Comments on: Bangalore: Teething troubles on path to globalisation http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/11/12/bangalore-teething-troubles-on-path-to-globalisation/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Nirmal Singh http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/11/12/bangalore-teething-troubles-on-path-to-globalisation/comment-page-1/#comment-12316 Sun, 29 Nov 2009 07:52:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2200#comment-12316 Nobody has benefited more from the arrival of immigrants than the locals. Local landlords are getting fatter and richer charging super-high rents.Local auto rickshaw drivers make a killing on those who don’t speak Kannada and local officials get lakhs from kickbacks.Local youth get more money working for IT companies than they ever would have for locally run businesses.The real problem is that locals don’t want to see others making money and living well. I see a bit of MNS in the locals that have posted comments here.Wake Up! India is ONE country.

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By: Lalbagh http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/11/12/bangalore-teething-troubles-on-path-to-globalisation/comment-page-1/#comment-12097 Sun, 22 Nov 2009 03:29:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2200#comment-12097 I have lived in Bangalore for 20 years and I can vouch for the fact that anti-outsider sentiment is nothing new. (It doesn’t mean I don’t like the place or the people)The complaints used to be against the Tamils and Muslims who “came here in droves” and as the IT industry set up shop, the focus primarily shifted to North Indians. Anybody who is from the north of Karnataka is classified as a North Indian.Expnsion, development and the outsourcing industry are here to stay. Those who miss the quiet place with the nice weather can shift to Coorg or the Nilgiris.

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By: sksp http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/11/12/bangalore-teething-troubles-on-path-to-globalisation/comment-page-1/#comment-12061 Thu, 19 Nov 2009 12:37:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2200#comment-12061 Everyone loves their City and it is quite understandable that Bangalore denizens are upset about their city’s present state of affairs. But going by some of the reader comments, one begins to wonder their real cause of discontentment. Which factor worries them the most? Are they upset about the creaking infrastructure or the influx of immigrants? Just blaming the immigrants or “foreigners” for all the ills will not solve any problems. London and Paris have attracted far wider variety of immigrants (including many Indians) than Bangalore. But still, those cities’ infrastructure has not collapsed. Instead they have become better. A case in point: London’s population is about 14 million and its density is 4,761 people per square kilometre. Paris houses about 12 million people and its population density is 25,360 per square kilometre. And the population continues to rise in those cities. In comparison Bangalore’s population is 6.5 million and its density is 8,321 per square kilometre. Paris is denser than Bangalore, yet it is regarded as the most beautiful city in the world. I understand that Bangalore was never a “metro”. But it is not a village either. I also understand that both London and Paris too have issues with immigrants. But in their case immigrants are actual foreigners — i.e., people from Africa and South Asia. A typical Londoner will not call someone from Warwickshire an immigrant. Whereas here in this blog, some of the commentators have chosen to describe their fellow Indians hailing from other parts of India as “immigrants”. Is it because they speak a different language? If that is the case then what happened to our nation’s proud motto of “Unity in Diversity”? India is a mosaic of diverse cultures, languages, customs and beliefs, and we all need to appreciate this cultural conglomeration. What we need is a strong government with a world-class vision, which can meticulously plan and execute infrastructure projects. We don’t lack in money but we lack in vision. Instead of blaming each other for our present sorry state of affairs, let us all put our heads together and figure out how to save this beautiful city from collapsing totally.

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By: Srikanth http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/11/12/bangalore-teething-troubles-on-path-to-globalisation/comment-page-1/#comment-12060 Thu, 19 Nov 2009 12:23:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2200#comment-12060 Who cares if someone complains about something ? this is india. If you wanna live stay calm and live or else leave the place or the country nothing is going to change because someone doesnt like something.

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By: MC http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/11/12/bangalore-teething-troubles-on-path-to-globalisation/comment-page-1/#comment-12057 Thu, 19 Nov 2009 10:08:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2200#comment-12057 If the residents of Bangalore have to brave the metro construction, the least that can be done is planned detours to make traffic woes bearable.At this time, the traffic is allowed to ’flow’ anywhere, including having to deal with cranes and forklifts to/from the construction sites. This is just one example of man-made ’obstructionism’ that compounds Bangalore traffic.Normally we take everything in our stride. It is unfair to call us Bangaloreans whiners — this time, we cant see the light at the end of the tunnel.Perhaps the author can make suggestions to ease the current situation instead of pointing at pies in the sky?

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By: Naidu http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/11/12/bangalore-teething-troubles-on-path-to-globalisation/comment-page-1/#comment-12054 Thu, 19 Nov 2009 08:37:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2200#comment-12054 @Anita and AdigaPeople from other parts of India are not foreigners. Even the way you use the term immigrant is offensive.”The only problem that this city now face is rude immigrants,insensitive and dirty (spreading dirt all around)” – with attitudes like this how can you expect newcomers to integrate with locals?

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By: SM http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/11/12/bangalore-teething-troubles-on-path-to-globalisation/comment-page-1/#comment-12053 Thu, 19 Nov 2009 08:07:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2200#comment-12053 A guy from a far away place comes to Bangalore, falls in love with the place and writes a blog to compare the underlying thoughts of residents (locals and Indians) because he could connect with the place and wants it better.And walla, he seems to have stirred a hornet’s nest with the welcoming and peaceful people of Bangalore up in arms against him. And being here for years and having scores of “born in Bangalore” friends, all I can say that a true Bangalorean won’t have spilled venom in the comments, terming people from rest of India as foreigners. Even the home-bred autoricksaw drivers, who can make life hell for a tourist or a local alike, would not care less from where their money is coming.Understandably, the old Bangaloreans do miss the green cover, but things change with time. You lose some you gain some. Can anybody deny the prosperity the so-called foreigners have brought to the city? And who benefited the most? Locals. Land worth thousands a decade back sell for crores now. Now, can I sell my garden to a corporate for a fortune and ask them to keep it the same?If I had loved my garden, I should have maintained it myself.

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By: Anitha http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/11/12/bangalore-teething-troubles-on-path-to-globalisation/comment-page-1/#comment-12050 Thu, 19 Nov 2009 07:52:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2200#comment-12050 This author is quite outdated..have you lost connection with bengaluru ?? yeh the name changed long ago..airport issue no longer exists, i luv to cruise on that strectch of the new airport road..i have lived and worked in all metros now..and there is no other metro in india that is as clean as comfortable as bengaluru..the new paintings on walls along road side..the plan to build satellite towns around the city and others has made the natives like me proud..The only problem that this city now face is rude immigrants,insensitive and dirty (spreading dirt all around)..its unfortunate that karnatake govt is not taking any action when these immigrants to manage the hygine of the city.

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By: Alan http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/11/12/bangalore-teething-troubles-on-path-to-globalisation/comment-page-1/#comment-12039 Wed, 18 Nov 2009 13:00:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2200#comment-12039 I lived in Bangalore for 2 years and the situation is bad. But it is very wrong to be so critical of the whining attitude. It seems that you have chosen not to listen to the people who are very optimistic about the progress.There is no doubt that the ‘IT fellows\'(myself included) that you have mentioned are the people primely responsible for this state. But there are steps taken in the positive direction.The rickshaw wallahs and the night time limit for restaurants etc(which u missed out) is the worst part of the ordeal. The distance to the airport is one that Bangloreans I know have adjusted to.

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By: Adiga http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/11/12/bangalore-teething-troubles-on-path-to-globalisation/comment-page-1/#comment-12035 Wed, 18 Nov 2009 10:43:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2200#comment-12035 we shud not blame immigrants for coming to Bengaluru. Their own government does not provide them jobs and they have no other choice but to live in another state where opportunities flow.but companies in Bengaluru are run by foreigners both from abroad and India and these managers discriminate against locals..i think karnataka govt must start a policy of reservation for locals in jobs.

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