As I write this, I am on my way into Tokyo via the Narita Express, having just arrived from Bangalore through Singapore.
Although most of my trip was spent in a meeting room managing system testing for my current project based in Japan, the long rides to work through Bangalore traffic and backroads and the few chances outside of work exploring Bangalore and Trivandrum provided an exciting first glimpse of India's linkage with globalization and related growing pains.
While a number of advanced technology parks and campuses in Bangalore plot an aggressive growth strategy for the future, gathering a number of resources to keep pace, the surrounding public and private infrastructural development is woefully behind and often scarily disorganized. With more and more people rushing to opportunities created by investment in Bangalore tech operations, city planners will have to not just keep pace, but also think far in advance of how infrastructure will be able to accommodate these trends. It is already far enough behind that an innovative transformation on par with the city's tech transformation is needed, in my opinion.
I look forward to keeping tabs on these developments through the relationships I have further built with my Indian colleagues these past two weeks.