Bangalore ….First time you hear it, it sounds like “Bang what??”… hehe jokes apart …but this is the place where i’ll be having my first job, my first income, my first spending, and what not… i never expected that to happen. I felt my life is going to just domicile in Bombay, with which iam still in live with, but bangalore(i still love the old names of city’s calcutta, bombay, bangalore and all others) ain’t so bad. I like to just roam around like a jobless junkie. And as i don’t know anybody who’s like me i land up spending time alone just roaming here and there on roads, malls, shops and talking with arbit people don’t know i can’t resist to keep moving.People here work, eat and go home all my office guys do it, i can’t live like that. wish i had a bike or something but walking ain’t bad. u’ll enjoy it if you have time. I had a lot of random observations i felt like writing…
1) Bangalore is a cool city i mean literally you don’t find the temperature goign up ever in the whole day time. i never switched on my fan even once during this 10 days time.
2)I miss mumbai in terms of public transportation. It sucks up here rickshaw’s have there own empire they charge you whatever they want. and in night you can’t afford them. One thing is so common bloody no rickshaw wala has ever got change with him. Again even if they have it its a a way to keep the surplus. busses, you cant make out how many types of buses they have here. And only place you can find the name of the place which bus is going is at the main Bus Stop else its just jalebi’s. You’ll finds so many oneways over here you go into it you comeout all the round and that really sucks. Auto rickshaw people are the same as if you are at some railway station, They won’t stop bugging you untill you get irritated and shout sometimes.
3)Its a place where people find prey’s. There’s a whole AMway network being spread up here in bangalore which normally keeps changing its name everytime it gets into a bad name rather now they don’t keep any name so “no name” and hence “no bad name”…:D. This MLM technique has been there since ages . But they’ll show you as if its a very new concept, it has revolutionaized the market and they use very fancy terms like e-comerence, diversification which we had no idea but sounds good. I like meeting new people and behave nicely and friendly with evryone i come accross even to a sweeper or a vendor i love talking to people. And as i roam around most of my free time day by day i started making some friends. i felt like people here are good and they like talking to starngers. But slowly it started to show why they wanted to contact. Its all just they got sucked up in the system and to not be a looser they have to find and get more people to sucked up in the system. Its a pyramid scam been there for years. AMway,Quixtar they have been just trying to expand in other contries as it is slowly being rejected from US UK and other devoloped countries. They normally target the newcommers in the cooprate world as they hardly have any idea about it and so its easy to get them in it. And what they say is “The only mistake you can do is now not joining the system, you will regret it” my foot!! I hate this kind of promises. Even if when i first saw there presentation i was feeling like theres a sugarcane whos juice is already being taken of and now they are trying to get something out of it and somehow through complicated terms they want you to belive that there’s still juice in it. Its a social disaster i could see people there introducing them as not the person but “from IIM ahd, IIT chennai” and all that shit. Arey even iam from IIT Bombay but i never boast so much i don’t like it. I feel they don’t have it actually but just to keep the business going they do show that how bug people are involved in it. I first faced this in college Some E-Biz stuff people were behind me for that. Same things came to my mind and something more My dad said once to me “Beta paise ke piche kabhi nahi bhagna chahiye” and that gave me direction and i know it was a wise one, i know so many of them just loosing their money. I hope something comes up against these people.
4)I don’t know but this place should win the “lovers place town” in country. I never saw so many couples in a city. you’ll find them everywhere. Ofcourse makes me jealous, But its fine am a big loner and that makes me different and satisfied. i like to watch people including bird watching but thats just a subset. i see happy faces, poker-faces, confused faces, “waiting for someone eagerly” faces, “waiting for someone not so eagerly” kinda faces,idli- sambhar faces, wada- sambhar faces, firang with sutta faces, “firang running for something i never figured out what” and what not.
5)Bangalore seems to be like a very small city with everyone converging to a very feww places in town,its possible that i haven’t seen it and hence iam very much wrong about this place.But thats the feeling till now. You’ll find 3-4 CCD’s on a single road of a 1KiloMeter or something. You’ll hardly find “Sutta-chai Thapri’s” over here, But instead lots of bakery and sweet shops and every grocery shop keeps chai-coffee-sutta with him. As mumbai has it at 1:30AM same you’ll find it at 11PM in night i have to forcibly go to my flat because evrything goes dull after 11. I met a boy somewhere between 11-13 yrs of age he carries a bicycle with chai and sutta and starts as early as 8PM and remain there till 11PM. After which you’ll have to crave for chai in the city.
6)”Chinky’s” yes they are in plenty. Seems like the whole north-east shifts to this city after they complete a certain age. And i swear they have style and they don’t look like some tribal area guys and i realize i had a very less exposure with them. It seems like Most of the people from there come over to complete there higher studies and then also land up doing jobs here.
7) Bangalore by the way has a lot of rock lovers. people here love music, and thats what makes me comfortable.Even in my office People play music all the time during work hours reminds me of my college. Many pubs just offer rock songs i landed up spending my latest weekend nights over there in a place called “Purple haze”. Hopefully it’ll bring my guitar out of my room someday where i’ll have open space and people to listen and sing along.
Walking on the roads of Bangalore is slowly showing me alot of its faces. I do miss alot of things over here like friends and all seems like i don’t know any of them who are walking around me. But that doesn’t stop me from walking and exploring places around me. One old friend of mine saw me and quoted me as “roadstur” hehe. Maybe thats right for me…:)