Culture of Bangalore
Bangalore is not confined to being an IT City or the Pub City of the nation. But with more than 62% migrants in the city, it has flourished into a culturally diverse capital as well. As the IT, Education & Business sector expanded with the liberalization, Bangalore has transformed into a potpourri of religion & heritage. In Bangalore the number of people living in one square kilometer increased from 2985 to 4378 persons in the last decade. On an average, out of every 6 persons in the State, one is a Bangalore-ian.
Since 1981, the female to male sex-ratio has remained to be stagnant at 908 for every 1000 men in Bangalore. If compared to the urban ratios- Udipi, Dakshina Kannada & Chikamaglur (which are slightly smaller cities) - the gender ratio here is more than thousand females for every thousand men. The literacy rate of Bangalore ranks ninth in the Nation.
Bangalore-ians / Bangaloreans are what the people of Bangalore called in general. This Garden City of the Nation has two botanical gardens namely Cubbon Park & Lalbagh, which has helped in the beautification of the State on the whole. These two nationally recognized parks have also contributed in increasing the green cover of Bangalore. Festivals like Dussehra, Diwali, Ugadi and Ganesh Chaturthi are celebrated with utmost fervor.
Bangalore is also famous for its music & entertainment. The Silicon City is also home to Hindustani & Carnatic music, traditional dances of Bangalore, famous Art Galleries, Museums, Forts et al. Also being the Metal / Rock Capital of the nation, Bangalore is a home to many in-house bands. Also, if you turn a few pages back, a number of International music-stars have been performing in Bangalore for quite some time now.
Bangalore is also the residence to Kannada Film Industry. With personalities who were born in Bangalore like Vijay Mallya, Rajnikanth, Dino Morea, Sanjay Khan Etc, Bangalore has many stars attached to its glory.
The Pub-Culture has made the Bangalore Nights more peppy and alive. In spite of the fact that Bangalore is a multi-cuisine State, local customs here are attuned with core Indian culture and dishes. When talking about eating styles, alike all Indians, Bangalore-ians prefer eating with their hands rather picking up that shimmery cutlery of the west and digging their forks into their food.
You will find people from all the corners of the globe residing here. May it be Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Bihari, Americans and Afghans. Many of the nationals have their own specific societies and associations in Bangalore just as in any other metropolis. For example the Bengalee Association Bangalore, Gujarati Vaishnav Samaj, Bihar Foundation, Assam Society of Bangalore etc. The amalgamation of cultures like Tamils, Nepali, Oriya, Malayali, British, European, Marathi etc have also contributed in the capital’s ethnicity.
Many people in Bangalore speak Kannada and the second most-spoken language in the garden it is English. Because of the presence of so many cultures at one place, languages like Tamil, Telegu and Hindi have also made their way inside Bangalore.
So, with the advent of popular cultures, Bangalore also diversified in terms of religions as well.
Major chunk of the Bangalore-ian population practices Hinduism. This can be visualized by the count of Temples in Bangalore. The large number of deities resent and worshiped showcases how much importance this religion shares in the City.
Other religions like Christianity, Sikhism & Islam are also prominent here. However, the proportion is comparatively less. This mix of religions is mainly because of the flood of working professionals landing tin the city since it became an IT hub.
Bangalore-ians have excelled in the field of sports as well. Cricket is the most famous sports of the people of Bangalore. The rich tradition of sports also includes badminton, hockey, tennis, aquatic sports et al.
With names like Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid, Mahesh Bhupati, Prakash Padukone, Javagal Srinath etc, Bangalore has always been linked to success in the field of sports.
Some other eminent names like Brijesh Patel, Erapalli Prasanna, Sunil Joshi, Vimal Kumar, Syed Kirmani, Gundappa Viswanath, Roger Binny, Shantha Rangaswamy, Ashwini Nachappa, Bhagwat Chandrashekar, Venkatesh Prasad, Ganesh and many more; are also the gems of Bangalore's treasure box.
The recent achievers from Bangalore- like Pankaj Advani for billiards, Anju Bobby George for athletics, Joshna Chinappa for squash and Shikha Tandon for swimming. The city also has many state-of-the-art stadiums like the Chinnaswamy Stadium which is a very prominent stadium in India. Not just this Bangalore also provides its players and budding talents with many other stadiums in the field of hockey, tennis, badminton, golf etc and also keeps on hosting tournaments, training sessions, coaching for sports & games to enhance the capabilities of its little stars.
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