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Bengaluru: Will the city now be called ‘TecHalli’ instead of ‘silicon valley of India’?

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In Kannada, Halli means village and the identify actually interprets to tech village.

Bengaluru has been often known as ‘Silicon Valley of India’ for a very long time and now a brand new identify has been coined for the town. Enterprise tycoon Anand Mahindra and Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani have chosen a brand new identify for Bengaluru metropolis. The chosen name- TechHalli is anticipated to resonate higher with locals. In Kannada, Halli means village and the identify actually interprets to tech village.

It’s to notice that Anand Mahindra had requested Twitterati to counsel a reputation that can be utilized as the brand new moniker for Bengaluru as an alternative of ‘Silicon Valley of India’. On Saturday, Mahindra took to Twitter and mentioned that Nilekani has agreed to be the co-judge of 4 short-listed entries. They each determined that one entry- TecHalli can be utilized which was submitted by Srinivas P Reddy on Twitter. The opposite three choices shortlisted have been TechPattana, IndTechGram, and IndTechTown.

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Based on a report by The IE, each judges really feel that ‘TecHalli’ is the right identify that can be utilized for Bengaluru. Whereas giving the duty to folks on social media, Mahindra had particularly talked about that the entry ought to cleverly embody the letter ‘H’ in Tech to double use. The winner has been promised a scale duplicate of the Pininfarina H2 Pace automobile by Mahindra.

Whereas some celebrated the brand new moniker for Bengaluru, there have been others who confirmed issues about TecHalli. A netizen mentioned that Silicon Valley is a metaphor and Bengaluru being referred to as TecHalli of India is probably not understood by folks internationally till and until they know the which means of this Kannada phrase. To this, Mahindra replied that it’s time that individuals outdoors India attempt to make an try in understanding the which means of the phrase. He added that there are various individuals who don’t communicate English and initially they may not perceive the which means of Silicon valley as effectively.

In the meantime, the transfer is welcomed by many. To make sure, Bengaluru is residence to many techies and start-ups. Citing Arun Javgal, a employee at an IT agency, the IE report mentioned that individuals within the metropolis join extra to the identify TecHalli than Silicon Valley of India.

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