Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Open Casket

There has been a lot of catching up to do w.r.t NEWS which after catching up, I'd rather not have bothered catching up in the first place. 

Bangalore has a hint of gloom all the time with the ghosts of the unnecessarily dead hanging around all the time and increasing day by day; some (esp. my wife) think it is not so. Just take these stats: 
1. Over 10 people have committed suicide int he city alone in the past 24hrs. Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bangalore/Techie-hangs-self/articleshow/36569300.cms
2. Elderly abuse doubles and guess which city tops the list?! WooHoo(t)! Bangalore, yet again! Is there a need for a better stats to prove the culture of a place than what they say, is known by the way it treats its elders? Source: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/140616/nation-crime/article/elder-abuse-doubles-1-year 
3. Based on last year's report, the city tops the list in the number of robbery and dacoity cases registered in the country, it also stood second in the number of reported cases of rape, kidnap and murder. Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/bangalore-second-in-crime-rate-in-country/article4816838.ece 
4. Then about the way this so called "civilized and progressive" city treats the vulnerable, the known, accounted and well-covered Meghala's death last year (AD 2013) should be good enough for a hint of the miserable ground reality. Source: http://bangalore.citizenmatters.in/articles/aged-6-weighing-12kg-she-dies-a-quiet-death 
5. Adding to this, over 200 garbage trucks return raising the stench in the already stinky city existing on false pride quite significantly. Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bangalore/Mandur-blocks-roads-200-trash-trucks-return/articleshow/36630985.cms 

This can go on and on and on... and I will still have another day's work to account the facts of this miserable place with absolutely no work ethics, values or the slightest trace of decency perhaps, that is why they try to drown these too in the viral pubs in the city with along with other miseries as well. To be honest, living in this place is like slipping into quicksand with leeches stuck to every part of the body as someone with a rehearsed-plastic-smile stands over you screwing a drill right into the centre of your head and well, gets paid to do that job and gets an extra bonus with a tip for holding the smile too. Here anything chaltha hai and I love this place like a prostitute loves the cops and I wish I had come here dead as I know I will never get out of here alive... 

Bangalore hates me and well, the feeling is nevertheless mutual. R.i.P. and so will I... 

6 comments:

Enigma said...

That is precisely me talking about Delhi one year ago. But in retrospect, I feel my opinion of the place was based more on the select few that I encountered and then regretted those encounters, rather than, maybe a broader experience of the city life. Personally, I'd rank Delhi higher up than Banglore if ever I compile a list of worst cities to live in India.

Ajith Fredjeev Dinakarlal said...

@Enigma: Your compiled list will actually be right as per the stats as well. So I do understand... Silicon enhanced plastic world in the urban jungle.

monica malik said...

I couldn't agree more...
I have lived in Delhi for sometime, in chandigarh, Mumbai and have travelled to banglore.... trust me I didn't like any of them. Yes they metropolitan and blah blah but I feel suffocated there.. the plastic jungle as you mentioned,, the halla hooos of over population, the dullness of traffic...
honestly I feel so suffocated..
after having come to goa three years ago I think I have finally found home...:) a peaceful place to be...:)
p.s: you literally scared me with that write up...(winks) ;)

monica malik said...

I couldn't agree more...
I have lived in Delhi for sometime, in chandigarh, Mumbai and have travelled to banglore.... trust me I didn't like any of them. Yes they metropolitan and blah blah but I feel suffocated there.. the plastic jungle as you mentioned,, the halla hooos of over population, the dullness of traffic...
honestly I feel so suffocated..
after having come to goa three years ago I think I have finally found home...:) a peaceful place to be...:)
p.s: you literally scared me with that write up...(winks) ;)

Ajith Fredjeev Dinakarlal said...
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Ajith Fredjeev Dinakarlal said...

@monica malik: Thanks for making me feel universal with the feeling you share for these damn places. The plastic-concrete jungles are indeed maddening.