Malls in Bangalore are relatively new. With just a handful, and a few slated to make an appearance in the near future.
Malls, with multiplexes are termed as exciting places, where shopping, eating... can be carried out under one roof. Teaming with people, notably youngsters, an expansive food court which caters to many a taste bud. With the city playing host to BPOs', the IT industry.... money comes easily. The weekend trend also seems to have begun with malls. Friends, families spending weekends together, in malls.
I've visited most of the malls, in the recent past. They appear fun, for the first-timers. The lights.. the luxury environs... the sights and sounds. At the same time, it sounds mundane. With the same brands.... the same shops.... the same crowd.... I'd rather prefer Forum solely due to the presence of Landmark. Garuda Mall - i didn't find it interesting, and about Sigma Mall, there's nothing to talk about it.
On the other hand, i prefer strolling on M.G. Road and Gandhi Bazar Main Road. These places are somewhat pleasant, subdued in their own ways, even though they are crowded. Probably because i know these streets pretty well. Those familiar stores, the familiar cart which sells peanuts.... the book-seller from whom i purchase second-hand Robin Cooks'.
Update: I've uploaded a few more of my works on MS-Paint. It appears as a sidebar.