‘TecHalli’: Anand Mahindra, Nandan Nilekani select new title for Bengaluru


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Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani and Mahindra group chairman Anand Mahindra.

Mahindra group chairman Anand Mahindra and Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani have zeroed in on ‘TecHalli’ as the brand new title for Bengaluru, days after the previous requested the Twitterati to counsel new a title for the tech metropolis, as a substitute of calling it the ‘Silicon Valley of India’.

Taking to Twitter on Saturday, Anand Mahindra stated, “Now we have a consequence @NandanNilekani who agreed to be a co-judge shortlisted 4 entries after which we each converged on one entry from people who we thought was probably the most acceptable. And the winner is (Drumroll please) ‘TecHalli’ submitted by @SrinivasPReddy.”

What’s TecHalli?

Explaining why he feels that ‘TecHalli’ is the proper identify for Bengaluru, Anand Mahindra stated the entry cleverly put the ‘H’ in Tech to double use.

“By capitalising the ‘H’ he drew consideration to ‘Halli’ that means village/place in Kannada. So we now go from Silcon Valley to TecHalli! Srini, DM@MahindraRise your mailing deal with to obtain a mannequin Pininfarina H2 Pace automotive,” Anand Mahindra stated.

He additionally replied to the Twitterati who stated that many wouldn’t know the that means of ‘TecHalli’.

One person tweeted, “Good and congratulations to the winner. However Silicon Valley is a metaphor and when u say TecHalli of India internationally, nobody will perceive what it means except they know Kannada.”

To this, Anand Mahindra replied, “Properly it is time they made an try to grasp what it means. A lot of the world would not communicate English and did not initially perceive what Silicon Valley meant both.”

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Welcoming the brand new identify, one other person stated that Bengaluru was a ‘Halli’ (village) as soon as upon a time earlier than remodeling right into a Silicon Valley.

“So TecHalli is a reminder to all of us that we must always not overlook our roots,” he stated.

On Tuesday, Anand Mahindra had thrown up the problem on Twitter by asking the Twitterati to offer a brand new title to Bengaluru, as a substitute of calling it the ‘Silicon Valley of India’.

In a sequence of tweets, Anand Mahindra had stated that he was not ‘thrilled’ with the town (Bengaluru) being known as the ‘Silicon Valley of India’.

The discourse began after Mahindra tweeted a information article that said that continuous Bengaluru-San Francisco flight is prone to resume from June 10.

The way it started to counsel identify for India’s excessive tech metropolis 

“A Shuttle between 2 Excessive tech Valleys! Like many, I am not thrilled by Bengaluru being known as ‘Silicon Valley of India’. Too spinoff & ‘wannabe’. What do you assume can be a superb, authentic title for India’s Excessive-Tech capital? Have not had a caption competitors for some time,” he stated in a tweet.

“The one that provides the most effective title for Bengaluru stands to win a particular prize picked by him,” he stated.

In one other tweet saying the prize for the most effective caption, Anand Mahindra posted an image of a scale reproduction of the Pininfarina’s H2 Pace automotive and wrote, “So this is a variation on the caption competitions. That is the reward for the one that sends in what I really feel is the most effective urged new title for Bengaluru instead of Silicon Valley of India.”

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