'Education is extremely good here'

'Education is extremely good here'


SPIRITED Saleh DH photo by Sanya Sood

It is always heartening to see the expatriates living in Bangalore having a good time and considering the City as their second home. Saleh, a spirited youngster from Yemen, is one such expat who is completely enjoying his stay in Bangalore.

Learning to be independent and taking up newer responsibilities everyday, his stay here has been an enriching experience so far.

Currently, doing his second year of civil engineering at M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Saleh is totally in love with the City. Ask him about any aspect it and he has nothing but praises.

“I just love the weather here and of course, the people are so friendly,” he says.
Saleh has been living here for three years now and even before coming here, he had heard a lot about Bangalore from his friends and family in the Middle East.

“The City is pretty popular among the students there,” he exclaims. And looks like Bangalore has lived upto all his expectations as well. “Life here is really great specially if you are a student. And I feel the people in the City are very hospitable and take good care of foreign students.”

Saleh has even been going for special classes to improve his English. According to him, “Everyone speaks good English here so I have been brushing up on my English-speaking skills.” He has made many Indian friends here apart from the friends he has from his country.

“Indians are hardworking and active. Plus education is extremely good here. It’s easy and economical and I just love learning something new every time,” he says expressing his praise for the faculty of MSRIT. In fact, he is enjoying his time here so much that he might just extend his stay.

“I am planning to do my masters in Bangalore too,” he smiles. Is there anything about the City that he would like to change? He doesn’t have that many complaints.

“The authorities should just give more importance to the roads and other civic issues in the City,” he answers. “Even the traffic is very bad here. And things becomes worse when it rains as the roads get flooded with water.”

Ask him about Indian food and he is quite honest about the fact that he doesn’t like South Indian or vegetarian food that much.

“I love biryani and kebabs,” he says. He loves going out with friends in his free time. “Richies in Fraser Town is my favourite place and I go there often. I just love the biryani there.” He likes hanging out on MG Road too.

“I like the malls here especially the Garuda Mall, where I go for shopping as well as watching a movie.” Speaking of Indian films, he says he enjoyed watching ‘3 Idiots’ and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.

His favourite actors are Zayed Khan and Ayesha Takia.

“I have learnt a bit of Hindi too now,” he gushes. But as far as Kannada is concerned, he smiles modestly and says, “Kannada gothilla.”

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