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city for CSE prep - Bhopal V/s Bhubaneswar

i am looking for an affordable city to stay and start preparing for CSE exam right away. i work as a independent trader(share market) and have the liberty to work from any city. i make around 25-30k pm(+-5k).
currently i was in delhi but due to some huge losses made in recent times this city is no longer affordable for me. i have looked for various options and have zeroed onto the cities
1. bhopal and 2 bhubaneswar.

while both of these cities are more affordable as compared to delhi. i have no real experience of them, i have never been to any of these cities. i want to learn from the members of the forum who are/have been residents of these cities to share their general experience about these cities, as to which one would be suitable.

i have finished my coaching and no longer need the coaching, only requirement would be availability of average medical facilities and a affordable house rent condition. with decent internet availability in the area.

No Smoking
Occasional Drinking

@deb007 @GaddarPak @ppun @ganganarayan sirs kindly provide some info about odisha and Cse culture there.

@Jaime_Lannister @amargupta @rahulkej can you throw some light on cse culture in bhopal please.

thank you all in advance.
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  • If there is any other affordable city (not in southern india-would be difficult to adjust food habits)
  • Hyderabad is great for civils prep after Delhi. pretty affordable accommodation can be found,Here there is some civils culture too. Don't worry about food, you can have best of both worlds here. I am guessing this would be a better option compared to Bhopal or Bhubaneshwar. You should be looking to stay at ashoknagar/gandhingar/ domalguda areas
  • andysai said:

    Hyderabad is great for civils prep after Delhi. pretty affordable accommodation can be found,Here there is some civils culture too. Don't worry about food, you can have best of both worlds here. I am guessing this would be a better option compared to Bhopal or Bhubaneshwar. You should be looking to stay at ashoknagar/gandhingar/ domalguda areas

    hyderabad is pretty expensive as far as i know. infra wise it would be a much better choice than bhopal or bhubaneswar but, can a decent standard of living be expected with in hand monthly income of 25k..?
  • Bhopal is quite affordable in 25k..or more i would say more than enough. Environment for civils is gaining mommentum day by day. KSG has a branch here.
    But only one good library and that too in one corner of city. If u could study at room then good.
    Not much traffic,bhopal is very peaceful
    Never Out of Fight
  • Bhopal is quite affordable in 25k..or more i would say more than enough. Environment for civils is gaining mommentum day by day. KSG has a branch here.
    But only one good library and that too in one corner of city. If u could study at room then good.
    Not much traffic,bhopal is very peaceful

    i have finished my coaching sir and won't be requiring any further coaching for cse. only requirement is a decent peaceful room where one can study in a peaceful environment in a locality where decent internet connection is available(to carry out my business). interaction with aspirants would be an added benefit, but nothing one an't live without. for that matter forumias is also a good alternative.
  • i am looking for an affordable city to stay and start preparing for CSE exam right away. i work as a independent trader(share market) and have the liberty to work from any city. i make around 25-30k pm(+-5k).
    currently i was in delhi but due to some huge losses made in recent times this city is no longer affordable for me. i have looked for various options and have zeroed onto the cities
    1. bhopal and 2 bhubaneswar.

    while both of these cities are more affordable as compared to delhi. i have no real experience of them, i have never been to any of these cities. i want to learn from the members of the forum who are/have been residents of these cities to share their general experience about these cities, as to which one would be suitable.

    i have finished my coaching and no longer need the coaching, only requirement would be availability of average medical facilities and a affordable house rent condition. with decent internet availability in the area.

    No Smoking
    Occasional Drinking

    @deb007 @GaddarPak @ppun @ganganarayan sirs kindly provide some info about odisha and Cse culture there.

    @Jaime_Lannister @amargupta @rahulkej can you throw some light on cse culture in bhopal please.

    thank you all in advance.

    Dnt know nothing of Bhopal..but Bhubaneswar, my city is a luxury for a healthy life style and preparation..u if stay at brmunda, sahid nagar, satya nagar, rasulgarh, kalpana, master canteen and other areas near by..thn u wl get a handy package of resouces for ur future preparation...
    Accomodation is not so costly but i guarantee u there is no rush & lesser pollution..a vry frndly atmosphere u wl find here vry cooperativ people..coaching classes are newly established but stake holders r vry energetic and passionate...
    Food is simply healthy & brilliant..capital, kalinga, apollo, sum, aiims hospitals r close to d residential areas..
    Apart from that Bhubnswr is d 1st smart city in india..
  • edited November 2016
    @snowdenfan Now coming to cse culture..everywhere aspirants make their own culture & create/find their own atmosphere..only thing matters who u are and what r u gonna do..compared to delhi less people prepare here for upsc cse, but their potential is same as that of delhites..u just have to find thm and join thm..thats how bhubnswr breathes... :)
  • @snowdenfan Now coming to cse culture..everywhere aspirants make their own culture & create/find their own atmosphere..only thing matters who u are and what r u gonna do..compared to delhi less people prepare here for upsc cse, but their potential is same as that of delhites..u just have to find thm and join thm..thats how bhubnswr breathes... :)

    thank you for the kind input. peaceful environment is a must. lately i have started developing dislike for delhi. come from a small town(ranchi) and have never preferred this metro culture(too much rush and exploitation). i was looking for a normal tier2 city.

    how much a simple 1bhk flat would cost..!!

    i must say you have a very good approach towards cse sir :)
  • edited November 2016
    @snowdenfan bro our odisha thread address-
    http://discuss.forumias.com/discussion/11901/opsc-civil-service-2015/p523
    Bdw u r from dhoni state..marvellous.. :)
  • @snowdenfan bro our odisha thread address-
    http://discuss.forumias.com/discussion/11901/opsc-civil-service-2015/p523
    Bdw u r from dhoni state..marvellous.. :)

    yes sir i am from cap cool's city itself. :#
  • edited November 2016
    i wl add to what bhai @ganganarayan said... accomodation is definitely 2k less than that of Delhi..1BHK wl cost 5000-6000₹ in the city. PGs are also available. Food is gud n plentily avaible. Breakfast u wl find everywhere on road, unlike Delhi/Noida...n bilive me u wl njoy the morning roadside foods here...I hv been in Noida for 2.8 yrs... Pollution is less...traffic is very very less as compared to Delhi...Climate is OK, but in summer u wl need an AC, its very hot out here.transport cost n availability is fine. Ola/Uber r runing fine... bt no metros here :D ..bbsr flight costs r relatively more than other cities...I was working in Delhi..now in Bbsr..if my cost of living jn Delhi was X ...now it has reduced to 0.3X :D


    pl ask if ne more info reqd. Gdluck
  • @snowdenfan bro our odisha thread address-
    http://discuss.forumias.com/discussion/11901/opsc-civil-service-2015/p523
    Bdw u r from dhoni state..marvellous.. :)

    han bhala karicha...pila ta ku dakila aau chaa bara piaji dela na nahi taku??? :D
  • edited November 2016
    @ppun I hav never been to delhi..but once visited kolkata for intellgnc bureau intrvw in white shrt and black pank with a black tie..charo aur sirf ladki hi ladki..ladko ke naamo nishan vi nhi tha..evn those grls were far smarter than me..mein waha station par hi baith ke ro pada... :'( :'( mujhe metro ka definition tab pata chala..
  • @ppun I hav never been to delhi..but once visited kolkata for intellgnc bureau intrvw in white shrt and black pank with a black tie..charo aur sirf ladki hi ladki..ladko ke naamo nishan vi nhi tha..evn those grls were far smarter than me..mein waha station par hi baith ke ro pada... :'( :'( mujhe metro ka definition tab pata chala..

    hahahhahhaahha
  • metros r very helpful in Delhi
  • edited November 2016
    Piche se ek awaz ayi..age badhiye na !!..
    Me andar hi andar bol rha tha..saali apna jajpur aa..waha dekh lunga.. :D :D
  • ppun said:

    metros r very helpful in Delhi

    Kahe ka helful vai..roji roti ka mara sab tambu daal ke baithe he waha.. :D
  • andysai said:

    Hyderabad is great for civils prep after Delhi. pretty affordable accommodation can be found,Here there is some civils culture too. Don't worry about food, you can have best of both worlds here. I am guessing this would be a better option compared to Bhopal or Bhubaneshwar. You should be looking to stay at ashoknagar/gandhingar/ domalguda areas

    hyderabad is pretty expensive as far as i know. infra wise it would be a much better choice than bhopal or bhubaneswar but, can a decent standard of living be expected with in hand monthly income of 25k..?
    1 BHK in the hub costs at max 10 k, most 1 BHK cost around 7-8000. you can even choose from many hostels too, but they have both pros and cons.
    a twin sharing room costs around 8000(food included)
    pros: you need not worry about food, they provide you food thrice plus evening chai. the only botheration is "studying". you have access to all big Delhi names like vision tests, all material
    cons: living conditions are a little poor.
    there is a park and a stadium for physical activities near the hub too. tank bund is a good place for strolls in morning.
  • ppun said:

    metros r very helpful in Delhi

    Kahe ka helful vai..roji roti ka mara sab tambu daal ke baithe he waha.. :D
    are bhai tum Delhi k ek kone se dusre kone jaa sakte ho maximum 1 ghante me...jo ki bus/auto/taxi me gaye to 2-3 ghante tak v lag sakte h peak hrs me......aur cheap v hai bhai
  • @snowdenfan


    hey snowden ka pankha bro, bhopal gotted to be a good optionalwa for u. gott a room near to MP nagar or saket nagar. u bill also get daaru shop their bro.
  • Piche se ek awaz ayi..age badhiye na !!..
    Me andar hi andar bol rha tha..saali apna jajpur aa..waha dekh lunga.. :D :D

    bhai bada politely bola gaya aapse to. yaha gurgaon delhi mei to gali dete ya dhakka maar k nikal jate log aage. badhiye jaise shabd sunne ko to kaan taras gaye. :D
  • @snowdenfan


    hey snowden ka pankha bro, bhopal gotted to be a good optionalwa for u. gott a room near to MP nagar or saket nagar. u bill also get daaru shop their bro.

    >:) o:) iski jarurat month mei 1-2 baar h padti hai.
  • @ppun I hav never been to delhi..but once visited kolkata for intellgnc bureau intrvw in white shrt and black pank with a black tie..charo aur sirf ladki hi ladki..ladko ke naamo nishan vi nhi tha..evn those grls were far smarter than me..mein waha station par hi baith ke ro pada... :'( :'( mujhe metro ka definition tab pata chala..

    haha. aapko job to mil gai na..!!
  • @ppun I hav never been to delhi..but once visited kolkata for intellgnc bureau intrvw in white shrt and black pank with a black tie..charo aur sirf ladki hi ladki..ladko ke naamo nishan vi nhi tha..evn those grls were far smarter than me..mein waha station par hi baith ke ro pada... :'( :'( mujhe metro ka definition tab pata chala..

    haha. aapko job to mil gai na..!!
    Haha..han vai mil to gayi..appointmnt ltr ane me thoda late ho rha he..rti kiya to bol rhe he "we r not at liberty to answr any of ur queries"..kya kare vai IB he..kuch vi guaranteed nhi he...
  • Piche se ek awaz ayi..age badhiye na !!..
    Me andar hi andar bol rha tha..saali apna jajpur aa..waha dekh lunga.. :D :D

    bhai bada politely bola gaya aapse to. yaha gurgaon delhi mei to gali dete ya dhakka maar k nikal jate log aage. badhiye jaise shabd sunne ko to kaan taras gaye. :D
    hahahaha..magar ye sabd hum pahli bar sune.. :D
  • @ppun I hav never been to delhi..but once visited kolkata for intellgnc bureau intrvw in white shrt and black pank with a black tie..charo aur sirf ladki hi ladki..ladko ke naamo nishan vi nhi tha..evn those grls were far smarter than me..mein waha station par hi baith ke ro pada... :'( :'( mujhe metro ka definition tab pata chala..

    haha. aapko job to mil gai na..!!
    Haha..han vai mil to gayi..appointmnt ltr ane me thoda late ho rha he..rti kiya to bol rhe he "we r not at liberty to answr any of ur queries"..kya kare vai IB he..kuch vi guaranteed nhi he...
    acio2 wala post..!! aachi job hai ib k waise, congratulations :)
  • @snowdenfan haha..han vai acio2..thnk u.. :)
  • edited November 2016
    Yup bro bhopal is one city where even a 15k will be luxury...but you can be comfortable within 11-12 k as you are a non smoker.
    But as a stock trader you should not be so sure of your income..
    Decide your priorities and play smart..so that your place of residence is not determined by your earnings and losses which may be as eratic as monsoon :D
    Whichever place you like..do 1 thing.. pay the landlord advance 5 months rent with a condition of taking back if you shift..it wont be more than 25k..but your losses wont absorb the margins which you saved for your living..
    But I was in bhopal too..Last year isi time gaya tha..
    Do Live at a place where you can find 1 or 2 friends..
    Cant attain you more. Mains near :)
    best wishes
  • Hey snow bro, first please change your names to KrKFan. How dare you wrotted snowden name when Krk is more hero than snowden? you want spanking?


    Now to the point talk. Bubaneshwar is a bad optional like one of our bro has saided. It is hot and humid too much... Bhopal is a nice place... I was there on invitation for some charity function of Being Krk Foundation.

    But if you wanted more chip accommodatoin then you can tries Allahabad and Lucknow. These place is goods and you getted Hindu regularly.

    About a year journey, and so please take special care of climate of the town and city. Not all is cools like me to survive in heat of Delhi. Hot and humid waather makes us too much lazy. not good for health and books.

    There4, i spake.

    @snowdenfan
    Ramesh. Suresh. Rakesh. Ramesh. Suresh. Rakesh
  • Hey snow bro, first please change your names to KrKFan. How dare you wrotted snowden name when Krk is more hero than snowden? you want spanking?


    Now to the point talk. Bubaneshwar is a bad optional like one of our bro has saided. It is hot and humid too much... Bhopal is a nice place... I was there on invitation for some charity function of Being Krk Foundation.

    But if you wanted more chip accommodatoin then you can tries Allahabad and Lucknow. These place is goods and you getted Hindu regularly.

    About a year journey, and so please take special care of climate of the town and city. Not all is cools like me to survive in heat of Delhi. Hot and humid waather makes us too much lazy. not good for health and books.

    There4, i spake.

    @snowdenfan

    dhanyawaad krk babu.

    i don't have any problem with tropic climate it is the cold that troubles me. allahabad and lucknow do not sound nice. up has election season 2017 and things tend to get ugly and noisy.
    thanks for the concern health is a top priority that is why i enquired for medical facilities beforehand.
    i don't read thehindu i find it extremely biased and horrible. visionias pdfs and businessstandard is sufficient for me combined with a few websites(civilsdaily etc).

    thank you for the input. :)
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