As we all know, Madhya Pradesh is better known as the Heart of India. Recently I got a job in Indore and thereby got a chance to visit MP.
I started my journey on 29th of August from South Railway Station (In Ernakulam, Kerala) via Ahilyanagari Express. The train passed through five states: Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and finally reached Indore (in Madhya Pradesh) on 31st August at the early morning. After completing the joining formalities, I got accommodation in a PG near to the office.
Indore is the largest city of Madhya Pradesh. The city was formerly known as Ahilya Nagari or the City of Devi Ahilya Bai. Ahilya Bai Holkar (1725-1795) was the Queen of Malwa kingdom, who transformed Indore from a village to a beautiful city.
Unlike Kerala, the bus services of Indore are very nice and comfortable. There is a counter in the bus stop itself where we can get tickets. Before every stop there is announcement about the stop's name.
The only problem I am facing here is food. Most of the people eat a sweet dish called as 'Poha' for breakfast. For lunch, they eat 'Thali', which is a combination of Chapati (Roti), Dal curry and Chawal. In Kerala, we had a wide variety of dishes for breakfast; and Chawal with different side dishes for lunch and dinner. When I learned that none of them are available here, I was little sad. But what to do! I need to adjust with the food.
Another problem I noticed was the waste disposal on the city roads. What happened to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by our PM Narendra Modi? No vehicle is coming to collect the garbage. Unfortunately it is on the way to my office. It is also a common sight to see Cattles (pigs, cows and dogs) wandering on the roads.