India’s Silicon Valley

I arrived at Bangalore (now known as Bangaluru) this afternoon. Bangaluru is known as India’s Silicon valley and this my first time here. I am here for a conference (as described here).

Incidentally, Bangalore is also on its way to becoming a word in the English language.

To be Bangalored is to have one’s job outsourced (and since Bangalore was one of the first Indian cities to be the center of a lot of outsourcing it received the dubious honor of becoming a verb). This phrase received a boost when John Kerry used it during the last US presidential contest. More about this here.

I hope to blog more frequently since now I now have a more consistent internet access – something that has been difficult to find the past couple of days.

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