The education in the 'local' slums is rich and divers. Thus, through their experience growing up in the 'local' world, Jamal acquires skills and knowledge that enables him to win a television whereby many former educated (westernised) contestants have lost. "Professors, doctors, lawyers, general knowledge wallahs never get beyond 16,000 rupees. He's on 10 million. What the hell can a slum dog possibly know?" Jamal's 'local' education proves to be helpful in the 'globalised' world.