I worked at the ThoughtWorks office in Bangalore, India for 18 months from 2004 until late 2005. It was a fantastic time, and I made many friends and had some fantastic experiences.

As a long time firang I was often called upon to provide advice for new travellers, and as a result I wrote this short introduction to Bangalore and India for new visitors.

Update: Some of the amounts are now slightly out of date - rickshaws now start at 12 rupees

Update: Bangalore has now changed its name to Bengaluru, the original Kannada name. So maybe I should change the name of the paper too - maybe to Namma ooru Bengaluru...

Download it here: Living and Working in Bangalore [8.4M PDF]