I'm now in Bangalore. It's been interesting couple of weeks. I'm now in a place where I can get settled in. Met a Sikh guy who's into computers and international travelling and education on the plane here. Very fluent in English. Also met briefly a young Indian mother with a child on her lap in the plane. Didn't get to talk to her much though. Found it interesting that she sang in English to her child and sang the song "if you're happy and you know it, clap your hands."
Wow! I guess English is well-known in this part of the world, even if it isn't generally the heart language of the people.