Friday, February 09, 2007


In this week's Digital Planet:

As part of the BBC's special series of programmes from India, India Rising, the Digital Planet team this week visit Kolkata or Calcutta as it was previously known. The City is marketing itself as the next big destination for IT growth, but it seems an unlikely rival to Bangalore. As the Capital of the Communist governed state of West Bengal Kolkata sees frequent strikes and public protests, and with every stereotype of Indian poverty evident on its streets it seem a less than attractive destination for potential investors. Gareth speaks to some companies who have already set up shop here, he also looks at how the city's ancient tea auctions are being modernised with digital technology and gets an insight into Kolkata's blogging scene.

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