Posted by: Sreejith | August 12, 2007

Bangalored!

So how’s Bangalore been treating you?

I was asked this a couple of days back. And thats when i was reminded that there was this draft about Bangalore lying in my blogger vault. I had written that a couple of months after having landed here. But then i had desisted from posting it because i decided to give Bangalore some more time before i start judging it. First impressions could go horribly wrong for all you know. And am i glad that i waited.

Its been a little more than half a year since i’ve moved to Bangalore. Having had lived in Vizag, Hyderabad, Chennai and Gurgaon before, comparisons were only evident. I had written about my move to Chennai about 2 years back. That was the very first time i was venturing out on my own. Away from the safe and secure environs of college which was nothing less than home to me. The very first time i was going to eke out a living. Exciting times they were.

When i did arrive in Bangalore the first reaction was ‘why are the roads so narrow!’ And not to mention the burgeoning traffic. Yea, how could a post on Bangalore not contain any references to the traffic. But if you look at it objectively, the number of vehicles in Bangalore is much lesser than that in Delhi. Everyone cribs about the traffic but its the infrastructure thats to be blamed. And all the one ways here can really get on your nerves. When will they ever realize that all these one ways can only be adhoc measures. I guess the administrators of Bangalore must be really blind because they have absolutely no vision.

But even with the traffic and all the time i spend at the traffic signals every single day i still find it very difficult to hate this city. I really helps that there is always a pretty face or two to adore at these signals and then there is the FM and cattle to entertain you. And anyway as long as you are a part of the traffic you shouln’t really be complaining about it!

The weather is vey often what people say is the best part of Bangalore. Ofcourse it is! Comparing it with the extreme weather of Delhi or Hyderabad is nothing short of making fun of Bangalore. As for Chennai, the humidity there is a killer. We had often joked that taking a shower in Chennai is pointless because you start perspiring even under the shower! Compare that to Bangalore and you you will agree that its nothing short of paradise. It rains just when it gets a little hot and it rains just the right amount always. You couldn’t ask for more!

What i personally love about Bangalore is the plethora of options it provides to the adventure seekers. Just about within 100-150 kms of Bangalore are a myriad of scenic places which make for great road trips. Ideal even if you plan to stay over for a day or two as well. Perfect way to get over the weekend blues.

And the most important detail is that its comfortably close to home as well as conveniently far away. Read as comfortably close for me to visit when i want to and conveniently far for my parents to not consider surprise visiting me ๐Ÿ˜€ Come to think of it, i believe at this point of time i would even venture my head out and say with conviction that one day i might settle down here. Love you Bangalore.

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Responses

  1. Cant agree more … but at times rains tend to get on ones nerves ๐Ÿ™‚
    It is a different matter though, if one is indoors :-p

  2. seems like finally u hv landed at the best place for you after exploring all “IT” cities. Though I am not hating NCR “that” much but I do miss the weekend retreats that Bangy offers.. Sigh! one doesnt get everything in life .. well! have great weekends and enjoy the rains… :))

  3. Hyderabad has no weekend getaways ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    and seems you are in love with bangy ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Weekend retreats .. havent done that for quite some time and we are due for a trip this month .. come on buddy .. plan plan and plan ..and wake me up on the Saturday morning we actually have to go ๐Ÿ™‚
    Btw .. cricket starting soon .. most probably this weekend .. what say ?

  5. haha ..my next holiday to bang.
    thnx to the legendary $lip$tream for the insight ๐Ÿ˜‰

    wud like a lil’ more analytics ont he bang. babes ๐Ÿ˜› though ..prerably a whole post ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. greedy abullu. wants the bong and the bang babes…

  7. Sangfroid, riding around in the rains is also fun… in a way ๐Ÿ™‚

    Chandu, even with all our options we haven’t done a quarter of your trips!

    Kunal, yes .. to both ๐Ÿ™‚

    Utkarsh, reply to my mail! and finally cricket! thought it would never start!

    Abbulu, hmm..you are right! i should put all that analytics to good use!

    Blah, i know..some people just seem to want everything ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Hehe,nice post. I fell in love with bangalore in my 2 days there for the Maiden gig this time…

  9. Sporadic, thank you! You might get a reason to fall in love again…Megadeth is rumoured to be here soon.

  10. I totally agree with your views on B’lore. Nicely written. .. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Hello Sreejith,
    I am from Bangalore Mirror, just read your blog and found it very interesting : )
    I wanted to know if we could use this post for the blog talk section in our paper (we feature Bangalore based blogs there)
    If you are okay with it please do let me know my mailing me at nt.balanarayan (at) gmail (dot) com

  12. A good one…But yes Language is problem for those who head from North…..Thanks to English !
    and Kudoos to Local population (milkman , grocery wala, sweeper..to presswala ) all understand it like a native tongue…..but still i miss connecting to people …as possible in North(maybe u dont get all u want )…would start learning Kannad….soon.
    Besides this another good thing is the accessibility to things…..if you come from Gurgaon ….you would understand how public wheels make life easy…..And you need to Go to malls even to buy a cappal!!
    Things are in abundance from food outlets to juice shops……And finally people are simple and Honest !!Liked the pace of life here….

  13. […] No i did not mean arrived at Trivandrum… but arrived as in arrived in life! My post ‘Bangalored‘ got featured in some Blog Talk section of the “Bangalore Mirror” – a daily […]


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