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“Best High Street Made An Eyesore”

Bengaluru's ugly eyesores and iron grills.

“Best High Street Made An Eyesore”
Jagadeesh N.V.
“Best High Street Made An Eyesore”

Bangalore Central Mall: Victoria Hotel replaced with the ugliest mall, the colonial style at odds with the new structure.

Bangalore Metro line: The line that runs along MG Road has managed to make the best high street in the city into the biggest eyesore.

Ragigudda Anjaneya Temple. (Photograph by Jagadeesh N.V.)

Ragigudda Anjaneya Temple: This beautiful temple in Jayanagar perched on a hillock afforded a panoramic view of the city. But iron grills have now taken over the structure, it feels like you’re entering a prison.

Baldwin Boys High School: My alma mater, where the new building is a complete antithesis to the old stone building.

Whitefield IT Parks: Most of Whitefield, with its gated farmhouses and corporate houses, are drowning in the ostentatious and the pseudo-aesthetic, with showy glass structures acting as nothing but a blanket of ugliness that covers everything.

Mahesh Dattani Playwright, actor and director has written celebrated plays like Final Solutions and Dance Like a Man

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