The U.S.A needs reservations in India

5 Jan

Interesting article in the Deccan Herald today about how Indian Brains are boosting the US economy.

It states some interesting stats and I quote:

1. Indians outpace the Chinese as key founders of all Silicon Valley start-ups.

2. Indian techie population in the USA grew by 646% in a decade.

3. Immigrant founded firms generated more than $52 Billion in 2005.

Knowing for a fact that the majority of the Indian immigrants to the USA are the ones who are affected by reservation in India (meaning that they are on the wrong side of the fence), I wonder whether the situation would be different if there was no reservation.

If I were the USA, I’d be thankful that there are reservations in India. I need that for my economy to grow. 🙂

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14 Responses to “The U.S.A needs reservations in India”

  1. praneshachar January 5, 2007 at 3:10 am #

    a very good and opt caption
    “The U.S.A needs reservations in India”
    I agree one of the main reasons for this brain drain is reservation. also earlier the pay packages here were so less and recognition for talent was
    not based on their merits even in most of private enterprised because of closely held co., family use have a big say and professionals were supposed to work under the family tree only this resulted in lot of people going out as abrod their merit and their talnt was duly recognised.
    yes now times have changed but still it is a long way to go.
    thanks for posting it I don’t read DH

  2. M O H A N January 5, 2007 at 4:47 am #

    I doubt these folks would remain in india if reservation was NOT there – the primary reason is money money and money. The top indian companies (IT) pay a pittence in dollor value to indian professionals and when the IT guy realizes this, he takes the hop and its obvious.

    You can see the reverse brain drain not because there is some great potential in india but these first gen, second gen folks who migrated are really feeling out of space and out of mine. They are neither indian nor US citizens and long for a leisuerly life back home ( is it so??) and reasons like that. Off course these expereinced pro’s do get the money they want so its playing your time in best place of your life!!

    Offcourse, reservations are doing a lot of good to political parties, the aam admi on the road is the direct casualty here.

  3. Srik January 5, 2007 at 7:36 am #

    How true.
    I know some of the NRIs, who went there in search of pleasures are not happy leaving home back here and living there. They want to come back, moreso, not for money or whatever, they want their children to grow and study in India!
    I’m really surprised at such attitude from them. However, US is still a dreamland for many Indians, more to those oppressed by the reservation gimmicks.

    But you know there’s one more section of people in India who are really in need of support and do not figure in the ‘reserved’ category, and they can not dream of leaving the country too for all their limitations??

    Reservations are doing no good to anyone, yes, it might be helpful for the big brother, of course along with some politicians back home.

    Nice observation and an apt title, Vijay :D.

  4. Veena Shivanna January 5, 2007 at 9:07 am #

    Vijay, I am so happy to see this news. It was very helpful for me to defend my thoughts on reservations.
    Just few weeks back, I was single handedly debating with all our biggies like Srik, Mohan, Diya, Usha… I am neither pro- nor anti reservation. I just beleive that, we can just live with it since it has a reason for it. There is no point complaining about something which needs time to reduce.
    There was an interesting discussion in sanjay’s blog. Girish saved me at the end finally.
    I am so proud that I am here.

  5. M O H A N January 5, 2007 at 9:29 am #

    If you note the last statement from vijay with a smiley, it tells a different story alltogather – he is NOT suggesting that this “good” thing continues.

    Anyways, your idea about survival “somewhere” is good and dependable but how much is practical – personally is the question.

  6. Vijay January 5, 2007 at 11:08 am #

    Mohan: You are right.. its a “painful” smiley…

  7. Veena Shivanna January 5, 2007 at 1:00 pm #

    All said & done.. What can you do for it ?
    Atleast nam benglooralli shaanti irli bidi.. ondasT jana aa deshaane uddaara maadli..(Its not a painful smiley here)

  8. M O H A N January 8, 2007 at 5:55 am #

    YES, we can do a lot for it.

    It looks like the indian blood is still contaminated with this “what can i do for it?” problem. Look at history – due to this attitude every possible foreginer has come and conequered us – its time at tleast we verbally said NO to this nonsence. Am not definetly advocating physical harm on roads because of reservations.

    I and you never wanted reservation but has been IMPOSED on us. One way to look at that is (typical way) adjust madi pls… the other one is to peacefully OPPOSE it hook,line and sinker.

    Hope you see the point….


  9. Srik January 8, 2007 at 8:06 am #


    I second your thoughts. Had we stayed silent at the oppressing (un)law system, Jessica’s ilk would’ve lost in the arrows of satyavadi Ramjethmalani and the paisa and glory of politicians. We showed what we can do, by contributing being in the mainstay and being a proud Indian too. There is a lot of difference between thinking “I need to get adjusted to it for my living” and “I have been oppressed, well, let future generations at least get the fair share”. What we do is the reflection of a socialist country. We need not follow what our ‘rulers’ suggest us, always. We must raise the voice to record what we need to say. Sometimes it works wonders!!

    Veena, I honour your thoughts, so Im trying to be diplomatic.

  10. M O H A N January 8, 2007 at 9:01 am #

    True Srik.

    All these stem from our great gandhi, if not for his opposition of british rule , i and you today would not be writing this blog – may not even be educated – may not even be able to think in a civilized manner!!

    Imagine doing some “adjust madi” in british days… we woudnt be alive to tell the tales today.

  11. Veena Shivanna January 8, 2007 at 9:19 am #

    yaavag election ge nilteera neevibru.. nanna vote bekaadre haakteeni.
    List out atleast 5 things in last 1 year that you have done to bring in some changes in the society(not just your home & home)…
    I will try recollecting mine till then!

    I never said anything about reservation that is written by Mohan, pls don’t include me in that list of ‘I & U’, I have said it many times in sanjay’s blog about what I see that as.

    Srik, it reminds me a saying.. ‘When its a Win its WE, When I loose………’ Sorry to be so direct.

    I frankly/honestly tell you, haven’t contributed anything to both the cases(not even a single SMS I sent for some voting etc.,) that you have mentioned…
    modlu nannanna, namma mane uddara maadtheeni, amele namma keri, amele namma naadu, then desha. blog comment en maadokke amele bartheeni 🙂

    Socialogy is a very big thing to discuss. Thanks for all the postivie inspiring thoughts Srik! & Mohan for that syndrome too.

  12. M O H A N January 8, 2007 at 9:39 am #

    Never , ever will myself become a politicians… so no question of voting me. Thanks for reminding that I have NOT done anything to this world, we are selfish 🙂 Good tactics not to answer a straight question!

    “There are lot many leaders, a few followers”… so you have atleast decided what its all about and thats something great to think.

    Who wants a soclialigy degree to understand simple nonsence!!!

    Ok am definetly not adjsut mading any nonsence with retrospect to communities povery which has no bearing to the original subject.

  13. M O H A N January 8, 2007 at 9:41 am #

    On a lighter note,
    If mohandas karmchand gandhi sat down in south africa counting how many “upliftments” he has to do before bringing in swaraj……

  14. OI January 12, 2007 at 4:37 pm #

    Is there a suggestion here that a majority of who immigrate do so to get away from the reservation system?

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