The world's favourite complaint about Benglur is that it's a sleepy city and we are lazy people. And we in turn blame the city's billion dollar weather. But the truth is that Benglur has been a city that went to bed early and was up before the sun.
For decades, the first things to greet the newspaper boy in the mornings were the blue buses of the many Public Sector and other industries ferrying people for the morning shift and people cycling to work. Time hasn't changed much. These days, it's BMTC buses ferrying techies and most of the cyclists have upgraded themselves to bikes and scooters.
And if you are one of those who complain about why the authorities here are adamant about closing wining and dining places long before midnight, the answer is that we are Benglureans. We are wired to wake up early.
Well, most of us at least.