Posted in Cultural, General, Information, News and Views, Observation, Stories and Experiences, tagged Babies Outsourced, Commercial, Culture, Family, Health, India, Infertility, Made In India, Medical Tourism, News, Observations, Outsourcing, Pregnancy, Society, Surrogacy, Surrogate, Surrogate Mother, Technology, Trans-ethnic on 12 March 2008 | 18 Comments »
In India, there is a new IT industry: the new Infant Trading. After the adults, it is now the babies turn to be outsourced. Reproductive Outsourcing is catching on. The industry is valued at more than $450 millions, and the number of cases of surrogacy has doubled over the past three years. Commercial surrogacy has been legal in India since 2002. India is emerging as a leader making it into what can be called a viable industry rather than a rare fertility treatment. It has gained popularity for same reasons as outsourcing in other industries: a wide labor pool working for relatively low rates. In India womb is the new Web.
Posted in From Headlines, Letter from J, News and Views, Politics, tagged Ecomony, Hillary Clinton, Immigration, Obama, Outsourcing, Presidential Election, Ron Paul on 11 February 2008 | Leave a Comment »
Here is another letter from J. This is a follow up of his earlier letter on Choice of Bias.
After my last email, I did some investigative reporting – otherwise known as pocking around on Google while at work. The current conventional wisdom is that Indian Americans are spilt between Hillary and Obama. There is a single report by Parveen Chopra based on interviews in NY. But it was reproduced over and over again. From regional media such as South Asian Post and national media such as Deccan Herald to local media such as newKerala and Mangalorean. Of course, the online sources such as Indian eNews and BigNews Network were there too. I even saw the same posting on Indian Muslims. You get the idea. I cannot help but wonder weather the report was widely used because it had important revelation or because it was the only one available? I have not come across another recent article about the topic yet.