield shades, mobile phone »

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Silver Chariots at Gayatri Vihar…

March 5, 2016 Deepa Mohan 0

It’s always nice to see the variety of vehicles in Bangalore, but surely this silve chariot, parked outside the gates of Gayatri Vihar (the new board says Sheesh Mahal…sheesh!) takes »