In a 2019 study, India was listed as the country with some of the worst traffic congestion in the world – in fact, four of its cities ranked among the top ten most congested. This meant residents living in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune and New Delhi were spending anywhere between 190 hours and 243 hours more in traffic a year than the rest of us.
That is, as the study drily reminded readers, a lot of time that could be spent watching Game of Thrones.
Southeast Asia has come to know and love Grab, a super app that has become an extension of daily life. Today, Grab offers transport, food, package deliveries, mobile payments and financial services to over 36 million users across countries. Founded in just 2011, the company is reportedly valued at $14 billion – an impressive feat achieved in less than 10 years, and in an industry and region as competitive as theirs.