DELHI—Bengaluru is often described as India’s Silicon Valley. But tech news recently has been eclipsed by reports of the odd-looking, snow-like flakes that began descending on the city in September

The flakes turned out to be toxic froth emanating from Bellandur Lake, southern Indian city’s largest body of water

“The floating foam felt dirty and caused itching,” said Sanchita Jha, a 27-year-old software engineer. “I was embarrassed and angry. People were wondering if this was indeed the IT capital of the country.”

Jha began an online petition on the website, asking officials to clean up the dying lake Read more…

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India’s Silicon Valley is covered in a toxic foam