If Delhi wants to hide its ugly side during the Commonwealth Games scheduled this October, it could borrow a lesson or two from Bangalore’s civic body. For the past few months, the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike, or the city’s recently expanded civic body, has got miles and miles of bare walls whitewashed and painted over by artists. Bangalore’s playgrounds, gardens, educational and research institutions, government offices, hospitals and even underpasses are now showing off the state’s rich culture and history. The walls are replete with historical figures, social movements, animals, birds, environment and other themes.
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