Friday, May 06, 2005

The Phoenix has risen

I never knew the IT industry pays to kill. Well, at least, not till I moved back to Bangalore this time and took the irreversible decision to jump out of the Devil's bed (read newspaper house) into this deep sea. The Temptress (read Goddess Lakshmi) sure has mastered the art and the IT industry has been her chosen one. All she does is uses bombastic 6-8 digit figures that translate into the most favoured three -letter word --CTC. That's all we need to hear...then there's a scamper, a stampede for the best paying company and the world (read Bangalore) beneath their feet is a happy place to live in.
Money's floating in the air you breathe in and exhale. Everyone here is a beerdrinking bindaassss Midas. So God(dess) help you if you r a teetotaller, money-can't-buy-me-love sorts like my dear hubby! Everything's on "sale" here, boss.
In a nutshell, I, I who hate Calcutta and thought I'd found my home and calling here in beautiful Bangalore a good 8 years ago, am seriously having, not second, but multiple thoughts now. The air (yes, the reek of money is nauseating at times), vehicular, as well as social pollution -- thanks to some 4 lakh bangalis who've invaded this state, for better or for worse -- together paint a gory mercenary picture of this once garden city.I, for one, just managed to rise from the dying embers of a project, to try and see if I can still write a line of simple English...God bless the language...

1 comment:

Urmea said...

Oh my god! Never thought I would live to hear you diss B'lore :-P
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