I really don’t know what has become of my beloved Garden City! The alluring and lush greenery has been rudely replaced by towering cement blocks or shimmering glass covered buildings. While the gardens and parks have made way for some unplanned apartments blocks that are meant to house the teeming millions who throng to this once pensioner’s paradise for work. That aside, the lakes and ponds have all dried up too, and have been replaced by arid waste land, or any number of the previously mentioned concrete monstrosities. It was all terribly regrettable and so disappointing!
Furthermore, the cool and enlivening climate has died quite an unnatural death too! Gone are the pleasant summers, the timely and rejuvenating monsoon season, or even the cool and invigorating winters. Now, more than ever, the city seems to be moving towards one homogenous season, with some minuscule variations that range from simply being hot, hotter or hottest. To make matters worse, the traffic and infrastructure scene is an absolute nightmare in Bangalore City too. While the pollution, dust and smoke only seeks to exacerbate the problem. I blame planning or the lack thereof for this most terrible situation, and try as we might, I fear this just may be irredeemable, given the present circumstances. If I were you, I’d brace myself, for things are likely to get worse, fast. So much so, I dread stepping out of the house at any time of the day or night.
On a more optimistic note, it’s great that our lifestyles have been blessed by some truly wonderful technology! This technology touches our lives every day and makes a huge difference. In much the same vein, thanks to the absolute wonders of the internet, you don’t have to go through the rigmarole of going to the office every day, when you can simply get your work done at home. Moreover, you can even store your work on one of the latest pen drives at the office, only to come home and continue working! Now, thanks to something as little as a pen drive, I for one don’t need to show up at the office every single work day!
This brings me nicely to the next point I’d like to make – shopping online. Now, thanks to the many e-commerce sites, shopping is a breeze, and doesn’t involve having to go out of the house just to buy something in that terrible heat, dust and pollution. Now, you can simply order anything from stationery and office supplies, to groceries, clothes, fashion accessories, technology, as well as gadgets such as gaming consoles, computers, laptops, phones, tablets and even pen drives online. In fact, that’s exactly how I procured the latest pen drive for myself! Besides, now that my son is bugging me for one of the latest pen drives too, I’m sure as heck going to order one for him from one of these e-retailers as well.
That aside, the internet also allows us to pay our phone bills, our ISP bills and so many other things online, giving us another reason to never leave the comfort of our home ever again. Besides this, most banking things can be done online as well, and I frequently use it to transfer funds from the comfort of my favourite armchair at home. To top it all off, given the fact that we have all the entertainment we need right at our fingertips, we never have to rush off to the cinema to watch the latest movies! Now, isn’t the internet really something?
In conclusion, let’s never shy away from using the force at our disposal to overcome these tough and dark days, and thank the internet for the abundant blessings it bestows!