INDIA TIMES -- "Bangalore, which grew under the shadow of America's Silicon Valley, has finally overtaken its parent. Today, Bangalore stands ahead of the Bay Area, with a lead of 20,000 techies."
It was bound to happen as hundreds of Indians reached the end of their contracts in a post-9/11 world. It simply got too weird to stay in the US when neighbours could inform authorities they thought you overstayed. After HP consolidated operations, huge swaths of contractors were left with no job security as their jobs dried up. Better to return to base and sort out a real job near your family. As the Economic Times points out, "tech giants such as Cisco, Intel, IBM, Oracle and i2 relocated some of their Indian tech workers."
Satya Prakash Singh -- "Finally, B'lore beats Silicon Valley"