One fine morning Bengaluru woke up to a rude shock that the beautiful 150 year old Balabrooie, now a guest house that once housed eminent persons such as Rabindranath Tagore, Jawaharlal Nehru was going to be demolished to make way for a legislator’s club. We along with other concerned citizens made a strong representaion and protest march demanding maintenance of our history.
Recently, there were reports in mainstream media of the government taking over The Carlton House, a 135 year old heritage structure for construction of Government buildings. B.PAC joined the force to oppose this move and demanded the Honourable Chief Minisiter of Government of Karnataka to demonstrate his cultural and public-spirited concern by denying the news reports that suggest the conversion of the Carlton House Campus.
B.PAC in association with Bangalore Residency program at the Goethe-Institute/Max Mueller Bhavan MOD-Institute and Suchitra Film Society organized the event “Let’s Paint the Kote Red”. The two German film makers—Miriam Jakobs and Gerhard Schick, both part of Bangalore Residency—were astonished to hear about the lesser-known Tipu Sultan Fort in Bengaluru.
Rediscovering Roots, Conserving Heritage
B.PAC in association with SUCHITRA-Center for Film and Drama and Urban Research Lab (URL) and Alliance Française organised public lecture titled “BENGALURU-Rediscovering Roots, Conserving Heritage”.
The speaker, Sanjay Sridhar an Architect and Urban Development Planning and Policy expert presented detailed study of “Evolution of Bengaluru from its historical past into the urban future”.