Bangalore from inside a Vayu Vajra

Recently, I was riding in the Volvo Vayu Vajra to reach the venue of a photography assignment. When I saw the city whizz by, I took a few pics. As I was looking at the city, the city I grew up in, through the viewfinder, I was left with different feelings – nostalgia, a feeling of life having rushed past, placidity, a sense of silence …

Sharing here some of them pics.

Bangalore - Chitra Aiyer Photography

Bangalore - Chitra Aiyer Photography

Bangalore - Chitra Aiyer Photography

Bangalore - Chitra Aiyer Photography

Bangalore - Chitra Aiyer Photography

Bangalore - Chitra Aiyer Photography

Bangalore - Chitra Aiyer Photography

What is your relationship with Bangalore, if you have any? How do feel towards the city now … in 2011?


9 Responses to “Bangalore from inside a Vayu Vajra”

  1. Mixed emotions actually. Still feel its a great place but miss the old Bangalore of the 70’s and the 80’s ..

  2. Nice cute collection…lot of charm still left in the city…

  3. I really miss old blore and i dont like what s happen to it but i also know there is no other place in India i’d want to be but here in namma bengaluru :)

  4. So interesting to see your own city from a different perspective altered just by traveling in a new way, isn’t it! Love the first shot of the yellow handles in the bus.

    I love Blr and hope to live there again some day.

  5. Great pictures as usual…

  6. I have a love-hate relationship. But I actually fell in love all over again after a long stay in Mumbai. I loved discovering the little streets and the variety of food avaialable on the streets. I love the different kinds of people who call themselves Bangalorean while at the same time I worry about the shells that many of them are shutting themselves up in because of drastic changes happening to the city.

  7. I have never lived in Bangalore. I enjoy the city. Distances are great. But I now live in a small town so ANYTHING that requires more than a 5 minute commute is far ;-). I love travelling the Mysore-Bangalore circuit on the Volvo bus because I get to sit so high above all other vehicles :), king of the road and all that. Mysore is still old-fashioned and slow and wonderful which is where I am based when I visit. So I get to the best of both the worlds. I love Gandhi Bazaar. Just walking up and down and in and out of the various side streets and soaking it all up. The malls are just mind boggling. I love going through the stores. I cannot afford many of the stores but oh what fun to weave my way. I love the new houses I go to. I mean the architecture is just AMAZING!! But I love the old houses and am always sad that at every visit I see an old beauty biting the dust. But that is progress. Love the city and the vibrant people who make it what it is, Traditional and modern.

  8. :) Among these snaps, I found the one with the guy sitting in the last seat of the empty bus and peering out most appealing :)

  9. nice post, chitra. Volvo ride is a wonderful way to explore Bangalore.The view it offers is great.. better than any other mode of road transport. If only they ran the service promptly and the roads were less congested :)
    Bangalore is my home and I cannot think of living anywhere else on earth!

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