This may offer a contrarian view to a compelling 'India Shining' narrative. A substantially higher number of Indian employees, if given an opportunity, will take the next flight to NYC than land a posting in NCR. And the lure of an overseas job has grown over the last five years despite the global slowdown and India growing in stature as an emerging market.

Moorthy K Uppaluri, CEO, Randstad India, said: "The perception is that the top of the pyramid wants to come back to India while the base of the pyramid wants to go abroad for work. The value proposition at the base of the pyramid is higher than at the top of the pyramid. There is more value for youngsters because they get exposure, learning and monetary benefits." 

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