Bangalore Torpedo

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Bangalore Torpedo
A newcomer's take on Bangalore, India's Silicon Valley. Disclaimer: I am a Westerner who has lived most of his life in big cities in the United States and Britain. What I write here is not meant to offend.
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  • Things in Bangalore I will miss 8 years ago The many friendly, curious, energetic people I met hereThe great food: dosas, vadas, fresh lime soda (Google "dosa" and "vada" if you don't know what they are)Low prices for restaurant meals, clothes and other items (OK, low for me)Someone making my bed for me every day (which was nice for a year....
  • Things in Bangalore I won't miss 8 years ago Aggressive beggarsAggressive retailers (who sometimes are so aggressive you can't focus on their merchandise)DirtCracked sidewalksStray dogs who may be rabidFear of disease or accidentAuto-rickshaw drivers who try to cheat you or take you to a handicrafts shopPower cutsWashing dishes by handI...
  • Outta here ... 8 years ago Jay and I flew out on Tuesday, Dec. 13, after an eleventh-hour flurry of packing for the movers and packing for ourselves. It was hectic, but we made it out in one piece.We were glad to head home but I know I'll miss Bangalore and India. This place got under my skin. I hope to return from time to...
  • Passing the Bangalore blog torch (blorch?) 8 years ago My Bangalore blogging days are drawing to an end. Jay and I leave soon and I'm already up to my neck in the usual clean-out-the-apartment, clean-out-the-office, going-away-meals frenzy. And the posts are necessarily becoming less frequent.I may add some more of my inane musings here and after my...
  • Diane's last dinner in Bangalore -- a table for... 8 years ago Diane's last dinner in Bangalore -- a table for three at I-talia, the best Italian restaurant in town. (My eyes are probably shut because I'm blissing out on the food) 

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