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Britain and Its Relationship with the Indian Subcontient. by tucsonmike on 18 December 2007 4:18am
 
I was watching Charge of the Light Brigade with Errol Flynn on Saturday. Campy but there you have it.

How close to people in Britain still feel to the Indian Subcontinent?
 
Re: Britain and Its Relationship with the Indian Subcontient. by Ken Dunn on 18 December 2007 9:00pm
 
Quite close as our daughter spent 6 months in India recently. They are lovely people and even though a lot live in poverty they are happy. We also have popular Indian restaurants in most towns and cities across the UK.
 
Re: Britain and Its Relationship with the Indian Subcontient. by Miss-M on 19 December 2007 1:11am
 
Australia has quite a close relationship with India via its call centres.
 
Re: Britain and Its Relationship with the Indian Subcontient. by tucsonmike on 19 December 2007 3:26am
 
For many Americans, India is exotic. The Taj Mahal, etc. PBS and BBC are my intro to things Indian.
There is some grumbling about getting Indians from call centers, especially from bill collectors, but very little outward Anti-Indian feeling.
 
Re: Britain and Its Relationship with the Indian Subcontient. by geordiegirl on 19 December 2007 3:34pm
 
Lots - they are friends, neighbours, colleagues...i feel TERRIBLY guilty about British Imperialism, but that's probably more my problem than for those living in India.
 
Re: Britain and Its Relationship with the Indian Subcontient. by sighthound on 19 December 2007 11:31pm
 
I know quite a few people who have gone to India for medical care since it's unaffordable here. All got great care and came back singing India's praises.
 
Re: Britain and Its Relationship with the Indian Subcontient. by mrsthing on 21 December 2007 3:29am
 
New Englanders are a bit more put off by non-American accents, but there are quite a number of Indian people in my town, so I don't usually have trouble understanding the ones in the call centers. My problem is when they can't understand *me*.
 



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