Foreigner to ‘Role model’


It is now a universal fact that the talents from developing countries particularly from India, China etc., rush to U.S and to a certain extent U.K. and Europe to make a career not only for themselves but also creating business opportunities for their countries. Today India’s name is synonymous with software programs and related technology.

The Global Indians are forging a new identity for themselves. They are no longer a “forever foreigner� but have become a role model for America and other advanced countries. They have forged a new identity for themselves.

Indians all over the world are creating a new cultural vocabulary and writing their own success stories. US President George W Bush warned school children in U.S that unless they honed their skills particularly those related to Mathematics and Science in the future they would lose job opportunities to their counterparts in India.

The current generation of Indian talent has managed to create a more vibrant story of success than its immigrant parents reported the ‘TIME’ magazine.

Traditionally, marriage would be the obvious answer for an Indian girl from a conservative family. But being American means doing more. The U.S. based Indian youth are taking on new challenges in U.S and other places without sacrificing their culture and traditions. They have started a new movement, which will change the American economy and impact social mobility.

Indians adapt to new challenges. They can think on their feet and think creatively. Reputed U.S. citizens observe that many people of Indian origin are in positions of considerable power and the potential to do so.

The challenge for a second-generation Indian trying to find an identity is a real hard work. This new breed of global Indians is fighting against what can be termed as being ‘forever foreigner’. Second generation Indians are finding a new modern form of Asian modernism, not necessarily the same as American modernism. They have Asian identities and habits compatible with American ethos. For example Michael Manga was voted by People magazine as one of the Sexiest Men in 2006 and the only Indian to be included in the list.

Another interesting fact is the enterprising and talented youth from India have based themselves in U.S as consultants or small firms and undertaking project work for larger companies like IBM, Intel, COGNOS, Microsoft and others. They have their teams on payroll. In addition one step further is that marketing wizards based in India equipped with software knowledge and hiring freelancers from India itself are catering to U.S. companies at 20 to 30% of U.S. costs. One such company based in Mumbai, India is Sphere IDC with a website with the same name.

To conclude we summarize that the global Indian is a success because of his ability to assimilate to a country’s culture and workforce. The second generation of Indian–Americans is ready to take a larger role in business and political affairs. The global Indian is the new role model, as he has the strength to make his dreams possible.