India’s high-tech hot spot bustles with meetings and events.
Before we start, we need to address the issue that overshadows every visit to Bangalore (officially known as Bengaluru). You’ll find yourself talking about it, worrying about it and, most of all, in it. Traffic. It’s the bane of the city’s life.
There are no quick fixes, and it’s getting worse. In 2016 the city’s average traffic speed was 12 mph; by 2017 it fell to 10 mph, the worst in India. Sometimes you’ll get a clear run and make good time, but the average results from the equal number of times you’ll grind along at walking pace, or not move at all.
You’ll encounter the worst bottleneck at Silk Board Junction, south of the central district, which, unfortunately, you must negotiate to and from Electronic City, Bangalore’s IT hub. A Metro rail link is due for completion in 2022, and a heli-taxi service has been proposed between Electronic City and the international airport (reducing to a few minutes the 15-mile journey which currently can take three hours or more). But for now, every appointment and every schedule comes with the proviso: traffic permitting.
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The Rising Rocking Star
SRINIDHI SHETTY WHO PLAYS THE ROLE OF REENA IN HER LATEST HIT FILM SHARES HER JOURNEY FROM ENGINEERING TO WINNING AN INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY PAGEANT CROWN AND THEN GOING ON TO BECOMING A GLOBAL NAME AFTER KGF
Haute couture fashion destination
Yashodhara Shroff started ffolio at a time when the fashion industry in the country was just about beginning to take baby steps. With ffolio, (meaning the leaf of a book), the first-ever multi-designer luxury store in South India, she became the pioneer bringing about a revolution in the industry three decades ago. Since its inception 1991, ffolio has dressed up millions of women across the south of India with a range of clothing and accessories created by some of the most talented designers in the country. ffolio houses some of India's best fashion designers of the likes of Anamika Khanna, Pankaj & Nidhi, Abraham & Thakore, Divyam Metha, Naushad Ali and Payal Jain to name a few.
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In the microbrewery project, designer duo Aamir & Hameeda Sharma played with parametric design with wood finished rafters to make interesting sculptural elements invoking freedom and happiness during the changing time of social isolation.
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