Bang-Al-Ore

So finally I have moved to Bangalore, and as I already did mentioned here that we are not in best possible terms with each other. Still intrepid self of yours truly ventured into the enemy territory to wage the war earn a humble living. The stay here has been so far so good, despite efforts of Bangalore to scare me with incessant traffic and horrendous commute times.
I have been more than eager to learn the BANGy ways of living from the wifee and SIL who claim to be the hardcore Bangloreans by heart, and here are my top 5 lessons I have learnt in Bangalore-

1- It takes 45 minutes of discussion to decide where we would be having the evening coffee, and the options sound like the Mochas, and Bochas.
2- Once you have decided the place it takes another hour of brainstorming and discussion to decide what would be the appropriate route to go.
3- If you go from place A to place B by route 1 then it’s a punishable offence to return by the same route, if unaware then an alternative route would be discovered for the love of the holy god.
4- No matter where you live in the city they would change your office to a place so that you need more than 2 hours to commute one way. Yes I learned this the hard way, after being shunted between three offices all equally painful to commute.
5- Air conditioner is an impulse buy product, because if you plan and buy the temperature just drops down to post-pone your purchase for a couple of days resulting the decision to be delayed till sine-die.

So I am finally here, the Mecca of Indian IT, Silicon Valley of India (though they call it so but silicon implants don’t seem to be too common here) trying to settle down. Trying to find a house to live in, incidentally I happened to enquire the rent for a 2 BHK flat here and was adequately informed Rs. 70,000/-. I don’t know why but on my asking with utmost decency “for the entire year?” they let their pit-bull loose to chase me out of the premises. I think the people here are not very used to decency I guess, will try and be abusive from the next time, should work what say people?

Disclaimer: The post is meant to present a satirical view and take a jibe, and this disclaimer is the request for the people who disagree with above not to kill me.

29 comments on “Bang-Al-Ore”

  1. Poonam Reply

    70k! But then, have always heard that the city is expensive. Reminds my of my travel-full days in Delhi.

    Give it time, you will get used to it. Btw, can you read while you travel? (I don’t know if you drive.)

    My best.

    • Prats Reply

      @Poonam: Yes, these days I am travelling by city busses hence can read while travelling finishing a book in a two days 🙂

  2. Tweepak Reply

    Oye! Aaatey he bangalore bashing shuru? When can I kill you? I mean meet you?

    I hope U found the flat u are looking for already!

    Tru Blu Bangalorean!

  3. Akanksha Reply

    OMG 70K! And remember how they used to flood the BB if someone asked 20k for a 3bhk in pune 😛

    I’ve heard the traffic situation is pathetic:( Hope u find a way out of this soon.

    Take care
    Akanksha

    • Prats Reply

      @Akansha: Lollzzz it was a one off instance, otherwise its slightly higher than pune when it comes to rents.

  4. Monika Reply

    ha ha ha welcome to namma bangluru 😀

    but 70K??? thats a little too high i know of some places that charge but u can get a decent acco in around 20K

  5. Smita Reply

    70 k?? *faints*

    3 offices in less than a month? (if am not wrong) *faints again*

    All I can say is good luck 🙂

  6. Vinni Reply

    Oh come on bangalore is not all that bad!
    There are a few ground rules I have for myself too in bangalore.

    1. Sell the car, get a bike
    2. Drive on the footpath wherever there is one.
    3. Go only to CCD. they are closest.
    4. If all else fails, there is always ‘Gobi Manchuri’ that you get every 10 yards in bangalore.

    Btw, where did you find a house for 70K? Were you planning to stay on Brigade road or what?

    • Prats Reply

      @Vinni: He he he it was in one insane society in Koramanngla. For some reason they were charging insane amounts for a fully furnished house. Was worth 25-30k but then unrealistic expectations 🙂

  7. Indian Homemaker Reply

    70K for a month for a 2 BHK? Where was the house located???!!

    With weather like B’lore, I guess you will love the place once you get used to it 🙂

  8. ProByStds Reply

    Hey prats..thts really a flattered way to present bengalooru..the 1st two points by u, r not blr’s faults they r urs & entirely ur personal attributes to take so much time to decide for a simple coffee..must be having whale of time . oTHER THING ABT RENT @KORMANgala..someone must have known tht u r a pro jiber & hence stated this overrrated price..if u really wanna nice 2 bhk flat/apartment its anything btw 16-25K (fully furnished).One tip to survive & hale in blr city(i love it for weather..nowhere in world such a pleasant weather all year round) Try buying house near ur office, if urs is not intra city travelling job…give it time u will love the place & people!

  9. ProByStds Reply

    Hey prats..thts really a flattered way to present bengalooru..the 1st two points by u, r not blr’s faults they r urs & entirely ur personal attributes to take so much time to decide for a simple coffee..must be having whale of time . oTHER THING ABT RENT at KORMANgala..someone must have known tht u r a pro jiber & hence stated this overrrated price..if u really wanna nice 2 bhk flator apartment its anything btw 16-25K (fully furnished).One tip to survive & hale in blr city(i love it for weather..nowhere in world such a pleasant weather all year round) Try buying house near ur office, if urs is not intra city travelling job…give it time u will love the place & people!

    • Prats Reply

      @ProByStds: I agree to whatever you have said. But going by that it would not have creates a blogpost, hence I prefer to jibe and keep the lighter mood around 🙂 Hope you like the read here….

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