'Old Bangalore' Style.
This man could be a character straight out of the 'Bangalore book' by a young writer named Srinath Perur that is going to be published soon.
Earlier this month, I happened to listen to three stories from the unnamed book, at a reading by the authour, at Crossword. At the reading, I, along with about 50 other lucky people were transported back in time to the Bangalore we grew up in, in the 80s. Those days, brought alive by characters Srinath has created, or rather, brought back to life, around a street named Crescent Road. And the man above could have been one of the characters.
Luckily, you don't have to wait for the book to come out to read one of the stories. It's your turn to go back in time. Here's one of the stories: The Middle Path by Srinath Perur.
And here's a picture of an Elephant Park slide, similar to the one you will find in the above story.