[…] Reuters journalists had been writing for some time about how cost-efficient it might be for corporations to take advantage of India’s highly educated workforce. At least now they know that their bosses bother to read their stuff. […]

[…] But this is payback time for centuries of colonisation. Britain occupied India, imposed the English language and left the country significantly poorer, so that 200 years later it is cheaper to get Indians to compile our crosswords and review the new Dido album. Some former colonies are in a better position than others. […]

I love that! A must read @ The Guardian

PS: Thanks Aroona, for passing this on.


  1. hmmm… You come to our country as traders, stay back as occupiers, and impose your culture and language on us to the point that we lose aspects of our culture. About 50 years after you leave, we finally get your culture and more importantly, get to know your language better. Now, when we finally reach a point where we’re good at English, you cry foul and accuse us of stealing your jobs. Make up your mind! You’re driving us nuts!

    1. Very well put. Couldn’t have said it any better!


      PS: Glad to have you as a LJ friend!

  2. Note: Added you as a friend.

    1. Reply to Note:
      An honour. Indeed.

  3. Are we surprised at all?

    To be frank, I am an Indian.

    Jolly good, wot! Anyone for tennis? That’ll be ten ponies, guv. You’re the epitome of everything that is english. Yey 🙂 Hoist that Union Jack!

    How British are you?

    this quiz was made by alanna

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