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cheap place to stay

by ramesh_java

I am new to Bangalore.I will be stayting there for one month to search a job.I would like to know some very cheap place in Bangalore to stay.
Thanks in advance to my friends who can help me in this regatd !!
have nice time.

Re: cheap place to stay

by rajesh79in


Its nice to hear that people are coming to Blore..First u can decide on which kind of Job ur looking for..Here the cost of living is bit high in the city area..If u go around 20 kms away..its much cheaper..Some of the areas I can suggest are

1) J.P Nagar 9th phase
2) Ramamurthynagar
3) Lingarajpuram


RE: cheap place to stay

by sivsmiles


near kormangla there is a gents hostel. u can stay there. there u have to pay 2000pm. if u want i can give u one mobile no. my friend is staying there. its an andhra mess and food is also fine. there every thing is fine. if u want u can mail me on

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by topoftheworl

Apologies to readers expecting information on Bangalore. VT does not have a page for the historic city of Agra.


It's been many years since I was in Agra, home to the Taj Mahal. Why, of all places, dear reader, do I want to transport you there? Because, it is an incredibly beautiful monument, built by an incredibly rich king. An ode to his young wife, who died at the age of twenty-five. And because of the intense cruelty that ensued.

A little back-up, dear reader. Indulge me, if you will.

India has a history of invasions. In 1525 AD, the first of the Mogul kings, Babar, a warrior king, long before the elephant of the same name, rode through the Khyber Pass, from what is now Afghanistan, to what is now Pakistan. It was all India, then. He was not the first of the invaders, only, the latest. Like the people who invaded before him, he sought warmer pastures, and lush soil, away from the cold that was Europe.

Like Alexander before him, he led a brave and fierce army, which frankly had no choice. Alexander, Sikander, as they called him in India, historians say, was driven by ego. Babar was of a slightly more benign mien.

He spawned a dynasty, that would convert most of India,
an ancient and peaceful civilization, to Islam. Most of this was done, with the convert- or-else philosophy that led the christians during the middle ages, only centuries ago.

He was succeeded by one of his sons, Humayun, a king who was largely a passive one. Babar had fiercely subdued North India, and Humanyun's rule was fairly a quiet time. The country, by now, was used to the new conquerors.

He was followed by Jehangir. Like his father, he ruled
over a placid time.

His son, Akhbar, who followed him to the throne,
had a an attack of conscience during his reign.
He permitted re-conversions in as far as religion
was concerned. For this, people there, to this
day, refer to him as Akhbar the Great.

To Akhbar was born, a son, Prince Saleem, later known as Shah Jehan.., literally, the ruler of the world. Understand,this was the peak of the Mogul Empire, and yes, that is where we get the the word, mogul, meaning, a powerful person. So rich and powerful that the ice to chill the royal wine, was brought in on horseback, from Kashmir, 400 miles north of Delhi, the seat of the throne. Akhbar, was still in control, occupying the 'Peacock Throne' inherited from his grandfather, Humayun. Parts of this throne were stolen and found there way to Iran and England, in later years. The Shah of Iran used the throne, the Queen still has the Kohinoor, a legendary diamond, said to weigh 27 carats. It is broken up now, and perhaps, some day, may be hocked.

This is where the story gets to the Taj Mahal. Read closer now, dear reader, for this is the part they do not teach you in school. Shah Jehan, married the prettiest princess in the land. She was named Mumtaz Mahal, 'The Incomparable One.' Years of prosperity had existed in the land, and it was a cause for much celebration. Two years later, at 25, she was dead. I do not know how or why. History suggests a death by natural causes, What that may have been, I have no idea. The grief-stricken emperor decided to build a tribute to her, the likes of which the world had never seen before.

Snuggle up, now dear reader... for this is where the cruelty comes into this saga. An angry, and very rich, emperor, advertised far and wide, for builders and architects. He had, but one caveat. He promised them riches beyond their wildest dreams: land, cattle, all they asked for. In exchange he demanded the chopping off of their hands, after the job was done. His rationale? So they could never recreate a building as fine as the one he envisaged.

Thus, the Taj was built. Marble from the richest quarries in the world was brought by ox-carts to Agra. Five years later, the builders and artisans had no hands, and the mausoleum was in place. Only five to build, you may ask. indeed, dear reader, this was
the time before the species environmentalis maximus
came into being

Now we get to the ugly part: Shah Jehan had a son,
Aurangzeb, a fanatical leader. He banned music, he
banned dancing. He banned poetry. He gouged out his
father, Shah Jehan's, eyes. He judged him as being
too liberal and locked him, up in a cell, with a
view one inch high and eight inches wide of the Taj Mahal.

Shah Jehan's last words, found inscribed in his cell
were, 'if there is a heaven on earth, this is it,
this is it.'

On a moonlit night, it is visible from twenty miles away.


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