Nov 1, 2014: IT city Bangalore is in the news these days for all the wrong reasons. Children are sexually abused even within the premises of schools. Hate crime and racial abuse are on the rise. Women are increasingly feeling unsafe. Garbage is strewn all over the city as civic authorities are running around in circles. Roads have turned into death traps, thanks to numerous potholes. Localities get submerged and roads get inundated after one heavy downpour. Children get washed away in overflowing storm water drains. Patients in hospitals suffer as doctors go on strike. Traffic snarls on roads continue. Metro Rail work is going on at a painfully slow pace. Public transport is inadequate. Auto rickshaws are a law unto themselves. Footpaths are missing. Pedestrians and cyclists don’t exist for city planners. Green cover is diminishing. Corruption is at a high in all government departments dealing with public. Vested interests are out to grab government land. Lakes are being encroached upon. Slums have mushroomed. Bulldozers are ready to raze heritage buildings. The list of woes is unending.