Shopping in Bangalore

Last year, I happened to stay in Mysore for some months. During my stay there, on a Sunday I had gone to Bangalore with my friends. There were four of us, three girls and a guy (poor fellow). We reached B’lore at around 10 o’clock in the morning. We had taken the Volvo bus from Mysore. These KSRTC Volvo buses are so comfortable. You don’t feel the strain of traveling by bus. Wish there were Volvo buses in TN too.

The main purpose of our going to B’lore was that two of my friends (both the girls) wanted to do shopping in B’lore. I belong to the rare category of people who won’t do shopping unless they really want to. So I went along with them just to have some fun with friends and also to see all the shopping areas in B’lore. And I did see almost all of them!
Within a limited time (10 hours in B’lore), we covered Forum, Jayanagar, M.G.Road/Brigade Road, Central Shopping Mall and Commercial Street. After reaching B’lore, we first had our breakfast in some restaurant where we were joined by two more girls (my friend’s friends). Then we went to Forum where one more guy joined us (again a friend’s friend). Then started the real shopping experience! The two guys just moved away and waited and waited till both my friends kept on rejecting dress after dress before deciding to buy just two kurtas. Finally after doing window shopping in almost all the shops in Forum, we left for Jayanagar since someone told that there were some good shops there. But, again nothing satisfied any of us. Again back to Forum for lunch! The place was so crowded that we decided to go somewhere else. But all of a sudden my shopping-crazy friends found some shop which we hadn’t visited when we had come earlier in the day. So after some half an hour when they bought some matching accessories, we finally had our lunch at some North Indian Restaurant.
After that we went to M.G.Road. Again not even a single shop suited my friends’ tastes. So we went to Central by walk next. Finally they did like some dresses in Central. At Central, the guy who met us at B’lore left vexed up with the whole experience of shopping with girls swearing that he would never go for shopping with a girl again!
We then went to Commercial Street where again one of my friend bought just a Salwar-Kameez. By this time it was almost 8 o’clock. So we took a Volvo bus and came back to Mysore.
I have never visited so many shops in a single day as I did on that day. At the end of it, this is what my shopping-crazy friends had to say: “There is no place like Madras for shopping!” Well, this after doing shopping for the whole day!
P.S.: Friends, in case you are reading this, I really enjoyed the shopping experience with you people!

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10 Comments

  1. Mathangi said,

    January 23, 2007 at 9:21 pm

    hi aparna

    via durga

    //Wish there were Volvo buses in TN too//
    Namba ooru pallavan la travel pannitu indha madhri aasaigal nariya varum.. but what to do? all fate 😀

  2. Aparna said,

    January 23, 2007 at 10:14 pm

    Mathangi,
    yeah namba enna paNNa mudiayum apart from wishing something like that wud happen 😦

  3. Adiya said,

    January 24, 2007 at 12:30 am

    neeinga sollurathu correct dhaan. most of my shopping happen to be in bangalore and for clothing accessories it is just hyped up city.
    esp M.G.Road, Forum Mall & Bangalore Central compare to our T-Nagar, Pondi Bazaar types. Jayanagar, Malleswaram you may find good Pondy bazaar stuff too.

    Volvo Bus they have 3 categories in that 🙂 Rajahamasa, i forget the other two.

  4. Aparna said,

    January 24, 2007 at 8:38 am

    Adiya,
    yup…besides, most of the shops in all those malls r there in Madras too.
    One more category of Volvo is Airavath. I don’t know the third one.

  5. adiya said,

    January 24, 2007 at 10:04 am

    ya correct dhaan.. 🙂 other one is Mayura. 🙂 interesting thing in KSCRTC volvo they gave mini-water bottle also. 😉 My bangalore life is moving out me i guess. mm 🙂 gud re-cap

  6. Aparna said,

    January 24, 2007 at 7:10 pm

    adiya,
    mini-water bottle kudukkardhu enna interesting thing?! apdi paattha they used to give some instant face freshner also if u travelled overnight in a Volvo bus.

  7. kadalamittai said,

    January 24, 2007 at 7:23 pm

    oh neeinga appadi varignala. sari the context is..
    bangalore 2 Chennai u may find lot of buses and trains.
    At the same time bangalore to any south part of tamilnadu u may not. People should tightly relay on KPN services and being a legacy veteran they burnt me 350Rs one time fair each time.
    Last year KSRTC opened 12 volvo buses to southern part of tamilnadu with some good facilities. one mini-water bottle, one blanket 🙂 more over some cozy atmosphere.
    Being a normal being konjam exicte aa mini-water kudukaringan innu solliten 🙂 he he
    🙂

  8. Aparna said,

    January 25, 2007 at 8:15 am

    adiya/kadalamittai,
    ok I got the context 🙂

  9. T.U. Dinesh said,

    August 19, 2007 at 12:15 am

    apadiye pvr la oru cinema paarthu irundha it would have completed the b’lore experience …

  10. Aparna said,

    August 20, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    Dinesh,
    Shopping mudichaa dhaane PVRla cinema paaka mudiyum 😦


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