In Hyderabad, the law school is about an hour and a half away from the city center. In Bangalore, I'm staying about an hour and a half away from the law school (more on that later). This means long journeys by car, as non-auto public transportation is either non-existent or impossible for a short-timer to learn to use.
I know you've probably heard this, but I'll confirm it: traffic in Indian cities is fearsome. At least that has been my experience so far (and I don't expect Calcutta or Delhi to be better). The roads are filled with cars, busses, motor scooters, motorcycles, taxi rickshaws (see photo), trucks, donkey carts, oxen-drawn carts, bicycles, and (surprisingly) pedestrians.
I've tried to capture the chaos in a photo, but so far haven't been able to do it justice. This is the best I have to date: