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Museums of Bangalore: Indian Musical Experience

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Watch the video here:  https://youtu.be/xuSdTK4XeoI Overview: I thought Bangalore just had 2-3 museums which are well known until a few years ago, but a little research opened up my thoughts as I discovered several museums within the city. I have decided to visit all the museums in the city and document those.  The first one on the list is the Indian Musical Experience in JP Nagar 7th phase. This beautiful museum is dedicated to the evolution and science behind different forms of music from traditional to contemporary.  As we enter the museum, in the inner courtyard, we can see a sound garden, where we can learn about the sounds created from natural things like wood, stones, and metals. We can try our hand in generating music as well. This area is well enjoyed by both adults and children. We then get inside the museum and the experience starts from the 3rd floor, where we are shown a small animated movie with different types of sound created by nature. From there we enter an interacti

Know your neighbourhood -1: A walk inside Bangalore Pete

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Bangalore Pete was the city established by Hiriya Kempegowda in the 16th century. It is the area which was enclosed within the mud fort which was built around the same time. The mud fort was later replaced by a stone wall. A walk into the old Pete gives one the glimpse of the different lanes established by Kempegowda based on the occupation of the traders, like Aralepete, Akkipete, Chikpet, Doddapete, etc. Balepet Main Road Some of the very old temples, built during the Vijayanagara kingdom under the chieftainship of Kempegowda can be seen still today. The Doddapet or Avenue Road as it is called now, because it used to be lined with trees on both sides. One can see various old book vendors all along the Avenue road, alongside old temples built by different communities. The same road leads to the Dharmarayaswamy temple, of the Karaga fame belonging to the Thigala community. Dharmarayaswamy temple Along side the southern entrance of the Pete, in the Chikkalalbagh area, is th