Space .... the final frontier
There is simply not enough of it in Bangalore! This became evident to me very quickly during my morning and evening commute to/from work. Rush hour in Bangalore is from 9AM to 8PM. The distance between my guest house and the office is about 2km (1.2 miles for all my "we hate the metric system" friends in the US). On a good day (about once in a year), I can do this commute in 15 minutes. On a bad day (about 364 days in a year), this can take upto 40 minutes.
Being in traffic is an exhilarating experience and really gets your juices going in the morning. Cars drive within an inch of each other and within half an inch of pedestrians! Nobody has the right of way. The city has grown faster than it ever anticipated and the infrastructure is definitely playing catch up. On a positive note, there is a ton of road construction underway, a new metro is supposed to be coming up soon and there is planned expansion in the works. Another 20 years, and you will not be able to recognize the city!!!