City >> Situation Peaceful but tense…

While on my way to office in Whitefield, I could see many shops prefferd to remain closed and very minimal traffic on the major roads, buses are plying (even Volvo’s ‘335E’ too) as normal…Situation seems very peaceful yet tensed.

the Old Madras road, opp bigbazar…

the Old Madras road, 80ft Road junction…

K R Puram Station Area…

Today’s Morning Scenario…

How it should look as a Normal Morning;s anyother day…

17 Comments so far

  1. Kumar (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 9:30 am

    I did not understand why cable operators blocked transmission of Tamil channels. Who asked them to block these channels? Is there something called consumer rights in this country

  2. Rajesh (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 9:38 am

    Signs of first and simple ‘Gurilla’ warfare…

  3. notgiven (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 9:58 am

    I don’t understand tamil language and hence did not feel the pinch of it getting off air.

    But my guess is cable operators are as scared as the local grocery shop (he downed his shutters in my area). He is also a easy target and wants to seen in a particular light. So he does the easiest thing available to him.

    Regarding consumer rights, yes we have them in our country. But you need to fight for them, they are not given to you (which is unfortunate to put it mildly)

  4. psj (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 10:00 am

    Kumar,Tamil Channels were blocked,because they would have shown celebration(s) in TN,which would be like rubbing salt into the wounds of the ppl here.Hence its better to be safe than sorry..Guess you can miss the channels for this week.

  5. silkboard (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 10:22 am

    Few over-reactions and false rumors apart, I think the whole peace/calm thing has played out better then expected in the end (so far, touch wood). This being such a long dispute, one side had to feel disappointed with the verdict. State govt has done a good job with security, and over-all, people have been mature about it so far (going purely by the previous yardsticks).

  6. Kumar (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 10:32 am

    What is this?Do we belong to the same country or not? I don’t know why the common people are so worked up over the Cauvery water issue.

    Mr PSJ, these are just stupid and murky politics being played out. Some jobless goons are looking for an opportunity to hold the city to ransom in the name of Kannada pride. This is becoming a regular issue now. Create some silly problem and then hold the city to ransom. Bangalore is fast losing its charm as a peaceful city.

    What have Kannada politicians done for the farmers?Absolutely nothing!It’s just votebank politics. The present CM wife’s is reportedly going to start a new TV channel. What for? To save the humble farmer? Or for the love of Kannada language?

    I pay money to a cable operator to see channels I wish. The cable operator cannot simply switch off some channels in the name of law and order. I don’t know what this irresponsible govt is doing.It’s a shame, shame. shame!

  7. Rajesh (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 11:14 am

    @NotGiven, well said, “Regarding consumer rights, yes we have them in our country. But you need to fight for them, they are not given to you”

    perhaps you need to stand for them time and again just to protect ‘your’ rights and ‘exercise’ them.

    @PSJ, if you support this blocking, isn’t they watching other news channels or news via Internet. how can anyone decide what ‘people’should watch…and what about DTH folks they will see what they wish to and still can react.

    @SB, yes it seems either the state govt has done a good job, or they major trouble is yet to be broken as todays news papaers will be slowly digested in rural area’s by noon…may be bandh called for 8th could trigger something!!

    @Kumar, well said, if politicians start worrying about ‘farmers’ we would not have 1600 susidal deaths ( remember y’days NDTV story) in the country, they need only the ‘content’ of the issues and nver bother about ‘context’ of the issues…

  8. psj (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 12:03 pm

    @Rajesh.Am not supporting this move.Am only suggesting what could be the motive.In 1991 the Channels had shown some pockets in Bangalore celebrating the Interim Verdict and we all know what happened.All of us want Bangalore to be peacefull.

  9. kumar (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 12:35 pm

    There is no cable TV service in Banaswadi and surroundings from today morning. The reason: Protest today in Bangalore. Cable services were disrupted from R T Nagar office, says my cablewallah. Again, I have to hang my head in shame. The kind of democracy we are all going to…it is ridiculous!

  10. Kumar (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 12:37 pm
  11. Kumar (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 2:07 pm

    There is no cable TV in my area till the Karnataka bandh is over.

  12. tarlesubba (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 3:51 pm

    rajesh, good job man.

  13. Rajesh (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 4:05 pm

    @PSJ, i know you are not. no one will.

    @Kumar, Call the cable guy and tell him you will not pay him for this day…

    @ Tarlesubba, thx..

  14. abcd (unregistered) on February 15th, 2007 @ 7:00 pm

    Still no tamil channels :(

  15. Another Indian (unregistered) on February 16th, 2007 @ 1:49 pm

    Does Karnataka believe that it is an independent nation run by Kannada speaking people, who have autonomous powers bigger than the Indian Constitution? Tamil channels in Karnataka have been banned for the past few weeks. One simple question coming to mind is, is Karnataka part of India or another country? If they ban all channels other than Kannada channels, it is different. How can they deny something to consumers because they are speaking a particular language. Where is India going? Is it still a democratic country? This is nothing but denying something to a consumer because he speaks a particular language in a different state. What if tomorrow they ban selling few other things like certain vegetables or say mineral water to Tamilians in Karnataka, because it will give them better health and they dont want it. How is this different from what is happening now. Why are our national channels closing their eyes on this issue as if it is not happening?

  16. Shankar (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2007 @ 5:51 pm

    The ppl in this state is like that only. Leave that

  17. Jai (unregistered) on February 24th, 2007 @ 11:25 pm

    I was proud to stay in this city but the way the local politicians are behaving I am hating bangalore from my heart, I have been staying in this city for the past 7 years.

    The local cable guys have no right to shut down tamil channels and this is frusturating to the core. 70% of bangalore are tamilians who work for this city and pay taxes to this government but all we get is stones/strikes/closeout. People should understand we lose crores of rupees for these..

    All politicians want is publicity with the help of media. Udaya TV belongs to the sun tv group who are tamilians, Then why show Udaya TV alone?

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