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Windows on the World for the week commencing 24 October 2011
Monday 24 October: Lives in a Landscape
On 8 August, 2011, Siva's shop, the Clarence Convenience Store in the heart of Hackney, London, fell prey to looters during the riots that swept UK city centres that month. Siva was left devastated - his shop was no chain store selling trainers or electrical goods, but a small business, with no contents insurance. Bewildered by the attack, he was left wondering how he'd ever get his life and business back together. Alan Dein follows the immediate aftermath of the disturbances, meeting Siva and others, whose lives, in one night, were turned upside down and shaken violently.
Tuesday 25 October: Consulting India
India's largest high tech organisation, Tata Consultancy Services is one of the most remarkable stories in world business - the way that India has come to be known as a service centre to which companies from many other countries flock to get their projects done, their systems maintained and their computer software written. Peter Day hears from N Chandrasekaran, the CEO of TCS on how it all began and where it's all leading.
Wednesday 26 October: The New Establishment (Part 1 of 2)
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, in an emergency debate in Parliament following this recent riots, revived a line from his general election campaign. "Britain is broken", he said. In this two-part series, the award-winning American broadcaster and author Michael Goldfarb challenges the assertion with a question: Is Britain really broken? If it is, then it is broken at the top.
Thursday 27 October: Ivory Coast - A Family Divided
Ivory Coast was once one of the most prosperous nations in Africa - but it was brought to its knees earlier this year by post-election violence. An estimated 3,000 people died and many more lost their homes or businesses when supporters of the incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo and his political rival Alassane Ouattara fought for control of the country. The BBC's Robyn Bresnahan travels to the commercial capital Abidjan to find out how two families on either side of the political divide are doing now.