India’s Silicon Valley, the ‘Back-end of the world’ or simply a ‘Start-up hub’, call it what you will, but Namma Bengaluru’s penchant for technology and innovation remains undisputed. It is the city where you ‘Swiggy’ your meals and ‘Dunzo’ parcels across town. This happy place, despite traffic jams, was going about its business till COVID-19 struck. Bengaluru Urban and Rural have been declared Red Zones, and the lockdown has brought the city to its knees. Its streets are deserted, shops operate for limited hours and cops patrol the city to ensure no one steps out. But, this descent into silence has not dampened the spirits of the city’s entrepreneurs.
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