“Kripya Line Pe Bane Rahein”: Why Indians Never Change Career Paths

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“Kripya Line Pe Bane Rahein”: Why Indians Never Change Career Paths

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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oung teenage life all over India is measured in two events – the board exams, Std X and Std XII. Nothing else matters. Life is mapped out as Arts, Science, and Commerce, and parents are worried sick about our the future before the present even rolls out.

Being a teacher’s son means you’re always giving career advice to parents of her students. But these parents rarely ask about fulfilling professional choices. Their questions are to the point and it reflects the way we think about careers. The one I always get it: “Media line mein paisa hai kya?”

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