India’s Silicon Valley

by | Tuesday, August 19, 2008

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.

Topics related to this post: Conference | Fun | India | Personal

A few randomly selected blog posts…

New course: Creativity in teaching & learning

Announcing a new online course for the fall semester 2008:Creativity in teaching and learning Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently… You can praise them, disagree...

Sita sings the blues

I have been following Nina Paley's career for a while now. I first found out about her through the now defunct Desi website, badmash.com and have tracked her website off and on. Nina is an amazing animator and her best work is devoted to the Indian epic The Ramayana...

Goodbye 2020 (whew), welcome 2021

Goodbye 2020 (whew), welcome 2021

2020 has been a heck of a year... and maybe in hindsight (hindsight, of course, being 2020) it will all make sense. But, I think we can all agree that it is time to let it go. A lot has changed this past year but one tradition we wanted to keep alive was the short...

Palindromes in video and poetry

Leigh Wolf just sent me a link to this extremely creative YouTube video. The funny thing is that I had seen this a while ago but I didn't get it. Of course now that Leigh explained it to me, it seems so obvious. Anyway, the narration is crafted in such a way that it...

EduSummIT 2015: Summary Report

EDUsummIT 2015 (International Summit on ICT in Education) is a global knowledge building community of researchers, educational practitioners, and policy makers committed to supporting the effective integration of research and practice in the field of ICT in...

Silly me: Narrated poems for our crazy times

Silly me: Narrated poems for our crazy times

Shreya and I created a video a few months back consisting of a series of narrated poems written by her (and to be fair, a few by me as well ). It was just a fun, pandemic-related project created for the Sun Devil Learning Labs (SDLL). These labs were a streaming...

Perfect Vacuum (OR who wrote this poem?)

Perfect Vacuum (OR who wrote this poem?)

I was cleaning out my drafts folder and came across this poem. I liked it. A lot. It has my sensibility. My sense of whimsy. But I DO NOT remember writing it. Nor do I remember finding it somewhere and copying it into an email. There is no author attributed - which...

East Lansing in the NYTimes

Olivia Judson has a great column in the NYTimes about evolution. Today's column titled "Stop the mutants" is a thought experiment on how evolution would fare if all mutations were to magically stop. It is an interesting article, and in keeping with her previous...

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *