When Vasco Da Gama came to Calicut in 1498 , he was inaugurating , in a way , globalization of trade . We did not ask for his pass port and visa to land in our place . Since then we have become a nation state , with passport and visa formalities , after the manner of countries in Europe. But the European Union points to a new way of re-integration of areas which were nation states. We are also moving in that direction with our own South Asian free trade zone. What is important in the emerging globalizing world is to empowerment of the individual citizen and citizen groups through education, build up of information base and new skill formation.

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