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.