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Updated: January 29, 2010 15:50 IST

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Albert Sudip Bhattacharjee, an expat from Bangladesh, likes visiting lakes around the city

“It is unbelievable how Bangalore has developed in leaps and bounds in such a short span of time,” says Albert Sudip Bhattacharjee, an expat from Bangladesh. Albert first came as a tourist to the city in early 2008.

“This is when I saw for myself that Bangalore was the education hub of the country and I decided to pursue my degree here.” A student of Business Management at the Brindavan College, Albert moved to Bangalore a year and a half ago. “It was love at first sight, so to speak because I really liked everything about Bangalore back then. The city wasn't this crowded and was therefore quieter,” he explains.

Being a student, what worries Albert is that the cost of living in Bangalore is rather high. However, he does see the direct relationship between the development in the city and the increased cost.

Albert thinks: “Expats in Bangalore have no problem adjusting here because there is so much to do in the city. There are innumerable restaurants, each catering to the different taste buds of the people who live here. Bangalore has all the big brands and so many malls that expats would hardly ever miss home.”

It isn't surprising that the weather is what Albert likes most about Bangalore. “The weather suits people who move into the country from almost any part of the world,” he believes.

Unlike most other expats, Albert doesn't like the pub culture of Bangalore.

In his free time, Albert enjoys shopping, catching up on a movie and visiting lakes around the city. He plans to stay on in the city for a few more years and complete his MBA as well.