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Every year millions of people in India aspires to have a career in developed countries for a better livelihood. Many such American dreams get crash by lot of Body shopping nexus and scams. Hundreds of companies show these innocent knowledge workers "Green Carrots" and exploit them for their greed. This is such a complex and alarming issue and the Author has beautifully roped it in a very simple, interesting and engaging words.I highly recommend this book to those who are looking their career abroad or who are already working there.
Migration is an age old phenomenon that has played a significant role in the evolution of modern societies. For centuries, people have left their habitat in search of livelihood and employment. The advent of globalization has brought some significant changes in the pattern of migration. Many new push and pull factors have enhanced migrant’s determination to seek more gainful opportunities abroad and within the country.Rajeev’s book is a reflection of the plights, miseries and inhumane treatment migrants have to go through in search of eking out a better future. But the series of events that took place in the narrator's and the people's lives, who are mentioned in the book tell a very different story.Working for the U.S. or for that matter, any western countries always sound exciting to me. Moreover, being brought up in Baroda where nearly every house was grooming their children added fuel to the fire. Years ago, I took a decision to stay here and work for the undeserved people of my country.After reading through the book, I seem to have made the right decision. But at the same time I ponder over the struggles made by our country despite having the brains of the world, we are still treated as outcasts and low grade wage laborers. Not only the book communicates well, but also will give the serious reader a food for the thought.
Human migration, the reason for various civilizations and cultures to evolve, is the main concern for societies. The need for employment and in turn a living is the driving force for the migration. But the same thing can be a disaster both for the migrator and the society and the place he is migrating to, if there are no measures taken. Rajiv Dabhadkar, who has himself experienced the setbacks of it in the hands of body-shoppers, who is fighting for the rights of foreign workers, talks about the need for reforms in the present H1B laws. He unfolds his story and henceforth discusses about the present body-shopping system, the difficulties faced by the foreign workers, the reason why the local talent hates foreign workers and a common ground where everyone can be benefited. Hope both the Indian & US governments take action in the regards at the earliest.
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