This city has many sobriquets like Garden City of India, Air-conditioned City of India, Pensioner’s Paradise, Silicon Valley of India and so on.
For me, Bangalore has one more sobriquet which many do not know of. It is, in fact, the creative capital of India. There are very few places in India where creative expression is appreciated and encouraged and Bangalore definitely stands tall in that aspect. Maybe this is the reason why many creative people choose to stay in Bangalore.
For a creative person like me, it is not mere encouragement but the appreciation I receive for my work that inspires me. In short, Bangalore is the inspirational capital of India for me.
There are very few places like Bangalore which extend their arms to welcome people like me. The main reason for this is that Bangaloreans are very warm people. Perhaps the pleasant weather has made them so warm and hospitable.
I love the food here. South Indian cuisine is really special, tasty and healthy.
This might explain the growing craze for south Indian food and if you were to visit any big city in the north, you would be sure to come across a South Indian-themed restaurant.
As Bangalore is the heart of south India, you get the best blend of south Indian food here.
Whenever my friends from other cities come visiting, they first ask me to take them to a good south Indian restaurant. They say the food is never heavy and hardly has any side effects.
Bangalore is a growing metropolis. The growing population will create more jobs and opportunities though it will create additional problems of infrastructure.
So, it is high time the administrators plan big projects concerning power, water supply, roads, Metrorail and flyovers.
Bangalore is also a place to source authentic great regional art, the Mysore paintings are one such buys. Similarly, we get very good silk in and around Bangalore and probably, we get to buy one of the finest silk sarees produced near Bangalore like Molkalmur silk sarees.
On the flip side, we need to maintain our roads. It’s tough to find a road without a pothole. Some of these are the size of man-holes and are back breakers.
(The writer is a resident of Hennur)