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The red tiled roof the Gallery Time and Space at Lavelle Road speaks of an indelible mark of the old world, in this modern city. The gallery, located next to an old English Bungalow complete with an aesthetic garden, is a pleasant sight to see. The theme, that is evident in its very name, comes out even more strongly by the juxtaposition of the art it displays and space it stands on. What started out as an ode to Contemporary Indian art now stands as one of the richest culture hubs in Bengaluru. The gallery not only holds art exhibitions but it also functions as a venue for many book readings, film screenings, discussions on art sessions etc. Artists featured here include names such as Amitabh Sengupta, Aparna Caur, F.N Souza, Ravindra Salve etc. The gallery includes works of paintings, sculptures, and photography, a window into the world of experimental art. A visit here is indeed a cultural enrichment.
One of the foremost contributions made in India by the British Council, an educational and cultural organization operating worldwide, is establishing libraries in a number of cities. The one in Bengaluru which stands right opposite the Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum has an excellent collection of books on virtually every topic. The library, which represents the British Council is a delight for avid readers with a number of regular literary events and book launches happening here. While it is well-known that book-reading as taken a backseat with the advent of new technology, it is heartening to see organizations such as the British Council using books as a major medium to promote culture.
The Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum was an initiative undertaken by the Ministry of Culture, and was set up in 1960 as an independent entity supported by the National Council for Science Museums. The museum is named after Sir Visvesvaraya, the great engineer who has to his credit the KRS dam and Mysore University to name a few. The museum focuses mainly on science and has exhibits that trace the history of engines, biotechnological revolution, dinosaur exhibits, and science for children. It has shows like the fascinating Taramandal Show which is popular and has a separate entry fee. There is also a small store within the premises that sells scientific toys for children. The museum is a fun place to stop at with the family.
Located in Sampangiramanagar, the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium is a sterling facility just like the Sree Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium besides which it stands. The roughly oval-shaped stadium is government-owned and primarily hosts sporting events organized by the local sporting authority of the state. The well-equipped stadium boasts a seating capacity of 4000 spectators along with excellent lighting, VIP rooms, media rooms and other facilities. The stadium has hosted a number of international tournaments and has a regular fixture of state-level basketball and badminton tournaments. Apart from this, the stadium is also available for private and cultural events on non-sporting days.
Sua House is a prominent name which features often in conversation amongst Bengalaru's art-loving community. Not just contemporary and fine art, even works of photographers are exhibited here. With a focus on supporting even emerging artists, it is little wonder that this gallery has found favor and brings together creators of art.
Located within the lush confines of the sprawling Cubbon Park, this magnificent edifice dressed in an eye-catching red hue instantly commands attention. Built in the year 1915 in honor of the Sir K. Sheshadri Iyer, the celebrated Diwan of Mysore, this majestic British legacy has striking Gothic architectural features that stand out amidst the calmness in the park. The majestic building stands within a little clearing in the park on a neatly laid-out lawn with a pretty flower garden stretching out at the front. The building today houses the award-winning State Central Library and is a frequently visited monument simply for its breathtaking architectural beauty.