A day of pilgrimage, part I

One of the things I love about Mysore city is how it blends modernity with tradition. As much as I embrace change, I have always favoured bridging the old and the new rather than completely cutting oneself off and “moving on”.

The streets are filled with two-wheelers and auto-rickshaws.

The problem with Mysore city, on the one hand, is that it is not really the core of 21st century technology, and most officials seem disinterested in preserving its heritage — the latter seems to be characteristic of the country itself. And yet, it is probably the most open-minded and therefore the most likely to embrace change and multi-dimensional growth1

Near Ambavilas.
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