I came to Bangalore on August 2015 and will be leaving for good on 31st March 2017 (Hyderabad calling). Those who know me know to what extent I adore this beautiful city. I understand the woes of traffic but Bangalore has everything else that suit my taste and temperament and I must mention that I would be leaving this city with a heavy heart.
I decided to write this post long ago but finally completing when I have left Bangalore for good.
Cutting it short, this post is intended to give an idea to Bangaloreans who feel that they are wasting their time during weekends. The activities suggested in this article will not only help you to build your profile (resume) but will also help you in personality development and skill building. Let’s have a look :-
Bangalore has some amazing centers to learn languages and all of them have weekend courses. Here are the best of the lots :-
French- Alliance Francaise de Bangalore
Japanese- Sakura Nihongo Resource Center
German- Max Mueller Bhavan
Bangalore has no dearth of gyms & fitness centers but the one which has really stood out is CULT. They provide a holistic power packed fitness training which includes Zumba, Boxing, MMA, Yoga etc. They have centers in HSR, Kormangala, Sarjapur, Bellandur, JP Nagar & Indiranagar.
What more? You can even become a Certified Zumba trainer at Bangalore. Click here to know more about it.
There are a lot of NGOs in Bangalore where you can volunteer. I would like to recommend two of them because I have been closely following their social media posts and though I couldn’t get a chance to join either of them, I am pretty much sure that they both are doing commendable work and also have a very organized volunteering opportunities. They are U&I and The Nudge Foundation. You can contact them to find more about the nature of their work
Books & Reading
For nerds and bookworms, we have the legendary Church Street! On this street, you can find four major bookshops and take my words, all four will make you fall in love with them. They are- The Bookworm, The New Blossom, The Old Blossom & Goebe’s Book Republic.
Bibliophiles at Bangalore also have a group named Books & Brews and they organize Bookshop hopping, book reading party and similar interesting ‘bookish’ activities.
6-Sigma Certification at KPMG, Business Analytics Certification by IMS Proschool, Big Data Certification by IBM are some of the certifications that you might be interested in. Most of these conduct classes on weekends.
Apart from all these, there are several activities that you can take up in Bangalore- Dance classes, Horse Riding & Golf classes at Palace grounds, Cookery Classes at Foodhall and so on.
Bangalore is a vibrant cosmopolitan city and I would urge everyone to go out on weekends and explore the multiple opportunities that the city beautiful has to offer.