Wednesday, October 06, 2004

The Garden City of India

Everything looks good from a distance, yeah it does ! Life in Bangalore is cool, atleast thats what I thought before coming to Bangalore ;-) Now that I am here, I am a bit more than disappointed. The roads are in pretty bad condition. Traffic jams are so common that you can walk home in much less time than going by your vehicle. Dust level on the roads is also very high.
House rents are getting higher by the day. People are building houses in the cheapest possible manner and giving it for ubsurdly high rent. If you need to rent a house, get ready to pay 10 months rent as deposit and 1 month rent as broker fee. I really wonder how a person with an ordinary salary (a salary good enough anywhere else in India) can survive in Bangalore :-((
The government is not doing anything to make life here any easier. They are only interested in the money that IT brings ;-( Bangalore is the IT center of India, they say, but you cant even get a decently reliable internet connection here. We had a "broadband" connection from Sify in the house where I lived earlier. It simply sucks ! Either their server is down, else the "high speed" connection is so dead slow that Google takes 5 minutes to open. The only good thing in Bangalore is its climate. But thats too much a price to pay for all the shit that they try to shove down your throat.
I simply wish that IT companies start looking at other alternatives. Infosys and Wipro are doing just that. Tavant itself is planning for another development center in India, most probably in Pune or Delhi region. Hyderabad is a much better place in many people's opinion, except for the extreme climates.
Hope the authorities in Bangalore open their eyes soon.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

amen!

- binil
I heard there was a secret chord
that David played and it pleased the Lord,
But you don't really care for music do you.
It goes like this the fourth the fifth,
the minor fall and the major lift
The baffled king composing hallelujah
Halleluja, Halleluja, Halleluja, Halleluja
hey i am going nutty ...

10/06/2004 04:08:00 PM  
Blogger PC said...

Hey Binil, i liked the other version of Hallelujah..

10/06/2004 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which one? Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley or Rufus Blah-Blah?

Cheerio,
Binil

10/06/2004 06:45:00 PM  
Blogger PC said...

Jeff Buckley version...

10/06/2004 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I personally like the Cohen version best. His gravelly heavy voice perfectly fits the mood of the song.

Cheerio,
Binil

10/06/2004 07:09:00 PM  

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