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The Indian saree has been a part of the country’s culture for decades. The traditional outfit dates back to the Vedas, which is the country’s oldest surviving piece of literature. Today, the saree is still very much in style. Some … Continue reading

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At City Market, scents of jasmine in the dawn

A flower vendor outside City Market. (Photo credit: Alicia Bermudez.)

By Alicia Bermudez
It is 5 a.m. on a Tuesday, and the sun is barely above the horizon. When most people are sound asleep, flower vendors at Bangalore’s City Market have been up for hours. Continue reading

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Koshy’s keeps Old Bangalore alive in the IT age

Prem Koshy (Photo: Kelly Zegers)

By Vandana Rambaran
Nestled amid the bustle of rickshaws and scooters on St. Marks Road and around the corner from Hard Rock Café is Koshy’s, a vintage bar and restaurant that Bangaloreans hail as a living piece of their heritage. Continue reading

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From ‘city of gardens’ to ‘city of garbage’?

Just outside of Bangalore, garbage piles by riverbank. PC Rick Ricioppo

By Marvin Fuentes
Walk in any direction in the streets of Bangalore, and piles of it are everywhere. Stray dogs feast on it. People walk around it, ignoring its existence. It’s one of the city’s most unwelcome guests.
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India’s video game scene is still in its infancy


Video by Peter Dorr
In India, the video game industry is in its infancy. One emerging trend will, if cultivated, revolutionize it. Continue reading

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Finding a haven in Bangalore’s bookstores

One of the shoppers on the third floor of Blossom, browsing through some of the stock. (Photo: Kevin Matyi)

By Kevin Matyi
Becoming a local landmark. Specializing in obscure, hard-to-find titles from centuries past. Fitting hundreds of thousands of books in a tiny storefront. These are the ways that independent bookstores are surviving in Bangalore. Continue reading

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Bangalore’s four-legged ‘untouchables’

Stray dog at City Market. (Photo credit: Diana Lopez.)

By Diana Lopez
Every morning on Bellary Road, a skinny, sad-looking dog wanders past the entrance of the Royale Senate hotel, walking toward the neighboring businesses and back.
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