Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India may be one's dream to enjoy its privilege what it has got since lost 10 to 15 years. It's acquiring the status of a hub for information technology(IT) companies in India, may be the inspiring example to Indian other big cities. I am not a IT engineer. But, you know, to be a father of IT's may be you make deserve to enjoy that privilege.
Now, it was my second opportunity to come here and enjoy its life, and that is too for a period of more than 15 days. It was the occasion of Viccky(Vikas Bagade), my younger sister' son marriage. His wedding on 1st Feb 2015 is to be held at Nagpur. There is one another marriage. Guddu (Hupendra Vaidya), my another younger sister's son. His marriage is on 12th Feb 2015 at Bhopal itself.
| At Mumbai Airport|
Looking to both marriage dates, my elder son Rahul, who is presently residing in Amsterdam; Netherlands, came India with my daughter-in-law and small sweetly baby Zoe
on 12th Jan. His company's Branch office is at Bangalore also. So he managed to come here along with office work.
He asked us to come and join them till their Bangalore stay. Since, we had not met for a long period, we were very glade to find this opportunity and that is under cold wave of Bhopal. Bhopal, where we residing since 2 years back, is under cold wave since Dec.
However, we should have to be in Bhopal during this period. Because it was happen to be a occasion of going two marriage in my own close relation. But, looking to choice, we opt to live with Zoe.You know, Zoe is so sweetly baby that we were no choice at all. We used to see her coquettes(Nakhare) in Skype, but time was with us now to squeezes her cheeks.
|Rahul and Sonu on Gym|
Looking to long distance travel, more then 24 Hrs, Rahul booked air tickets for us. The flight was Jet airways. You know, there is no direct flight from Bhopal to Bangalore. We have to come via Mumbai taking flight change time in Mumbai approx.2 Hrs.
|Novotel hotel Gym|
Tai(Prerana), my younger daughter is living in Mumbai. Her husband and in-laws are there. I called Tai at Mumbai Air port to meet her. But, due to lack of time, it could not be happened.
It was about 21.30 Hrs (13 Jan 2015)when our flight touched Bangalore Air Port. My daughter-in-law Sonu was already on mobile. She informed me, Hotel IBIS
is our staying place. We have to reach there. We took taxy and within 45 minutes, we were at Hotel Ibis. My son Rahul, Sonu and the very sweetly baby Zoe was there to receive.
|Swimming Pool in Novotel Hotel|
I had already intimated Sonu, that there is no need of arranging dinner in that odd hours. At Bhopal, Pinki, my daughter-in-law had asked us to take lunch properly as taking dinner may not be possible being odd hours reaching at Bangalore.
But, as we boarded at Bhopal on15.45 Hrs, unexpectedly, the air hostage served tea and then lunch during only one and half hour flight. Even on Mumbai to Bangalore, again tea and dinner was served.
-Where is business, there is Ibis and Novotel Hotel Group, said may son Rahul.
|Taking Break-Fast in Novotel Hotel|
Now, it was the turn of Ibis Hotel to facilitated us. Ibis is a luxurious Hotel. It is an ideal choice for business travelers. Ibis Hotel and Novotel Hotel are in same complex.
|Zoe going to Baby's Swimming Pool|
It is on the Sarjapur ORR(Outer Ring Road) in Bellandur. It lies just opposite of the Intel Campus, Accenture and other many corporate offices of IT companies. It is located within a short distance of Shopping Malls and Supermarkets. Central Mall is hardly 500 M away from it. In day time, these complex tall buildings may not be so attractive, but at night hours, one may be get stunned while passing through Out Ring Road.
|Zoe during Photo Suit in Novotel Hotel|
is a five star Hotel. Rahul is there. His company arranges all these things. Accenture's corporate offices are just opposite of this Novotel. Rahul as a senior executive, is in Accenture since 2-3 years back.
As earlier said, Ibis hotel and Novotel hotel both are situated in same campus. May be their ownership same or other reason, but so many things are shared with them. Kitchen, Gym and swimming pool etc are common.
|Rahul ordering for Pizza|
|Ibis Hotel room|
Our room is on 5th floor in Ibis hotel whereas Rahul's room in Novotel hotel on 8th floor. He taken a room in Ibis hotel for us to facilitate Sonu and Zoe.
On the very first day, morning, Rahul called me on gym. I did never go in gym. He pointed his finger towards my belly. He asked me to work-out on 'Cross Trainer'. I never ride on such machine to work-out. He asked me to take easy. I did what he asked at that time. But, I was reluctant, as this facility was not easily available to me.
I used to go on jogging. Sometimes, I do some exercise also. But, to work-out on Cross Trainer, it was thrilling to me. On the next day morning, he again called me on that Cross Trainer. Somewhat, I was under pressure. Ratan, my wife was also insisting me to follow pointing her finger towards my belly.
After just one week, I found my belly is going inside. One day, while he was laying on the bed, he asked me about my email account. Surprisingly, he placed a buying order through Flipkart to purchase that Cross Trainer.
|Pizza, the favorite dish of Rahul|
|Bowling in Amoeba|
In Novotel hotel, there is neat and descent swimming pool on 1st floor, suiting the Hotel's five star status along with the gym. Spy is also there connecting Swimming pool and 24/7 Gym. Zoe could not dare to go into swimming pool. However, there is baby swimming pool aside of the bigger one. Rahul used to go often into it. But, it appears odd to me to go for swimming just after work-out. While Rahul on swimming, we used to seat on long chairs, which are placed there to take rest.
In our India, so many executives of working class, are came-out to enjoy these facilities. Once, it was a dream of All India Services Executives e.g. IAS, IPS officers. But, now IIT's are came on floor. IT becomes the hub of heaven.
|X Box with Kinetic motion sensing camera|
|Rahul on important task|
Rahul, from the very beginning have extra-ordinary kind of telent. He did not go Kota as genius student did to boost up their caliber during Higher Secondary. He got selected in four IITs including BITs, Rurakee and Kanpur after 12th. At that time, some IITs were conducting common exam. and some their own.
Morning, 08 to 10 AM is the Break fast time. You may be asked about your room number while you are taking break fast. Adequate staff is there to help and take care. There are varieties of dishes in break fast Menu. So many foreigners may be seen in lift and dining hall. Therefore, of course varieties of international dishes are in their Menus. Kitchen have North and South Indian both varieties of delicious food.
One can easily feel the three stars status of Kitchen. Corporate meeting
facility is also there.
In Novotel Hotel, magnificent dining hall is decorated with royal suits and curtains. Chairs are high
|Reception counter Novotel Hotel|
quality and shining. Dressed staff is saluting you. You need not required to draw chair while seating. Take the plate and go to served yourself along the varieties of cuisine what you like.
In Ibis, Masala Dosa, Uttapamma, Bread butter, Idali-Sambar, Samber-Bada, Upama, Fried rice, Noodles, Puri Sabji, Paratha-Sabji, Chola-Bhatura, Dahi-Bada, Bembino, Gajar Ka Halva, Khir, and fruits say; Banana, Pappaya, Musk melon, Water melon, Pine apple, Salad like Gajar, Cucumber and drinks like Hot Milk, Apple and Orange juice with different flavors. Boiled eggs, Omelet and mutton is also available for non-veges. Beverage offering is also there on charge.
But, let be frank, either five star or three star hotel, you can not compare it from what Pinki, my younger daughter-in-law cooked at Bhopal. Chapati and simple baghari(fried) daal is unmatched and unparallel.
|Ibis Hotel room inner|
|Shower in Ibis Hotel room|
Rooms are designed beautifully. They are fully air conditioned. If you want to open the window and take fresh air, you are not allowed. You have to run AC in summer as well as in winter.
The rooms accommodates 2 adults having queen size double bed keeping the relax mood of the stayed business officials. Wi-fi and land line connections both are provided to internate access. LCD TV is there for news and entertainment. In a big Almirah, small fridge and locker are there to keep cold drink and your valuables.
Room is completely sand wooden furnished with long wooden rack on window side to do laptop work. You may seat on chair with high table lamp lighting. You may prepare tea or coffee seating on a mini sofa. Of course, tea, coffee, sugar and milk powder packets are kept in a tray.
In Novotel Hotel, rooms are bigger. Every room accessories are more royal nature. Wash basins are beautifully oval shape. Wash room is bigger having transparent partition. Big Glass window with three layer of curtains are in each room. A bigger almirha having selves and hangers placed along the main door. Mini bar with beverage and cold drinks is placed in each room. It is routinely checked and updated day to day. Iron press with folding table is
in each room while, it is placed in common area in Ibis Hotel.
Light arrangement is descent and noticeable. It comes indirectly to you, either from back side of a wooden plate, fixed on the head side wall of your bed or from the upper wall-self. Either side, lamps are fixed on that wooden plate if needed while on bed. Smoke sensing and fire fighting system is in each room.
|Ibis Hotel room inner|
|Zoe in Baby Swimming pool|
Bathroom is indeed glazing. Shower is descent. But, sorry, you can't wash your undergarments. And if you did this, you can't let them to warm. You can't spread them on lamp stand or else. In Novotel hotel, laundry facility is limited but, in Ibis hotel, no such facility is there. Go and take shower without undergarment; appears the theme of these international marks hotels. Room attendant leave 3 to 4 medium and big towels each day while cleaning. Room attendant service is better, and of course appreciated. Local telephone is there to ask receptionist any time.
The reception is equipped with scanning system. Every time you have to pass through this with your luggage. In lift, upwards floors are accessible through 'Key-Card'. But, going down wards, no need of this Card. In Novotel Hotel, first floor which is equipped with gym and swimming pool, is accessible without Key-Card. Downwards Stairs are always there for emergency.
Room is accessible through the same Key Card. Key and traditional lock are things of old days. Sweep Card and get entered in your room. Every room has a Card- pocket on the wall, just after opening the door. You have to put this Card into that Pocket. Power supply would not be available if you missed to put the Card into that Pocket. If your Key-Card is not working, ask the receptionist to activate.
|Rahul friend's Mahindra XUV 500|
On 16th Jan. we took dinner in Panchvati Restaurant.
It is in
Central Mall, walking distance from Novotel hotel. You may taste the Rajasthani as well as Gujarati foods here.
The food is served on Thali based. The courtesy and style they served is impressive. When you seat, your table have Thalis with full of empty steel bowls. Then, the ordered food comes one by one on your Thali. It appears somewhat different. Indeed, each items were tasty.
|Babies attraction in Amoeba|
On 17th Jan. it was Queen Restaurant
. It is Panjabi taste restaurant. You may enjoy Makke Ki Roti with Sarso Ki Saga here. Other North and South cuisines are also served.
The inner decoration and wall brings you in a Panjabi village house having dim Lantern light. Mud texture wall with art and log false ceiling give you indeed, the look of a typical Panjabi village home.
|Suit choice of Rahul|
It is in Church Street just along Amoeba, Java City. Cozy little table and accommodate may you feel discomfort. Service is better and prompt.
- As name appears, it is for those who like to eat, what Rahul's friend told me.
|Bakasur Restarent Bangalore|
It is located near Central Mall, Outer Ring Road Bellandur. The Hall decoration is indeed, magnificent. Seating arrangement is also impressive.
On 18 Jan 2015, we took dinner at this restaurant. There are more than hundred varieties of items having North and south dishes. Restaurant have buffet system. Take plate and brings varieties of stuff what you like. You may again, visit with the vision of self service.
On 25th Jan, we had gone towards Brigade Road. Rahul purchased a mobile; Samsung Galaxy core prime(DUOS) Mobile for me. Before coming to Bangalore, I had asked him to give me some new one. Earlier, in 2012 Tai, my daughter had given me a mobile. That was Nokia set. But, you see, IT technology is going to change so fast that if you do not gone with the new one, you would be the thing of past.
It was around 2002, when I had purchased a Reliance mobile. It was Rim Set with a cost Rs. 5, 600/- It was the new thing in that era. But, within few years, it become old. Similarly, around 1988, I had purchase color ONIDA TV. It was Core Model. But, shortly I found that it is old. There were more than 200 channels at our door but that ONIDA had only 12 channels inbuilt.
The IT technology in particular, is going to change with the speed of Bullet train. You have purchase new one. No matter, on what cost. In fact, this is the reason why the IT sector is going to develop so fast.