Discussion in 'Politics & Society' started by parijataka, Mar 29, 2012.
Bangalore apparently beat Mumbai narrowly to top spot!
i dunno about costlest place to live in, but i certainly know which place is cheapest to live in. it is the parliament.
Tea Re. 1
Dal - one katori Rs.1.50
Veg thali (dal, subzi,4 chapatis, rice/pulao, curd and salad) Rs.12.50
Non-veg thali Rs.22
Curd rice Rs.11
Veg pulao Rs.8
Chicken biryani Rs.34
Fish curry and rice Rs.13
Rajma rice Rs.7
Tomato rice Rs.7
Fish fry Rs.17
Chicken curry Rs.20.50
Chicken masala Rs.24.50
Butter chicken Rs.27
Chapati Re.1 a piece
One plate rice Rs.2
Kheer - one katori Rs.5.50
Fruit cake Rs.9.50
Fruit salad Rs.7
worst of all in bangalore are the rickshaw-wallahs . they fleece you like anything .
Hum se poocchho hum kaise jeete hai.
If you are doing any business, there is nothing like monopoly or anything and the competition is so intense, margins are as good as zero considering all expenses.
Tough life in Bangalore. You may make 25k a month and still not make ends meet. But you can make 10k in a city like Calcutta and still save!!
rickshaw wallahs are same every where in india. i think they follow a "national charter" which has been adopted by respective city associations. some main points highlighted in charter are:
1. thou shall not switch on metre.
2. thou shall always say "metre se bhi itna hi banta hai"
3. thou will argue with passenger on fares.
4. thou shall allow a additional passenger even though the earliar passenger has hired a full auto.
5. thou shall start charging "night fare from evening 6 pm" onwards.
As far as auto walas go, if you ram into them it's your fault. If they bang into you, it's your fault!!
Mumbai rickshaw wallahs are an exception. Strict meter rules 24*7 and night charges start only after 12 am. Only those guys inside the airport try to fleece you if you look like new to city.
â€¨â€¨+1â€©Mumbai Rickshaw walas are good.Even they never drive like they're blocking roads.A'bad's rickshaw wala to baap re baap.Kitna bhi traffic ho, main to bich me hi chlaunga with full desi music.Drive like having pulsar in hands.â€©Pair se to side bataate hai....
Dont get me started on Gandhi nagar fellows....they stuff 8 people inside one auto and always find space for the 9 th one...
But one good thing..almost all of them have music system inside the rickshaws...lol
The attitude of auto-wallahs in Bangalore, which I hate the most is their saying 'no' to customers. They would go empty, but would not ferry a passenger. Now say I have to go to some place in outer ring road, I have to ask 10 autos to get one.
The rising cost of real estate in Bangalore have made Bangalore the numero uno in the list. Rent is going through the roof. It's better to buy an apartment, I guess. If you are a bong, eating fish has become even most costly. While my parents buy Hilsa at 250/300 INR per kg (1.5kg and bigger), I buy it for anything between 500/1200 (and the size of fish is also between 700gms to 1.5 kg). Vegetables apart from onions, potato and tomato are also costly. For 1 person, for 2 meals, a mixed vegetable dish would set you back by 60-70 INR, when you cook at home. Price of poultry products such as meat and eggs have also risen sharply. All in all, to simply have good food, in Bangalore, you need to earn atleast 50K.
â€¨â€¨â€©It's not the monopoly of g'nagar's rickshaw walas.It's everywhere in Gujarat... I lived in Jamnagar for 5 year, same situation...â€©And you like their music ??
Mostly bollywood right...So no probs. And the autowallahs have a thriving part time vocation in Gujarat.
â€¨â€¨â€©In saurashtra, they always play desi music.God how could anybody like that music...And yup it's thriving very fast.You live in G'nagar ?? I live there...
Bangalore auto wala set their meters fast and you cannot argue on that with them. And if the meter shows 35, you will have to pay a round figure of 40!
You know whats worse than saying 'No'?
You: "Will you come to Majestic?"
Autowallah: "No, I'm going to MG Road. Will you come?"
Example from experience!
Among big cities, have used autos in Bangalore and Chennai while taxis in Mumbai.
Most (NOT ALL) of auto drivers in Bangalore tend to be crooks. Chennai ones are similar. Once was made to pay up more than agreed because the driver talked to me in Hindi! (His statement not mine!) And they drive like Superman! Mumbai had good experiences overall.
There must be something wrong with our big cities. You find genuinely nice human beings as auto drivers in the small towns in my state with an occasional bad apple. But in Bangalore, the ratio is inverse!
I said the thriving part time vocation of liquor dealing...
Currently no...used to live in Infocity..G'Nagar..
Mumbai is stinky [too many slums] and sticky hot but aam aadmi in Mumbai has the best attitude in this country.
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