The First Wave
Late 19th Century
- Nature of migrants: Voluntary emigrants, traders, indentured labour
- Destinations: Africa, Southeast Asia, West Indies
The Second Wave
- Nature of migrants: Professionals and entrepreneurs
- Destinations: US, Europe, West Asia
The Third Wave
The biggest one, happening now
- Nature of migrants: White-collar professionals, students, diploma-holders.
- Destinations: Canada, New Zealand, Australia, USA.
Indians Living Abroad
Indians who migrated to the US in the last two years
Skilled computer professionals leaving India every year contributing to annual 'resource loss' of $2 billion