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« on: Friday, April 20, 2018, 13:30:15 »

I've been working in Okus a lot recently, and about 20% of the people I come across are Indian. Being an out of towner I just wondered, where they are all working?

As an aside, there was a recent discussion on the relative merits of Swindon and Bath. From someone who mainly works in Bath, people in Swindon are much nicer.
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« Reply #1 on: Friday, April 20, 2018, 13:41:43 »

I've been working in Okus a lot recently, and about 20% of the people I come across are Indian. Being an out of towner I just wondered, where they are all working?

As an aside, there was a recent discussion on the relative merits of Swindon and Bath. From someone who mainly works in Bath, people in Swindon are much nicer.

Okus as in Old Town? Do you live there? There are a few Indian nationals living in the flats oposite my house.

I think these work at Intel.
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« Reply #2 on: Friday, April 20, 2018, 13:47:54 »

A fair few work in the NHS maybe?

Swindon is the largest Goan city outside of Goa itself.

The Daily Mail didn't like it.
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« Reply #3 on: Friday, April 20, 2018, 13:47:56 »

Okus as in Old Town? Do you live there? There are a few Indian nationals living in the flats oposite my house.

I think these work at Intel.

Yeah, on the site of the old PMH I presume. I live in Gloucestershire.

Is Intel nearby? None of them seem to drive.
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« Reply #4 on: Friday, April 20, 2018, 13:49:04 »

As an Indian living in Swindon I don't like other Indians living in Swindon. 

Most work at Intel or the research councils in town or at the hospital.
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« Reply #5 on: Friday, April 20, 2018, 13:51:34 »

A fair few work in the NHS maybe?

Swindon is the largest Goan city outside of Goa itself.

The Daily Mail didn't like it.

IT seems more likely, judging by appearance.

I went to Goa once but it was monsoon season. Shall we start talking about holidays?
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« Reply #6 on: Friday, April 20, 2018, 13:51:58 »

Yeah, on the site of the old PMH I presume. I live in Gloucestershire.

Is Intel nearby? None of them seem to drive.

Yeah, on the site of the old PMH I presume. I live in Gloucestershire.

Is Intel nearby? None of them seem to drive.

Thats the one..

Where do you work? Okus is all residential, bar a doctors surgery and a newsagent......and i'm not one to stereotype.  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: Friday, April 20, 2018, 13:53:25 »

Thats the one..

Where do you work? Okus is all residential, bar a doctors surgery and a newsagent......and i'm not one to stereotype.  Cheesy

I'm a burglar.
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« Reply #8 on: Friday, April 20, 2018, 13:54:42 »

I'm a burglar.

Are you one of those BT engineers that's been around recently? If so, hurry up and fiber my street.
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« Reply #9 on: Friday, April 20, 2018, 13:55:53 »

I used to work in Bristol with an Indian national who lives on Okus. He's a software engineer. And a very good one FWIW
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« Reply #10 on: Friday, April 20, 2018, 14:11:36 »

They mainly work in Intel and Nationwide.
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« Reply #11 on: Friday, April 20, 2018, 14:13:20 »

A fair few work in the NHS maybe?

Swindon is the largest Goan city outside of Goa itself.

The Daily Mail didn't like it.

Courtesy of being a former colony of Portugal, so the vast majority of Goans in Swindon are here through holding a Portuguese passport and of course enabled through EU free movement rules.
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« Reply #12 on: Friday, April 20, 2018, 15:04:52 »

  Most Goans work at GWH.  A Hindu temple opened in Cheney Manor recently to cater for the 10,000 strong Hindu population. There has been a strong Sikh presence in Swindon for years.  There are more Muslims, but most won't be Indian nationals.
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« Reply #13 on: Friday, April 20, 2018, 15:14:17 »

All the Goans I know from work are Christians. The reason so many of them have left Goa is that they are systematically being marginalised by the Indian government. Most have access to Portuguese passports so emigrating to Europe is very tempting.

They are even giving up their Indian nationality as India doesn’t allow dual nationality.
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« Reply #14 on: Friday, April 20, 2018, 15:17:42 »

All the Goans I know from work are Christians. The reason so many of them have left Goa is that they are systematically being marginalised by the Indian government. Most have access to Portuguese passports so emigrating to Europe is very tempting.

They are even giving up their Indian nationality as India doesn’t allow dual nationality.

Yes. All good christians, Groundwell Road church has to work overtime on Sunday to cope.

Modi is going a bit Erdogan, but India gets cricket, so is likely to remain a civilised place
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