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What is India's biggest export to the US?

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 01 Mar 2011 1:56 pm

I already knew the answer to this but not the Orchard that is IIT.

http://www.youtube.com/user/digvijaydj# ... Bk4Z4q1fEg

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Postby ksl » Tue, 01 Mar 2011 2:15 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I already knew the answer to this but not the Orchard that is IIT.

http://www.youtube.com/user/digvijaydj# ... Bk4Z4q1fEg
I mention it someplace as India are running many of the US IT groups, they have the worlds best University in developing students I guess some will sit up now and listen. Though getting a place there isn't easy, they normally are spotted at 10 years old :)

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Postby Expat_guy » Tue, 01 Mar 2011 2:31 pm

Middle class people in india are very hardworking, intelligent and ambitious and there are about 400 million of them who can fillup the world with their english and technical knowledge.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 01 Mar 2011 2:53 pm

ksl wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:I already knew the answer to this but not the Orchard that is IIT.

http://www.youtube.com/user/digvijaydj# ... Bk4Z4q1fEg
I mention it someplace as India are running many of the US IT groups, they have the worlds best University in developing students I guess some will sit up now and listen. Though getting a place there isn't easy, they normally are spotted at 10 years old :)


Well, it's good to see you watched the whole clip. :cool:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 01 Mar 2011 3:01 pm

Expat_guy wrote:Middle class people in india are very hardworking, intelligent and ambitious and there are about 400 million of them who can fillup the world with their english and technical knowledge.


Actually, it would seem that IIT is the only University that really matters and has the excellence to be recognized outside of India. Those guys are the cream of the crop and not the "middle class". The rest? They are "ambitious" and they are trying to immigrate to Singapore!

In fact, so many of them the government here brought in is what's causing the backlash now. It's was on the news last night, I believe, that the demographics here now have Indians up from 7.5% to over 9% of the resident population (Citizens & PR's) and that's why the gahmen are being so restrictive. :-|

I wonder how many of our Indian posters here have gone to IIT?

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Postby ksl » Tue, 01 Mar 2011 3:57 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
ksl wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:I already knew the answer to this but not the Orchard that is IIT.

http://www.youtube.com/user/digvijaydj# ... Bk4Z4q1fEg
I mention it someplace as India are running many of the US IT groups, they have the worlds best University in developing students I guess some will sit up now and listen. Though getting a place there isn't easy, they normally are spotted at 10 years old :)


Well, it's good to see you watched the whole clip. :cool:
Yes I did and it opened my eyes too! India has very good growth potential too, and I've been trying to get my hand in, but custom duties are preventing it, for some reason, must find out why! I think its possible they prefer to do their own manufacturing rather than imports, which makes sense.

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Postby Eau2011 » Tue, 01 Mar 2011 6:23 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I wonder how many of our Indian posters here have gone to IIT?


Make a poll. :)

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 01 Mar 2011 7:27 pm

I'm willing to bet those that tick off the regulars AREN'T IIT alumni.

The clip's kinda old, though, by IT standards.

@ksl: the problem with the Indian growth is that a lot of the grads leave India. Damnit; if all those grads stayed in India, just imagine the possibilities.

As a side note, I find it amazing that brainiacs look more-or-less the same all over the world. :P

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Postby curiousgeorge » Thu, 03 Mar 2011 11:01 pm

I thought you were going to make a jab at Harley-Davidson for opening factories in India :D

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Postby milieu » Thu, 03 Mar 2011 11:28 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I wonder how many of our Indian posters here have gone to IIT?


I have, IIT Bombay! :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 03 Mar 2011 11:38 pm

milieu wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:I wonder how many of our Indian posters here have gone to IIT?


I have, IIT Bombay! :)


Assuming you graduated (you wouldn't have told us otherwise!) your post ought to have the birds flocking to you like bee to honey! How have you managed to avoid some girl's parents "Matchmaking" efforts? Probably won't need those other posts "trying to make friends" now. :wink: :cool:

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Fri, 04 Mar 2011 12:47 pm

I stopped watching the clip after 30 seconds when she said "IIT may be the most important university you've never heard of." IIT was already well known 15 years ago in this part of the world.

Reminds me of the TV series Outsourced, with the A team and B team Indian call centre operators. IIT grads are the big-time real world A team.

Nowadays when I call IT helplines, I'm relieved to hear an Indian voice on the line. It always means my problem will be solved quickly and usually on the first attempt, unlike many clueless helpline staff elsewhere in the world. And these aren't even the elite IIT grads, just the average IT savvy ones.

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Postby ksl » Fri, 04 Mar 2011 2:27 pm

Much of the UK government help lines are outsourced to India, these days. though it can be very frustrating, not facing a real person. Most of the offices for customer services have been closed down for such things as utilities, and government services all being outsourced.

I personally find it unacceptable and chaotic to find any real help or direction, other than the free citizens advice, even welfare rights is a disgrace if you have a European problem, with being employed in several Countries. At pension time, you must claim from each and every country you have worked in, as the working life of 45 years is split into percentages if working in Europe.

I have 4 years of unaccountability in UK, because my employer never paid my stamps, declaring I was self employed, payslips show deductions, but company doesn't exist any longer and tax offices are spread all over, if you were employed for a non local company.

All these problems never come to light until you get older, that's when the pensions office start to remind you of the percentage of pension you are getting at retirement.

Any discrepancy in paid stamps is not the tax office problem, though you are offered to pay the unpaid amount before you get a full pension. Complicated chaos.

The worst thing of all, is that if you have worked hard all your life, you get less pension than people on social welfare, as they have their rents paid and are entitled to all the mobility they have swindled.

Which is a new car, tax and insurance every 3 years, It's a bloody disgrace, that my tax has gone to these layabouts.

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 04 Mar 2011 2:41 pm

Wind In My Hair wrote:I stopped watching the clip after 30 seconds when she said "IIT may be the most important university you've never heard of." IIT was already well known 15 years ago in this part of the world.

Reminds me of the TV series Outsourced, with the A team and B team Indian call centre operators. IIT grads are the big-time real world A team.

Nowadays when I call IT helplines, I'm relieved to hear an Indian voice on the line. It always means my problem will be solved quickly and usually on the first attempt, unlike many clueless helpline staff elsewhere in the world. And these aren't even the elite IIT grads, just the average IT savvy ones.


Why would an IIT grad work in a call center when they know they can work in a high-prestige R&D center or financial institution? Our former R&D HR manager here mentioned that he doesn't bother scouting for IIT grads because they're "high-flyers" (his words). And this manager is Indian himself. No offense to call-center employees.

And BTW, call center agents in the Philippines actually undergo accent training to mask their true location. I'm pretty sure a similar practice happens in India.

PS: Outsourced FTW!

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Postby intellectualsmuse » Fri, 04 Mar 2011 2:42 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
milieu wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:I wonder how many of our Indian posters here have gone to IIT?


I have, IIT Bombay! :)


Assuming you graduated (you wouldn't have told us otherwise!) your post ought to have the birds flocking to you like bee to honey! How have you managed to avoid some girl's parents "Matchmaking" efforts? Probably won't need those other posts "trying to make friends" now. :wink: :cool:


IIT Bombay (like most other IITs) has a very bad gender mix, (like 10 women for every 400 guys?) so more often than not most IITB guys were classified as "despos"... atleast while they were studying there ;-) (No offence @ milieu but you know what I mean)

@ Nakatago-Yes, most call centres in India train their agents on accent neutralisation (euphemism for getting them to adopt a Brit/American accent)
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