Quality of Life in Bangalore, India

Purchasing Power Index 165.37   Very High
Safety Index 45.59   Moderate
Health Care Index 65.05   High
Climate Index 89.39   Very High
Cost of Living Index 25.91   Very Low
Property Price to Income Ratio 6.50   Low
Traffic Commute Time Index 53.55   High
Pollution Index 82.96   Very High
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OZAOG on Jun 10, 2024:
To all those shitty north indians and others, Bengaluru didn't cross 40°C this year and stop the shitty things.
Bengaluru recorded a maximum temperature of 38.5°C as it's highest temperature this year.And second of all, 2016 was the hottest year on record, when it recorded 39.2°C.And fyi, this is the 95th percentile max. temperature for Bengaluru, it's avg. max. temperature is only 33-34°C during summer.If anyone of you dumb people could research and find out, you'd know that this year was an el nino year and hence shot up the temperatures in Bengaluru.And btw if you don't like to live here and find the weather 'hOt'
Kindly move away back to your hometown and never ever come begging here.
Prathamesh Karmakar on May 25, 2024:
Bengaluru people are simply boasting about weather. But this year the Bengaluru temperature in summer has reached 40 degrees Celsius on many days. It is better to stay indoors in your native place and use Air Conditioners than migrate to this hellhole Bengaluru.
I don't understand why are companies and tycoons still investing in these abhorrent worst overpopulated cities such as Bengaluru.
Bengaluru is completely dry with serious water problems. Bengaluru is resembling desert dry land climate and it is totally dependent on Kaveri water only. Kaveri river is flowing some 250 km away from Bengaluru. Borewells in Bengaluru are completely dried out.
People in Bengaluru who think this city is great are staying in a fool's paradise.
Harsha G on May 07, 2024:
Bengaluru has become worst city and a dry, barren land. You will hardly find any greenery nowadays in Bengaluru. Water problem is a very serious issue in Bengaluru. Water quality is dangerous and worst in Bengaluru.
The temperature reaches 40°C on several summer days and heatwave in present in Bengaluru and it surrounding areas in summer.
Traffic jam, increasing summer heat, overcharging auto rickshaw drivers, frequent power cuts every day, water scarcity, inflation, increasing crime, poor food quality, pollution, dust, noise, dryness and lack of trees are all making Bengaluru a worst place to live.
The Airport is the only good thing about Bengaluru and that also is too far away from the city.
Not sure why are software companies still targeting these disgusting places such as Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi NCR and Ahmedabad.
Nithin Menon on May 05, 2024:
I am from Kozhikode, Kerala and I will never ever migrate to Bengaluru for weather sake. Bengaluru temperature in summer reaches 40°C and it is harmful to the body.
In Kozhikode, the temperature is 34°C, and the sweating is very good for skin and overall health.
I would rather Work From Home in Kerala for an IT company, than migrate to worst city Bengaluru.
Bengaluru also has worst water problems and water scarcity.

Bengaluru is dry land and people have always created propaganda about Bengaluru's pleasant weather. You will hear statements from people about Bengaluru such as "No Fan City", "No AC City", "Best weather city of India". Bengaluru people always used to mock Kerala weather and had a condescending attitude towards Kerala climate.
Nowadays without Fans or summer Air Coolers in Bengaluru, people may succumb to heatstroke or end up in hospital.

Bengaluru is hotter and has most unpleasant summer weather than any city in Kerala. I am glad I have forever moved out of this disgusting place Bengaluru.
Ananth P on May 04, 2024:
In Bengaluru, this year the temperature has touched 40°C. Bengaluru is very hot this summer and fans are blowing hot air even at night.

Bengaluru can no longer play the pleasant weather card.
In fact, all the places such as Bengaluru, Coorg, Hassan, Mysuru, Hubballi-Dharwad, Belagavi and Pune that were boasting about their pleasant weather are now unbearably hot in summer.

Perhaps the only 2 places in Karnataka that are pleasant throughout in summer are the mountains of Kudremukha and Mullayangiri.
Kudremukha (1900 m elevation) and Mullayangiri (1925 m elevation) mountains are the only 2 places in Karnataka where you will need to wear sweater and blanket even during peak summer.

Goodbye to Bengaluru as far as your title of India's pleasant weather city is concerned. Bengaluru's title is now invalid.
Anonymous on Apr 22, 2024:
Kudremukha mountain is the coldest place in Karnataka. Even now in April 2024, when Bengaluru is reeling with temperatures touching 37 to 38°C during daytime and 25 to 26 °C at night, ontop of Kudremukha mountain at the moment, you still require sweaters and blankets right now in April.
In Kudremukha mountain during this April 2024, the night-time temperatures are reading 14 to 15°C. The daytime maximum temperature is 25 to 26°C.
Why are none of the Kannadigas creating a hype about Kudremukha mountain climate?
Do you know that Kudremukha mountain is colder than Ooty, Kodaikanal and Munnar during winter?
Touri Stoffis on Apr 15, 2024:
Most long comments here are posted by the Bangalore Tourist Office.

Mostly positive rants about a very polluted and congested place.
Ravindra Maddani on Apr 03, 2024:
Bangalore very nice place to work and stay happy and healthy, i love this place Namma Bengaluru
Raju Vishwanath on Feb 17, 2024:
Bengaluru and Hassan are twins in terms of climate, geography and Kannada accent. Bengaluru is however located 185 km to the east of Hassan city.
1. Both Bengaluru and Hassan are more than 920 meters (3000 feet) above sea level.
2. Both Bengaluru and Hassan are grasslands with pleasant dry climate and with very low humidity.
3. Both Bengaluru and Hassan are located on the same latitude. Both of them receive the same amount of annual rainfall. Both of them are located in the hinterlands of Karnataka.
4. The Kannada accent, lifestyle, food, culture, festivals in both Bengaluru and Hassan are the same.

I don't understand why is Karnataka not focusing on improving the infrastructure of Hassan. The potential of Hassan is very much underestimated, ignored and overlooked by Karnataka. Karnataka needs cities to decongest Bengaluru.

Population of Bengaluru at present is 12 million. The population of the next largest city of Karnataka barely crosses 1 million!
I believe Hassan is an ideal city (in terms of good climate and geography) to decongest Bengaluru.
While driving from Bengaluru to Hassan, the road is flat with no ups and downs and curves. It feels like an airport runway. Karnataka should widen the Bengaluru-Hassan stretch to a 6-lane road, and also improve Hassan's infrastructure.
Manjunath Alasande on Feb 11, 2024:
Bengaluru resembles the Karnataka hill stations in the Western Ghats such as Madikeri, Sakleshpur, Hassan, Chikmagalur, Mudigere, Virajpet and Horanadu. It is remarkable how similar Bengaluru is to these Western Ghats places regarding pleasant climate and elevation and yet be around 260 km away from the Western Ghats. Karnataka found another hill station called Bengaluru that's right at the Tamil Nadu border and also only 80 km away from Andhra Pradesh border. Almost all the locals of Bengaluru can speak Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.
Whenever I'm in Bengaluru, I always feel like I'm actually in the Western Ghats and that's due to the splendid climate of both Bengaluru and Western Ghats.
Places of Bengaluru such as Lalbagh, Cubbon Park, IISc and IIM campuses, Bannerghatta National Park resemble the forests of Western Ghats in many ways.
And also Bengaluru and Hassan are literally the same geographically. Both Bengaluru and Hassan have flat topography situated at well over 900 meters elevation from sea level.
Karnataka wanted to make a pleasant climate hill station as its capital, but it's ironic they didn't choose a place in the Western Ghats.
Indira on Aug 30, 2023:
Most long comments here are posted by the Bangalore Tourist Office.
Sanjeev on Aug 30, 2023:
I agree that pollution abd traffic are high, but Bangalore is a megacity with population greater than 13 million. It is more than any USA/Canadian/Australian/United Kingdom/European/UAE/Russian city. Even the cities from those countries and continents suffer from high traffic and pollution.

Bangalore being the technology hub of India has made India proud. Bangalore is the headquarters of ISRO and other Astrophysics, Aeronautics and AI robotics Indian companies. ISRO made India proud by being the first and only country till date to successfully land and operate a rover in the Moon's south pole. This weekend ISRO will deploy a probe Aditya to study the Sun from the Sun-Earth L1 point.
ISRO is also planning for Mangalyaan-2 and will send a rover to land on Mars in the very near future. ISRO will also launch Shukrayaan and put an orbiter around Venus to study this planet's atmosphere. ISRO scientists have achieved and will achieve all of these with a very low cost budget.
Bangalore has great weather with mild temperatures and rain throughout the year. Bangalore climate is one of the best in the world. Bangalore is already a major software and hardware hub, it is prominent in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. Bangalore also has a lot of greenery and parks, and a majority of its roads are tree-lined, unlike many other large cities in India and the world.
The local Bangalore people are very welcoming, hospitable and friendly, and they treat people with respect.
Rasheed on Aug 28, 2023:
Pollution is unbearable here, traffic is pure horror, don't even think of quality of life.
Anonymous Person on Aug 07, 2023:
I find a lot of negative comments here, I don't think any of them have been made by an Indian, could be possibly Pakistani as they don't have any IT hub unlike India's Bangalore, pune, gurugram, Hyderabad etc. They are continuously talking about China, dude really? China is where they are today because their recovery started b4 1991. And do you know about the dictatorship and lack of freedom of speech and expression in China? The communist party is in power 4 ages, many doctors were killed in covid for being whistle-blowers. Or possibly they are NRIs or people who revoked the indian citizenship and are now regretting their choice to move to USA, Canada, UK etc. Rising crime rates, neverending taxes, inflation, poor weather, high healthcare costs, mass shootings they have got'em all! The government has also started to focus on R&D and innovation, scholarships for researchers is now more than what used to be, we were lagging in the past due to red tapism. India's growth trajectory over the past few years has been unparalled and we are slated to be the 3rd largest economy by 2027, according to IMF. DEAL WITH IT!!!
Anonymous on Aug 07, 2023:
@Dinesh R on Feb 23, 2023:

MBAs, Electrical, E&C, Mechanical, Chemical and Civil Engineers are useless. Me and my pals are engineers from IIT core branches, most of them have worked for FAANG. It's the wannable IT specialists like yourself from roadside colleges like Honolulu Institute of Technology who are proving to be a burden to the city now.
Rangaswamy Madhegowda on Mar 04, 2023:
All the software hubs of India such as Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, NCR and Kolkata recruit employees only based on nepotism. The Indian software industry has no talent whatsoever. This includes Google, Meta, Amazon, Microsoft, Cisco, etc and also TCS, Infosys, Wipro, CTS, Tech Mahindra, Accenture and Capgemini. All of these software companies in India recruit people based on nepotism. They only want billing, revenue, flexible labor and nothing else. Indians never innovate and always copy code from Github. Indians are the worst software employees both at on-site and at offshore.
Dinesh R on Feb 23, 2023:
Bengaluru is a software billing center only and definitely not an innovative place. China is miles ahead of India in terms of software, artificial intelligence and technology. Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad and Gurgaon - the so called software innovation centres have ZERO innovation. India does not have its own data centers for Cloud, AI and Websites.
Bengaluru and entire India can never produce ChatGPT, Bard or any great innovation in Artificial Intelligence. China is giving its answer to America in AI with its Ernie Chatbot, a competitor to ChatGPT and Bard.
https://www.outlookindia.com/business/joining-google-s-bard-and-microsoft-backed-chatgpt-baidu-to-implement-its-ernie-chatbot-from-march-news-264312

India has zero innovation and talent in software development and artificial intelligence. Indian software recruitment is entirely based in nepotism. Talented people will never get recruited in Indian software companies. Software companies in India mostly recruit useless MBA, Electrical, E&C, Mechanical, Chemical and Civil Engineers. All the Indian software employees are worst, whether they are at onshore or offshore. Indians only care about money, nothing else and are prepared to work in the worst employable conditions overtime. Indians only know to brag and scream about H1B visa and will never improve their own native country.
Anonymous Person on Feb 08, 2023:
Bengaluru being called a Silicon city is a joke. Bengaluru was to be the innovation center of India. Instead it has become a billing center, and providing cheap flexible labor to the great foreign software companies such as Google, Microsoft and Amazon.
India will never make its mark or shine in Artificial Intelligence in this way.
Bengaluru, Hyderabad or Pune techies can never create another ChatGPT or Bard. All the Indian software companies care about are billing and utilization.
India does not even its own Data Mining system, it does not have its own Compute infrastructure needed for AI and the Desi ChatGPT.
Why does Bengaluru boast and brag so much?
The best the Indian techies can do in AI is to leave India for good and settle in California on the other side of the world.
This is how deplorable India and its so called "Silicon cities" are when it comes to AI and Compute infrastructure. India still begs with America for all the software, Cloud, Web and other infrastructure. India does not have anything of its own. In this regard, China is doing very good.
Anonymous User on Nov 24, 2022:
Never choose Bharathi Travels in Bengaluru especially the "Peace Community" agents that work for Bharathi Travels. They are the biggest cheaters, fraudsters and gangsters you will find. My honest suggestion is never trust this "Peace Community" that us filled with hooligans.
Anonymous on Sep 17, 2022:
People and weather is very good. Tolerant, acceptance, negligible racism comparably. There might be slight bias against Muslim considering few folks from community was caught in terror cases from Bangalore and nearby areas. Police is very bad and partner with criminals for theft and burglary cases. In large, you are safe. Infra is work in progress considering city was not planned for high migration. Better income ratio compare to other Indian cities. No riots at all. Best part is people are educated and helpful in general.
Anonymous on Sep 07, 2022:
because of bangalore floods the purchasing power index has reduced by 62%
Anonymous on Aug 19, 2022:
Bangalore is the tech powerhouse. Only thing is poor labour laws and WLB and disgusting traffic.
Giridhar on May 01, 2022:
I had completed my MBBS from Ramaiah Medical College, Bengaluru. I'm presently working as a Urologist. Can I get recruited as a Software Engineer at Infosys Bengaluru?
Sumit on Mar 05, 2022:
I see a lot of vandals on this page mostly from a particular community talking bad about the city, their ghettoes are indeed most unsafe places of the city where you will not see a single women walking alone during night or after sunset, recently in 2020 they burnt an entire locality for mere a social media post. The moment you enter those ghettoes you will be welcomed by stench and stink of gutter and decomposing meat and blood. All the shady places of the city are in and around of these ghettoes, which is also true for other indian cities, be its Chor Bazar, Red Light Areas or any other illegal business, ghettoes are the hot spots of such activities.

In Banglore you will get food from all over India, north indian, south Indian, Tamil, Andhra, Mangalore, coastal, Kerala, Nati style, Dakkshin Kannada, Uttar kannada, North East, Bihari, Bengali, Odiya probably all flavours of Indian food, this is a paradise for Biriyani lovers as you get maximum varities of Biriyanis like Awadhi, Kolkata, Hyderabadi, Nellore, Muradabadi, Kerala, Donne Biriyani etc. After coming here I realised that south Indian food is not just about Idli dosa.

Public transport needs a lot of improvement, bus conductors should be taught how to behave in a cosmopolitan city, they do not treat immigrants properly, in seven years I hardly used their services, Auto Walas asks for higher fair during night, some of them are rowdies and probably snti social elements. Its an awesome place for night life, weekend getaways.

The city is safe, i used to drive around the city till like 3 AM in the morning taking chai sutta breaks at random places of the city. But yeah, you need to be alert to avoid/ignore rowdies, thugs and stranger men or women.
Aditya on Feb 04, 2022:
Best city for job opportunities, shopping malls are the best in india, superb connectivity, best weather in the country for tier-1 city. Just stay close to your work place. Idiots will saying 20+kms away from job location and say it takes 1-2 hrs to reach office. No one can help dumb people. You can live in yelahanka and go to office in HSR layout then it's your dumbness and not city's infra problem!
Skanda Ramamurthy on Jan 05, 2022:
Bangalore is filled with murderers, rapists, burglars and cheaters. My house in Bangalore had been under attack of thieves and they stole plenty of items many times. My house doors, windows were shattered many times. The "purchasing power" statistics of Bangalore in this website are fake. All other details and comments about Bangalore in this website are true and genuine.
Bangalore is a paradise for criminals. The Bangalore police support the criminals and Chor Bazaar. Bangalore is definitely among the absolute worst places to live in India.
Anwar Hussain on Jan 03, 2022:
Bengaluru and Mysuru are filled with Hindutva militants. Bengaluru is the capital of Hindutva militants in South India. Hindutva goons target and vandalize the worship places of minorities at many places in Bengaluru. Curfew and lockdowns are imposed during New Year day and New Year's eve without people's consensus. Hindutva dictatorship and harassment of minorities at its very best in Bengaluru, Kolar and Mysuru.
Nayaz Rafeeq on Dec 15, 2021:
Muslims are also persecuted in Bengaluru and its software companies and government organizations. Many software company HRs in Bengaluru have refused to recruit me because I'm a Muslim. I have been denied accommodation in Bengaluru's apartments also because I am a Muslim. I have faced a lot of racism from the majority Hindus in Bengaluru.
K Mouli on Dec 14, 2021:
In Bengaluru the Christians are persecuted a lot. Indian Christians face a lot of racism, discrimination and persecution in Bengaluru companies. It is a real and honest fact. The police fully support the religious persecution in Bengaluru.
Amit on Dec 12, 2021:
Indian software industry is crap. Indian software engineers are the worst in the planet. In Indian software companies, you'll have Mechanical, Civil, Chemical, Electrical Engineers, BCom, MBA that don't know anything about computer science getting recruited easily. These same fools become software managers and boss over their subordinates with crappy Agile micromanagement activities.
Don on Nov 27, 2021:
Those who dont like bengaluru were not given invitation to visit here espcially to anti nationals and north indian beggers who comes to bangalore to earn one time food as they cannot afford single time food at their native place,bcz of north indian dogs and beggers bengaluru has become like a worst place on earth 80% of north indian beggets are here and one more thing highest number of all criminal activities in bangalore run by these third class north indians and anti national community
Pavan on Oct 31, 2021:
In Bengaluru Airport, I was harassed multiple times. I have worst experience in Bengaluru Airport. I have missed my flights from Bengaluru Airport many times because of the worst traffic. Inside the Bengaluru Airport, the airport security check staff have told me "Get lost you moron", "You are a psychopath". All of these were domestic flight experiences. On September, the airport security check person had slapped me, after I told him that he was rude. He verbally abused me first.
I am very genuine, sincere and honest with my comments. All the marketing about Bengaluru being a technology hub are "paid fake news" circulated by the Indian media.
I hate Bengaluru and its people very much. Bengaluru is the worst place I have visited in India. I have gone back to my hometown of Erode.
Anonymous on Oct 28, 2021:
All the airport security guards are the worst, most rude, abusive, highly uncivilized ruffians, that harass the Domestic passengers in the International Airports at Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad and throughout India. These airport security-check staff in India have Zero manners and Zero humanity for the Domestic passengers and even for the people traveling for the first time in an Airplane.
These hooligan airport security-check staff throughout India (funded by the Indian government) is the main reason as to why I will never opt for Air travel in India.
Pradeep on Oct 19, 2021:
I completely agree with the points mentioned by earlier commenters on racial, religious discrimination, lack of safety, pollution, water crisis, overhyped marketing in Bengaluru.
But Bengaluru is the only city that offers the highest salary in India

Kindly check this:
https://m.economictimes.com/news/economy/indicators/bengaluru-highest-paying-city-it-highest-paying-industry-in-india-report/articleshow/72885888.cms

Bengaluru is the world's fastest growing technology hub, Bengaluru is ahead of even London, Dubai, Singapore, European, Canadian and Australian cities:
https://m.timesofindia.com/business/india-business/bengaluru-worlds-fastest-growing-tech-hub-london-second-report/articleshow/80262770.cms

Thus, Bengaluru retains the talent pool within India, and to a certain extent prevents the migration of white-collared Indian employees to foreign countries. Hence Bengaluru is rightfully the technology, research, startup and innovation capital of India.

The pleasant climate, the upcoming infrastructure, strategic location and connectivity are added advantages to Bengaluru.
Hafeez on Sep 04, 2021:
Bengaluru is the most hyped, marketed disgusting place I have ever seen. As Anonymous rightly mentioned before, many places within Bengaluru such as Malleswara, JP Nagar, Jayanagar, Basavanagudi have strict vegetarian culture. The house owners in these Bengaluru never rent their houses to Muslims. This has been happening since decades. This is a REAL FACT. On the contrary, Bengaluru localities namely Viveknagar, Tilak Nagar, Gottigere, Vittasandra, Marathahalli, etc. are notorious for Butcher culture. In these places you will find kilos of meat chubks of almost all kinds of animals hanging openly in public places for the general public view in many slaughter houses.
I don't care about the appalling marketing tactics of tbe Indian Government to say that Bengaluru is "Most livable city", "Most cosmopolitan city", "Best weather in the world" and whatnot nonsense. A place where people speaking 107 "Indian" languages reside.
People are delighted to move out of Bengaluru when permanent Work-From-Home option is avaliable. Most people don't care about your Bengaluru except for job opportunities.
Mark my words, NO foreign national from the highly developed First World countries would EVER want to permanently settle in Bengaluru. Bengaluru is a glorified, marketed hellhole and it is an honest fact.
Anonymous on Aug 19, 2021:
Many apartments and house owners within Bengaluru never rent their homes to Muslims. Racism at its very best here in Bengaluru since generations.
However, just visit places within Bengaluru such Ulsoor, Neelasandra, Bettadasapura, Gottigere, Adugodi and find massive pieces of sheep and goats hanging for public display in the butcher shops.
Bengaluru is a livable town for cows only, but not for non-Hindus and others.
Dhruv on Jul 06, 2021:
Absolutely, that point made by the earlier person is very true. Rural India is much more livable and have great quality of life than Urban India. The big cities of India, especially the mega cities have very bad quality of life. It is a genuine fact. The big cities of India have only economy, jobs and absolutely nothing else. The biased 'livable places survey' conducted by the Indian Government is total nonsense. The countrysides, the picturesque villages, the rural places of India are highly livable. And many people have gone back to rural India during these 'Work From Home' days. Most Indians are very happy staying / working in the countryside, very close to nature and environment anyday than the bustling, chaotic megacities.
Jadhav on Jul 05, 2021:
Bangalore along with Mumbai, Pune, Chennai and Delhi are hellholes of the world. They are disgusting places. The smaller towns and villages of India are amongst the most livable places. Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune and Chennai are not at all livable, intact they are nauseating places, conpletely contrary to the Indian Government survey. Rural India and its smaller towns have better quality of life and highly livable.
Gopan on Jul 04, 2021:
All of us Malayalees and Keralites prefer to be buried or cremated in Bangalore, if we die in the Gulf countries. Keratitis love Bangalore to be their final resting place. We Malayalees consider it an honor that our surplus black money earnings from the Gulf will be looted by the hooligan auto rickshaw drivers of Bangalore. We love to be assaulted and molested by the beggar gangsters on the roadside in Bangalore. Being a proud Malayalee, I have already booked my cremation site in Bangalore.
Vinod on May 31, 2021:
I would agree with many points that Manoj has mentioned except on his points on religion and democracy. I have posted my comments in Mumbai's Quality of Life page in this site today.
Overall, I feel that Bangalore and Mumbai have great Quality of Life. I have lived in many developed countries abroad and still feel that Bangalore has excellent quality of life. Nowadays even the air quality has improved a lot. Bangalore has the advantage of pleasant climate throughout the year and being the Technology and Research capital of India. Bangalore is a great place to live. Bangalore is indeed the most cosmopolitan city in India, followed by Mumbai. Cost of living is much cheaper in India.
Bangalore has plenty of treelined roads, parks, gardens and it is known for its beautiful flowers, good airport and helpful people.
Manoj on May 27, 2021:
The transition of India from the most liberal democracy to a flawed democracy is done.
India's 'Unity in Diversity' was a concept that was admired and even envied by the world. One can never forget 'Amar Akbar Antony' (children of the same mother) and how the Hindu-Muslim-Christian brotherhood in India was unparalleled and exceptional in the entire world. But this is now history that ended approximately a decade ago.
What has happened since then? Right-wing extremist groups are ruling this country. I am being honest here, Right-wing groups in India consider Muslims and Christians as their enemies. Media is taken over by the government and the country has plummeted down sharply in the press freedom index. The economy has fallen dramatically, industries and SMEs are closing down, going bankrupt day-by-day. India was considered a 'rising' superpower in 2010, but today it is a 'setting' superpower. India's GDP per-capita income at the moment is lower than some South Asian countries too. The passport index is dismal and no signs of any significant improvement.
Throughout the internet, you will find the right-wing groups' supporters of India with their biased comments, mainly from the IT cell. Any opposition towards them in online platforms could even lead to a potential ban/regulation of that website! Dissent is getting suppressed by the administration. Lockdowns are enforced, shoved down on the people without any consensus or a rational thought process. The ignorant and arrogant politicians think they know everything and anything. People still elect their local representatives based on the lies of the Supreme Leader and his Deputy. News channels are abnormally overhyped and sensationalized. I can go on and on, but India is definitely not progressing as a good democracy and future is foggy.
KWM on May 26, 2021:
Great comments by so many people here. Young Hindu youth all over India are getting brainwashed by RSS and Sangh Parivar organizations. I still remember a Hindu priest saying that both Hindus and Jews don't believe in the concept of Hell. But in reality, the Jewish God has ordered for 'Hell on Earth'. Think of any disgusting work that is repulsive in today's world, the Jewish God has commanded his prophets and followers to do such activities. These are all there in their Torah, the Tanakh and also in the Talmud. The Jewish God is completely a psychotic, evil, invisible, bloodthirsty, terror God.
RSS, VHP and Sanghi organizations across India are run by shameless sycophants of Israel and ignorant brainwashed Hindu people. This also includes India's pathetic Media and the saffron online IT cell members.
Anonymous on May 25, 2021:
RSS, VHP and all Hindutva extremist groups are boot lickers of Jews and Israel. The Jewish holy scriptures (Torah, Tanakh, Talmud) are the main source of Jihad, death penalties, genocide, oppression of women, slaughter of innocent people and babies, slavery, racism and injustice. "Jews and Hindus are brothers" is the famous slogan of Hindutva extremists and saffron IT cell all throughout social media. Judaism is the parent of radical Islam and terror. It is rightly confirmed by other people.
As the saying goes here in India, "Ganja manufacturers are heroes and never get caught, but the Ganja consumers are put in jail". Hindus are fools and are blind sycophants of Jews and Israel.
Niyazuddin on May 24, 2021:
I am adding few more details for my earlier comments today. Hinduism worships around 30 million Gods, while both Islam and Judaism worship only 1 God. Muslims and Jews are strict monotheists. It is the worst sin in both Islam and Judaism to worship more than 1 God or any non-transcendent entity. Israel has Sharia courts in many of its cities and towns. By far, the closest religion to Islam is Judaism.
I have a question: Why do many Indians dream of working even as menial labourers in the Middle-East countries. I have observed enormous number of Indians working as cheap labourers throughout the Middle-East. Why? Because highly skilled professionals in India earn much lesser than daily wage labourers in the Middle-East countries.
Niyazuddin on May 24, 2021:
Mr. Rashakrishna, your comments about Judaism and their sacred book Torah are very true. Hindus are idol worshippers. The Torah obliges the Jews to stone the idolaters to death. It means that Hindus are the worst people according to Judaism and Jews. Then why is India licking the boots of Israel and Jews? Why do Hindus consider Jews as their brothers? It is simply to suppress Pakistan and Bangladesh. Both Pakistan and Bangladesh don't recognize the Jewish state. Pakistan, Bangladesh passports are valid for all countries except Israel. I had stayed in Bangalore for 5 years and am now living in Kuwait. Kuwait offers a much higher salary than any place in India.
Ajith on May 09, 2021:
People are hated in Bengaluru when they disrespect the local tradition. People of Bengaluru hate others if they disrespect the local language.
Once in Rome, be a Roman. As simple as that.
6.5million people travel to France in a year. That doesn't mean France was built by foreigners. Each person tries to talk in French, for at least "Bonjour". 11million people live in Bengaluru, these Biharis, UP, Tamilans, Malayali kutti, Andhra vallu and Marathas come to Bangalore, and show huge disrespect to our local language and culture. That's how they get hated? Wouldn't you be kicked out of the Korean restaurant if u tell that their food is half cooked?
Ajith on May 09, 2021:
I read a lot of comments on Hindus hating Christians.
This is very untrue, we Indians feel it prestigious to have our initial schooling in a convent. We have the highest tolerance for other religions.
Mr. Andrew, I suggest you to stop watching Al Jazeera and start watching VLogs that your fellow countrymen did when they were here, VLoggers don't manipulate things. ' persecution ' is the harsh word you could use. I guess YMCA is richest in India than any Hindu trusts and we are OK with that. What we are not OK with is forceful conversion by Christian missionaries in exchange for monthly ration or money.
John on Mar 31, 2021:
As a Christian, I certainly agree with Bruce's opinion. Hinduism is a very benevolent, tolerant, non-violent and good religion. I am thankful to the Hindu people for giving me full rights and liberties in India. I am happy to be living in India. I never faced any problem in this country. This is my opinion.
Bruce on Mar 31, 2021:
Hindus definitely are among the most tolerant, liberal and kind hearted people in the world. All people in India, irrespective of their religion enjoy full rights in India. India celebrates and gives holidays to many festivals of different religions. But if you look at India's neighbors and many other countries in Asia and Africa, then India is by far a very benevolent, tolerant and gentle country. India is the world's largest liberal democracy with 1.5 billion people, and it is a Hindu majority country.
Andrew on Mar 30, 2021:
I am from New Jersey, USA and it is sad to observe the level of persecution and discrimination Christians are facing in India at the moment. But this isn't very peculiar. Christians are severely hated and persecuted in Muslim countries too. Many Jews also hate Christians very much. China also hates Christians as well. Indian Christians are mostly well educated and they are indeed welcome to the USA. I hope other Christian countries around the world open the doors and relax the visa restrictions for the Indian Christians, you are always welcome to America.
DRH on Mar 29, 2021:
Anonymous is right about his/her comments. Plenty of people in Bengaluru virulent hate the Christians. The Christians especially those from India are subjugated and face intense racism, subjugation in the offices in Bengaluru. Majority of the employees, managers and entrepreneurs in Bengaluru get sadistic pleasure by persecuting Christians immensely. Me and my Christian colleagues at office have faced a lot of racism, injustice, discrimination, oppression in Bengaluru because of our religion. Bengaluru is definitely among the worst places for Christians in India. I am very honest and I am speaking the truth.
Anonymous on Mar 29, 2021:
Bengaluru is one of the worst places in India to live as a Christian. Most people in Bengaluru hate Christians very much. Indian Christians face a lot of discrimination, persecution, racism in the workplaces of Bengaluru. Christians have to tolerate the cheaters, liars, haters, bigots, highly corrupt people in the workplaces of Bengaluru. Bengaluru is a horrible place for Christians. Truth and facts are bitter to hear.
Usha Singh on Mar 14, 2021:
Bangalore is way more cleaner than all the Tamil Nadu cities, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata and North India. In states such as Kerala and Tamil Nadu, there is a big language barrier. People will not cooperate with you if you don't know the local language in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. They will reply you back in Malayalam or Tamil even if they know English. This language barrier you won't observe in Karnataka cities such as Bangalore and Mangalore. Overall, Bangalore is a very good place to live in India.
Manish on Mar 13, 2021:
Bengaluru is much cleaner than Chennai, Coimbatore and Mumbai. It is a true fact.
Anonymous on Mar 11, 2021:
Bangalore is one of the worst city in South India. Only Mumbai is safest city in India.
Harish Pandey on Mar 04, 2021:
Everyone knows that Bengaluru is a glorified shithole. Bengaluru has everything to offer such as suffocating air pollution, worst traffic, lakes and rivers that catch fire, extreme racism, cheating and discrimination, nepotism, corruption, looting landlords, educationists that overcharge the tuition fees, critical patients that die on the roads due to traffic jams.
The Indian politicians that have made the Ease of Living survey by saying Bengaluru is most livable are idiots. I wish and hope all the Indian politicians and journalists drown in the polluted frothing lakes and rivers of Bengaluru.
Gaurav Gupta on Mar 04, 2021:
Bangalore is an urban disaster. The Indian government has ranked this shithole Bangalore as the most livable place in the country ! Absolute crap nonsensical surveys are done by the Indian government. All the Indian politicians and their media puppets are garbage.
The survey of Numbeo is the most accurate.
Gautam on Feb 23, 2021:
Almost all the surveys at an international level are extremely biased and loaded with white hegemony and propaganda. Some of the surveys include Global Peace Index, Where-to-be-born index, freedom index, transparency index, climate index, happiness index, etc.
I have lived in many so called "highly developed" western countries. They have nothing special to offer except for high salary.
Indians are among the most peaceful and tolerant people on the planet. The only factor favorable in western countries is high salary.
Don't get me started about the gun culture in US or the number of countries looted by the European nations. In US, gun can be used to threaten someone and this will never get reported.
Sorry to be blunt, but all the Western Countries are a lunatic asylum hiding behind the veil of fake tolerance and peace.
In India, we have our own Garbage media that was nurtured by the horrible British news channels.
I tell you the truth, Indians migrate to western countries just to earn more money. There is nothing worth mentioning about foreign countries except for high economy and cash. Most of the intolerant, hegemonic, narcissistic people are found in the western countries. I have been there and been a victim of all of these incidents.
Prathamesh on Feb 09, 2021:
Bangalore is a horrible place. Plenty of nepotism is observed in Bangalore's software companies and central government PSU industries. Most of the people don't get recruited on merit. Even foreign employees working in Bangalore's software companies also play a lot of nepotism. Talented, sincere and genuine employees never get recruited or onboarded in Bangalore. Being a localite, I find it absolutely shameful that Bangalore has become a thriving place for nepotism for all the migrants from all over India and also overseas employees. Bangalore is definitely a nightmare.
Murthy on Feb 04, 2021:
Bangalore is indeed one of the worst cities of India. Having stayed in most of the major cities of India, I have no doubt saying this. Geographically it is a great place, the people, especially the local population are a bunch of crooks and cheaters. The cheating ability of Bangaloreans is at par with those of Delhi. If Delhi is the cheating and crime capital of North India, Bangalore takes the title for South India. The key to staying in Bangalore if at all is complete avoidance of local people. Local people of Bangalore are merely hooligans and goons, whose only work is to find non-Bangaloreans and cheat/loot them to the best extent possible.
Birender on Dec 29, 2020:
In what way is Bangalore considered a best city, Dear #Shravan Balaji? Bangalore is a terrible place to live.
Let's evaluate Bangalore

1. Pollution: Lakes don't have any aquatic life. Most of them are encroached with buildings, lakes are used for dumping human waste and household waste items. Air is filled with dust. Everything stationary gets filled with dust particles. Bangalore is nicknamed the 'Asthma capital of India'.

2. Crime: Plenty of violent crime happens in Bangalore. Rape and murder are very common here. Burglar is very common. Bangalore has a Chor Bazaar (Thief Market) at Chickpete where all the stolen items are sold. The Bangalore police supports these activities of thieves and burglars. Pickpocketing and chain-snatching are very common in the BMTC buses and in the streets. Bangalore is called the Suicide Capital of India. It is verified by reliable sources online.

3. Racism: A huge majority of Bangalore's software employees, entrepreneurs are avid supporters and followers of Hindutva militant organizations. Religious minorities are severely discriminated here. People in Bangalore are deluded and think that they are the only ones in India that can read and write in both English and Hindi.

4. Worst water supply: Bangalore is the only town in the world having 10 million population that doesn't even have piped water supply. Water is not quality checked, and entire town's water supply comes from the Water Tanker mafia. Tapeworms in the belly and hairfall problems are very common in Bangalore.

5. Looting Education and Healthcare: Primary school education costs a minimum of 1 lakh per year. Ambulances get stuck i traffic and a critical patient will be dead before he reaches the hospital. ICU treatment especially during this Covid pandemic are very expensive. There is shortage of hospitals for the population. Hospitals such as Apollo are renowned as money-extracting institutions. Bangalore and Pune are the worst affected Covid-19 cities in India.

6. Worst traffic: Needless to say this, Bangalore is ranked 6th in the world when it comes to traffic congestion. The traffic is absolutely miserable. Very often a travel of 10 km can take atleast 2 hours at many locations. People have no respect for traffic rules here. Many times a car is driven with 1 person only, people honk recklessly, overtake on the wrong side, and many cars are scratched or dented. Reaching the airport can take 2-3 hours, if you are in South Bangalore!

7. Powercuts and flooding: Powercuts are very common during summer at localities in East Bangalore. A half an hour rain in September or October is all it takes to get the entire city flooded. This is how pathetic the planning is, because of the BBMP. There are uncovered manholes and footpaths, and there are chances that during flooding, people might fall into those pits and have life-threatening consequences.

8. PG house rent: Bangalore is probably the only place I know where PG owners ask their tenants to pay rents of 10 months in advance. This is a bond system and it is very bad.

So to summarize, Bangalore has Worst quality of life. The only saving grace in this survey was the climate. And that's why the score is high. Apart from climate, Bangalore is an awful place to live. I am from Punjab and have lived in Canada. I never want to stay in Bangalore.
Shravan Balaji on Dec 28, 2020:
One of the best cities I have ever visited in India. Can't wait to visit again:))))
Kavya G on Dec 27, 2020:
All these comments here are true and honest. I had been living in Bengaluru. Bengaluru is among the most racist and disgusting places in the world. Being a female, this Bengaluru is pathetic and I have been sexually harassed multiple times by the local people of this town. Many local software entrepreneurs and CEOs in Bengaluru abuse the minorities and oppress them. Discrimination and oppression is at the forefront in Bengaluru. Cows are much safer than humans in Bengaluru. I have seen it with my own eyes - people are lynched to death by mobs in Bengaluru for eating beef. The Indian media is the worst media in the world and will never report these real facts. I feel pity for @Aniket Jha for the bad things that have happened to him and his family in Bengaluru. Bengaluru is a good place for gangsters, murderers, burglars and rapists. Being a woman, I feel very frightened to live in Bengaluru. I have moved out of this town. The people are the worst in Bengaluru.
Aniket Jha on Dec 27, 2020:
I had stayed in Bengaluru. I am very scared to live here. Both my daughters were raped and murdered in the streets in Bengaluru. I had suffered depression here due to the people, and thought of committing suicide. I will never return back to Bengaluru.
Dileep on Dec 23, 2020:
I very much agree with all the comments here. Bengaluru is a dangerous place and it has plenty of violent crime. Lot of rape, murder, theft, extortion, corruption are happening in Bengaluru everyday. Being a local Bengalurean, I fully agree that Bengaluru is among the worst places to live in the world.
As others have correctly mentioned, I honestly confirm that Bengaluru is definitely a Dead City and the Suicide Capital of India.
Radhakrishna on Dec 23, 2020:
People have spoken about global terrorism and its impact in Karnataka and Bengaluru. Let me add onto the good observations made by other people.
I very much agree that Islam is by far the most violent religion at present.
But Islam's core doctrine except submission comes from Judaism. Judaism's Torah and the Masoretic Text - 24 books are the instigators of global terrorism, capital punishments, corruption and wars. Quran has copied these beliefs and it still enforces them. The Israeli God Yahweh had ordered the deaths of thousands of innocent people. The Islamic God is exactly the same. The Torah says that people were also killed by stoning for picking up stones on the Sabbath !! Both Torah and Quran also enforce capital punishment for Blasphemy, Apostasy and Idolatry. Thousands of innocent babies also died because of the Jewish-Islamic God. The Torah, Masoretic Text, Talmud, Quran and Hadith are the instigators and pillars of global terrorism and violence at present.
Hindu terrorism although of a much lesser scale, is also on the rise in many places in India including Bengaluru. Religious minorities are targeted by saffron terror groups and many innocent people are lynched to death for eating beef. Karnataka will only get worse. But millions of Hindus show blind love to Judaism without acknowledging its role in the upbringing of Islam's dangerous ideologies.
It's a shame that millions of RSS Hindu supporters in Bengaluru don't know the real facts.
Thanks for reading. Have a great day !
Prithviraj on Dec 22, 2020:
It is surprising to see the Media sugarcoating the harmful aspects of Hindutva terrorism and Jewish terrorism.
Both Hindutva terrorism and Jewish terrorism could sometimes be a bigger threat to world peace than Islamic terrorism.
Karnataka, especially Bengaluru, has become the headquarters of Hindutva terrorism in South India.
Ganesh on Dec 21, 2020:
I am very grateful and impressed by the honesty and sincerity of all the people that have posted their valuable comments here.
Let's hope and do our very best to make Bengaluru a peaceful and livable city. The recent rape and murder of an Assamese girl in Bengaluru is a very shameful incident.
We should all try to improve the safety, infrastructure and Quality of Life in Bengaluru. With our dedicated efforts, we will have a bright and prosperous Bengaluru for generations to come.
Ramanathan on Dec 20, 2020:
I speak the truth here.
As @Harikrishna has rightly mentioned here, both Orthodox Judaism and Wahhabi Islam are the root causes for violence, corruption and hate in the world at present.
Both Judaism and Islam worship the same ONE God. Both these religions have almost the same religious practices and beliefs. Islam's Jihad, subjugation of women and annihilation of infidels are found in Judaism's Torah and Tanakh. They are the original sources of destruction and hate. Islam borrowed all of them from the original Jewish holy texts. The Talmud also says very bad things and preaches hate against the Non-Jews.
The Jewish prophets such as Joshua and Elijah were the original Jihadis, they killed hundreds of innocent people (infidels) in the name of the ONE God who is invisible. This same Jewish-Islamic God also calls for the death of idolaters. God took this mass murderer Jihadi Prophet Elijah into heaven permanently !! The Jewish-Islamic God didn't find anyone else righteous !! Even other Jewish prophets such as Moses, David and Jephthah were murderers, in the name of God (forefathers of Jihad). Prophet Jacob was one of the biggest cheats and highly corrupt person in history. He is the forefather of the Jewish nation.
Islam has borrowed all these violent beliefs from the original Jewish sacred texts.
How ironic that the RSS and Hindu organizations today kiss the feet of Israel, while condemning Islam ! Double standards at its best. Judaism may not do mass conversions like Islam does, but Judaism is much more violent than Islam.
Hinduism, Dharmic religions and Christianity are much more peaceful religions. How insane is it that Hindus blindly view Judaism as the closest foreign religion to theirs ! The next time you view Hindus posting comments such as "Hindus and Jews are brothers", then the sane and normal people should wish them a complete and speedy mental recovery. We hope they get well soon.

Thank you for reading my honest and unbiased comments.
From a proud and devout Hindu.
Upendra on Dec 13, 2020:
I very much agree with @Mithun. Bangalore is already a Dead city. With the construction of the expressway, Mysore will also soon become a Dead city.
Mithun on Dec 13, 2020:
I am from Haryana. I respect the opinions of all the commenters here.
But Bangalore is definitely a dangerous place. It is filled with hooligans and dangerous criminals. The recent riots and violence are besr example that this town is headed towards a disaster.
Most of the crimes don't get reported here. The Kannada media is a complete garbage filled with mentally challenged hooligans as news reporters.
The Malayalam media is also complete trash and they sugarcoat this hell called Bangalore.
As IIsc had correctly predicted, Bangalore has already become a Dead City.
With the 10-lane expressway getting constructed between Bangalore and Mysore, even Mysore will also become a Dead City very soon. The writing is on the wall for both Bangalore and Mysore.
Uday on Nov 23, 2020:
I would like to tell that mostly good people along with few bad people are there in all religions. Please do not generalize. So let's not nitpick any particular religion or caste. Let us all live in peace and harmony with each other. Live and Let Live. Let us all try to improve the Quality of Life in the places we are living now.
Varun on Nov 22, 2020:
Bangalore is a highly racist town. All Central Government institutions in Bangalore are highly racist organizations that discriminate on caste system.
The software companies in Bangalore are filled with RSS and Hindutva extremist followers. They severely discriminate people based on religion. Many software entrepreneurs in Bangalore also give hate speeches against religious minorities.
Bangalore is a cheater's paradise and there is absolutely no democracy in India. The RSS is inspired by dictators like Hitler and Mussolini. The entire Indian media is the worst media in the world. The entire Indian Media is fully controlled by RSS and Hindutva organizations.
DHM on Nov 22, 2020:
In Bangalore, innocent Muslims and Christians are targeted by Brahmins.
Bangalore is a melting pot of Brahmins from all over India. Brahmins virulently hate Muslims and Christians. These Brahmins and RSS followers spew hatred against Muslims and Christians.
In rural India, many innocent Muslims and Christans are lynched and burned to death by Brahmins and conservative Hindutva extremist supporters. The Indian media never reports these facts.
India is among the top 10 worst countries in the world to live as a Christian. It will only get worse now because RSS is ruling both India and Karnataka.
But these same Brahmins settle permanently in USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Germany, Denmark, UAE, Kuwait, etc.
Bangalore is a place where Brahmins and conservative Hindutva fanatics give hate speeches against Muslims and Christians.
Harikrishna on Nov 16, 2020:
Interesting discussion here, and I would like to add my viewpoints.
It is true that Orthodox Judaism is as much a threat to this world as Wahhabi Islam. Both Wahhabi Islam and Orthodox Judaism preach violence and provoke to kill idolaters and innocent Christians.
Orthodox Judaism is sugarcoated by the mainstream media, but it is dangerous to the modern world.
In today's world, not even a single branch of Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity or Jainism preaches any violence, instead they promote peace and love.
Being a Vaishya Hindu myself, I sure hope the RSS and Sangh Parivar protects and safeguards Bangalore and entire India from the dangerous Orthodox Judaism and Wahhabi Islam.
Naveen on Nov 15, 2020:
Nice comments from Kamakshi and Vishnu. In addition to Hindus and Jews, even the followers of the "Religion of Peace" are becoming citizens in large numbers in the countries of "Rice bag converts".
At present, the "Rice bag converts" are welcoming people of all religions into their countries with open arms.
Kamakshi on Nov 14, 2020:
You are correct @Vishnu Raj. There is virulent hatred towards "Rice bag converts" in both India and Israel. Both RSS and Orthodox Jews hate the "Rice bag converts" community.
In Israel, this is very common and backed by Israeli government. Watch this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkbwUyycop8
Orthodox Jews of Israel are role models of the Hindutva extremist groups.

But all the Orthodox Jews and Hindutva extremists and their supporters dream of permanently settling and have become citizens of the countries of "Rice bag converts".
Vishnu Raj on Nov 14, 2020:
Disclaimer: I am a Hindu from Bengaluru. Read my comments only if you are not offended.

There is a reason as to why India is among the least developed and least progressive and most corrupt countries of the world. It is because 95% of India consists of Hindus and Muslims.
Both Hindus and Muslims are the least educated groups in the entire world. Please see this:

https://www.worldreligionnews.com/religion-news/which-religious-groups-are-the-most-educated

"Rice bag converts" and Jews are the most educated people in the world. There is a reason why so many Jews have left India and have settled in Israel and the countries of "Rice bag converts". No foreign Jew would ever want to permanently settle and become a citizen of India. As long as India grows with RSS and ISIS followers, India will never develop. There is plenty of persecution, racism and hypocrisy towards "Rice bag converts" in India.
Ramakrishnan on Nov 01, 2020:
Bangalore is filled with racist people. Millions of people in Bangalore are supporters of RSS and fringe fundamentalist Hindutva organizations. They instigate hatred towards religious minorities.
I will tell the truth that India is much more tolerant and peaceful than all the Islamic countries in the world. But India needs to improve a lot and Hindu fundamentalism should only be aimed at stopping the spread of the so called "Religion of Peace".
Hindus have always been tolerant in the past and Hindus have always offered shelter and welcomed the persecuted Parsis, Jews, Buddhists and Christians across the world. Hindus are peaceful and tolerant and it's true.
India and Israel are sandwiched between the contiguous territory of the "Religion of Peace" from Morocco to Bangladesh. Muslims have the least amount of education among all religious groups in the world.

https://www.globalvillagespace.com/muslims-are-the-least-educated-amongst-all-the-major-religions/

Just look at neighboring Maldives and how all non-Muslim religions are suppressed, persecuted and subjugated under Sharia Law. None of the Gulf (GCC) countries offer citizenship to any non-Muslim.
In Bangalore too, most slums including Yarab Nagar, Tilak Nagar, etc. are filled with the "Religion of Peace".
I am telling real facts, and these are not my opinion.
Thanks for reading my honest comments.
Parvati R on Oct 23, 2020:
Being a woman, I am ashamed to say that Bengaluru is extremely unsafe for women. Cows are much more safer than Humans in Bengaluru. It is a real fact. Humans are harassed; the women are gangraped, molested and sometimes even killed. But cows are worshipped and cow-dung is sacred here in Bengaluru. There are daily powercuts for several hours in Bengaluru. Heavy rain or summer could lead to most of the day without any electricity.
India is indeed filled with rape culture. Just look at the population of the country. Having highly populated cities means that places are developed. This is the pathetic mindset of Indians. Shameless uncultured people from Bengaluru beg for onsite in companies and settle permanently in Western countries. The entire Indian Media is a puppet of the government. Indian Media and Indian Politicians are the worst in the world.
Anuradha on Oct 14, 2020:
Mr. Manjunath's comments are very true and genuine. The software companies in Bengaluru are filled with murderers of the mind. This is particularly true for all the Managers and Executives in Bengaluru's software companies. These people are backstabbers, do great injustice and murder people mentally.
All the software company managers, bosses in Bengaluru have corruption and blood in their hands. The righteous people suffer in the hands of these criminals in software companies in Bengaluru.
These same criminals go onsite and permanently settle in Western countries. Cheating people is an integral part of Bengaluru culture. All the software companies, its managers and bosses in Bengaluru are a shame to humanity. All these Bengaluru managers, bosses are murderers of the mind.
Also, I have been molested and raped at night in the streets of Bengaluru.
It is the absolute truth that Bengaluru has the highest number of suicides in India. Bengaluru is the "Suicide Capital of India".
Manjunath G on Oct 13, 2020:
Bangalore is indeed the 'Suicide Capital of India'. Bangalore is filled with liars, deceivers, bullies, cheats and swindlers. There are plenty of people in Bangalore that can murder your mind.
I have lost both of my children due to suicide. They were both software engineers and had faced severe mental depression and stress due to many criminal-minded people in software companies. But these same criminal-masterminded people dream of getting onsite and settling in Western countries. They will completely spoil those countries as well.
Nobody can bring back the lives of my children.
Ragini on Oct 11, 2020:
People here have told correct things about Bengaluru. Majority of people in Bengaluru cheat others and you'll never get justice for the wrong things done to you. People in Bengaluru will only take sides with the powerful, extremely rich and corrupt people. Cheating, deceiving others, stealing things and flattery are very common in Bengaluru. I too agree that Bengaluru is the 'Suicide Capital of India'.
Balakrishnan on Oct 06, 2020:
I completely agree with the comments of @Arshad. Bangalore has a vast majority of highly racist people. Most people in Bangalore are fraudsters, notorious liars and cheat other people. Bangalore is rightly called the 'Suicide Capital of India', according to plenty of reliable sources.
Arshad on Oct 05, 2020:
Bangalore is filled with racist people. You will face plenty of racial discrimination in Bangalore. Most local Bangalore people are liars, fraudsters and deceitful crooks.
I have stayed in Bangalore and I know these facts. I have now relocated to Navi Mumbai.
K Mishra on Oct 04, 2020:
Bangalore is definitely not a green city. It has some roadside trees, but it is a concrete jungle.
It is a disastrously planned city, where you don't even have piped water supply.
The water tanker mafia fully controls and is in-charge the water supply in Bangalore. The water quality is not at all good.
The climate is dry, the air is filled with dust in Bangalore. You will definitely get Asthma if you stay in Bangalore for a long time. Bangalore is the Asthma Capital of India.
You will have a hard time with drunkards at night in Bangalore, if you're walking in the streets alone. India's pub capital also produces intoxicated people dominating the roads at night. Accidents are quite high and it will be hard to spot cars without any dents or major scratches. This is also due to the severe traffic congestion. Plenty of people in Bangalore are also living in a delusion that they are the only ones that can read and speak both English and Hindi. NIMHANS can get more patients like these people.
Bellandur and Varthur lakes are filled with pollutants and foam. They have also caught fire ! All the handful of surviving lakes in Bangalore are highly polluted or on the verge of encroachment.
Bangalore's traffic congestion is among the worst in the world.
Auto drivers will overcharge you with exorbitant rates. Buses are very few and inconvenient for the population of Bangalore. Metrorail project is a scam and a failure. The roads are awful especially around the IT parks. Sidewalks are cracked and broken. Half hour rain in August and September can flood the entire city of Bangalore. Pedestrians have a life-threatening risk of falling into uncovered manholes, cracked sidewalks during these floods. The Bangalore Airport is a 3 hour drive in the evening from the southern parts of the city! The security staff in the Bangalore Airport are extremely rude for even domestic flight travellers.
Power cuts are very frequent and can last for several hours in India's Technology Capital - Bangalore.
I am happy that I have permanently out of Bangalore. I never want to visit Bangalore again in my life.
Pramod on Sep 27, 2020:
Hopefully the quality of life in Bangalore will improve in the months to come. Bangalore never had a rich history of assimilating people and cultures throughout the millenia. Bangalore was never a major trading post throughout ancient times and centuries in antiquity.
Hence cultures have not assimilated together in Bangalore.
But in most coastal cities, the cultural assimilation has happened since millenia and ancient times. This cosmopolitanism is still seen in many coastal Indian cities such as Surat, Mumbai, Alibag, Goa, Mangalore, Kozhikode, Kochi, Chennai, Pondy, Vizag and Kolkata.
These places have a rich cultural history and have been very cosmopolitan and welcoming since antiquity, as they were all major trading posts for more than a thousand years. They are India's string of pearls.
This cultural assimilation has unfortunately not happened in India's landlocked cities.
And don't get me started about "climate marketing" in landlocked cities of India.
This is one of the key factors as to why quality of living and cosmopolitanism is way better in India's coastal cities since antiquity.
Prabhakar on Sep 19, 2020:
I am from Ranchi in Jharkhand.
I definitely agree with all the comments here. Bengaluru is certainly a horrible place to live.
Most local people of Bengaluru are crooked and like to flatter people with lies. They will play games behind your back. Sorry if I have offended people. I just speak the truth.

I have suffered immensely when I have stayed in Bengaluru. Plenty of people in Bengaluru have cheated me and have made me go into severe depression. I had to move back to Ranchi to live with my parents and they comforted me. They also told me to never go to Bengaluru again.

I honestly like many places in Southern India, but Bengaluru is certainly the worst place I have ever lived. And this is due to the people of Bengaluru and the migrated people over there.
Devarajan on Sep 19, 2020:
I am from Singapore of Indian origin.
I must say that Singapore is much more tolerant than Bangalore. Singapore is a dictatorship, but it has achieved rapid sustainable development.
I can clearly say that Bangalore is atleast 50 years behind Singapore in terms of infrastructure, development, cleanliness, hygiene and safety. The crimes in Bangalore are also extremely high.
Many people in Bangalore and throughout India these days are in favour of dictatorship. Infact, India is headed towards dictatorship. The entire Media in India are puppets of the ruling government. The social media in India is also monitored and censored by the ruling government.
Bangalore has a long way to go to achieve good quality of life while also achieving sustainable development. I am very grateful to the people for mentioning their opinions here. It was a pleasure to read all of them.
Deepa on Sep 19, 2020:
I am a Hindu Kshatriya from Bangalore.
I am very sorry to be blunt here, but Bangalore is among the top places for Christian persecution in India. Bangalore has millions of followers of RSS, Bajrang Dal and Sangh Parivar. These RSS Sanghi organizations hate Christians to the core. Indian Christians are often soft targets because they don't retaliate, and instead live peacefully and forgive all other people.
I am telling you the truth, Bangalore is one of the worst places for Christians to live in India.
RSS has instigated and already brainwashed the millions of Hindus in Bangalore, and RSS portrays all Christians as their biggest enemies. In Bangalore this year, Churches have been vandalized and some of them are on the verge of demolition for silly flyover projects. The RSS is fully controlling Bangalore.
RSS Sangh followers have already spoiled Quora, Facebook and Twitter and downvote anything written against the Sangh Parivar organizations. As other user had mentioned in this page, these same RSS followers and haters of Christians from Bangalore dream of permanently settling in Christian countries such as USA, Australia, Canada and European nations. But in Bangalore, all these RSS followers severely hate and persecute Christians. This is the irony.
Bangalore leads the way for Christian persecution in India. As others have correctly mentioned, Bangalore is definitely the most racist place in India.
Anand on Sep 18, 2020:
Bangalore has to improve a lot if it has to become a sustainable city. In India, cities having a large population and area denote more development. This is false thinking.
Bangalore has plenty of crime, racism, discrimination, pollution, traffic and inflation.
The Indian Media is definitely the worst media in the world. The Indian Media hides the truth and facts, but show baseless and fake news for months.
I have to say that Numbeo is very accurate when it comes to surveys of cities and countries across the world.
Numbeo is one website that I completely trust for unbiased facts, statistics and honest comments.
Bharath R on Sep 01, 2020:
Thank you Numbeo for providing us an unbiased analysis and truthful honest opinions about Quality of Life in Bangalore.
It is a delight and pleasure to read all these genuine and truthful comments over here and in other pages. Let people be aware of the Quality of Life stats in Indian cities and across the world.
Matthew on Aug 27, 2020:
I am an Indian Christian. I have been living in Bangalore for more than 40 years. I have lived in other Indian cities too.

India is among the most peaceful, kind and most tolerant countries in the world. India for centuries has always protected and given shelter to persecuted people.
All Christians are treated equally in India along with all the other religions. We enjoy all the rights and privileges. I am very thankful to the Hindus. I like India very much.
Rajesh on Aug 27, 2020:
My dear brothers and sisters. We have and always will live in peace and harmony.
It is the main objective of 'Politics' to polarize communities in terms of religion.
I repeat, it is nothing but 'Politics'.

India is indeed a very safe place. India right from the ancient times till the present times has always been a safe place for the persecuted people throughout the world.
India practises freedom of speech, freedom of religion and tolerance. That is the reason for these many comments to appear in this page. This proves the openness and tolerance of the Indian society. Even to this day, people of all religions enjoy equal privileges in India. Bangalore is no exception in this scenario.
Bangalore is a good place to live. But just like any other megacity in the world there are a few problems. That's all.
Thank you for reading!
Nawaz M on Aug 26, 2020:
Yes @Hameed. I completely agree with you. Bangalore has millions of devoted supporters of RSS and Sangh Parivar. These people absolutely hate Muslims and Christians.
Almost all Brahmins are faithful supporters of RSS, Sangh Parivar and are "Nationalists". Everyday, thousands of such people migrate to Bangalore and this town has become their den.

But these same RSS, Sangh Parivar supporters and Brahmin people beg for Work and Education Visa and settle in Christian and Muslim countries such as USA, UK, Australia, Germany, UAE and Bahrain.
Most of these hypocrites permanently settle in America. There they will eat plenty of Beef.
But in India, these same RSS, Sangh Parivar followers and Brahmins hate Muslims and Christians. Muslims and Christians are persecuted in India by these people.
I am telling you the Truth in my comments. Bangalore is the most racist town in India.
Hameed on Aug 25, 2020:
Bangalore is the headquarters of RSS and Sangh Parivar in South India. RSS and Sangh Parivar organizations are well-known for the persecution and discrimination of Muslims and Christians.
Bangalore has millions of instigators, masterminds and followers (Bhakts) of the RSS, Sangh Parivar and Bajrang Dal.
I speak the truth - The RSS has brainwashed thousands of software employees and entrepreneurs in Bangalore.

Other South Indian cities such as Hyderabad, Chennai, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram should be proud for not allowing RSS to enter their cities. Otherwise, RSS will completely start spreading hatred to the 2 religions in these other cities too.

The irony is that these same RSS, Sangh Parivar followers (software employees and entrepreneurs) in Bangalore passionately dream of studying, working and settling in Christian and Muslim countries. But they can persecute these 2 religions and their followers in their own country.
Prabhu on Aug 18, 2020:
Excellent comments from @Ranganath. I have read them and fully agree with them. There is a small typo in your comment and I have read it with context.
It should be 'unagreed' instead of 'unarmed'. That's the typo.
Your comments are perfect and definitely very informative and useful.
I completely concur with your comments and all the others over here.
Ranganath on Aug 18, 2020:
The software industry in India is definitely the Worst in the world, by a long way. This also applies to all the indigenous industries of India, and wherever most Indians have settled.
Let me tell you honestly, Indian managers and most Indian software employees are the biggest cheats you'll ever meet. Majority of Indian software employees are big liars, flatterers, most racist, crooked and two-faced people.
Telling lies is a part of Indian culture. Indian society doesn't ever practice sincerity, genuinity and straight-forwardness. In all software companies and industries in India, only these liars, backstabbers (metaphorically) and cheaters will climb up the company ladder. Most Indian employees and managers are highly racist and exploit their colleagues and subordinates. Speaking kind words are nothing. It is the good deeds that count. Unfortunately, good deeds are never a part of Indian work culture.
Most Indians squeeze work, exploit their employees, pay very very cheap salary, no benefits, and good deeds are never practiced. All the Indian employees working onsite are extremely arrogant, haughty, condescending and egotistical people. The offshore people they work with are severely exploited beyond work hours, unnecessary and unarmed work is forced by these on-site Indians to offshore team.

I have had the privilege of working with many European employees and managers. Trust me, all European enployees are genuine, honest, sincere, straightforward and compassionate. They will never lie or cheat their workers with words or deeds. Kind and flattering words are NOT important for Europeans. It's the good deeds and final output that really matter to them. European managers and employees will offer you very high salary, lot of benefits, will NEVER backstab (metaphorically) you, like most Indians do. All Europeans respect time and work-hours. They will NEVER exploit people and make you work beyond office hours. Whatever task is agreed should be completed, that's all. No work pressure, no squeezing, no lies and no flattery by Europeans at all. European managers and supervisors are a million times better than Indian managers. It is the truth.

Most Indians are extremely racist people compared to Europeans.
Indian software industry, attitude and work culture is certainly the most racist and by-far the worst in the world. Most Indians will also ruin the places where they've gone onsite.
Thanks for reading !
H Asthana on Aug 09, 2020:
I am from Meerut in Uttar Pradesh.
Let me tell you that racism exists throughout India. I have worked for sometime in Bengaluru. And yes, there is a lot of Racism in this city. The Human Resources employees (HRs) working in Bengaluru software companies come from different states. But each HR will recruit hundreds of people from his/her state only. Not a single HR in Bengaluru will recruit a candidate based on merit, technical skill or genuine software work-experience. It's a true fact.
Telugu HR will recruit only the candidates from Andhra Pradesh or Telangana. Malayalee HR only recruits people from Kerala. Tamilian HR recruits Tamil Nadu candidates only. Same logic applies to the Odia, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi heartland states and Jharkhand HR people as well. They will never recruit any person who isn't from their own state.
So clearly the Human Resources officers themselves are highly Racist and bigoted when it comes to recruiting people. This is one of the many forms of Racism.
This is one of the reasons for Bengaluru, and India in particular, to have the worst software industry and workforce in the world.
Bengaluru also has a plethora of Central Government organizations, Central Government research and education institutions and PSU organizations. In all these Central Government and PSU organizations, all the Scheduled Caste people are given superior and sovereign treatment in every aspect - Fees, Recruitment, Promotions, Hikes and Job security.
This is blatant Racism that is going on since several decades in Bengaluru. Any employee from a 'Non-Lower Caste' has to face severe Racism, Discrimination, Injustice and Oppression in all the Central Government organizations of Bengaluru.
Bengaluru is definitely the most Racist city in India.
Nangbah on Aug 08, 2020:
I am from Shillong in Meghalaya. I fully agree with the all the comments posted by previous users. I have travelled to many cities and towns across India. India has racism through the country.
But, Bangalore is definitely the most racist city in India. Plenty of racism exists in all forms in Bangalore. I sympathize the victims of racism in Bangalore.
I hope you find the strength and courage to endure and cope with all forms of racism and discrimination in Bangalore.