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BANGALORE FAST FORWARD – Knowledge City

Others | Sep 4, 2003

Bangalore is a Happening City. We’ve heard it so many times. But what does that mean? Did the people of Magadha say it was a happening city? Or the citizens of Awadh? Or nearer in time, did Bombayites think their city was happening? And did this actually start getting said because the city in some sense had already happened? That it had all the great hallmarks of a metropolis – a growing business/trade district, participatory politics, arts and culture, tolerance o f migration, social peace -and an aspirational status that allows everyone and anyone regardless o f class and caste, to think o f it as a desirable destination.
In that sense, Bangalore has already happened.

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