Monday, April 26, 2004

Global Village

This is not about Marshal McLuhan's theory but the new IT park that has come up on Mysore Road, just 12 kilometers from Vidhana Soudha, half the distance it takes to reach Whitefield or Electronics City. Spread over 100 acres in what many would consider a less than upmarket location for an IT park, the park is actually green with a mango and coconut orchard inside it unlike the artificial landscaping and glass and chrome that dominate IT edifices in the city. Mid-sized IT services companies like Ivega and Kshema (Just acquired by Mphasis) have occupied the park for year but its first high-profile occupant Mindtree will be moving in this September. Easily accessibly from the numerous residential localities on the eastern side of Bangalore, hopefully this park will help the area emerge as a much needed counter-magnet to the chaotic west and south where the city's "IT Corridor" lies.


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