Inspigob is in Bangalore for Aeroindia 2007, the biennial aerospace exhibition.
My Canadian friend of Bangalore origin said it correctly. Bangalore is a victim of its own success.
THe hotel rates in Bangalore is the third highest in the world, so says a report I read in the net. During the air show it is it easily jumps to the topspot, the most expensive hotel rates in the world.
I am paying approximately USD 600 + 12% tax, a night, for a standard room at the Grand Ashok. For a supposedly IT outsourcing capital of the world wireless access is USD 21, per 24 hours, extra. I am taking things for granted, expecting acess to like the air we breathe. I forgot someone has to make money. When I asked, the business centre staff blame in on the politicians of Karnataka.
An Indian friend met up with me after breakfast. It was a nice feeling. Meeting a friend, a native, a local, on an alien land always gives you a special feeling, even for a citizen of the world. Great to see you Mukund!!
I am off to the show. A chauferr driven car is cheap though!!