Bangalore's "Eureka" moment

But suddenly in the year 1985, a relatively unknown company in this part of the word called Texas Instruments decided to setup what was called as “Software Design Centre”. The above image was a Eureka moment for Bangalore as the satellite dish of TI was got in a plain old bullock cart to its centre at Millers Road, Bangalore.

Satellite Dish at the TI's office in bangalore

Not so long ago Bangalore was a silent town with lots of greens and a fantastic weather.       Information Technology was a word which wasn’t heard and was confined to the boundaries of IISC. But suddenly in the year 1985, a relatively unknown company in this part of the word called Texas Instruments decided to setup what was called as “Software Design Centre”. The above image was a Eureka moment for Bangalore as the satellite dish of TI was got in a plain old bullock cart to its centre at Millers Road, Bangalore. This piece of instrument helped them stay connected 24/7.  This also opened the floodgates to the rest of the MNCs to set up its shop in Bangalore and the rest as they say is history…

Photos of Old Bangalore

Rare photos of Old Bangalore and its lifestyle.

Welcome back into the past. here are some images of Bangalore, generations old, that are apparantly lost in the pages of history. come, travel with me back in time to the banglore in the days of the raj, when it was still  a small cantonment town. the year was 1946. and the place, namma Bengaluru

Brigade Road

does this frame look familiar??? it should. this is the  BRIGADE ROAD.   The left hand side building is still standing, and housed the Ashok Electricals, the Post Office, now it is the LEE and Luis Phillips showroom. The road hasn't got any bigger, but the traffic and the crowd definitely has.

and here's the SOUTH PARADE road,

M G Road

any guesses what it is called now??
THE M.G. ROAD. yeah. The building you are seeing is the Higginbothams bookstore, which looks dilapidated on the present day.

Old Hosur Road

The above picture is of Hosur Road. the  present day electronics, IT and BPO Hub.

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