7 Average Indians

We’re all so used to hearing about how India has benefited from outsourcing and technology.  That India’s middle class is booming and pretty much owes its thanks to globalization.  But it’s not good for everyone.

It’s estimated that about 800 million Indians live on less than $2 a day, and really don’t benefit much from the surge in call centers.  The burgeoning middle class, while successful, does not take its members from across the spectrum of castes and creeds.

This Financial Times article goes beyond and shows the life of seven average Indians from different castes and classes.  You have a successful member of the middle class, a farmer, a shack-dweller, a financial analyst from a mid-level caste, and a few others.

Read the rest of the article here.  It’s worth it.

[Source: Metafilter, Financial Times]

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