The Great Marathahalli Traffic Jam

The infamous traffic jam at Marathahalli under the bridge on the Ring Road on a pleasant rainy evening. Marathahalli is one of the worst places in Bangalore, a concrete jungle with perennial traffic jams, narrow roads, crowded everything, polluted air and bad infrastructure. The jam pictured below is a common everyday occurrence but people are cool about it. They will not let go of their cars even if it meant the end of the World. It is a privilege being stuck in a jam in your OWN car, no?

(Sorry for the picture quality, mobile camera phone)

Prestige Shantiniketan – Humongous!

The Imposing towers of the Prestige Shantiniketan apartment complex at Whitefield, Bangalore, on a gloomy morning seen from the railway tracks that run parallel to it. What is seen here is only a small part of the complex which has 24 towers like these, a commercial complex and a mall as well. There are 3000 houses in this mini-city and the entire complex spreads over 105 acres. Conveniently located diagonally opposite to ITPL, sandwiched between the ITPL main road and the Bangalore – Jolarpettai Railway line (Location of Prestige Shantiniketan). Sounds nice, but given a choice, I would never want to live in a concrete jungle like this one… Far too claustrophobic.