Over the past three years, I have had occasion to travel around the world, attending conferences and meeting thought leaders in different countries. Maybe 1 should not be surprised, but I always am, when many of the people I talk to are keenly aware of Bangalore. Primarily of course, they see it as the software capital of India. Woefully, they have also picked up stories of its inadequate infrastructure. And yet, whether we like it or not, Bangalore has clearly become one of THE cities of the world.