Bangalore’s demystification of sorts.
When the word Bangalore is mentioned there are a lot of things that come to mind immediately. I’ve tried to mention a few, some are to break myths about Bangalore, break perceptions, and some to give newer aspects to the city. So here it is, Bangalore, primitively demystified.
Not EVERYONE shops at malls. Chickpet, Commercial St, Jayanagar 4th block still form the largest shopping arcades for many Bangaloreans.
Heavy density traffic in Bangalore is restricted to South Bangalore, viz, J.P. Nagar, Koramangala, Hosur Road, and other places where the IT populace is higher. Most other areas have traffic that’s expected to happen in any metro! Think Malleshwaram, Jayanagar, H.A.L. and some with relatively traffic free zones, like Fraser town. [I didn’t say vehicle free]
The Ring Road compensates immensely if you want to get away from the city. Some people have an argument about how Bangalore loses because it has no beach! Well, stupid argument. Isn’t it a geographically pre-determined thing?
We are not just multiplexes and lifestyle stores!
Almost every Bangalorean will understand what one says in English, though will not be able to reply in English.
Not all of us live at designer stores or wear designer clothes.
Kannadigas are NOT language fanatics. It’s just a few jobless people.
Page 3 is just another small culture that exists here, but is blown so much, beyond proportions by the media.
Weekend Drag Races are a true Bangalore riders best bet.
After New York, Bangalore’s the only place that screens movies in more than 6 languages at its theatres.
Hmm, must say the bus drivers are reckless, most atleast.
Mount Carmel College is the MOST HYPED girls’ college, with respect to the ‘trend setting abilities on the college fashion circuit’ of the girls. There are geeks like me who study there and don’t spell fashion at all!
Not every household has someone working with an I.T. Company, a B.P.O. or an N. G. O.
Not everyone likes the idea of a new flyover being built, or a new corridor begun, or the metro rail.
Investing at a property in Devanahalli can be one of the biggest investments of your life.
It’s a relatively safe city for women, at night especially.
We have a good number of 70-100 year old temples, small albeit, tucked in different parts of the city.
It’s just 0.005% of the women who walk on Brigade road or M.G. Road that get their butts pinched, or get stares from roadside romeos.
We thankfully do not have a casino culture.
“Simply Adjust Maadi” [kindly adjust] is NOT, I repeat, NOT the most common phrase or most used phrase in Bangalore. It’s another hyped phrase.
‘Swalpa’ [little] is probably a more commonly used word.
We are not to be compared with the original Silicon Valley, Chicago or any other U.S. city. We are Bangalore!
And as ‘Cool as Bangalore’, should be more like it. [I don’t know If I should kick myself for such a lame line, after writing so much]
Bangaloreans, or anyone who’s visited Bangalore, any more suggestions?