Tech culture, good weather fuel Bangalore’s startup boom

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What makes Bangalore the startup capital in India? This report explores the reasons why this city is rapidly evolving into the next Silicon Valley of the world.

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India’s video game scene is still in its infancy


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In India, the video game industry is in its infancy. One emerging trend will, if cultivated, revolutionize it. Continue reading

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Finding a haven in Bangalore’s bookstores

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By Kevin Matyi
Becoming a local landmark. Specializing in obscure, hard-to-find titles from centuries past. Fitting hundreds of thousands of books in a tiny storefront. These are the ways that independent bookstores are surviving in Bangalore. Continue reading

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The garment industry tackles India’s social ills

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By Alicia Bermudez and Kevin Matyi Indian Designs, a garment manufacturer with seven factories throughout India, appears to be a model of corporate social responsibility. The clean, airy, well-lit factory at its headquarters in Bangalore employs 2,200 people. In total, … Continue reading

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The inner workings of how your clothes are made

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Photo gallery; see related story on India’s garment industry and its treatment of workers.  

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Craft brewers are making Bangalore a hub for pubs

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Bangalore’s first brewpub, The Biere Club, opened in 2011. Four years later, the city has more than 20 brewpubs in operation with several more on the way. Continue reading

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