Oh god, what have they done to my M.G. Road

For a future generation, which doesn’t have to wrestle with memories of the past, it won’t matter, of course. But this, briefly, was how the magical promenade on Mahatma Gandhi road in Bangalore looked, the giant trees providing cover for furtive lovers, the shade for daytime walkers, and the balm for rich men tired of counting the cash (you know who you are!) on the other side.

And then, the monstrous excavators of Namma Metro hurtled along.

Photograph: Karnataka Photo News

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The Namma Metro photo portfolio

Saturdays, girlfriends, popcorn and other memories

Every picture tells a tale. Babu‘s can fill a tome.

Not a picture that will make it to Lonely Planet

Amar, Akbar, Antony. Or Ram, Robert, Rahim

Only a low-angle shot can convey its great girth

Lots of work overground for an underground rail

The unsung heroes in the dreams of Bangaloreans