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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Autorickshaws and their engines

March 8, 2016 Deepa Mohan 0

I think it started inb the year 2000, when autorickshaws of Bangalore, the drivers of which love to add little touches to their vehicles, started adding the number “2000” to »

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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 »

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Reality check on the new helmet rule

February 1, 2016 Deepa Mohan 0

Recently, the Bangalore Traffic Police made it mandatory for pillion riders to wear helmets. It’s been a law, for some years now, for two-wheeler drivers to wear them. Here’s a »

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A valuable campaign…

January 18, 2016 Deepa Mohan 0

At South End Circle, on Sunday, the 17th of January, 2016, it was heartening to see several volunteers holding placards asking road users not to use their mobiles while driving.  »

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Trees being cut even as we protest

December 22, 2015 Deepa Mohan 2

We recently protested against, and stopped, an illegal meeting by the Bangalore Metro authorities, to ratify cutting trees in Reach 2. However, we can’t protest all the time, and I »