Monday, February 13, 2006

Bangalore vs. Mysore

I am going to treat you to some numbers.

Taking into consideration the least expensive mode of transport every time, I am going to compare the costs of going to watch a movie in Bangalore, and going all the way to Mysore to watch the same movie.

(All costs in Rupees)

Going to watch a movie in Bangalore.

Location: Inox, Garuda Mall.
Bus fare from home to Garuda Mall: 10 + 10 = 20 [We have to change buses]
Ticket = 150
Bus fare from Garuda Mall to home: 10 + 10 = 20
TOTAL: Rs.190

Going to Mysore just to watch a movie.

Location: Sterling, Mysore.

Bus fare from home to Bangalore Railway Station = 10
Train fare between Bangalore and Mysore = 50
Bus fare from Mysore Railway Station to Sterling = 8
Movie ticket = 35 (Balcony)
Bus fare from Sterling to Mysore Railway Station = 8
Train fare from Mysore to Bangalore = 50
Bus fare from Bangalore Railway Station to home = 10.
TOTAL: Rs.171.

A difference of Rs.19, favourably tilted towards Mysore.

Now, considering the fact that I usually travel by autorickshaw within the city, and not in bus, and substituting auto fares for bus fares everywhere [Won't bother you with further calculations], the price comes up to
Bangalore - Rs. 350.
Mysore - Rs. 300


Now if you say that I will be saving time by watching the movie in Bangalore, let me tell you that it will take me a total of 6 hours to go up and down from Mysore by train, and it will take me 4 hours to go to Inox and come back, in peak hour traffic.

Next. A visit to a very upscale beauty parlour in Mysore, cost my sister, my aunt and me, the same amount that I would have shelled out only for myself, if I visited my next-door-not-very-sophisticated-parlour in Bangalore. And we finished the whole thing in 1 hour flat, including commuting.

If you want to go anywhere in Mysore, the auto fare won't be more than Rs.30. In fact they say, "Oh that shop is very very far away. Almost thirty bucks by auto!". For me in Bangalore, a place 30 bucks away is my backyard.

I can go on and on giving you examples, but it hurts me all the more to put it all in writing. So I will stop here. The only thing I can say, is that it is worth taking a Friday off and making a weekend trip to Mysore once in every three months, and finishing all your work and getting back. Other than the inexpensiveness and convenience, an added advantage is the huge amount of fun I have with my aunt and cousins, and the utmost pampering I get from my grandparents.

I rest my case.

26 comments:

Raj said...

Wow!

You've spent quite some time on this, haven't you?

Raj said...

Btw, is Sterling as good as Inox?

Otherwise, you can bring Rex into the picture and things will change

Shruthi said...

@Raj: No, haven't really spent too much time on it :) It just popped into my head when I heard how much the rates in Sterling are :D
True, if I bring Rex into the picture, it should turn out equal :) But it so happened that the movie I wanted to watch wa in Inox and Sterling. Hence that comparison.

Abhinav said...

well among all the numbers given, the important thing that has been missed is Time and Energy..2 hours still menas a lot....neways i have been to mysore twice its a good city to visit once in a while.

Anonymous said...

What if we do not have any relatives in Mysore :)

Shruthi said...

@Abhinav: Time and energy - take your pick.
4 hours in the middle of smoke and noise and heat and dust and pollution.
6 hours cruising through green fields lakes, rivers and little towns.
:) Well, talking about myself, I would take the 6 hours :D

@Anon: Then, hard luck :) And please leave your name next time ;)

Anonymous said...

hey, that's interesting. but u know what, blore was like that too :(

ano

Shruthi said...

@Ano: I know :( I even had a related post on it - http://nychthemeron.blogspot.com/2005/12/where-is-my-bangalore.html

Anonymous said...

Just loved this post! So good and so valid !
Let me not write anything more abt the topic 'what I am still doing in this dirty city' ( Blore ofcourse ) as it hurts me all the more to put it all in writing ;)

btw I wud just like to add I go to Mysore every weekend without fail :)
Sterling is playing RDB now! Was shopping at the Bata Shoe shop opposite that theater this weekend !!

Supremus said...

Very convincing argument indeed hehe - bangalore is a mess; getting from pt a to pt b takes you accross the world to get there; And that I am saying of 3 years ago when I was there - I only know what to expect next month.

But yes, hehehe Mysore is cost effective eh; very interesting indeed!

Suyog

Anonymous said...

atleast the pollution is free in B'lore!

~maddy

Shruthi said...

@Anon: Thank you ;) Bangalore might be dirty in comparison to Mysore, but I love it all the same ;)
And please do not forget to leave your name, next time! ;)

@Suyog: Ha ha :) And same as above ;)

@Maddy: :D reminds me of that cholesterol joke - "You cheat! It says 'cholesterol free' on this pack, you haven't given it to me!"

Anonymous said...

Mysoreans never like Blore and vice-versa! Thats the eternal truth ;)
Both have to love Blore by compulsion and both love Mysore by its very nature :)

Anyway wud not pull your leg much abt that.

Read all your posts yesterday...some very nice writing there! btw if you have not read biChi's short stories ( Its a small book ) read that. We have known him for his humor but this is the other side of him which is so good ( Good is an oxymoron here as its mostly sad stories )

PS : Bit confused which name to use :D Will leave my name when I clear my doubts!

Naguvudu sahaja dharma, Nagisuvudu Paradharma,
Nagisi nagutha koodi baaLuvudu Kaliyo
Mankutimma

Shruthi said...

@Anon: That was a very astute observation indeed! Makes me want to know your name all the more ;)
No, never read BiChi.. will try it sometime.

Mridula said...

Shruthi, how long till Mysore becomes a fond memory like B'lore, I was there in 1992 and then many times again recently, I wonder if the same can happen to Mysore too?

Shruthi said...

@Mridula: I really hope that doesn't happen to Mysore. Bangalore was like Mysore once upon a time, but I was too young to appreciate it.

Nirwa said...

Heh Heh..

Nice calculations..

Never been to either cities... would like to visit Bangalore once..

Keep writing! :)

Nirwa

Shruthi said...

@Nirwa: :) Thank you!

Aparna S Mallya said...

Shruti, yr post remimded me of M'lore. 30 bucks is all it takes to watch a movie and if your auto fare is more than 25 then it's ridiculous. Just like u, I travel by auto in B'lore n have never stepped into a bus. I'm so used to seeing 50+ nos. on the auto meteres that I now feel that i'm saving like hell when I'm in M'lore!

Shruthi said...

@Aparna: Exactly! I had been to Mangalore 2 months ago, and was struck by how similar it was to Mysore in these respects!

STALAG SUKHOI said...

Hi Shruti ,
Me being a bangalorean as well,couldnt agree with you more.Whatever people think i LOVE MY BANGALORE. :)

Mysore has got a charm of its own though.Appreciate your calculation on prices :)

Cheers

RK said...

:-).. i studied in mys for 4 yrs.. gr8 place.. close to nature.. miss it lotz..

Harshith said...

A very Good post describing Mysore. Appreciate for bringing it out. Thanks..
Mysore is my hometown and I currently work in B'lore. Cant wait for weekends. I just rush home when clock strikes 6 on a Friday Evening :)

Murthi Dn said...

HELLO MY DEAR GUYS, WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT OUR LOVELY BANGALORE THERE IS NO ANY OTHER CITY INFRONT OF IT IN KARNATAKA OUR BANGALORE COMPETATING WITH WORLD HIGH TECH CITIES, MYSORE IS NOTHING INFRONT OF BANGALORE IF MYSORE NEEDED ANY HELP IT SHOULD COME TO BANGALORE BE CARE FULL BUT THE THING IS YOU ARE ALL COMPARING WITH CLEAN THATS IT BECAUSE THAT MYSORE IS VERY VERY VERY SMALL THAN BRUHATH BANGALORE CITY SO THAT MYSORE CAN MANAGE CITY BECAUSE IT'S VERY SMALL BUT OUR LOVELY BANGALORE IS NOT LIKE THAT IT'S VERY LARGE CITY IN INDIA . SEE MYSORE IS 130 KM BUT THE GREAT BANGALORE IS 530 KM SO MYSORE MAY BE 15 LACK IN POPULATION BUT THE GREAT BANGALORE POPULATION IS MORE THAN 1 CRORE
SO IF YOU GUY'S ARE INTELLIGENT THEN YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THE BANGALORE PROBLEM WE CAN NOT MANAGE THIS MUCH OF POPULATION IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO KEEP CITY AS CLEAN BECAUSE OF SUCH THIS POLITICIANS SO THIS IS THE THING THAT'S IT SO BE CARE FULL WHILE YOU ARE COMMENTING STILL YOU MAY NOT BE KNOW ABOUT BANGALORE AND IT'S CAPACITY IN ALL FIELD'S MYSORE CAN NOT EVEN TOUCH THE GREAT BANGALORE IF MYSORE IS CLEAN THEN DOES IT MEAN "MYSORE IS COMPETATING WITH BANGALORE" IT NEVER HAPPENS IT'S YOUR KNIGHT DREAM THAT'S IT NOBODY CAN TOUCH OUR BANGALORE BECAUSE IT'S A WORLD WIDE FAMOUS CITY,IT LOVES EVERYONE EVEN MYSORE ALSO PLEASE MYSORIANS UNDERSTAND YOUR BANGALORE IT'S YOUR CITY OUR ALL LOVELY CITY ONE DAY MYSORE MAY LEAVE YOUR HAND BUT THE GREAT LOVELY BANGALORE DOES NOT LEAVE ANYONE HAND IT SHOWS SO MANY WAYS TO TAKE A GOOD LIFE/ TOP LIFE IT'S PROVIDING FOOD TO EVERY POOR PEOPLE, BANGALORE IS NO.1 IT CITY IN INDIA BANGALORE IS NO.1 RICH HIGH TECHNOLOGY CITY IN INDIA BANGALORE IS TOP 12th HI-TECH CITY in this WORLD BANGALORE IS NO.1 GARDEN CAPITAL CITY IN INDIA BANGALORE IS THE SILICON VALLEY OF INDIA. MYSORE IS JUST TOURISM PLACE AND A LITTLE BIT IN OTHER INDUSTRY THAT'S IT IT MAY BE CO-DOMAIN BUT BANGALORE IS BIG DOMAIN WE CAN'T SAY STILL MORE BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE TIME TO TYPE EVERYTHING BECAUSE I'M IN LAB INSTEAD OF TYPING PROGRAM'S @ MY LOVELY & GREAT "PES UNIVERCITY" BANGALORE. I LOVE MY BANGALORE EVEN EVERY OTHER CITIES ALSO BECAUSE WE DON'T LIKE TO BECOME AN ENEMY SEE ABOVE GUY'S ARE COMMENTING LIKE THAT NEGATIVE POINTS ON B'LORE AND POSITIVE POINTS ON MYSORE IS THIS THE WAY OF A INDIAN CITIZEN??? INSTEAD OF THAT YOU ALL SHOULD GIVE THE SOLUTION FOR THOSE PROBLEMS THAT IS A REAL EDUCATED PEOPLE AND BRILLIANT PEOPLE OUR BANGALOREANS DOES NOT DO LIKE THIS BECAUSE THEY NO WHAT IS BANGALORE AND IT'S CAPACITY BECAUSE THERE IS NO ANY CITIES TO COMPARE WITH BANGALORE EVEN BANGALORE ALSO HAS PALACE AND A GREAT CULTURE AND GREAT GREAT HISTORIES NOT ONLY ANY CITIES IN KARNATAKA ONE THING IS EVERY CITIES MAY HAVE BEEN FAMOUS FOR A PARTICULAR INDUSTRY EXAMPLE MYSORE=CULTURE MANDYA=SUGAR CANE RAMANAGAR=SILK IN KARNATAKA OR ANY STATES BUT THE BANGALORE HAS BEEN FAMOUS IN EVERY TYPE OF INDUSTRY WHAT THEY HAVE THAT IS BANGALORE, I LOVE MY BANGALORE IT'S YOUR ALL CITY IT IS FOUNDED BY THE GREAT "KEMPE GOWDA" SIR.
- Murthi DN
PES UNIVERCITY BANGALORE
ENGG IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
FAN OF PESU AND BLORE
murthi267@gmail.com

Murthi Dn said...

even i love too mysore.....
(murthi dn)

hbk said...

Always love the city you live in....everybody has their own opinion of their city and it's prosperity....But bangalore is a place where lots of people from mysore, mangalore and other districts of karnataka jump in for job oppurnities...we may lack in certain things...but we bangaloreans always welcome every culture and tradition in india....
proud to be a bangalorean....

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