Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Bong ha ha

I was reading this blog (www.thebangaloretorpedo.blogspot.com) today, thanks to my friend Sunayana, and thought it was rather hilarious. I think everyone should read it.
I came across this post on Bengalis, which I found to be the funniest I've read in a long time. And that brings to be the film The Bong Connection. Anjan Dutt tried real hard to get us bengalis to take a joke, to rise above our conceited selves and realise that we too, are as foolish as any other person from any other country or community.
There are at least few hundred million bengalis living in 'Bengal'uru.. They come here with the IT wave and settle down. They wear their Fabindia kurtas, drink scotch, talk sartre and tagore and eat 'machher jhol bhaat'. And they cuss like hell ( I won't say I haven't done it too). They talk about how Bangalore has no culture blah blah blah.
I don't like Bangalore as a city very much, but to be honest, it does surprise me every now and then in a rather pleasant way. I hate the auto rickshaws here, they cheat and they don't want to drive that goddamn thing most of the time. In Calcutta, we don't have an option, the auto guys ply like buses - fixed destination, fixed price.
I love that city, and that's because I was born there. I guess it would be true for any city I was born in. I love Mumbai too, I spent two of my best years in that place.
Why can I not fall in love with Bangalore? I have been here for four years and I still feel like a stranger at times. I sincerely wonder why!

6 comments:

Rajiv said...

the bong supremacy! having lived amongst bongs the most of my life, i am still amazed at this superiority complex.

Rajiv said...

nopes. i dont even know you. :)

nice blog though. i see you're a journalist. would love to get to know you better.

nishu said...

Bong connection is most visible connection after "bhabhi connection"...
The way guys find out bhabi for thier friends in every thing in universe.. bongs find out bong connections

The Ultimate Motorcyclist said...

Bongs Bongs and More Bongs..Guess i just Luv 'Em....

Hows Life..What are you Upto nowadays...

Moved to Mysore!!!

Me in Pune...Kabhi aana hua to bolna..BTW catch my musings on my blog...

Cheers

Praveen P Sathaye

ad libber said...

People still talk about Tagore in Bangalore cafes (or pubs, who knows)? They never do so in their Kolkatan counterparts.
How come its only after leaving this city people begin to appreciate their innate Bengaliness?

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