Bengaluru: Shop owners in Bengaluru are facing twin challenges at the same time. Bengaluru civic body has asked them to replace their sign boards which does not have 60 percent in Kannada within a fortnight.
On other side techies have asked sign boards to be written in a language they are familiar like C programming language, otherwise they would boycott those shops.
“Now in 40 percent space available I have to write my shop name in C about which I have no idea,” said Nagesh, a chai-sutta vendor working in front of Manyata tech park.
Nagesh told us how he faced challenges on same language when he was working in front of another IT park in outer ring road for which he had to change his shop here.
“No one bought cigarette from my earlier shop because I could not speak in C, whereas neighbor shop owner spoke in fluent C,” said Nagesh.
Helpless Nagesh requested techies to help him. “Then one of them gave me a book called Let Us C written by some Yashwant Kanetakar Ji. Thoda english mujhe bhi pata hai. I thought Let us C will have something interesting to see. Kya boring book hai, eak bhi picture nahin kaun padh ta hai aissa book”.
He asked same techie, have you read this book? He said, “NO, he relies on Google for his need, bola sab mil jaata hai udhar, you can try”.
Nagesh searched in Google, asked ‘Ok Google’ as well as ‘Alexa’ to tell what would be ‘Nagaesh Paan Shop’ name in C.
“Sab Budbak hai, no one has answer for my simple query. Last option, Quora mein ask kiya hoon, hope someone will answer me, otherwise I would go to my home town to do something else”, he said.