Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Bangalore, India; 1/5/09
Green to dry brown Deccan Herald - Bangalore,India Way back in 1973, when we came to Bangalore, among the city’s special attractions were its open spaces and magnificent trees. The Palace Grounds specially seemed a marvellous asset of the city, and its presence suggested that natural beauty would continue to be regarded as a possession which would not be thoughtlessly supplanted by other forms of land use. However, we learnt that legal disputes were likely to undermine the integrity of the lands, and there was talk of the dreaded word “development” of which sensitive people became afraid.