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Architecture in Bangalore

Ever since I landed in the garden city, I had been fascinated by some of the good looking buildings in the city.

Well, there are quite a few wanna-be Ayn Rand’s Howard Roarks in this city.

The first one to make an impression on me was the ISKCON building. It is unique in the way it has blended Dravidian and modern architecture in its construction. Personally I’m not a spiritual person, but the stunning looks made my stay inside the building very enjoyable and a memorable one too.

When you feel the need to find peace or take your art-loving friend from Japan to an exotic location , this is the place to be. It is very sad that they don’t allow camera inside the building. This is a shot that I took with my cam from the outside.

Great men, Greater buildings

Image Credit: Sudhir Ramachandran for AIRTEL

From out here in Chennai, a number of things come to mind when I think of Bangalore. The royal & majestic ganda berunda symbol – the royal mascot of princely mysore – especially when I travel by KSRTC to Bangalore. Our small yet comfy home and in one corner, my room. The environs of Indiranagar – now metamorphisizing faster than the speed of light, it seems – where I’ve lived for so many years. Others flit across my mind like Airport Road, Russel Market, the less than ½ a km strip that everybody knows as Brigade Road, its business rival, Commercial Street, the calls of the muzzein in and around the Shivajinagar area, Bhagatrams for its yummy gulab jamoons, KC Das for its rossogollas, Fanoos for its delectable kababs, Coffee House, the umpteen darshini hotels, Gangarams, etc etc.

But if there is one place, one monument that defines Bangalore in its entirety and is eponymous to itself, it has to be that magnificent, imposing, stunning monument called Vidhana Soudha.

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