Spending our days in lockdown has given all of us a greater appreciation of the city and communities we live in, and a keen curiosity about its working and the people who make our privileged lives possible. If you have been pondering these questions, here are a few books we recommend. Ravikumar Kashi’s Flexing Muscles helps you see the changing face of Bangalore. Meera Iyer’s Discovering Bengaluru can help you plan a walk around a city neighbourhood and see it like you have never before. If you want to look outwards, Deepak Unnikrishna’s excellent meditation on migrant labour in the Gulf will help you appreciate the acute crisis that migrant labour are facing in our city and across India.