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Watch: Eight 'Peak Bengaluru' Moments That Caught Our Attention

Bengaluru has its very own social media trend called 'peak Bengaluru moment', where netizens share seemingly bizarre instances that happen on a daily in the city.

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Tanya Savkoor
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Bride ditches traffic woes, opts for metro | Image: @ForeverBLRU; Temperatures rise in the city | Image: Skymet Weather Team

With tech geeks exchanging startup pitches over a cup of filter kaapi (coffee) and the cacophony of honking vehicles jammed for hours, Bengaluru has embraced some quintessential niche happenings to its identity. Flooding social media as 'peak Bengaluru moments', these happenings narrate the everyday stories that the city gets to witness in the contemporary age. Although these instances might seem bizarre to people elsewhere, they have become a common occurrence in Bengaluru, becoming a viral meme.

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Netizens share their versions of peak Bengaluru moments almost every day, giving social media a good laugh. Here are five 'peak Bengaluru moments' that caught our attention recently. 

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The following list is not in a particular order.

Weather woes: Who put Nazar on Bengaluru?

With temperatures soaring over 30° Celsius this summer, Bengalureans are left pining for the once breezy and relaxing weather. Some pockets of the city are even facing an acute shortage of water. Now, netizens are conspiring that somebody had 'put a nazar' on Bengaluru's widely-known greenery and tranquil climate. 

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Cab driver distributes chocolates to passengers after RCB's first win

In a wholesome post on X, a Bengalurean shared that his cab driver gave him chocolates to celebrate the maiden win of Royal Challengers Bangalore in a premier league. On March 17, RCB fans cheered "Ee sala cup namdu!" (the cup is ours this time) for the first time in the league's 17-year history as RCB beat Delhi Capitals by 8 wickets in the WPL 2024 finals. 

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When the virtual world transcends into real life

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Images: @theceosahab (L); Ayush Pranav (R)

A man was recently spotted sporting an Apple Vision Pro VR headset while enjoying a solo coffee date in the city. His hand gestures showed that he was seemingly engrossed in an interaction with the virtual realm, showing the endless possibilities that the tech world has for people. 

Recently, tech entrepreneur Varun Mayya was also seen wearing VR headsets while out and about on the streets of Bengaluru. A picture of the incident posted by a netizen named Ayush Pranav went viral on social media. 

Stuck in traffic for hours, a bride took the metro to reach her wedding venue: 

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A woman decked up in an ostentatious saree and jewellery took the Bengaluru metro to attend a wedding-- her own! In a viral video on social media, it was explained that the bride was stuck in traffic for hours, after which she and her bridal troupe ditched the car and chose to reach the venue via the metro, right in time for the big ceremony.

Woman Hunts Roommate By Creating Dating App Profiles For Flat 

A woman found a genius use for dating apps by creating a profile for her flat to find a roommate. Karuna Tata posted about her innovative idea on X (Twitter), saying, "Well nothing worked, so I am really hoping for a change with this personal touch this time." The post got widely shared, with many Bengalureans understanding Tata's pain of finding a roommate.

Ex-Girlfriend Chaat Shop (Not 'Chat'. Don't Get Too Excited)

A snack shop in Bengaluru won overall marketing enthusiasts with its hilarious name, 'Ex-Girlfriend Bangarpete Chaats.' A picture of the hoarding was posted to the X handle, @peakbengaluru, with the caption, 'Looking to chat about your breakup? Fear no more.' The post has gone viral over social media and also made headlines in the local news.

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Auto Driver Advertises His Finance YouTube Channel

In another peak Bengaluru moment, a woman posted a photo of an advertisement stuck to the back of the driver's seat in an auto. The advertisement was for the driver's YouTube channel where he breaks down finance and investment topics in Kannada. In the wholesome X (Twitter) post, the woman said that she loved his marketing technique and shared his YouTube link to her social media.

Bengaluru Traffic Police Warns Of 'Phone Zombies'

Bengaluru City Traffic Police grabbed eyeballs with a witty signboard alerting people about 'phone zombies'. The signboard was not the usual attempt to warn people against using their phones on the street, but rather a witty way to alert drivers of pedestrians who are engrossed in their devices. 

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