Is English medium education a contributor to India’s economic progress or does it hold India back?
WE are a nation of entrepreneurs. It may have been
hard to tell this in the days before the economic
liberalization of the 1990s and the time of the
license raj, but entrepreneurs existed even then. They were the
vendors you can still find in country buses, peddling little plastic
knickknacks and bottles of cure-all powders. You can find them
on street pavements. And you can find them in rural settings—
the craftsmen, the farmer, the traders—all managing their
businesses without relying on salaries or handouts.
You may end up making a lot of money as an entrepreneur. But if you count your rewards only by the amount of money you make, you will be poorer for it. Entrepreneurship is a journey of self-discovering, of learning, of stretching one’s limits. When you do it because it is what you want to do, and you follow your passion, the work becomes its own reward.
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