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December 13, 2016: The number of Indians immigrating to America during the early 20th century was just a few hundred people. For xenophobes, that was obviously unbearable and in 1910, a government commission concluded that Indians were “the most undesirable of all Asiatics”.

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Today, probably the most successful minority group in the country is the Indian-born Americans as compared to other big foreign-born groups. They are comparatively successful, richer and very well educated. The first major study of how this whole transformation happened is well analysed in “The Other One Percent”.

India’s diaspora is vast and is spread across the world. After Britain abolished slavery, in the colonial times, many moved as laborers in order to build the east African railway. And after 1990, many moved to America when America’s immigration rules were relaxed.

According to The Economist, today, “half of all motels are owned by Indians, mainly Gujaratis. Whereas, Punjabis dominate the franchises for 7-Eleven stores and Subway sandwiches in Los Angeles.”

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In the tech industry, a quarter or more of the Indian-born workforce is employed. Not just that the tech start-ups mostly have Indian founders but also in the big firms Indians have made a place for themselves. Satya Nadella, the Microsoft’s boss, was born in Hyderabad, India. Also, Sundar Pichai, who runs Google is from Tamil Nadu.

The “The Other One Percent” however avoid explaining Indians’ success in America through their particular culture. Instead, it argues how “Indians cannot walk across a border to America due to different reasons like caste, class and only those who all have above average financial condition can afford to move to America.

It doesn’t even highlight how the gilded corner of the diaspora influences India.

According to The Economist, “The American-educated children of India’s governing elite probably helped push India to open up its economy in 1991. The tens of billions of dollars of income earned in America by India’s big technology firms is crucial for its balance of payments. And a new generation of entrepreneurs who have led a boom in e-commerce in India in the last five years is almost all American educated, or have worked for American technology firms.”

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If Donald Trump clamps down on immigration in America, the mutually beneficial will surely slow down.

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Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook, Sundar Pichai Make their Way to the Top 100 CEOs List

It may be recalled that when Glassdoor first started ranking CEOs back in 2013, Zuckerberg was ranked the number one CEO in the US, with a 99 per cent approval rating

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Facebook's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the Viva Tech start-up and technology summit in Paris, France, May 24, 2018. VOA

Social media giant Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has dropped from his 2018 rank of number 16 to number 55 on the list of top Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) in the US this year.

A total of 27 CEOs from the tech industry made it to the job and recruiting site Glassdoor’s annual list of CEOs from top companies, news website CNET reported late on Tuesday.

According to the report, Zuckerberg lagged behind Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who also received a 94 per cent CEO approval rating but came in 46th place overall.

On the other hand, the Facebook CEO still managed to came ahead of Apple CEO Tim Cook, whose approval rating was 92 per cent, securing him the 69th spot on the list.

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FILE -Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during the keynote address of the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif., May 7, 2019. VOA

However, Cook is one of only two CEOs to remain in the top 100 for all seven years along with Zuckerberg.

Other technology CEOs like Adobe’s Shantanu Narayen and Microsoft’s Satya Nadella bagged the coveted fifth and sixth spots in the list gaining an employee approval rating of 98 per cent each.

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It may be recalled that when Glassdoor first started ranking CEOs back in 2013, Zuckerberg was ranked the number one CEO in the US, with a 99 per cent approval rating. (IANS)