The Icemen

The Icemen

Angadias of India

Streaming Video - 2009
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The angadias&́#x80;”literally &́#x80;œones who carries valuables&́#x80;&́#x80;”perform a task that major carriers in the region such as FedEx decline because of the risks involved. Ironically, even without handheld scanners and high-tech tracking systems, this simple delivery system is the fastest, cheapest, and most reliable method of transporting diamonds in this region of the world. Very efficient and very loyal, they are the pioneers of the courier services. This modern-day version of "next day delivery" started almost a century ago in India. Almost every industry in India has at times used angadia service. Even in this day and age of internet and email, angadias play a very important role in business functionality. Plainly dressed, unarmed, and carrying unmarked canvas sacks, these men transport $4 million worth of diamonds each day. This service has flourished despite the introduction of major courrier services and yet the angadias earn salaries of less than $50 a month.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, CINEFETE,, [2009]
New York, N.Y. :, Distributed by Infobase,, 2018
©2009
Copyright Date: ©2009
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (50 min., 12 sec)) :,sound, color
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