Curious gives readers a peek into the wistful, quaint charm and old world allure of the once beautiful Bangalore. What gives the book a unique cachet are the wonderfully vivid illustrations by the gifted cartoonist Paul Fernandes, a true-blue Bangalorean with a keen eye and funny bone. This book threads together some forty stories, in two parts, that embodies an era that has seemingly gone forever. The stories are based on real experiences, personal nostalgia or memory, talking to people, old photographs and articles to make it an immersive experience for readers. The second part comprises some of the ‘middles’ published over the years in the Deccan Herald, Bangalore’s own newspaper.