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Old 19th October 2008, 18:53   #1
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Default Bye bye Bangalore, Ciao Kerala!

Five years in Bangalore and I could not take it any longer. So last month I said good bye to the city and with that, I parted with all that dust, roads either filled with potholes or humps infested by Indicabs, all that mad traffic, pathetic quality of life and many more undesirable things.

My car is breathing the sigh of relief from the dust and the uneven roads after having the 30K service done here at Trivandrum yesterday. After looking at the air filter in my car, which was installed at 22.5K service, the service technician asked me “Sir you never replaced the air filter in your car so far?”

So as the newest member into the team-bhpians at Trivandrum/Cochin, looking forward to meet you people, may be at some team-bhp meets!
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@ clevermax congrats on ur move to kerala. How i wished even i could re-locate to kerala. At the end of the day there is nothing like going back home. Am sure you and ur car is gonna enjoy every min in kerala. Like you said life in kerala is far more relaxed with good quality of life..enjoy urself.....and breath some fresh air !!

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Sunil, Lucky dude! I guess you got a job offer at Trivandrum! Congrats!

The Blore PUG will miss you!
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Lucky you.
I always dream of escaping from this mad city and enjoying retired life in my small village in Kerala, though the retirement is many years from now.
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welcome to hartal country. see you soon.
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Sunil, Lucky dude! I guess you got a job offer at Trivandrum! Congrats!

The Blore PUG will miss you!
Thanks jango, finney, sj_koova... Yes I got an offer in Trivandrum, Technopark. I was surprised to see the amount of development technopark had in the past five years. It is definitely better than any tech parks in Bangalore or may be at other such locations. It feels like a developed country inside.

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welcome to hartal country. see you soon.
You know what? I am OKAY with any number of hartaals!

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Congrats CleverMax! On the new job, on going back home and all the things that are making you happy!
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Welcome to Achumama's Wonderland, where you will now be part of the wanton, profligate bougeoise that have to be constantly held in check by the hardly working prolitariat since you actually do something for a living.
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Welcome to Achumama's Wonderland, where you will now be part of the wanton, profligate bougeoise that have to be constantly held in check by the hardly working prolitariat since you actually do something for a living.
"Achumama's Wonderland" I liked this term.. had a good laugh

Yea, all good things comes at a cost... in my case, it could be that I've to be part of whatever you've mentioned. I had worked in Kerala for 3.5 years before moving to Delhi. Afterwards I moved to Bangalore and now I am back again. For me (At least for me), this is so far the best place to work and live, in India, out of the places I've seen.

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... For me (At least for me), this is so far the best place to work and live, in India, out of the places I've seen.
CleverMax - The right time to say "Home is where the heart is!".
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Welcome home.

Seems you are lucky as roads have been fixed and we have rain welcoming you back.

Gonna drive Kollam-Trv daily or staying at Tvm?
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Namskaaram , and welcome to technopark, where sadly, the hartals dont apply :(

@ jkdas, We should have a technopark team bhp meet. I propose M2 !.

There are a lot of lurker team bhpians @ technopark. most leech info, show off their new cars, and then disappear back into the shadows. Nice to have someone active here

PS: ciao is a bit ambiguous. for a moment i was worried that you were leaving for elsewhere !

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Welcome to God's own country.
Hope you have a very good time here.

Btw, Keralites only return home when they're done with their lives around the world and want to retire. Nice to see you've decided to do it a bit earlier (or did you think you've reached there? ).
Are you based in Kollam? That is where my native is! Cochin is where I am put up now and Trivandrum is my 2nd home. So, you know whom to bother in case of any help needed. You're most welcome buddy.
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Five years in Bangalore and I could not take it any longer. So last month I said good bye to the city and with that, I parted with all that dust, roads either filled with potholes or humps infested by Indicabs, all that mad traffic, pathetic quality of life and many more undesirable things.
Whoa that's some hatred you have towards Bangalore . Pathetic quality of life ? Anyways wishing you the best in Kerala, hope you like it there atleast clevermax.
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Congrats clevermax

I want to relocate too
Sadly the dream of going home remains just that "a dream"

Enjoy...!
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