Saturday, August 13, 2011

Here Is Where I Belong


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The whiff of air through the window was like a pleasant alarm, it woke me up to a familiar sight. Blue buses and yellow black auto rickshaws were rushing past the green Namma Metro boards and the concrete pillars in the wee hours of morning all along the road. The busyness was slowly and serenely reverberating. It felt like a heaven which I know of and have lived in for years. I realized what I was missing all these days.

Times have changed, people have and so has this city. From a retired man’s paradise to a silicon valley this place has been all. Like anywhere else, there are many positives and negatives here but somehow the former outweighs. There is a strange welcoming calmness in the faces, they smile and you smile. This is one of the few places in the world where the locals try and speak the tourist’s language.The roads want to be walked on and the air just wants you to breathe free. Traffic, pollution and all other complaints apart let me tell you something, if you are a Bangalorean by birth or by heart you will stay so for life. That is the magic.

I reached today and I am here for a couple of days which already seems very little. I miss this place not  only because I was brought up here .This city has given me everyone and everything. It has made me what I am today. Despite all this and more good there is something about Bangalore which makes me feel 'Here is where I belong'. I guess every Bangalorean will feel this. And every time I keep my foot down from the bus and reach home this feeling just gets stronger than before. I think it should. The road back home is easy right? It is just that most of us find it hard to turn back even for a moment, sigh life ! 

-R.

8 comments:

sush said...

so touching and sweet one Raksha. Enjoy namma bengalooru. lucky u. i miss it so much here in doha. njoy maadi the long weekend.

Kunnu said...

I lived in Bangalore for only about 2.5 years and I loved the city. I was very sad when I had to part ways. Off all the places, I have lived, Bangalore hold a special place in my heart.

Kunal

Hemant said...

Nice Post!!!
I also love Bangalore, though I was neither born nor brought up there...but whenever I get a chance to visit...it gives me a feeling of comfort...

And yes..true when u said its a city where locals speak the language of tourists...

POOJA... said...

I too love bangluru... stayed there for nearly 20 mnths... grt city...
thank u for refreshing the memories...

sonamdembla said...

Loved it !!

cooltwins said...

enjoy... i was in bangalore for a year or so but i was only 1 yr old then :p so not much memories of the city though :p

Soumya said...

The only place where I'd live all my life will be Bangalore. Its heaven here.

And as you said, here is where I belong too :)

Cheers,
Soumya

Raksha Bhat said...

@All of you: Your words just show that the magic of Bangalore is still alive within you, keep that with you always:)Thank you for reading:)