I went to Windsor Manor (now ITC Windsor) after years.
Most of the autowallahs looked at me as if I was talking about a foreign country.
Old Airport Road? JP Nagar? They queried. I think only the 10th or 12th autowallah had heard of it.
When I came to Bangalore in 1988, there were only 3-4 5-stars including Windsor Manor which was a landmark and every autowallah knew it very well.
Windsor Manor was also the famous setting for Kamal Haasan’s Pushpaka Vimana film in 1987 (The Windsor Manor bridge scene with the dead beggar is iconic) and was once the hub of the high and mighty.
New Bangalore has slowly been crushing Old Bangalore out of existence and at least people like me have been denying it for years.