Sunday, January 16, 2005

Where the Heck Are We?

In my short experience here, much of Bangalore has street signs in Kannada, the southern Indian language. And the alphabet is not the Latin one.

So, how do you find your way? And how do you tell your auto-rickshaw driver how to get somewhere?

Landmarks. Which explains why the best street atlas of Bangalore shows lots of landmarks: shops, restaurants, schools, hotels, businesses, etc. So, for example, if you go by the Cauvery craft shop, you know you're on M.G. Road (M.G. is short for Mahatma Gandhi).

So, you might not tell your rickshaw driver an address to get home. You tell him to take a left at the Mahindra auto showroom, then another left at the Fiat showroom.


At 4:17 PM, Blogger Shomic said... did you find your small 'apt' to be smaller than the ones in London????? Or was that a Bangalore Torpedo from your company as well????

Interested observer..;-)


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