It has been 4 months, I am striving hard to settle here in Bangalore. Before I forget and start to crib one good thing about this city I need to acknowledge is, this city has most amazing weather unlike Mumbai where its Super Hot in Summer, Winter depends when Monsoon goes and of course, every one knows about 26/7 Mumbai flood. Bollywood has even made a movie about it! *facepalm*
Food-wise: If you are pure vegetarian and a FOODIE, this place is definitely not for you. I am struggling to adjust with Dosas and various types of South Indian Rices. All I crave Day/Night is home cooked, junk and some cuisines back from Mumbai. I used to visit Rajdhani for Gujarati thali occasionally back there but here, I visit almost thrice a week just to eat Gujarati Food! #JustImagine If you are watching your weight than stay away from here. Authentic Gujarati and Marwadi food items with a great taste. Must visit if you are REALLY hungry.
Internet Connectivity-wise: They say Bangalore is the IT Hub and all! Seriously, WTF! I am so pissed with the pathetic Internet Service I have got in this last 3 months! I have tried 2 ISP’s and damn same thing you pay exuberant sum and you get snail speed!
Firstly, I opted for Hathway Internet Connection, considering their reputation back in Mumbai. Initially, it worked fine ONLY for a day and then it was dropping all the time. In just 5 days, replaced a router still the same. They did something, replaced some cabling but it wasn’t working out I sent them the logs from the router. They agreed its dropping but nothing was done to resolve it. I called everyday, followed up with e-mails with the router logs all for a waste. They left me no choice but to stopped the service.I already informed them to take their modem and stuff! Guess, what?! Nobody has showed the face yet!
Bangalore or Bengaluru as they say it is a city with wonderful people and a great climate. There is no utopia and the downside is that Bangalore nightlife is frankly dire by Western standards. State laws mean that all the bars and I guess, pubs have to be closed (and that is closed, not last orders) by 23.30 every night. Not that bothers me much yet though but come on what’s wrong to keep reputed pubs or discs open at least till 1-2am?! There is nowhere I could find in a nice vegetarian food for now almost one and half month and not even a spot that would even vaguely resemble anything approaching a crazy night spot for some food at the middle of the night like I used to have back in Mumbai. Still Bangalore is a great place for those who want calm, slow and peaceful life, If you want great nightlife then you are in the wrong city. Next comes the language, most of the people knows Hindi and English but when you are in a public transport or some public place you will hear only Kannada. These are the days I am realizing the importance of the language! Kannada, it sounds totally alien to me and it looks like Jalebi when they write it! LOL! We even had inside joke on it in:
Indra: Anyone wants Jalebi? (while walking on streets)
Friend 1: Yes, where is it?!
Indra: There, on the bus! (They use orange LED’s on bus for the display written in Kannada which resembles Jalebis)
Indra,Friend 2,3 & Me: LOL!
First 10 days of my stay was in a Keys Hotel, Singsandra. I am really not sure why this highly reputed Hotel should be in a wrong place?! Even though its like in busy road, It used get dreadfully silent by 8! But in case, if you are visiting Bangalore I would never suggest this hotel to stay for! Everything from here is like 20kms away. You have to go by Taxi or a Rickshaw to reach anywhere you want. Moreover, duh! They have terrible vegetarian food almost the same menu gets repeated all the time! C’mon! that’s not something I expect when I’m paying like 3000 bux for a night! The staff was extremely professional and helpful there. Room was well designed with all the things you need in it! I would rate my experience 3/5 there. Continue reading