Thursday, January 19, 2006

Bangalore -IT city of India ...you must be joking

Well ...as you have noticed from the title this is not an article which praises the virtues of bangalore(or rather bengaluru...as they prefer to call it now)...strange are the ways of beloved country wherein we are under British rule for around 150 years i believe and then decide to change the names of the states ....(calcutta to kolcatta..bombay to mumbai...) but as shakespere would have said "whats in a name a rose by any other name would have smelt as sweet"....which when translated into plain english would say bangalore by any other name would still be the same .........BULLSHIT.Pardon me for my french but after staying in Chennai for nearly four years and having been in the U.A.E for 12 years it makes me feel sad to say that never have i seen a state so mismanaged as bangalore...(Bengaluru for the pedants)....

Let me show you how life goes in bangalore

1.All pubs and bars are shut down by 11:30pm(Crazy but true..) this by the orders of Mr Ajai "His incometence knows no bounds"Kumar chief of police .... the reason given is increasing crime rate ...hell even after this people get mugged women get raped .....but what does the police have to say for this, nothing. In fact just few days back a ministers son shot a man in a pub that was open beyond the curfew hour but the police as usual have given VIP treatment to the minister's son(who incidently suffered a mysterious heart attack ) and the owner of the pub has been given a notice .....

2.Public transport- ha you must be out of your mind. Buses are so rare that if you miss one your screwed and the autos hehehe they actually think before they give an answer of whether they will go to your destination or not... on an average its the fourth auto that will take you wherever you need to go...and dont bother looking at the meter it's faster than the auto ..in fact at if you take three different autos to go to the same place you will pay a different fare on all three occations....


3.Infrastructure- That is one word that is not in the governments dictionary...In some places you will start asking where the road is... even an area that has been carpet bombed would not have this many pot holes.What does Mr Dharam Singh (Ex Cm now ) have to say about all this ? "The infrastructure will improve if Infosys and other IT companies start employing more Kannadigas and keep some jobs reserved for the Kannadigas in their company"also the dude said Mr Narayana Murthy was land grabbing and evading taxes...This from a man whose personal assets in banaglore exceed 30 crores ...(Kinda remindes of Jeppiar talking to us about human values...hari do you remember that day...)


Well this should give a good hint of what life's like over here ..........For more info please come to bangalore and enjoy.........if you can that it.


Signing off

Sreenath

1 comment:

Hari said...

Jeppiar and Human values......Remember it like yesterday buddy.(We ought to write a post on that) But as far as B'Lore goes - have nothing but gr8 memories.....Nasa/TGIF/Downtown......the list is endless. As far as a 11:30 curfew....come on at least u have a food world to get a couple of bottles back. Blessed are those without the Tasmac's. Hey what happened to the posts we were going to do on our "favourite" characters??