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Globalisation

You have arrived in Bangalore to find everyone talking about globalisation.

Few places in the world have seen the dramatic effects of globalisation more than Bangalore, which is experiencing a huge IT boom.

Find out what globalisation means, and take a tour of the city http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/picture_gallery/07/africa_bangalore/html/1.stm

 to see what is going on.

What are your first impressions? 

What else do you want to know?

 

Main Activity

Copy the Globalisation matrix about how it is affecting the lives of people in Bangalore.

To do this, choose at least two people’s interview from the list.

  • Hotel manager
  • Call centre supervisor
  • Steel fixer
  • Property developer
  • Taxi driver

Read the interview a couple of times, and find examples of how globalisation is affecting their life.

Note the positive examples in one colour, and negative examples in a different colour.

Then use this information to fill in the matrix. 

Compare your findings.

What are the different experiences of globalisation in Bangalore?

Are there more positive or negative experiences?

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