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FRONTLINE/WORLD . India - Hole in the Wall . The Story | PBS
Sugata Mitra set up a web browser in kiosk mode in a slum. Amazing results.
kids  education  india 
september 2008 by gnat
Indian property | Lights on, nobody home | Economist.com
The shocking figure in this Indian real estate bust stor is that inflation has tipped 12% in recent weeks.
india  economics 
august 2008 by gnat
The Coming Death Of Indian Outsourcing - Forbes.com
"Meanwhile, the workforce is getting comfortable in their cubicle chairs, just as the turkey gets comfortable before Thanksgiving." There's a hell of an agenda in this article. Only one negative number is cited (US:India cost going from 5:1 to 3:1)
economics  india  business 
march 2008 by gnat
Pregnancy becomes latest job outsourced to India - USATODAY.com
surrogate mothers are paid ~$4500 (four years' income) and there's medical supervision and care.
bio  india 
january 2008 by gnat
The car industry | Not for the faint-hearted | Economist.com
Tata one of the finalists in the running to buy Jaguar and Land Rover. A sign of the times.
india  england  business 
november 2007 by gnat
Piggyfrogging
"India and China's precocious economies have done more piggybacking than leapfrogging. An economist finds much to laud. A country should face the risks and frustrations of invention only when it has no easier route to economic progress."
economics  innovation  china  india 
november 2007 by gnat
Onions draw tears again in Maharashtra- Hindustan Times
Onion prices are a hot-button issue, with governments often falling because of rising prices.[...] Onion is an important economic indicator, one of the five foods whose prices influence the inflation rate. Rising onion prices => rise for other essentials.
india  food  politics  economics 
october 2007 by gnat
Asia's skills shortage | Capturing talent | Economist.com
China has 70k fewer lawyers than California, shortfall of 500k professionals by 2010, India 1st year sweng makes $45k/yr, in 2006 1M Chinese went to study o'seas 70% stayed there, HR manager in Shanghai makes $250k/yr, wages rising above inflation
china  india  economics 
august 2007 by gnat
Outsourcing | External affairs | Economist.com
Wipro opening software development centres in Austin, Raleigh, and Richmond. Outsourcing jobs to ... America? Part of an interesting article on outsourcing: "gains-sharing" cost models, "intellectual arbitrage" euphemism, single-digit industry growth.
economics  india  usa 
july 2007 by gnat
Fou Camp 2005 - Jace’s Pages
Indian FOO Camp-style event
india  foo 
july 2005 by gnat
Gnunify '05
Indian FLOSS conference
india 
march 2005 by gnat
Q&A: Author of <i>Dude, Did I Steal Your Job?</i> sounds off - Computerworld
predicts Indian programmers will stay in India in 5 years, as job opptys there will be as good as in US
india 
march 2005 by gnat

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