Thursday, September 01, 2005


Outsourcing of IT services and BPO operations to India has received widespread attention in the global media. Some states in the US have made legislations which stop outsourcing of their government work to India. There have been news reports that outsourcing to India had resulted in loss of jobs to Americans. There is even a website

Even US President George W Bush and the Democrat Presidential candidate John Kerry have made statements that supposedly protect American jobs moving out to India. Recently, there was an interesting term added to the English language — “to be Bangalored” meant “loss of jobs” in the US. There are books, conferences and even courses in B-schools on outsourcing to India.

Bangalored adj. (said of a corporation, project, or employment) having been relocated to India; having lost business or employment due to such a relocation.

There is a similar term in the dictionary is shanghaied.

There are several interesting links on this:


At 10:28 PM, Blogger Ajay Sonawane said...

Nice to read that B'lore has received attention. Pune could get the same attention, just needs out contribution who are from Pune.


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