Daily Archives: October 23, 2008

AC wars start in Bangalore

AS AN OUTSIDE consultant, and I’ve been to India quite a few times, office politics never cease to surprise me here in Old Bengaluru.

It is late October, and the kids are bickering about whether the AC is on or off. One kiddie in the office tells me she cannot work under these conditions, and another kiddie tells me he is too hot.

The AC wars start. Some are too hot, some are too cold. Us foreigners suggest a compromise. The trouble is, the kids come from all different parts of India, so what’s hot here is cold there.  Rarely does a compromise even begin to enter the chit-chat.

The guy who has insisted he needs AC, suddenly starts to freeze, while the gal begins to bathe in the glow of non-AC.

Ah, the wonder that is India!

A house is not a home

IN OLD BENGALURU, everything is not what it seems.

Look, for example at this house below, which is an example of the kind of litigation that goes on in this Karnataka city.

The picture, taken by Jayant Mishra at www.itexaminer.com, shows a fantastic amount of litigation going on, over just one property. What can have happened here? We think we should be told. The whole house is a court case.  ♥