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Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Anti-Hype about Bangalore....for a change!!

For the past couple of months I have been criticising the fact that Bangalore became the IT-capital of the country, and have even predicted a reversal.

Well, Premji has started the trend, going by this article - Wipro set to look beyond Bangalore. I'm sure others will follow suit.

I see this as a good sign for all non-metros in India. IT companies will probably spread their operations across 5-6 cities instead of concentrating too much on one place. To be fair to Bangalore, I am sure any other city would have creaked the same way, faced by such an rapid growth.

It seems as if the future of IT also belongs to Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, Delhi and Kochi.

One name that Premji has missed out is Navi Mumbai.