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Memories of (my father ) Bangalore in 1920

My uncle Sri kandula Lakshmikantham shifted to Central college of Bangalore from PR College of Kakinada on a 40% salary rise He was a Physics LecturerThey reached Bangalore in an early morning( 7 am) of May 1920 My uncle who was by then married was 22 years old and my father Sri Nagabhushanam was 12 years old .My grandmother was a widow and 38 years old Her two daughters were already married
All the four from Andhra ,My Pedda nanna Doddaamma Mamma and nanna , were wearing sweaters and covering themselves with blankets and still shivering
I remember when I went to Australia during late August month, 1970 with my family from Bangalore , we were uncomfortable due to chilly winds of Melbourne. I asked for an electric heater from the departmental store . The lab manager refused saying as per rules the summer has started in Melbourne.But my Chairman intervened and said " He is an Indian give him one"
My Purvajas took a house in Gavi Puram as rents were cheaper.My uncle and father used to reach Avenue road by a shared jatka. I do not know the reason but my father told me that he used to walk to the school via Avenue road. He used to pick flowers from the road side plants !
His stay in Bangalore lasted for about 2 years. My uncle felt he could keep the family in better comfort in Kakinada with a much less salary than in Bangalore. So they returned to Kakinada and PR College My uncle and Si VP Rama Rao’s ( Former Chief Sectretary of combined AP) father Sri V Narayana rao were colleagues in PR College My father got used eating beans carrot peas cabbage and potatoes there. These were not easily available in Vizag until ( 1956) farmers of Araku started growing them , there and Poorna market women started selling.
Our special curry was a mixed vegetable curry Whenever my father went to Bangalore for some exam work and brought these vegetables my mother would cook
మా నాన్న వెళ్లాల , కూరల్లు తేవాల మా అమ్మ వండాల మేమంత తినాల

Written by kavanasarma

September 18, 2015 at 2:21 am

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  1. Nice memories Sir. My mother tells me that when she first saw cabbage in her mettinillu, she asked them about what is to be thrown away and what is to be retained!


    September 18, 2015 at 2:59 am

  2. bean kaayala uru–bengaluru ayyindaTa!


    September 18, 2015 at 3:35 am

  3. My uncle Sri A Lakshmi narayana garu served in military engineering service when Jaalahalli Air force station was under construction in early 50s. My aunt now in her 90s,gave birth to triplets here.


    September 18, 2015 at 3:45 am

  4. It is true I remember such doubts existed


    September 18, 2015 at 5:07 am

  5. Haudaa !


    September 18, 2015 at 5:07 am

  6. Bengaluru after 50s is known to Andhras thanks to Brindavan gardens and Ramaih college!


    September 18, 2015 at 5:09 am

  7. My father spent 3 months in Bangalore in 1947 for a training program on ophthalmology under one Dr Mehkri (not Inayatullah khan Mehkri of Mehkri circle fame) at Minto Ophthalmic Hospital. Stayed near central theatre and heard of IISC being at the other end of Malleswaram His impression was you can get along with Telugu only Of course, that is what I did for the last 54+ years

    V V S Sarma

    September 18, 2015 at 4:49 pm

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