The Week That Was – Aug 7th to Aug 13th

Hey everybody…

Another week has gone by, a week in which we were appalled by the rise in polution in our city and questioned the soundness of the Cola ban in the state. We debated whether the announcement that Bangalore is to be the first wireless broadband city is worth crowing about, and wondered whether TOI’s surveys are to be believed. We looked at the helmet rule from a different angle, and were awed by the surreal look of the display outside ISRO.

We told you about Subhiksha, a new retail store that helps you stretch your money to the maximum, but how will you cook what you buy, when getting a gas connection seems so fraught with difficulties?

We urged you to try out public transport – it doesn’t seem that bad after all, and you will be aiding in reducing both pollution and traffic congestion. An added advantage – it will not be you who will need to negotiate the bone-breaking speedbreakers.

There is a lot of material here for you to have a fun-filled weekend. We save you the trouble of planning what to do by enumerating all the options. You could attend the Thirty Eighth Music Conference of the more-than-a-century-old Bangalore Gayana Samaja, or you could take Salsa dance lessons – they seem to be the latest craze in the city! You could attend a reading of Shakespeare at Rangashankara, or attend any of the great plays that are staged there.

If you’d rather just eat out, or if you want more information about the city, here are two useful websites for you. If you want to sit at home and just listen to some good music, then you have a couple of online Kannada radios! But if you think you really want to get away, then head towards Angsana Resort for a rejuvenating holiday! Talking about travelling, if you are a single woman who loves to travel, but is hesitant about travelling alone, we guide you to a WOW solution.

But if you think you’d rather get to know more about your own city, then rediscover Bangalore with a fantastic must-take Heritage Walk. If you are too lazy for that, but you still want to know about Bangalore, you could just sit at home and continue listening to the talk with Suresh Moona. Or if you are the kind who wants to experience Bangalore first hand, what better way to observe humanity than from Jayanagar’s Somari Katte? ;)

Do you love Bangalore? Do you have lots to say about it? Then why don’t you be a Metroblogger?!

While you chew on that, goodbye until next time! :)

2 Comments so far

  1. rubic_cube (unregistered) on August 16th, 2006 @ 9:41 pm


  2. Shruthi (unregistered) on August 18th, 2006 @ 3:09 pm

    RC, Thanks :)

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