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Got the chop

india Updated: Aug 13, 2010 11:31 IST

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How's the chop shop business doing?

Well, our revenues grew 30 per cent last year and our profits jumped 45 per cent.

But surely American companies are sapping the vitals of their economy by shipping technology-intensive white collar jobs to cheaper locations like India. Their continuing search for low-cost production processes is tilting the global economic balance in Asia's favour.

Exactly, but our revenues grew 30 per cent last year and our profits jumped 45 per cent.

The American politician is finding it very difficult to face his electorate with unemployment nudging 10 per cent. How does he explain to the voter why he just lost his job to an underpaid Indian?

Tough, but our revenues grew 30 per cent last year and our profits jumped 45 per cent.

Disturbing trends are visible in American society as jobs get exported. The simmering discontent is beginning to show on T-shirts claiming 'I've been Bangalored'. We're talking incipient xenophobia here.

Possibly, but our revenues grew 30 per cent last year and our profits jumped 45 per cent.

Outsourcing is the latest hot potato in bilateral relations between Washington and New Delhi. Do you see the war of words heating up?

Maybe, but our revenues grew 30 per cent last year and our profits jumped 45 per cent.

Do you think the chop shop business is a moral one?

Our revenues grew 30 per cent last year and our profits jumped 45 per cent.

Do say: The last word is a number.

Don't say: Talk is cheap.