It’s been very long since I changed the theme for Tech Bangalore. In the long run there was too much legacy, unwanted code with the old theme which made the site lot slow! It was easier to switch to new theme rather fixing issues with the old one!
Since this is a fresh new theme without any unwanted code, site is instantly faster. But, that wouldn’t affect the speed of the website for a large extent. It’s the server which hosts the website which should be faster. From today Tech Bangalore is hosted on E2Enetworks servers which has datacenter in New Delhi. Everything put together site is quite faster now!