Jan Cága

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Location: Brno, Czech Republic, European union
Nationality: Czech
Biography: Jan Caga was born in a small industrial town Hodonin, Czech republic in 1976. After graduating from VUT university in Art Design he began working as a freelance magazine/journal photographer. He works on long-term projects focused on status of... MORE
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Updated Jan 2014
Topics Documentary, Editorial, Fine Art, Globalization, India, Middle class, Personal, Photography, Street, Wealth

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In 1999, when I first came to India, there were one billion people and the air smelled great social change. India began to realize its size on the world stage, which was confirmed by tests of first Indian nuclear weapons. India at the turn of the millennium has become a nuclear superpower. Since then, I keep coming back and watching the slow transformation and globalization throughout society.

Phrase Indish (India-British) is based on interconnection of the colonial period, when India was part of the British Crown. English language, infrastructure and democracy are perhaps the most obvious British exports. Western businessmen, in very soon discovered that the Indians are excellent, well-educated, English-speaking experts and very flexible, which in addition is sufficient to pay about a tenth of what is usually collected Western computer and telecommunications experts. Invasion of major international companies into India, no one could prevent. Until now, many banks, software giants and manufacturers of computer and communication technology opened their branches in India, looking for call center telephone operators, banking consultants, workers handling the warranty service via telephone and the Internet, the best world programmers, database processing software, financial analysts etc.

Over the past 10 years in India added 165 million people. Nearly constant seven percent growth of GDP today helps to create large and confident middle class. Tens of millions of young, educated and English-speaking people, forming a strong new Indian middle class, which is practically the same number of young, educated and English-speaking people, which is located across the whole European Union. Today's young Indians no longer want to be ruled by the caste system or family ties. They admire relaxed western lifestyle, modern dress, making money, using modern information technologies, travel freely, while local tradition is slowly disappearing. Those fortunate enough they have money, while millions of poor people in the streets of Indian cities are still dying of hunger. During the last twenty years thanks to the activities of private non-profit groups and huge economic growth has managed to reduce the number of hungry people by a half. India has entered a new phase.

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