50 classic Bangalore rivalries

 Here are 50 classic Bangalore match-ups on which we’d gladly place our bets on

As far as we can tell, the first recorded Bangalore rivalry dates back to 1789, when Charles Cornwallis, the Earl of Cornwallis – he of the heavy jowls and mildly dilated pupils – squared off with Tipu Sultan – he of the fearful symmetry. But that was 224 years ago. And as a fortnightly, all we care about is that this Siege of Bangalore resulted in the Madras Engineering Group setting up shop here (go sappers), and the installation of the Wodeyars on the throne of Mysore (more power to Palace Grounds). But don’t get us wrong, we love a healthy brawl just as much as the next tottering, pickled fellow at the local hooch hole – only, the rivalries we are concerned with are the ones embedded in our living memories, not the battles and sieges and crusades recorded in most textbooks. Here are 50 classic Bangalore match-ups on which we’d gladly place our bets. Illustrations Abhishek Choudhury and Malvika Tewari.

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