• Bangalore,  Urban Sketching,  Visual Journal

    A Quaint Railway Station in Carmelaram

    Carmelaram Railway Station (code: CLRM) off Sarjapur Road doesn’t feel like a Bangalore station at all. It is built on the Bangalore – Hosur – Salem line. This fairly new station has a floor-level platform, two railway lines, and a small ticket booking counter. There’s a refreshing lack of vendors and food stalls. Set amidst tall silver oak trees, it looks very pretty. And it is conveniently located, a quick 3 km from Wipro office and Doddakanelli residential areas. Not too many people know about this station. View this post on Instagram A Quaint Railway Station in Carmelaram Carmelaram Railway Station (code: CLRM) off Sarjapur Road doesn't feel like a…

  • Bangalore,  Urban Sketching,  Visual Journal

    Cantonment Railway Station – An Illustrated Travel Story

    Urban Sketching At Cantonment Railway Station Last weekend, our Urban Sketchers meet was at the Cantonment Railway Station, Bangalore (BNC). While most of us were geared up to sketch amidst the bustle and chaos of a typical Indian railway station, what we found was a place of astonishing stillness. The arched walls and green rooftops look as though they simply stood still and refused to move to make way for Bengaluru! A group of Railways employees was conducting a Swachh Bharat survey. They asked us a few questions and moved on to complete their round of the station. A train with a vivid red engine stood by the platform the entire time…

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    Urban Sketching: Siddhaih Road, Bangalore

    The Urban Sketchers Bengaluru meet in the first week of August was all about automobile repair shops. We met across  Urvashi Theater. A relic from the single screen theater era, this theater was famous for its great sound system. K. C. Nanjunde Gowda, a film producer and prominent businessman of Karnataka, constructed it during the 1970s. Before multiplexes became popular, this was a hep place where college students would hang-out. We walked along the Siddhaih Road and found a nook where we could gather and sketch. The turnout was very good with some newcomers and a guest from Portugal. We also had a few goats who ambled around quite comfortable being sketched! I…