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The Making of Indian Immigrant Entrepreneurs in the US

the Making of indian immigrant entrepreneurs in the Us Roli Varma, Daya R Varma In 1867, Karl Marx proposed his thesis of m.c.m

Indian Cyber Workers in US

Though Indians make up only 1 per cent of the US population, they are well represented in the US IT industry. Beginning from the early 1990s, the flow of H1B workers from India has been unabated, though it did show stagnation in the years of the recession. Indian IT professionals work mainly in low and middle levels in a technical capacity. Barring a few spectacular examples of those who have set up their own companies in Silicon Valley, most follow the hard route to success. In general they are paid less than their US-born colleagues and often are also denied fair promotion opportunities. Though recent outsourcing of activities has boosted the IT industry in India, Indian cyber workers in the US still need to break the 'glass ceiling' to reach high level managerial positions.

People's Science Movements and Science Wars?

People's science movements in India have been viewed in terms of two opposite cultures: taking the scientist's science and technology to the people and opposing the scientist's science and technology for the people. This article provides a critique of science epistemologies behind those two cultures that has led to the so-called science wars among scholars. The article shows up the myth of science wars in India by identifying a common platform for both sides.

US Industrial Scientists-Alienation and Elitism

Structural changes in the capitalist economy in the US brought about by globalisation are leading to a decline in the status of industrial scientists. With the restructuring of corporate R and D, research is entirely driven by market forces and research goals defined by market needs. An essay on the changing face of corporate R and D based on interviews with industrial scientists.

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