1. Nice quick capture of current Bangalore.. But how did you miss about the most unstable (nowadays funny.. CM asking for GOD promises) state government?? 😉
    Beach??? if one was there, probably BDA will have to host hourly shows for the crowd to watch the beach 🙂 and again Bangalore must be an island for that to happen..

  2. Sadly True…

    Expect more with city growing so fast.

    Don’t know whom to blame… The crowd which is formed by people like us or the IT which has given us jobs.

  3. @Deva: I conveniently missed politics because I want to reach home same from office and do not want the french door of my living room broken by stone pellets 🙂 As for beaches…if there was one, there’d have been more sea-side malls and resorts occupying it…no big difference really, na?

    @Subbu: But u managed to spend a good 3-4 years in Bangalore…Thats what we all are doing…managing!

    @Harsha: Cannot blame anyone and why shd we? Along with all the negative impacts, we sure have made bangalore an IT icon to the world. Every good thing comes with a price. We are paying for it and will have to continue paying with more growth.

  4. So true… my dad studied in bangalore… used to say its a good place to live… but after the boom its like hell… ofcourse he is no more…

    and not to mention i agree with all diversity and stuffs but… the
    IT guys 60% are reckless and self centered never care for others…

    Few people r humble…. the good quality is in vain now …. Money is the only motive in blore….

  5. Good read, i think you have done lotta research on bicycles, listed quite of them, you didn’t miss anything did you 🙂 , i dont personally agree with the last part, especially making towards progress, we people confuse ourselves with what progress really means, i think its one of those inherent symptoms in humans, calling things by wrong names, oops, who the hell am i to say such things, it is the world the way it has been in the past and will be the same…

  6. @Sabaresh: You are true to an extent but then can’t agree fully. Change is happening fast and everywhere people are getting so self-centered. Because Banglaore is in the lime light, it is evident obviously. I feel the problem is not with Bangalore alone. Its the increasing lack of humanity.

    @J0ker: Right, maybe we are making progress, maybe we are not. But looking back from how things have been to how it is now…our significance on the world map as compared to what it used to be, I couldn’t come up with another suitable terminology. Anyways, so long as the going keeps going, lets go on 🙂

  7. don’t feel bad akka . .
    There are places in India (like mine )where u don’t have a clothes shop in the town and one has to travel 50 kms ( for 2 hrs ) to find one and just to find out that their size clothes are not available in the whole district . . .
    True story 🙁

  8. @Balaji: I know. Like I had said in my disclaimer, I wrote this post in well meaning good humour. Having settled in Bangalore, I have invariably becom fond of this place as much as anyone gets fond of their own. (Consider going to the tailors two blocks away than in search of the right size for 2 hrs :))

    @Swathika: True Bangalorean plight 🙂