Survivor’s Guide to Bangalore – Part 2


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For days I have been thinking about publishing the part 2 of my Survivor’s Guide to Bangalore. But the time wasn’t just right. Now with Bangalore all over news after the latest political trapeze show, there cannot be a better time to do this. If you have not read the part one, click here.

So, here we go….

  • I have heard people complaining about the lack of entertainment options available in Bangalore. But that has all changed in recent times. “The Karnataka Trapeze Show 2010” has captured the imagination of millions of people in the country. It’s a weekly constitutional comedy show with three teams in the final round staged in “Vidhan Soudha”, the state head quarters. The show, with its disqualifications and eliminations, and with its fair share of tears and torn baniyans, is the most watched entertainment program after the Common Wealth Games. Do not miss the “governor” who appears in a rib-tickling comedy role.
  • If you have the habit of reading newspapers daily, then I would advise you to continue with the habit as long as you are in Bangalore, at least. It would be interesting to know who the ruling party is on the day. The men who are at the helm of state affairs today evening need not necessarily be the head of the state tomorrow morning. So, stay tuned.
  • Let’s talk about road safety since it has become an important issue these days. Do not ride fast even on roads which are virtually empty. Keep in mind there is a man dressed in white and khaki is waiting for you at the other end of the road with his magnifying glasses tuned to check your speed. But, man, do not worry; they will accept even worn-out notes. And when the times are hard, you can even get away by buying them a single tea.
  • Yes, rioting is a serious concern. But we riot only when a major film personality passes away. We have never bothered about the cause of death. We believe in celebrating the life of the deceased rather than being struck down by sorrow. And we celebrate setting fire to the public transportation, rather than firing crackers. So if you are planning to visit Bangalore, do check with the major hospitals about the health status of our big stars.

Welcome to Bangalore!!

P.S: Having said all these (in 2 parts), jokes apart, Bangalore is one of the best cosmopolitan cities in India, and my favourite !! In my view Bangalore has the most tolerant and welcoming people in the country. Do visit Bangalore.

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About Joshi Mukard (85 Articles)
The author is a wandering soul with no place to call his home town. He was born in Kerala, brought up in several parts of Tamil Nadu, and currently living in Bangalore, shifting his base across the city on a yearly basis with fellow (unfortunate) wanderers, his wife (Libena) and little daughter (Tanaya). Despite all these, the author is a happy soul with no complaints on anything. He wakes up in the morning and sleeps at night and in-between he ducks, stumbles and dances through this world.

20 Comments on Survivor’s Guide to Bangalore – Part 2

  1. A very well written satire. And did I mention hilarious?

  2. As a tam, I wish someone writes about surviving bangalore’s sweet sambar, bland chutney and atrocious havoc called dosa (with an ingeniously applied paste all over it).

    Please do us that favor!

    -Ashwin

    • Yes, I would like to do this favor, but the problem is, I have never tasted Bangalore sambar or dosa, in my six years stay in Bangalore. (I always go for Kerala food) My Tamil friend warned me against it, the very first day I landed in the City. Till date I could never bring myself to that point of testing it.

      Since you have made a request, I would try soon, and if survived, I would write it down as an additional point in my guide.

  3. 🙂 You should continue to update the survival guide! Interesting things turn up every week.

    Are you really serious about buying sweet tea for the cops? I would like to try that next time! Does it work? 🙂

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  5. And Bangalore is one of the best cosmopolitan cities of the country! The politicians are the same everywhere, power hungry and utterly stupid.

  6. Believe me Bangalore is a very beautiful place, but we always tend to criticize every other aspect of life. Political life is same everywhere. Food has its local flavor everywhere. In Mumbai we loved the south Indian dishes in restaurants which we called Udupi joints, so I guess we love the dosas and whatever else that is dished out here. The concept of Dharshini(ready to serve joints) is now a rage elsewhere in India also. After living in many parts of India for so many years, I think Bangalore is a very nice place and we should love the place we live in, including the people,language and food.

  7. Really a nice angle to place unsavory–a creative way to appeal and expect to turn things in right way.

  8. What about the auto wallahs? You haven’t mentioned the auto-wallahs! 😀

  9. that was hilarious!!

  10. So, these are the things to remember when I visit Bangalore!

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