Journey Through India: Bangalore | CNBC International

Journey Through India: Bangalore | CNBC International


Imagine if this was your office everyday, this
chaotic. It wouldn’t be boring, that’s for sure. Hi, I’m Tom. I’m traveling through one of the
most colorful and vibrant countries in the world and with the help of local knowledge, I’ll be trying
to find out what makes this place so special. Join me on my journey through India. Bengaluru, still commonly referred to as
Bangalore, is the state capital of Karnataka. Blessed with a mild climate, this cosmopolitan
and progressive city is widely recognized as one of the biggest
tech hubs of India. So we’ve arrived in Bangalore,
that was quite a long night. A lot of stops, a lot of people
came on and went off. But we’re here and looking
forward to exploring the city. Bangalore was once seen as a
favorite destination for retirees. Now it’s India’s fourth most populated
city and in the last 40 years has undergone rapid development which has contributed
to traffic congestion and rising pollution levels. Away from the busy streets however there
are several parks dotted across the city. We’re walking through one of the green spaces
in the heart of the city, it’s called Cubbon Park. It doesn’t really feel like you’re in the city, it’s very
quiet and it’s almost like a jungle back there. A short walk from Cubbon
Park is KR Market. Established in 1921, it’s home to one of
India’s major wholesale flower markets. At the crack of dawn hundreds of delivery
trucks, vendors and their fresh flowers descend on the centre of Bangalore
to create this colourful chaos. Slightly different vibe than
in the park, a bit busier. This is one of the flower markets in the city, it
happens every day. Beautiful flowers but very busy. With my senses charged I want
to find out why this bustling city, for many westerners, is known
as the silicon valley of India. Showered and changed,
feel a lot fresher now. And I’m on my way to meet someone to
discuss Bangalore’s thriving tech industry. Divya? Hi, Tom.
Nice to meet you. Nice to meet you as well. Divya Hegde is co-founder of NammaLore, a
gaming company that creates interactive stories to help tackle social issues
such as gender inequality. We realise that business is
important to fund personal projects, so we started a company that
does gaming, AR and VR. We’re coming up with a game called Reality Check
where we’re trying to target school kids and youngsters and teach them the importance of
treating all genders right, not just women. The idea of Reality Check is that each player has
a character whose social choices and interactions with other characters determines
how they progress in the game. We can’t be screaming for more laws and you
can’t hide women indoors in order to protect them. But what if you started young? Have the schools been receptive? Initially there was a bit of friction because
you are essentially telling them, “We have to change the thought process.”
But there have been schools that are very open to us coming and
interviewing the kids. There have been teachers who are very
forthcoming with the problems that they face. Do you see a positive influence with all these
new businesses, new tech start-ups? Yeah it’s definitely
a positive influence. Say for example, a tech startup manages to solve
the traffic problem. That’s a great thing, right? But I do hope that it’s not just hype
and that some of it comes to fruition. From Divya’s start-up to large international corporations,
technology is part of the fabric of this city. But there is another industry which
Bangalore has become famous for. Kingfisher is one of the
most famous beers in India and its holding company United Breweries
is headquartered here in Bangalore. But the big beer brands are facing stiff
competition from microbreweries. To learn more I’m heading to ToiT. Opened eight years
ago, it was one of Bangalore’s first microbreweries. Hi, Tom. Nice to meet you man. Nice to meet you. Arun George is Toit’s co-founder. Today the brewery is one of roughly 40
microbreweries operating in the city but for Arun the growth in craft
beer wasn’t a total surprise. So, Bangalore’s always had a very strong beer drinking
culture so it seemed like the natural progression to move from commercial, mass-produced
beers to something that’s crafted in-house, with a bit more character. Now it’s
kind of mushroomed all over the city. And does that mean that competition
is a good thing or is that a bad thing? It’s a good thing, it keeps us all on our toes. The
novelty factor was there the first couple of years, but now with so many other places opening up, it’s just
good beer that gets people coming back to your place. What is this city like to
live in for young people? Bangalore’s where I’ve grown up so
obviously I’m going to be a little biased. The weather is great, people are very friendly.
Typically a very laid back, chilled out city compared to a lot of other cities. Definitely
the start-up culture is huge here So it’s become a lot more vibrant, a lot more
cosmopolitan than it probably was 10 years ago, which is good for business,
it’s good for everybody. And there is a market for craft beer
now growing beyond Bangalore? So you’ll see places like Kolkata
having breweries now and I keep hearing everyday of new
states opening up so it’s good. This is like our engine room so to
speak. You have all the malts here. You get a real smell in
here as well of the malt. Yeah, almost like a bakery. So, this is where the magic happens,
this is where the beer gets brewed. People get to see the beers being made
pretty much. It’s like a live kitchen. So this is where the yeast gets added in, sugars
get converted into alcohol and beer gets made. Once fermentation is
done, it’s cooled down. So you make sure you
get a cold beer? Absolutely. Most important thing. Absolutely. Having seen how the beers are
made, now it’s time to try some. So that’s the Bavarian Hefeweizen,
it’s a typical German wheat beer. Oh, I’m not sure about that one. Maybe not for your taste. Not my taste. This is are stout. We
call it the Dark Knight. Really good, that’s really nice. Thank you so much. Saving the beers till later, I’m heading
to the southern end of the city. But before our final stop, I get
to experience just a fraction of what locals across southern India endure
over a four month-long monsoon season. If you come in monsoon season
chances are it’s going to rain, but fear not in Bangalore
there’s plenty still to do inside. A lot of young Indian comedians
actually come from Bangalore. So I’ve come to a comedy night
to see what all the fuss is about. Guitar is so cool people pretend to play it.
You go to a concert everybody’s just like… Have you seen for the keyboard
anybody doing this? Aamer Peeran has been a
comedian for seven years. Born in Saudi Arabia to a Pakistani
mother and an Indian father, he uses his heritage as
a source for comic material. Tell me about your comedy. I talk about home a lot. The stuff I was writing earlier
in life was about my family and where I grew up. But right now I’m recognised as that guy
who does a lot of controversial humour. Because recently I just wrote this stuff
which I tried on stage and it was working, and then now people are
like, “Hey, he’s that guy.” Why is Bangalore seen as
a place for comedians? There’s a lot of comedians who started
over here and they became really good and they could get really good, really quickly. The second
time I ever got up on stage was here in Bangalore. They’ll let you just like mess around on stage,
it’s a very pressure free sort of performance. If you see a show you’d be surprised
at how different the comics are. Is there something in the culture? I think it’s the immigrant sort of vibe. most of them
are Indians, but they come from such different cultures. So everybody is in like a unique space
but we’re still like rooting each other on. Comedy, beer and technology.
What’s not to like about Bangalore? This is a modern city attracting both Indians from across
the country and expats from around the world. While it’s still working out how to manage this influx,
it’s the talented and ambitious workforce that will help it continue to grow into
a dynamic and forward-looking city. What a young, vibrant and busy city Bangalore
is. I’ve absolutely loved my time here. Hi guys, thanks for watching
a Journey Through India, as you can see the monsoon
season has returned to Bangalore. If you want to see our previous
trip in Goa, then click here. And our next stop, which
is in Kolkata, click here. And if you have any of your favorite
destinations you’d like to let us know then comment below and
don’t forget to subscribe.

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    VERMILLION: Makeup Services Bengaluru

    Such a waste review on Bengaluru, which is a potentially sound and strong city of Karnataka,India!

    Why you guys vist India to show railway stations and busiest local markets! Why the places like biggest tech parks weren’t included?

    Well I feel the terrible CNBC budget crunch, the reporting crew couldn’t afford a airplane tickets! Just to visit Bengaluru and witness One of the Asia’s busiest Airport!

    Please don’t push your misery to us!
    Indian economy however is the strongest!

    Well, when in 2018-19 people even from the least income groups of India travel by air!

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    Dev kumar

    This lad probably like fookinn LONDON PRIDE piss beer!!!! Britts never gonna like India and Indians no matter u start a tech park on Mars even!!!!

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    Deep Chatterjee

    Its kinda frustrating to see how even some of the leading trendsetters like CNBC are so sloppy when it comes to representing sub-continental diversity.. someone else weirded out at the Punjabi song playing in the background while covering a story on Bangalore? 🤦🏾‍♀️

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    Vishal Nair

    As a westerner They mindfully skipped the tech culture and concentrated on drawbacks only. Except fraud local people,Everything is fine in bangalore

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    Informal Empire

    Rest of world : this is fake video
    Were is slum were is dirty ganga,were is poopers, wre is cows?

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    Shubham Rawat

    Why do they always show bad sectors..India is developing, why not showing this..?😠👎
    💩Bloody Foreign Media💩

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    Max_Sparta Spectre

    He forgot that Bengaluru(Bangalore) is Silicon Valley of India with more than 350+ Fortune 500 Companies having their setup(R&D) in this one place.
    We aren't rich yet but we'll get their eventually.

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    Janet Knox

    You have to change it your self any other can't do for you because most people want modern world so at list we can do with keeping it clean

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    Tracer winston

    I've always wondered…. Why is western media so interested in slums? 😂 I mean sure show both the poor and the rich side of India but most of these video just start and end with the slums…. No wonder we are stereotyped as street shitters…. They don't show the real country

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    Srinidhi ಶ್ರೀ

    ನಮ್ಮ ಊರು ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಮಹಾನಗರ
    💝🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹💝

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    S Pattanaik

    What saddy naration and waste of time….this doesn't gave any justice to Bangalore…no matters how bad you tell about India…we will still be one of the best travel destination

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    Shiva Badruswamy

    Private people have done a fantastic job in Bangalore. The city and state governments which are not represented by its entrepreneurial citizens but by inefficient, ignorant, corrupt goons is mainly responsible for the sorry state of civic infrastructure. Excessive government interference in India is one of the main reasons why Indians have not been able to unleash their full abilities. A supportive government would have transformed the infrastructure in quick time.

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    GC Durnin

    How do ppl with walking frames or wheelchairs manage to do their shopping? Are there still retirees there? Could ppl manage on social security? Silicon Valleys in San Francisco and Austin are too expensive for anyone but the professional workers and the wealthy.

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    Utkarssh B

    Year 2050
    India: One of the Most Developed Countries in the World

    CNBC: Let's Show the India-Bangladesh border.
    And show everyone how poor everyone is in India
    CNN: OK, let's go!

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    prasanna udupa

    Idu Namma Bengaluru.
    A kind suggestion to all international visitors youtubers, India has changed a lot. Please change your mindset and visit us. We are no more slum living and cow grazing country by nxt year we are crossing Britain and becoming top 5th Economic superpowers.
    Remember wheel is rotating.😉

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    Yogish G C

    This vedio proved that not all foreigners are intelligent right to search good places. These ppl thirst for slums..

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    Manjunath Patel

    He said biggest Tech Hubs in India..Do your research properly Bengaluru is considered to be one of the advanced Tech Hubs in world..Most fortune 500 companies has R&D centers has setups in BLR.

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    kashiandevs

    I don't understand why Indians want to pretend like there is no poverty. Just because you don't see it in your everyday life doesn't mean it isn't there. Majority of Indians are still very poor. That's simply the reality. And it is important to focus media on their plight because they need development the most. The educated city-dwellers clearly seem to be in a pretty bubble where they believe India is developed and all is well.

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    Chaya kumar's Edutainment

    Trust me still you don't have any knowledge on Banglore. You missed hell lot of things. Just focused on shooting the slums which is 1% of Banglore. This is how Westerns defame inda. Banglore is one developed city in India. It's IT hub, capital for investers. Best place for start ups. You Western medias are biased.
    Next you'll be showing slum areas of koltaka. Western media sucks…if you really have balls then try show about homeless people in your country. There are millions of people are homeless in your nation. Focus on them rather focusing on defaming our country.

    Our country is already fourth largest economy in the world. We Indians are providing jobs on our country. Companies like TCS, Infosys, Wipro all of them are of Indian origin. These companies are prevalent in your nation and we are providing jobs for you. This is the real India. Slums are just 17% in our nation.

    Surely we Indians will overtake you within the couple years. We are on our way.

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    Sushant Jagta

    I see people getting mad about showing the poor side. Yeah they did that… But only because that's reality of India and we should accept that. There's nothing wrong with it !!

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    Avneet Kaur

    Okay so you tried to find the poverty area but ended up in a market wow great nice try. I mean even USA England and other countries has slums we ain't eager to see those nor are you😂😂😂

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    R

    Bangaloreans complain that foreigners only film the bad side. That is not true. Clean areas are the exception…………………https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf1VA5jqmRo&t=17s

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    Rajesh Mule

    You firangi always shows bad image of India,why don't you go to IT park and shows building , software engineer , you mother fucker

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    K.C. Fan

    Why are the people so angry in the comments? The video didn't even show India's slums! It even showed some great landscapes. The camera is not lying so whether you show the great businesses or great landscapes in India, the background says it all, the people says it all and so does the pollution in the end.

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    4k studio kannada

    Karl rocks YouTube is good he shows, a India even indian don't known about it, beautiful india!!!!!

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    Abdul Jaleel

    Nice presentation. Proud to b a Banglorean. Love the Cross cultures and friendly peoples.. but i think Tom got stuck at some places of Bangalore.

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    Sai Pranay

    I think u guys picked up the worst plan to explore Banglore u r standing in one of the fastest racing to cosmopolitan city…and still showing footage like there is nothing in Bangalore…I think u guys only pick areas which will agree with u r sterotypes about India and its cities…

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    YouTuber MB

    https://youtu.be/A_9PAqDwqB8

    #Bengaluru latest video….
    ನಮ್ಮ‌ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು….😍😍

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    AMEET M

    Why these people make videos on Indian cities not to showcase culture of city but to gain viewership of large audience. These guys are seeing India as a trading place. And we Indians are blindly viewing these channels to see about our own city. What foreigners react to our culture, our cities, & our nation. It shows how we all are undermining our own potential. We need to make an international channel to what really India is and it's cities are.
    #weknowourcitybetterthanuforeigner

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    Aradhna

    Because of the shit government, politicking, over population. Government does not give a shit about curing the population of India. Have more that 2 kids and pay 3-4 lakh then see how our country grows! The reason of India looking even like this is because of our beloved ambani and TATA or we would be Singapore 1970's in a nutshell.

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    G Joeye

    INDIAN GOVERNMENT NEED TO BAN THIS TOTALLY HOSTILE, FALSE NARRATIVE CREATING SUPREMAC1ST PROPAGANDA OUTLET, CNBC and this SUPREMAC1ST BR1T A$$HOLE, TOM CHITTY from india

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    abhilash sanakal

    You shown only artificial Bengaluru, not covered vidhan soudha,palace,high court ,bannerugatta national park, vishveswarayya musiaum.you should have been cover these places.

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    c j

    issme jo ek takla insan ko dikhaya hai wo boht funny lag raha hai😂baar baar baat karte karte camera pe taklu ki tarah ghur raha hai aur face kese bana raha hai totally lollu 😂🤣 so that takla's reactions ill comes in 4:28 min so watch guyz💨💨

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    R rohithkn

    showing k r market which is very busy 6 cr people are in Bangalore show good places y are focusing only on markets and populated places

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    Chetanya Singh

    travelling in the lowest class trains. Roaming in the slum areas. Buying from markets for poor. And telling it's chaotic 😀 C'mon white people 😀

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