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FEATURE SERIES: FOCUS

Lifestyles of the Young and Upwardly Mobile

A vivid picture of Bangalore's newest generation of innovators.


May 18 , 2014

THERE'S A FRENZY OF COLOR, ENERGY AND CHAOS IN BANGALORE.

Rickshaw driver takes a nap on busy Bangalore streets.

AND IN THIS STARTUP CAPITAL OF INDIA— AN AIR OF POSSIBILITY.

Traffic on Trendy 100 Feet Road in Bangalore.

WITH A CHIC, ENTREPRENEURIAL AND AFFLUENTIAL CULTURE BREWING.

Couple enjoy microbrew at Toit brewpub.

IT'S A GROWING CLASS OF UPWARDLY MOBILE, SIPPING COCKTAILS IN U.B. CITY BY NIGHT,

Chic Skye Bar overlooks UB City.

AND INNOVATING NEW IDEAS BY DAY.

Entrepreneurs at Incubator Angel Prime  Woman uses start-up CommonFloor augmented reality app  Bangalore based HackerEarth founder and employee take a walk.

IN THIS HOTBED CLIMATE, YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS ARE TAKING RISKS, FOUNDING START-UPS — AND SUCCEEDING!

Startup YourStory team meeting.

THE NEW INNOVATORS IN BANGALORE ARE GEEKY, YOUNG AND HIP, EMBRACING THE TRADITIONS THEY LOVE.

Entrepreneurs take a Cricket break on Indiranagar streets outside office.

AND GIVING A MODERN TWIST TO THE AGE-OLD ART OF TEA — WITH CHIC LOUNGES.

Chai time at India's first upscale tea lounge.   Trendy women enjoy chai at SocieTea.  IT professionals meet at Infinitea Indias first upscale tea lounge.

BUT JUST OUTSIDE THE MODERN INTERIORS, OLD INDIA SEEMS AS INTACT AS EVER.

Boys on bikes in dusty Bangalore neighborhood.

Bangalore neighborhood bustles at dusk.

WITH BREAKFAST CARTS SERVING HOT IDLI, VADA AND SAMBHAR, WOMEN SPORTING COLORFUL SARIS, AND SACRED COWS ROAMING THE STREETS. AND WHERE ELSE TO FIND FRESH WATERMELON, BUT IN THE MIDDLE OF TRAFFIC?

Women in saris exercise in Bangalore park. Sacred cows roam free on Bangalore streets.Vendor sells south Indian street food. Bangalore man sells Watermelon on streets.

FROM Commotion, SPRINGS OPPORTUNITY — AND POSSIBLY — THE ROOTS OF THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT.

Boy sells Pani Poori at Bangalore market.

 

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