The latest news headlines to hit the country has been the televised address of US President, Barrack Obama to the State of the Union. The address has been much spoken about due to the high political overtones of Obama.
Obama had said that the incentives for firms which banked on outsourcing would be removed and that statement has rung alarm bell in the Indian sub-continent. The statement has sent shudders as most of the Indian BPOs are dependant on the jobs being outsourced from the US.
Obama may have given that hardline statement to please the ‘strong’ Union leaders about the prospect of creating ‘jobs’ in the US, but the statement creates a kind of fear pyschosis in millions of Indian techies who are working in the BPOs.
The talk of Obama for some reminds of a Telangana leader by name KCR who talks about Andhra people robbing away jobs of Telangana people. Ditto to him, Obama talks about Indians and Chinese robbing away US jobs. May be KCR inspired Obama to talk this way.
Despite his fear and statements, Obama should know that Shahrukh and Kajol will be the guests to ring in the NASDAQ bell on monday. That’s some honour.