Thursday, May 11, 2006

We're not racist....We're just a little pissed - P1

Take this. When it rained in Mumbai and the city got flooded, there were stories of extraordinary compassion, where everyone helped everyone to get by the trying times. Cut to Bangalore, where people charged exorbitant amounts for help. 200 ruppees to push your stalling car, 150 ruppees to fix a puncture etc. Doesn't paint a nice picture of this city now, does it?

I have been thinking about this diametrically opposite reaction for quite some time now. It is common knowledge that Bangalore does not see as much cut throat competition or a rat race like in Mumbai where, as John Abraham so rightly put it in one of his movies, time is money! It's not been like that in Bangalore. We have always been laid back, relaxed, easygoing, blahblah... More importantly, we have always, like Mumbai (though the Shiv Sena has created a hiccup more than on one occasion) welcomed our fellow Indians to our city to lead a comparitively better life than what they would have had in their hometowns. The statistics speak for themselves. With 32% Kannadigas in the city, we are a minority in our own hometown. Not that we mind, really.

Or so, that seems to have been the case......

3 comments:

dharmu said...

*gold*

dear me, the MAN finally takes time to post ?

and dear me, am the first one,
*pat pat*

Venkitesh said...

Interesting, debatable topic though...

praveen said...

///"It's not been like that in Bangalore. We have always been laid back, relaxed, easygoing, blahblah... "///


Bangaloreans always greet people with 'aaarama?' rather than' channagidira..'....