Weather in Bangalore has changed overnight with the first downpour of the season! It was such a pleasing sight all over this morning en-route to office. Wish I had bought my camera along to click away few pics of the excellent weather. Nevertheless, I remembered a couple of clicks dating back to three years. Here it is for you all!
No prizes for guessing… It is the KR Puram Bridge as seen on an early morning of a mid summer season.
During my recent travel near that bridge last week, I observed an electronic message board giving indication about a disruption in traffic on Mysore Road which is on the other extreme of the city and suggested to take alternate ways. I was stumped by the pro-activeness of the traffic cops act! Good going Bangalore Traffic Police.
I used to visit Bangalore between the years 1995-2005 and that too in winter to visit UG Krishnamurti. The trees and the greenery on both sides of the roads were a sight for sore eyes! I am saddened that most of those trees are gone. During my visits,as the years progressed the temp. has steadily risen, thanks to all the A/C cars, bikes and autos,not to forget the rash of new apartment buildings. I’ve been there to visit my cousin (in 2010) who stays in an upmarket flat in Malleswaram and there were ACs in all the bedrooms! Remember those days when even ceiling fans were not sanctioned for Govt. offices?
G8 work done by mohan.. and I appreciate, he replies all comments.. 🙂
With introduction of new gadgets in today’s digital world, the traffic police all across india is improving! These days you can even subscribe to traffic alerts and receive traffic updates on SMS.
Thew views of the bridge in both the shots are fantastic 🙂
In India we are so lacking in imagination when it comes to naming our streets and colonies. We have a RK Puram in Delhi, nearly every city will have an MG Road. All Hill stations will have a mall road. I think we need to suggest interesting names like “Patlee gaalee” “Uphill Road” “Choc a block street”
Ahh the Delhi weather is making me cranky.
Purba, KR in KR Puram of bangalore stands for Krishna Raja 🙂 Heavy downpour for a day should be a good relief from the summer heat!
Ooh, i enjoyed the sudden change in the weather too. Hopeflly we will see more of this..sigh!
Everybody wants such weather for sure!
Whenever I visit your blog.. I start missing Bangalore. I loved the city and have lots of good friends there. Sigh!!!!
hmmm I can understand! Come back to Bangalore if possible 🙂
nice morning sun from the bridge..
Really, the weather was awesom!..pity, it did’nt last long:(
True, but a welcome break for sure! hope it returns soon 🙂
beautifully composed and shot!
jayant bhat says
well it reminds of my 3 yr stay in Bangalore. Pleasant weather, great evenings, cool colleges, bad traffic and i must admit, not so friendly neighbours towards people who have migrated from other states. Well Aamchi Mumbai is always welcome with warm people, extremely warm climate with stinking sweat, not so great but better controlled traffic. But Aamchi Mumbai is one place which no person in the country can afford to miss. It touches a lot, how to live in liason,how to survive in extreme conditions.
But Bottome Line: Bangalore Days were the best days that our family has spent till now.
“Namma Bengalooru Yavagale hinge ira bekaadare, Yellaragu pollution kadame madlike sahaaya maad beku, gida jaasti grow maad beku,public transport bhaala use maad beku”. Learnt some kannada during my Bengalooru stay…enjoyed remembering the same.
Nice to read some of your good learning of kannada to an extent! I have always felt Bangalore to be very friendly and lively place. Unlike in other cities, here the autowalas try to speak to you in your language than abiding to their own language. That shows how good the neighborhood is in Bangalore!
i love Bangalore,
i have been there many times
i love the climate
i love summer morning
but i hate summer afternoon
it irritates us
any way have great day.
Good one! Welcome 🙂
grrrrrr….I go green on hearing such pleasant weather updates! Chennai is burning…with no downpour in remotest possibility:(:(
hmmm I couldn’t bear temperature of Chennai in mid sept sometime back. I can imagine the situation now! At times I feel the easiest way to shed some calories can be accomplished by staying in Chennai. Sweating never stops for me there!
Yeah Yesterday was a pleasant change and for first time in last 4 years liked this cloudy day of Bangalore 😀 blame the hot past weeks …
Hey Dhiman! Welcome back.. hope you had a good break!
Chandrika Shubham says
Nice posts! I am in Lucknow on a project, sweating at 40 deg plus! Miss bangalore and its weather!
I know how badly you must be missing bangalore and its unique charm!
Oh nooooo.. i wish I was there.. I was praying so much for it and were answered when I left 🙁 I just hope it stay like that for couple of weeks 😀 Bangalore is back!!!
Hope the rain gods here this prayer of yours too! hope you are having a good time out there 🙂
what more ca we ask for??? what a lovely weather!!!!
am Jumping with joy!!!
“I was stumped by the pro-activeness of the traffic cops act! Good going Bangalore Traffic Police”
I dont think so…if u get a chance observe or try to cross the road @ Okalipur traffic signal(near to railway station backgate) oh! god…Even though the Zeebra crossing signal is ON Drivers or riders will not stop.No traffic police there to help to pedestrians. It is very very difficult to Kids and oldage people to cross the road.
Hi Chandru, thanks and welcome to this blog!
Sorry to hear that bad experience from you. Have you tried to complain about the same to the concerned authorities? If not, please do kick off the effort of at least notifying them. I am sure, this simple act will go a long way.
Thanks Mohan, Will do that !!!!
sure! look forward to hear your success story.
awesome weather.. I’m sick and recovering at home.. n nothing like a cooler weather to cheer me up! 🙂
Get well soon Shruti… Take care and enjoy the cheer!
Yeah yeah !! Bangalore is looking good & smelling of rains 🙂 🙂
Welcome break from summer heat right? you like the smell of rains too?
Wow! Missing missing 🙁
hmmm should I empathize now? Better shift over swaram 🙂
It’s my first ‘Rains’ in Bengaluru! And it’s absolutely refreshing and a pleasant one!
Oh yeah.. I read your post on the rains. Addiction it must be for you to get drenched!
Beautiful pictures. Can’t wait for it to start raining here in Mumbai too!
Thank you… I am not sure if it rains in Mumbai until Monsoons arrive around June…
the weather like this is one of high points in Bengaluru……….just love it here………
Thanks! Well, this is how Bengaluru used to be a decade back most of the time throughout the year… But nowadays, summers are becoming unbearable!
exactly……many people from my office told me the same…………i hope it gets better……
It can only get better if we reinstalled all those big trees that have been culled down in the name of infrastructure and road expansions.
yea…..they cut down all of them in from of my office…….in Basvangudi cause they are making some underpass here……………
KR park, from this side….looks terrible.
Yeah, true. I saw that area last week and I feel sorry for all those trees.
Couldn’t agree more on the sudden change in weather! So awesome to take a long drive… (especially on the KR Puram bridge on to NH 4, or Hosur Road, even!) Wish it was weekend! 🙁
For a change.. drive on a bike would be more fun 🙂 Why weekend? take a couple of hours early in the day or late in the evening… Worth enjoying 🙂
Yes, bike ride is exactly what I had in mind… No early exits…. work at its awful best right now!!! :O
Oh dear! Bad timing I suppose… Weekend isn’t too far and just pray that the weather stays as it is 🙂
Fingers crossed! 🙂