How I landed up in Bangalore

I was in 9th standard when I came across a subject called Biotechnology. An introduction to it was given in our Environmental Science textbook. The subject seemed interesting. Also, in our biology syllabus we had a chapter on genetics. I had fallen in love with genetics. Until then I had made a decision of opting out science in my (10+1) and (+2) classes. But after my exposure to biotechnology and genetics, I had made up my mind to take up life science after 10th grade. In 11th grade I took up biotechnology as my 4th subject instead of biology, an … Continue reading How I landed up in Bangalore

Conspiracies of Language

Though it’s language or, more appropriately, speech that makes humans different from other mammals or animals in general. But it is language itself that brings differences among the humans. Though I’ve been staying in Bangalore since a year and a half, I still don’t understand it’s chief language Kannada. Neither do I understand the other popular languages – Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu. Yes, I agree it’s my fault, I should have taken the initiative.    Because I didn’t know Kannada, the localites didn’t misbehave with me, that’s a good thing. I have been managing to survive here with my knowledge … Continue reading Conspiracies of Language

Bangalore or Bengaluru

Thanks to my english professor that you find me writing this prompt. It’s been only one and a half years since I came to Bangalore. Just after I few months I arrived, officially the city’s name changed to Bengaluru. Bangalore sounds fancy, the name sort of reflects the city’s cosmopolitanism. But Bengaluru sounds quite traditional. Actually, that’s what the government wanted. Kannada speaking state capital should sound Kannadiga. The people wanted the name changed for a long time, it was Bengaluru for them since quite some time. But I wasn’t here then. What I see now, whether it’s a cosmopolitan … Continue reading Bangalore or Bengaluru