ಯಾವ ರೋಡು? ಯಾವ ಕ್ರಾಸು? ಬೆ0ಗಳೂರೂ ಫೊಟೊಬ್ಳೊಗ್. Bangalore Photoblog

May 19, 2009

Nala Road, Shivajinagar




Which Nallah? What Drain? Pictures of life along  the banks of the drains in Bangalore. 


Raja Kaluve (Primary Drain)
Like all Indian cities, towns and villages, it's the life that spills on to Benglur roads that make street photography interesting. While the source of most of this blog's pictures, the mains and crosses, form the arteries of the city, there's an important geographical feature that acts as the city's veins. The city drains. The main ones are called the Raja Kaluve and they are usually in the news when there's excess rain. However, these stinking, black veins filled with garbage,  are no less interesting than the city roads. Its concrete lined banks burst with life and economic activity like this stretch of the Raja Kaluve, called simply as the 'Nallah' in Shivajinagar.  

This is an open to elements 'kennel' that sells 'breed' dogs on the banks of the Raja Kaluve. 







Also see picture of what a drain looks like: Galeej Playboy of the Old Sunkal Road Drain (Double Road)


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6 comments:

Flaneurbanite said...

The dogs look in poor health, not well fed and unhappy. It's cruel to chain them like that on the street in the open sun. Someone needs to report this establishment to an animal welfare authority!

pRiyA said...

Not a nice sight.

AGujral said...

Shameful!

I wonder where are the animal right activists, mourning Menaka Gandhi's defeat.

kaprasanna said...

Boss...
You have a strange choice and on top of it you have no knowledge of photography..
So, I am done with your pictures...
All The Best..

jyothy karat said...

hey.. i like the first shot.. but would have liked to see atleast one or two images of the drain itself (i know it must be really unsightly)

Chailey said...

I've never understood why they don't cover these drains. Am I missing something? What would be so difficult about that? Nice colours in that first shot though.

As for the dogs, in a country where human life is so cheap, the dogs stand no chance.

Like Bangalore Autodrivers I can only take you to places I like to go.

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