Bangalore is the fastest growing city in India, in past 10 years I have seen it change so much that its almost astonishing thinking about how crash, if it happens one day, is going to affect us.
One thing the IT boom has done is that it has resulted in migration of people from all parts of India to Bangalore. There was a time when it was mostly occupied by kannada speaking people, and then came in people from neighboring states of Tamil Nadu and Andra pradesh. Bangalore I can remember did not have that much of people coming from North India. Bangalore was the third/fourth famous city in South India, probably after Chennai, Hyderabad, and Trivendrum. IT changed it all, people from far corners of India moved temporarily and then moved completely along with their kith and kin migrating into Bangalore.
North India is so different to south when it comes to culture, practices, weather, and even surroundings. I am just wondering how different it would be for people to adjust to this environment.
I have not stayed much outside of Bangalore, I was just considering would it be possible to move to some other city if Bangalore becomes more and more crowded. I am almost becoming sick and tired of the daily jams to work, and the cost of living, and the unhealthy lifestyle which we are getting used to here.
I don’t think I can ever do that because, I cant even think about relocating within Bangalore, I have so much addicted to the part of city where I live in, that even a change of locality looks alien to me, the thought of what I would do there flashes to me.
So coming back to people who have moved into Bangalore, I guess the biggest thing they would miss is their relatives and extended families, I mean people who they have grown with and stuff like that. Being a family person myself, I know how much I would miss if I stayed away from not only parents but also so many others around me. This is in-spite of all the small fights that go on within the family, still they do matter a lot to me. So If I have to wait for a short vacation every six months to meet my people, that looks so out of question.
Food, how can I live without food of my region. Being a foodie, I would miss authentic food from my neighbourhood somewhere far from my place. When the coffee I drink tastes a little different I feel as if I am missing something, I cant imagine settling permanently in an alien location eating stuff which does not taste even a little like what I enjoy.
Speaking about culture, each part of India has its own culture, be it rich literary and traditional Bengal, or the rich eating, dhandiya dancing Gujrat, to more relaxed P. Now South India can be very taxing to these people, with people not socializing much, more conservative, more education centred, more money saving type. Anyways the way I ‘ easily fit into the north Indian culture the same should apply to them as well I think.
But one good thing this has migration has done to Bangalore is the variety Bangalore-ans get to enjoy, the food, people, and even languages for that matter. On the down side horrible traffic, shooting living expenses and also never reducing exponentially growing land prices.
what do you think, is it easy to relocate? Would you consider relocation easily?