Knowledge hub in the dark ages?

Posted: June 11, 2010 in Uncategorized

Last week, I came back to Bangalore after a long trip. As I entered into the city, I noticed huge hoardings everywhere welcoming delegates to the ‘Global Investors meet’ to be held in Bangalore. They read something like “Welcome to Bangalore, the knowledge hub of Asia”. Knowledge hub of Asia? Bangalore? Really?  Stuck in chaotic, bumper-to-bumper traffic, I was wondering how Bangalore would stack up against major cities in Asia like Shanghai, Singapore, and many others which have achieved the standards of the developed world long ago;  obviously, Bangalore is no match for them. After treading through the traffic for nearly two and a half hours, I finally reached home at around 7:30PM. And guess what? there was no electricity in our neighborhood. Power cuts have been part of life in Bangalore for quite a while. We can’t even generate enough electricity to keep the lights on in our major cities, but that doesn’t seem to stop us from making grandiose statements like ‘Knowledge hub’, ‘knowledge economy’ etc.,.

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