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View Poll Results: Bangalore the best Indian city to live in?
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Old 18th May 2009, 22:19   #76
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Come Bangalore-only place where you see people reply to you "Friendly " in your language(Whichever) and give you right directions/ information in your language even though they dont know.
That's nice, giving you information "in your language
(Whichever) ..... even though they dont know"

Seriously, about giving "right directions/ information",
here is my experience (repeated over and over and over
and over again, so there is no scope of giving benefit of
doubt): ask someone on the road for directions to a
particular place, and you are very likely to be sent in a
completely wrong direction! Very politely too, so you
could not suspect any mischief. Guys, please don't jump
on me, but this has happened so many times to me that
I came to suspect something in the local culture that
prevents people from conceding lack of knowledge about
something, so they are obliged to point you to a random
direction if they did not have any clue. When I had
commented about this after experiencing it a couple
of times, I was told "that guy must have been a Tamil,
--- they are like that"!

Anyway, here was my solution to the problem :

1. Never ask strangers about directions unless you have
at least a vague idea yourself so you could sense it if
you were given wrong direction.

2. Even then poll at least five people, then go with the
majority, if their direction agrees with your rough idea.

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Old 18th May 2009, 23:07   #77
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I don't know if I'd say its the best city to live in in India.

We have a condo in Koramangala, and a farmhouse somewhere near the city. Have never had the good fortune of staying there. Also once while visiting my farmhouse we found that the locks were changed and that some random family was staying there! Needless to say we were extremely irked by this experience, and tore down the house

Now we have a condo and some farmland

never had such a sour experience with any of our houses in other cities
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... Also once while visiting my farmhouse we found that the locks were changed and that some random family was staying there! ...
Well, at least be happy that you still had the land and only the locks were changed. Guess those people were not up to the mark! For the speed at which these land sharks work, the actual scenario would have been the presence of an apartment which has been sold out!!!

Lucky you.
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Language can be a serious problem in Chennai.
Language is a problem everywhere sir. The last time I was in Bombay - everybody insisted on speaking in Marathi / Hindi. Even the policeman at the auto stand didn't know English - what should one do in such situations? Learn the local language or just crib about it?
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Like samurai said maybe 10 years ago it was but not now .But some areas are really good with big bungalows and villas provided you have the money to afford and there are some equally bad places and poor living . Our roads needs to be improved for starters maybe then we can call it a good city to live in .
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i was born here and lived here all my life ,And my family has been here for more than 60 years. I can easily say that i will not swap places for another city. Ive been to Bombay, Delhi, Chennai too and did not like them one bit.
Have been noticing recently the localities dont treat outsiders well. Auto guys rip off north Indians and foreigners when they get the chance etc etc.
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Until you check those in Chennai. I said chennai, because I have been living there since birth. In bangy I am just less than 4 years.

May be other cities has better transport. But if you ask me between these 2 cities where I live/lived, its definitely Chennai. Bangalore is nowhere near.
Dear mjothi,
Well, if that is so, i have no arguments. I have only been to Chennai in my car, so have no experience with bus journey.
Could you kindly elaborate on what you see as better in Chennai transport system which Bangalore could also develop on?
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Well, at least be happy that you still had the land and only the locks were changed. Guess those people were not up to the mark! For the speed at which these land sharks work, the actual scenario would have been the presence of an apartment which has been sold out!!!

Lucky you.
Oh man if an apartment building had come up, that would've been the best I'm not the most rational or patient person. If that were the case the headlines would've read:
"Deranged 21 year old torches building, then runs in an saves all the residents"

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Language is a problem everywhere sir. The last time I was in Bombay - everybody insisted on speaking in Marathi / Hindi. Even the policeman at the auto stand didn't know English - what should one do in such situations? Learn the local language or just crib about it?
Absolutely! I Mumbai they want to change all signs from English to Devnagri! I'm not literate in Hindi or Marathi! I just speak broken forms of both!!! Life is essentially hell for me, I have ended up in extremely embarrassing situations:

"Bhai saab ..... road kidar hai?"
"Ye jo saamne hai kya dikhta nahi kya paagal *&^%$#!"
How is that my fault? The signs are in Hindi!

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Have been noticing recently the localities dont treat outsiders well. Auto guys rip off north Indians and foreigners when they get the chance etc etc.
THis happens all over the world, I don't think that we can really do anything to solve this problem, it all depends upon each persons' integrity.

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