Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Bengaluru, Bengaluru, Bengaluru

Bangalore now has its own MetroBlog. Here's the opening post by Anita Bora on the iconic status of Vidhana Soudha (the Secretariat of the government of the state of Karnataka) among the city's monuments (see also this post by Ravi Kumar). The Bengaluru Bangalore MetroBlog is less than a week old, but there is already quite a bit of activity. Among the noteworthy posts (so far): Sujatha Bagal's interesting take on life in Bangalore, and Rubic Cube's wonderful photo tour of Bangalore of yesteryears. I am sure we are going to be in for a treat.

Bengaluru also has its own food-lovers' guide in "The Kingfisher CityInfo Great Food Guide" (some rudimentary info at the book's website). It costs just 150 rupees. I checked quickly to see if it features Malleswaram's Janata Cafe. It does, thereby establishing the Guide's credibility beyond doubt.

Finally, Sugan, who visited Bengaluru recently (ostensibly to laze around), is mighty impressed by the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum.