Category: Fountain

The System works…

Mahesh Shantaram writes on his Facebook wall:

On October 2nd, my mobile phone was stolen. The thief was caught on October 25th. Of the more than 40 phones he had stolen, he made the mistake of keeping mine for himself. My thoughts:

1. I had to get a court order for the police to legally release the phone from their custody. This picture goes to the court as ‘proof’ that the transaction is complete. The System exists, and the System works, but I am amazed and amused by how the System sees photography as a tool for evidence gathering and documentation.

2. Amongst the thief’s personal pictures on the phone, there is one of his mother (I’m guessing) proudly showing of her new phone. I wonder if she wonders, as I wonder, whether it was all worth it. Her son gets to spend the next five years in Bangalore Central Jail to come up with a new business plan.

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Mahesh Shantaram receives the phone back from the police. Pic: Mahesh Shantaram.

The Collections

The Collections- A shopping mall to call it, but it has many things to attract you. The first thing is its architectural beauty.

Located in the heart of the city and in a well known street, Vittal Mallya Road. This can be called as one of the most expensive shopping place where the products are worldclass. Not many shops as seen in other regular malls.

There are many good hotels and restaurants especially to have your dinner. There you get to see many people from other countries spending their time and relaxing. The UB city office is very next to this mall.

In most of the seasons, the mall is decorated with many attractions. Weekend is comparatively crowded and a flavor of colorful nightlife is seen there which is missing in this city all the time.

If you do not live in Bangalore and planning to visit sometime, this is one of the place, you can mark in your list.

Brindavan Gardens


Water Channel

Brindavan Garden is located about 140Kms from Bangalore. It is right next to Krishnarajasagara dam which is built across the Kaveri river. To reach Brindavan Garden you have to go on Bangalore Mysore highway and then take a deviation after Mandhya Town. Many Government and private buses ply  from Bangalore.

The Brindavan Garden is one of the most beautifully laid terrace gardens famous for its symmetric design.

You can see fountains, terraces, running and cascading waterchannels, lush green lawns, flower beds, shrubs and trees. This garden is a public park and it is one of the important tourist spots of India.

There is a boating pond in the midst of the garden.

The Musical and dancing fountain located in the Garden, is also one of the main attraction of the visitors. The water, coloured lights and music are synchronized together to create a mesmerizing sight. 



Musical Fountain – Musical Evening

This is something mostly an unknown place for the people living in Bangalore even for a long time. When I ask people, have you ever visited musical fountain in Bangalore? They react strangely and ask me in return, are you talking about the Musical Fountain in Brindaban Garden (Mysore)!!!

Musical Fountain

Musical Fountain


This beautiful attraction of Bangalore is located in Raj bhavan road. If you are able to locate Bangalore planetarium, in front of the main gate of that (crossing the road), there is something “Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain”, a park.

Musical Fountain

Musical Fountain


There will be 6-7 songs (not full songs) played in a show (mostly patriotic) Hindi and Kannada alternately. Something I do not like there is the Music system. The quality of the sound is really bad and they should change it.

One of the good musical fountain show I have seen is in Wonderla. I can rate this one as the second best and then comes Brindaban garden one. Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain is bit crowded if you land there on Sunday evening. On Sundays, there will be children group (school outing) from different schools. Its good to see the children singing the songs alongwith and clapping together after every song gets over.

Musical Fountain

Musical Fountain

There is parking place inside for 2 wheelers and 4 wheelers. There is a nice children play area, sitting place inside this park. They run two shows daily, 7:00 to 7:30PM and 8:00 to 8:30PM. Monday is holiday. Ticket price is Rs. 10/- for adult and Rs. 5/- parking charge for 4 wheeler (quite affordable).

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