Some of my thoughts: these things have been in my mind for quite a long time..probably since i moved to bangalore for my job and settled here after marriage as my husband too worked here. i have never felt lonely before coming here. but that's the only feeling i used to get in bangalore and even after 13 years of being here, i still feel the same. i have never found friendly neighbours. yes, when we meet our neighbours in common areas like corridors, playarea or lifts, we do greet each other saying hi. but then, the personal touch is missing. it's very formal. yes, IT has brought with it economic upliftment of many families. but then, something very vital for life called friendliness, helping each other etc. seem to have really gone. with in-laws not alive, sick and old parents, no sibling here and my mother tongue being tamil and not knowing hindi, with a single child, i really dread what kind of happiness i give my child. or even what kind of happiness we have in life. i don't know if i am alone in thinking like this. but then everybody seems to keep to themselves. just going out in their car in weekends to malls. of course, they have their parents visiting them often. but then for people like us, we don't seem to have life in this metro.