'I am a proud Bangalorean'

Bangalore used to be called the ‘Air conditioned city of India’

Published: 05th December 2013 08:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th December 2013 08:08 AM   |  A+A-


Bangalore used to be called the ‘Air conditioned city of India’.

Ironically, even today, it is the Air conditioned city of India. Unfortunately, the sobriquet remains but under different conditions.Wondering how, well let me explain my experiences as a Bangalorean. As I grew up in Bangalore, I don’t remember using a fan even at a young age as it used to be quite cold and the air seemed conditioned always.Now, the situation is such that we cannot survive without an air conditioner during summer. Like every place, Bangalore too has its negatives and positives. The harsh temperature the city witnesses in summer is a result of chopping trees. We can hardly find trees in the centre of the city which is turning out to be a concrete, commercial jungle. As a result, pollution is increasing day by day.

Despite these drawbacks, there is a silver lining. I think the biggest benefit of being a Bangalorean is trust. Somehow, I see people maintaining good trust and faith in another. I can cite my own example to prove this. Currently in the jewellery business, I deal with people from all walks of life on a daily basis. It is trust that builds the bond between the customer and client and I can see that trust while interacting with my customers.

The same trust can also be seen as a hope since people are always ready to help one another. I have seen so many instances where people volunteer to help a person in distress. I have heard stories of people being rescued by complete strangers on the street.

Bangalore is also a cosmopolitan city where people from different backgrounds live in harmony. Though there have been stray incidents of violence, Bangalore is one of the cities where people from diverse religions and languages stay together peacefully.

(The writer is a resident of Chamrajpet)


 People

 Culture

  Morning walk in Lalbagh

  Evening stroll in Cubbon park

 Food


 Garbage

 Traffic

 Pollution

  Changing weather pattern

  Drinking water problem

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