First time we came to Bangalore to live was 24 years back when Standard Chartered Bank sent me to set up card centre in the garden city.
The city was charming and driving around was easy. It took 12 minuets in the morning and 20 minuets in the evening to and from home and office.
Our two daughters enjoyed the school with their mother teaching in the same school.
Office was fun as we were building from scratch and even now we rate the time at India Bankcard centre as best in our careers.
The first property acquired was sort of a compulsion as the good Bank gave interest free housing loan.
Then we all moved on. I was the first to be sent overseas with some landmark success in project completions.
Now back in Bangalore on transit, I am happy to say that the charm lingers on. Though it took 45 minuets yesterday for the über to arrive and the city has some of the worst traffic in the country.
Completion of the delayed metro should give some relief.
But more important things are the same or better. Good friends, for example when we were visiting last time, friends created a whatsapp group ‘kurian in town’ to get everyone together.
And now, I must acknowledge that the precious blog friends have given a glitter to the circle. Feel good and blessed in the charming company.
Kerala is dream destination and Bangalore the inevitable pleasure.