Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Bangalooreeeeeeed

I recently read an article in a leading business weekly which said: ' Americans thought that their jobs were being 'Bangalooreeed' '.

I was in bangalore last weekend... and yea it was fun to meet my friends who work there in the software industry (most of them) . Life is not all that bright in bangalore , and it was a time to reflect on the age old Maxim ' All that glitters is not gold' . The hype about bangalore is about the wealth and the unending possibilities of building up promising careers. Yea true..but what do u gain ? a question I wanted to ask myself again and again and again!!!

People may call it the new world order....On one side I see material prosperity ; On another abject poverty ; On one I see the colours of love ; on another the labyrinth of moral nothingness !!!!

It must be my socialist inclinations...but is the wealth we make distributed equally.... Yes opportunites are equal but we should check again....
"If at 20, you are not a socialist, you are heartless. But at 40, if you are a socialist, you are headless."
- Adi Godrej

So if I'm too much forgive me ...its probably my age !

The garden city is now dusty city. I did not find even one person who dint say it wasnt dusty, most people have cough and chest infections year round. As I see it, its all on managing the money we make and putting it in infrastructure and regulating it responsibly ; which is the only way to keep the city as Garden City.

So much for being bangaloored !!!!!!

6 comments:

Mahuya said...

Kocchu Thoma ... I wish you had shared your blog earlier ... I loved every bit of it ... the pics, the set up, the precision ... and yes, I see the difference in your style of writing since last year ...

mahuya said...

btw, its a feedback on the entire read up ... not just "Bangalooreeeeeeed" ...

I am approaching 40 ...so I am more heady and less of a socialist ... :P

will keep my comments to myself.:)

Queen Mum said...

Good to see you posting more these days. I guess you have been working a lot lately. I saw a special on TV last year about the great opportunities in Banglagore (I hope I spelled that correctly). It was on one of the top news channels; CBS, NBC, ABC. The computer industry there was touted as a glamourous occupation within beautiful all glass buildings that cater to the workers every need. I too thought it was the place to be. The lush gardens shown were especially attractive to me since I love gardening. I remember talking to you about it. The media shows us the image they want us to have of that particular subject. I can speak freely of socialism. Here in America, it's everywhere. I really got upset when a friend had to pay extra for school supplies just so the teacher and students that could not or would not pay could have supplies. A few paying the way for all outrages me.

Queen of Arts and England said...

Hi Thomas, I feel your pain, this world is always going to be less than ideal. Im praying for you, have a lovely day!

Feni said...

Very true!
Comment form ur Bangalore friend:)

Biby Cletus said...

Nice post, its a really cool blog that you have here, keep up the good work, will be back.

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