Bangalore – my home. If you ever asked me whether I loved it, I wouldn’t know what to say. One one part, Yes, I love my hometown. But at the same time, on the other side, I feel a bit of hatred towards it. And I feel that many will agree that Bangalore is a city that has its ups and downs.
I am happy for the fact that Bangalore is developing fast. I like the Metro; it is really amazing to reach your destination fast compared to travelling on road, considering the heavy traffic.
I have seen a big change in my locality since my school-going days. Bangalore, in a way is ‘cool’ with its malls, metro and diverse culture. At the same time, it’s ‘uncool’ because of its poor sanitation, poor roads, garbage dumped in open areas and all that jazz. Yes, Bangalore, once the Garden City has become a Garbage City.
If you ever walk in the highly developed areas, there are many, you would be like, ‘Oh ! So modern, but not many trees...’
If you walk in an underdeveloped area, and they are many too, you might say, ‘Ugh! what poor roads and sanitation...’
But, if you walk into MG Road, JP Nagar or Indira Nagar, I am sure this is the reaction – ‘What good roads!, What shade the trees give! Aah!’.
See what I mean? This is what Bangalore is.
My mother once told me that the city had many beautiful gardens, less traffic, nice small eateries, a wonderful climate, less pollution, many beautiful lakes...it was a beautiful city. But now, if you ask her, the opinion is definitely different.
And if you ask me, we see lots of other colours, but where are the greens. People have indiscriminately destroyed it. But still, I have read many articles about how people are trying to save the greens and that is when I feel that hope is still alive.
Well, I hope everyone works to make a cleaner and greener Bangalore. People are realising their mistakes slowly, but surely. I am glad to know this fact: so even I want to work towards a better Bangalore. Best of luck Bangalore.
(The writer is a resident of Marathahalli and studies in the 7th Standard)