Charmed by the simplicity

Charmed by the simplicity
For Subhasis Choudhury from Guwahati, Assam, settling in Bengaluru, was a cakewalk.

He had visited the city multiple times when he was working in Mumbai was bowled over by the garden city. Working as a project manager with Capgemini Technology Services India Limited, he lives here with wife Shubhra and three-year-old son Aaryan. 

Having completed his schooling in Assam, he moved on to graduate from Kolkata. After working in Kolkata and Mumbai for a few years, he decided to settle down here. “I moved in here after I was blessed with a better job opportunity here,” he says.

During his stay here, he learned that there was more to the place than what meets the eye. “The more you interact with people here, the more you understand the city’s ethos,” he says.

Despite working for a few years in Mumbai, the hustle-bustle of that city wasn’t something he wanted to be a part of any longer. “I wanted to stay in a more peaceful place.”

He vouches that Bengaluru has helped him grow on the personal and professional front. “The city offers a great balance between work and personal life. Mumbai is a workaholic’s city. On the other hand, Bengaluru is a place where you can spent time with your dear ones,” he says. The duo are enjoying their life to the fullest here. “Bengaluru gives me the same warm and cosy feeling that Guwahati does,” he says. The couple have the best stories to narrate about the city. Subhasis recollects a time when he was searching for a medical store at 10 pm in Whitefield, and a stranger rushed to his help.

“He took me to the store, helped me out with the purchase and got an autorickshaw so that I could reach home safely,” he says.
 
“The people are always ready to help. I’ve always felt safe here and have never felt lost,” adds Shubhra. Apart from this, Shubhra and Subhasis are in love with the green spaces here.

“There are so many parks here which are well maintained. We love visiting Lalbagh Botanical Gardens and other smaller parks which are closer to our place. We like starting the day with a jog. It’s a rejuvenating feeling,” says Shubhra, who works as an HRIS analyst with VMware. 

They feel that the city is well-connected to beautiful sites and getaways like Mysuru and Coorg which they visit often. “We also drive to Pune where my parents-in-law stay,” he says.

During the weekends, they like spending time at malls or visiting restaurants like ‘Melt’ and ‘Brewsky’ in JP Nagar. “We also like going to ‘Mainland China’ and ‘A2B’. We have started embracing South Indian food ever since we moved here. I love digging into ‘dosas’ and ‘idli/vada’,” says Subhasis. 

“Generally, people here lead simple lives. Since they are so helpful, we have also learnt that quality from them. We’ve only had the best experiences here. Touchwood!” says Shubhra.

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