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Re: Brain Drain



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I appriciate the concern but I would rather be guided by the fact of
"better a brain drain rather than brain in the drain" , for the fools
will
need to pay for their ineptitude & slovenliness!!----CAPT KN
KHANKHOJE----
-udaykdk@vsnl.com
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From: <Npsingh123@aol.com>
To: <debate@indiapolicy.org>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2000 7:27 PM
Subject: Brain Drain


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> Please help make the Manifesto better, or accept it, and propagate it!

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> Mr. Pramod Mahajan has expressed concern about the flight of hundreds
of
> thousands of IT professionals from India as Germany, Japan and France
have
> now started to woo Indian professionals besides the U.S. According to
Mahajan
> the Prime Minister is likely to make an appeal to Silicon Valley
> enterpreneurs to return to India during his coming visit. The
governemnt
it
> appears may be waking up to the Brain Drain at last. Mahajan goes on
to
say
> that the government does not propose to restrict emigration given that
we
are
> a democratic country.
>
> It is one thing for Engineers and Scientists to go abroad to acquire
skills
> and education it is quite another matter that 60% of the output of our

> Engineering colleges is headed abroad for good while nobody at home
has
quite
> figured out how to design a governer's mansion that would not fall on
his
> head in the middle of the night. I think the Brain Drain phenomenon
that
has
> been going on for the last 50 years is a great shame because while the

nation
> loses out on the creative potential of its educated workforce, other
> countries get cheap labour that not only run their industry but also
pays
> huge amount of tax with a minimum amount of political rights and
social
> benefits.
>
> If Mr. Mahajan and the Prime minister have indeed woken up to this
crisis
> (unlike many unthinking Indians who consider Brain Drain a matter of
pride),
> the government should take a honest look at the conditions which force
our
> people out of our own country to live and work as second class
citizens in
> the West. I wonder if our government is at last willing to listen.
>



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