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The Last Roar Of The Tiger

It’s a fact that we live in a country where you find just politicians and not leaders. Well there is an exception. Mumbai is claimed to be the city that neither sleeps nor stops, apparently not. I was out with friends when the news finally broke out that Balasaheb Thackeray passed away. The Impact was immediate, could see the flocks of people with saffron flags and cops all over. I sensed that there was a storm coming. But what followed was something I never expected.

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A City Called Bangalore

I wasn’t sure whether I should use the word ‘Bangalore’ or ‘Bengaluru’ in the title of this post; but I didn’t hear the later word ever since I came to this city so I settled for the former. This was the first strange thing I observed which was totally different from my hometown. Calling ‘Mumbai’ Bombay would definitely piss a lot of people off.  The IT capital was calling and a 21 year old Mumbai born and bred, fresh pass out engineer was all set to make the transition. A 24 hour long train journey definitely sounded like a boring choice when you compare it with a 100 odd minute flight trip, but it went surprisingly fast. A message from a new mobile service provider made me realized that I was in Karnataka and from 6am I was at the door admiring the beauty. It was pretty dramatic. You could picture an old man with 2 flags (Green and Red) waving at a diesel engine powered train running on a single track come and go route. I remember waving at everyone I possibly saw from the train and got a wave back all the time. I was impressed straight away. But outskirts can be deceiving so I wanted to go in the city and not into premature conclusions.

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