Events : History

Talk by Mr. Arun Pai on “History and Heritage of Bangalore” Presided over by Mr. Kishore Rao

Held on 8th October, 2007

It was a mesmerizing evening as Mr. Arun Pai tok a house-full audience, which had gathered at the BIC auditorium to hear him, along certain well-known landmarks of Bangalore and highlighted their background. History became alive as Arun talked about the heritage and history of Kempegowda towers, South Parade (M G Road), East Parade Church, Queen Victoria’s Statue, St. Mark’s Cathedral, Mayo Hall, Ulsoor Gate, Devenahalli Fort and a whole lot of other places which one had seen, but had not really known the way Arun described them. It was a wonderfully evocative talk, laced with nostalgia – and even, music! Arun strummed his guitar and sang those ditties which love-lorn English armymen sang as they pined for their companions who, alas, could not make the trip to India due to the then communication problems (prior to the opening of the Suez Canal). A lively interactive session, presided over by Shri Kishore Rao, Managing Trustee of Karunashraya, followed. All in all, a very enjoable evening.