Is your hometown a good place to live?
It’s the best place to live in India according to me as it’s famously known for its weather and job opportunities. It’s Bangalore. We are growing and known as Silicon Valley of India.
What sort of jobs do people do in your hometown?
Since it’s a cosmopolitan city and popularly called as the silicon valley of India most people do jobs related to computers and many are young entrepreneurs. Having said that, many people are also engaged in the manufacturing industry. Apart from these, there are small business owners and bureaucrats.
In which part of your hometown do most people live?
Since Bengaluru is one of the rapidly changing cities of Asia people lives everywhere in the city. There is no special zone for most people to live, there’s no seclusion. There are people everywhere.
Where did you play in your hometown when you were a child?
I mostly played in the nearby park as a child. Other children my age and I used to play cricket, hockey, and football there. Also, in summers, I used to visit my village where I played the most and enjoyed a lot.
How often do you go to the cinema?
Since I am not a movie buff I don’t watch movies often. Still, I must say, once in three months I visit the cinema.
Do you prefer to watch a movie at the cinema or at home?
I ‘d prefer to watch movies at home as it is more comfortable, flexible and economical. However, I enjoy watching 3D movies at the cinema.
Which film from your childhood do you remember the most?
It must be this Hindi blockbuster movie called Mohra because of the plot, cast, and amazing songs. This reminds me of those summer vacations with my cousins which were so amazing.
What’s your favorite film now?
It is still the same. Must say a good movie never loses its charm. I still watch it if its on TV on a weekend afternoon or so.
Describe an interesting place that you have visited as a tourist.
The most amazing place I have been to so far is Koh Samui, a beautiful island in Thailand. Thailand is hardly four-hour flight from India. It kept me spellbound throughout. The scenic beauty of the place offered me much more than I had expected.
I went there on a vacation with my family. We started from my hometown Bengaluru by flight till Kolkata. Then, we had a hopping flight to Thailand. We had a gala time in amusement parks which suit a perfect tourist destination. Although I am not a big fan of these rides, I was happy to see my family members chilling in the dangerous rides. Also, we visited zoos in Thailand. There I saw an Albino Tiger which is one of the rarest species and on the verge of extinction. Apart from visiting these places, we shopped on famous streets. Despite the communication barrier, locals were very cooperative and cheerful while shopping. It was a haven for shopping buffs like me. While traveling, we enjoyed the food there as Thailand is known for street food. Tried all kinds of cuisines there, from sea food to banana pancakes. Not to forget the fun on the beautiful beaches of Pattaya, we were content to watch beautiful sunrise and sunsets on the beaches.
We decided to visit Thailand simply because we needed family time for a long time. We wanted to be rejuvenated. Also, Thailand is an economical and nearby tourist destination.
This trip was fascinating because I had the opportunity to travel by all the means of transport at once for the first time making it my most memorable experience so far.
What areas of a town or city do tourists often like to visit?
In my opinion,Tourists would often love to visit monuments of great historical significance, shopping complexes, and eateries. Many people also choose to visit museums and art galleries, although I am not sure, nowadays, I am not sure about their popularity.
How important is it for local governments to look after popular tourist attractions?
In many successful tourist friendly nations, I have observed and read that the secret behind such places is the strong support of local governments to its citizens. So it is really important that local governments look after these destinations as tourists are drawn to well-maintained attractions readily increasing business for local people.
Should people pay to visit attractions such as museums and galleries?
According to me, museums and art galleries should collect minimal entrance fees to maintain the premises and pay their staff. I am against exorbitant prices which I have seen in some of the museums.
How should tourists behave when they are in a different country?
As the saying goes-’ When in Rome, do as Romans do’ I strongly believe in this to avoid any mishaps. Tourists should read a bit about the culture and history of the place they are visiting so that they respect the sentiment of the host country. Worse! they can avoid any awkward standoffs.
What can local papers do to help tourists to enjoy their visit?
Locals can be friendly, helpful and kind to help tourists enjoy their stay. At least they should not try to take advantage of the stranded ones. I think trustworthy hosts are always warm and remembered for years to come by the tourists.
What can tourists learn from visiting new places?
Hmmmm………..Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. Tourists learn the customs, tradition, and culture and get first hand information about the places they visit.