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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 04 9:39 am    Post subject: Crossing Continents  Reply with quote    

Radio 4 Thursday 11:00 Crossing Continents
The ancient Indian city of Hyderabad in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh teems with highly-educated entrepreneurs and IT professionals. Thanks to the forces of globalisation, they are taking full advantage of the country's newly-found success in providing the world with computer and call centre services. Yet just a few miles away, landless rural farmers and their families find themselves unable to afford running water or electricity. They blame the state's controversial policy of wholesale privatisation of public services, all with the encouragement of global agencies such as the World Bank.

Nigel Cassidy travels to South India to meet some of the winners and losers as globalisation changes the face of Andhra Pradesh.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 04 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Globalisation = winners and losers.
When I need help with the Internet and have to phone BT about it, I get put throught to their Call Centre in India, or the one in Ireland.

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