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Learn Indian By The Globe

| Articles | October 11, 2012

Learning how to communicate in different languages can give you an edge in every endeavor you want to pursue globally. There have been a lot of languages that have been continuously making their marks in worldwide education, business, negotiation, and other simple ways of communication. One particular language receiving a bit of interest is that of Indians due in part to the rising number of emigrants across the globe. Let’s flip some pages in order to know more facts about how Indians have made it globally.

There are two ways to categorize people that have been associated with the lands of the subcontinent. The first one is through the term non-resident Indian or simply NRI. This is used to identify individuals having Indian citizenship who were able to migrate to other countries. Also it can refer to persons having Indian roots who were born outside the country or to people residing overseas despite having Indian origins.

Other terms used to identify NRIs are overseas Indians and expatriate Indian. In the US, East Indian is utilized in order to create a distinction between individuals coming from the subcontinent of India to those who are considered as American Indians.

Next up, PIO or a person of Indian origin is commonly employed to categorize people who have Indian roots but are not actually citizens of the country. In order to be established as PIO, a person should have Indian ancestry of up to four generations. A privilege card is issued to individuals who are certified to be falling under PIO. This card is also given to spouses of Indian nationals whatever their ethnic background is. A PIO card renders its holder eligible of travel without requirements such as visa and work permit.

Statistics show that there are over 30 million in population of these NRIs and PIOs worldwide. That is why the Indian government began to show flexibility in coming with a scheme that will allow Indians, NRIs, and PIOs alike to have some sort of dual citizenship. In January of 2006, the OCI was brought into action. This stands for Overseas Citizenship of India which paves the way for the start of the limited dual citizenship since the country obtained its independence in 1947. The OCI is expected to bump the PIO Card out of the scene in the years to come.

At present, there is a long list of locations and places that are housing NRIs and PIOs, one of which is East Africa. The businesses that have been put up by the Indians in countries like Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania have made a mark on the economies of the said countries. Grocery stalls and shops have been found in the rural area. Sugar mills established by Indians are also doing great. Indians have been also making a great deal of advancement in terms of professional career as doctors, engineers, and teachers. They have become a vital cog in keeping development and stability in these countries.

New Zealand is also another place wherein Indians have been comfortably making their way into better living standards. They have been proud owners of small retail shops having dominant vegetable and fruit products. Convenience stores have also been a trademark for the Indian emigrants. Some of the successful individuals with Indian origins include cricketer Dipak Patel, the current Governor General Anand Satyanand, and singer Aaradhna.

Learning the Indian way of thinking can be used to catapult your dreams towards advancement and success.

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