Blast hole for dynamite charge.
The Tale of Two Peaks. Part 2
There's nothing as precious as a hole in ground. And the abandoned, big toilet bowl like quarries at Bettahalli, that were once the highest points in Benglur is no exception (read part 1 of the story about the twin peaks of Bettahalli here). For decades, these rocks were blasted, cut and shipped all over the city.
Artha or Money in Kannada.
There was a time when granite was very cheap in and around Benglur. Slabs were used as compound walls, fencing, culverts and you can still see some very old abandoned homes and waiting stations for bullock carts outside surrounding villages like Kodigehalli and Jalahalli that have slabs used as walls and roofs. But as Boomtown Benglur exploded in size, so did the price of this stone. It has money written all over it. And money can move mountains.