This was not my first visit to Bangalore but my last one was in my 10th std and I hardly remember it. This trip was not planned but then it turned out to be quite well. Setting foot in the city at 5.30 AM in the morning set me in a slight shivering mode ( I never expected chill winds in Bangalore!). The auto-driver tricked us into paying him Rs.200 just for a short distance. We were so sleepy and tired that we just got on to that auto and headed straight to the hotel.
The day was spent entirely in Mantri Mall. It was like any other mall, but I liked it! After the usual shopping spree, we headed back to the hotel. The next day we had to leave in the afternoon, so decided to just roam about. Yes, that is what we did! Sat in the Cubbon Park in the early hours of the morning, enjoying the chirping of birds and the cool wind,walked through the local markets to get a taste of the typical Bangalore market, walked through the wide green roads!
Bangalore is sooooo GREEN. They too have busy roads, busy highways with vehicles zipping past with such speed, but they have not disturbed the trees. Roads have been laid out, accomodating the trees and not by clearing them away. Why can’t those involved in town planning of Coimbatore city just take a lesson from their books? Almost all the highways in Coimbatore are bare without any green cover – reason stated is – Road expansion, developmental activity. Why can’t they just do it without compromising the green cover? We have lost the wonderful, cool climate that we once used to experience here. It has all become history now. I wonder how Coimbatore Corporation was awarded the ‘Best Corporation’ award recently!
‘wide green roads’.
I always ponder. It gives me great pleasure, relief and great sorrow at times. All of a sudden I get the weird feeling that I am living a life that is totally not mine. Yet another time, I am surprised that I can feel quite contented and happy with the life. Why is there such a wavering of mind? I would not call this a wavering of mind. It is merely a sign of the pitiable state of my life. This is happening in almost everybody’s life, many are aware about this and do something to change it.Yet the majority of people fall into the ‘What-to-do-its-my-fate’ category!
I was always in the second group, yes, always felt helpless, when I could have changed the way my life was. But I am in the process of refining myself ( I will come to that in a another post). I am going to do anything that I can to live ‘My life’. And here comes in, my ‘travelmania’. I had always loved to explore, right since I was a little girl. I loved to go to the market with my father; to the temple with my grandparents; to the bookstore and zoo with my mother…..there is so much to add to this. Yes I always loved to be out-doors! I have visited so many places till now and they are the main reasons for adding spice to my life.
I am rejuvenated, refreshed and happy when I return from a trip. This helps me handle all the stress of balancing work and family. I try to make use of every single weekend or holiday to go out on trips. I can proudly say that I am living ‘ My Life!’ now. It makes more sense now!
Keep checking out the blog for my travel stories!