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Babajob & Globalisation

The events at Nandigram were truly horrific. Yet when Amnesty International members put the blame on 'globalisation', they present a picture that is more than biased. Former US attorney general Ramsay Clarke remarked that, ''This is happening all over the world. Nicaragua, South Africa....the difference here is the nature of the conflict. These are the first steps that lead to the dangerous road of globalisation, where the Indian people are being forced off their land by riots and by burning for globalisation.''

Sure the SEZ movement has not been the smoothest one. In fact as is case of Nandigram, at time its been a disaster. But then its not as if globalisation has ruined the poor in India. Take the case of Babajob for example. Babajob seeks to bring the social-networking revolution popularized by Facebook and MySpace to people who do not even have computers — the world’s poor. And the start-up is just one example of an unanticipated byproduct of the outsourcing boom: many of the hundreds of multinationals and hundreds of thousands of technology workers who are working in India are turning their talents to fighting the grinding poverty that surrounds them.

Babajob connects India’s elites to the poor at their doorsteps, people who need jobs but lack the connections to find them. Job seekers advertise skills, employers advertise jobs and matches are made through social networks.

Read the complete story on Babajob here.

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