Does everyone do the job he/she loves? Are people happy with the way they earn a living? In a country with as high an unemployment rate as India, these questions may not be of much relevance to the vast majority of the population. However, once in a while, such questions do find their way into discussions, journals and articles like this.
It’s common to see some of the so-called nationalists in Whatsapp groups dub the young IIT kids, who leave the country after graduation, as unpatriotic. Such people also sneer at those who stay back in the country and daringly launch their own start-ups, or opt for a career in non-tech areas. These thoughts that stem from the same ‘tax-paying-arrogance’ that mock and malign institutions like the JNU and complain about liberal arts, conclude that these fleeing IITians are the reason why India has remained technologically backward all these years. That’s something that can’t be farther from the truth.