Photo Journal: Holy Cow in Bangalore, India
The divide between the rich and the poor is not uncommon, but in the world’s second largest country this quintessential divide is glaringly visible. Of India’s 1.2 billion population, an estimated 80% of the country live in poverty. That means 960 million Indians (3x the US population) live under US$2 a day!
While the lush, green and luxurious oasis that is the Leela Palace was “only” US$200 a night, a single night is more than 3 months of living expenses for the majority of Indians. It’s a lovely country with lovely people but I hope this fact changes in the future.
I was only in Bangalore for 3 days/2 nights on business so I didn’t get to see or do much but what I did glean is the irreplaceable value of being highly-skilled and educated, along with how much detail exists in meticulously-handmade saris and the importance of the holy cow!
The Leela Palace Bangalore
#23, Kodihalli, Old Airport Road
Bangalore 560 008