Don’t write-off Bangalore

Thus spake the Express.

“Of course in the present times, Bangalore is plagued with several problems the country’s IT hub has several inherent advantages which outscore over other IT destinations in the sub-continent. As mentioned, before the air conditioned like climate has always boasted of good intellectual resources with large presence of engineering colleges comparatively low cost of living, better living conditions, law and order and to top it all the industry friendly government.”

As expected, Chennai is completely out of the picture. Inspite of Thennavan’s warning post, atleast the MSM does seem to ignore (and I quote) the Capital of India’s Second largest IT Exports state.

14 Comments so far

  1. thennavan (unregistered) on June 26th, 2006 @ 2:43 pm

    While the MSM may not acknowledge it, there is a distinct pattern of anti-Tamil(nadu) bias when the particular media house is not based in TN/run by Thamizh people. A lie repeated a thousand times becomes the truth and that is how these people build up the images of other cities (thanks to the efficient PR machinery of the powers-that-be there who know they have nothing else to fall back on except have this horse and pony show going so much that the investment flows over there ahead of the infrastructure). Long live the Indian Goebbels :-).

  2. david (unregistered) on June 26th, 2006 @ 4:12 pm

    i agree thennavan. when dealing with the media, i have come across publications with the southern editorship based out of bangalore doing the same thing. anything from elsewhere is given short shrift or knocked out while the lions share of coverage is given to bangalore-especially when it comes to IT.

  3. Karthik (unregistered) on June 26th, 2006 @ 7:38 pm

    I am quoting what I wrote in Thennavan’s post long ago,

    Chennai is underrated – this is partially becoz of the print media. Times is the largest circulated print media in India and they dont have to sell their paper in Chennai. They ignore Chennai or print very little abt Chennai. That can be one of the reasons for Chennai being under-rated since most of the ppl read Times in India


  4. Keerthivasan (unregistered) on June 26th, 2006 @ 10:56 pm

    Thats fine guys.. :)

    We dont want that much attention.. We dont want that many Bars and Dance Clubs.. we dont want more public.. we dont want anymore water-sharing human bodies.

    Chennai doesnt need anymore attention or fame… its like inviting trouble..

    Its just best the way it is.

  5. Nilu (unregistered) on June 27th, 2006 @ 12:44 am

    Did you get hit on the head? And will someone please set this Thennavan on fire?

  6. thennavan (unregistered) on June 27th, 2006 @ 1:42 am

    And will someone ask this Nilu character to stop blabbering – avan uLaral sahikkallai ;-)

  7. Chandler64 (unregistered) on June 27th, 2006 @ 8:39 am

    Madras used to be a fine town. Chennai is
    a ‘garbage town’. Look around, walk around,
    smell the air, listen.
    Just beacause there are people who can jive
    Java, sip moca and blog about it doesn’t make
    it a worthy town. This town lacks basic
    amenities like clean water, clean air, and
    health care. People don’t care about children.
    Look at the thousands of kids in the street begging; look at the kids risking their lives
    to cross the stree to go home from school.
    It sucks big time in all aspects.

    Go to a Hospital to be treated and you will
    come back with a illness which is ‘fatal’.
    Take a shower, you will have rashes all over your body. Drink a glass of Water, you will end up
    having to visit the toilet million times.
    If you leave the toilet seeking fresh air
    you will choke with polluted sulphur mixed air.
    To live again like a human you need to
    go to Kerala, God’s country!

    Its Quality, neither B’lore nor Chennai has it.

  8. Keerthivasan (unregistered) on June 27th, 2006 @ 1:59 pm

    Chander, Yeah.. Kerala is God’s Country. Not Human’s

  9. Krithiga (unregistered) on June 27th, 2006 @ 3:22 pm

    Thennavan – 1 & David: Guessed as much. But don’t you think “Goebbels” is a bit strong? :)

    Karthik: But people do read two days old Times here. Like how people read two days old Hindu in Bombay.

    Nilu: Naan eppavo adi vaangiten thalaile. Damage is done.

    Thennavan – 2: Unga rendu per vambukkum naan varalai. I read both your blogs, can’t imagine how it’ll be to stop subscribing to either of you. So some one else reading this page – if you want to do a favour to Nilu, set Thennavan on fire, or if you want to do a favour to Thennavan, ask Nilu to stop blabbering.

    Chandler: With all due respects to God’s own country (genuinely.) don’t you think calling Chennai a garbage town is a wrong comment in the wrong blog? ;)

    Keerthi: I guess I should write a longish mail, instead of begging to disagree here (due to space constraints). Both with the “Not Human” and “Attention-seeking” comment. Watch out. Be prepared to read a boring e-mail. :)

  10. Karthik (unregistered) on June 27th, 2006 @ 6:37 pm

    I was not talking about ppl in other states having bad/no impression about Chennai.

  11. Sreekrishnan (unregistered) on June 27th, 2006 @ 7:07 pm

    all accepted !! …
    don’t you think calling Chennai a garbage town is a wrong comment in the wrong blog? ;)

    this is the place where u have a third party view … I mean u shud have someone talking bad … u prove his points wrong ..and that how u flourish !!

    I mean U need to show ravan and his activities to prove rama’s goodness (Advani’s way !!)

    BTW: adding on to keerthivasan !
    I would say u need attantion … but not others !!
    We would need attention for what we are doing … not anymore of what otherthings u’ve mentioned !!

    Enough of what you have let mAdurai or coimbatore and other 2 tier cities get some attention !!

  12. Chenthil (unregistered) on June 27th, 2006 @ 8:43 pm

    What am I missing here? Whatever anyone writes about a city, is it going to change any reality? Sorry to say Krithiga, this sounds like crying Mummy :-).

  13. Chandler64 (unregistered) on June 27th, 2006 @ 9:45 pm

    Son, Tell me it ain’t so. I said look around.
    Look at the ‘garbage’, its everywhere, inside the
    public buildings, outside the buildings, inside and outside the hospitals, places of
    worship, places of learning. Look at the people who throw these ‘ornaments’ for the town. They are from inside the luxury car, from the bus, from the two wheelers, people’s rickshaw, the putt putt, while walking, jay walking. Look at the people who spread the aroma, pissing on the street, spitting on the street, vomiting on the street.
    Look at the council members of the corporations, do they seem to care ?, Look at the people who elect them. Look, Look , Look. Now, tell me why
    you not want my comments appropriate to be in this blog about this city, one simple Truth. It is not about how fast you can screw or unscrew, how pretty you can make a web page, it is about bringing civic sense. Leadership in the frontline guiding it, the citizens practicing it. Now, print my repsonse and throw it out the window if you like.

  14. shek (unregistered) on June 28th, 2006 @ 12:38 pm

    chandler,i agree that such things happen in the city.but the same happen in the so-called God’s own country too.If u dont believe me,check out the town called trivandrum that happens to be the capital.

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