Coconut Generation

The Next Generation of Asian Indians

Is there life beyond work in India? February 12, 2007

Filed under: Culture,Family,India,Youth — Sam George @ 4:51 pm

In recent years, Indian work culture has undergone dramatic changes. Working for global clients, hi-tech tools, opportunities to get ahead etc have propelled this new culture. Days of punching card and get out of work at 5pm is over. People are working all the time, at least thinking and talking about it. We are also seeing fall out as a result. Obesity, heart attacks at younger ages, psychosomatic cases, martial problems etc have skyrocketd.

So in light of these trends, what are the resolution of young Indian professional? That is exactly what this study wanted to find out and results were most unexpected. A survey of new year resolutions for 2007 among urban upwardly mobile professional shows a growing desire for a) better home-work balance, b) more exercise and c) spending more time with family. Very interesting!

After all the unprecedanted prosperity and global opportunities, people still tend derive most happiness and contentment in relationship, good health and family. People on their death bed, do not think of the raise must have had or career opportunities that came their way or business that could have started. Somebody said, we might win the rat race, but we are still rats! Any investment in family front will yield more return that anything else we could do in life.

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2 Responses to “Is there life beyond work in India?”

  1. aellebi Says:

    Very good point of view.
    I am a native Milanese (from Milan, Italy) but have never been that kind of sort of common mind: money, work, career, all made in the least time possible and that’s all. Is really time business only? I think not. Time is time. Life time. Money, work, an honest ‘career’, are but parts of life. One heas always to ask oneself: ‘Am I working and making money to live or living just to make money and work?’. Otherwise…
    I’ll ‘blog’ you post on my newly created blog…site about Italy and India good relationships, http://theelephantshug.wordpress.com.
    (I’ll correct some minor mistakes in your text and maybe give the Italian version; for a Hindi one, it’s maybe too early.)


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