Surely, this post has got nothing to do with whether or not Corporate or Shining India represents an inclusive growth for the entire country, the topic is beyond even my wildest imaginations while writing this article, however, this article is more abt us having a very low opinion of ourselves and a sense of pessimism when it comes to our abilities, and this is especially true of Indian centers of MNCs. This was also reflected in one of the questions that was asked of Mr Nayak after his inspiring talk: "Indians hv a mentality to compromise on something or the other and thus not deliver a perfect solution (even when they can), how did Tejas overcome that?" I believe that perhaps the best (a bit harsh though, i agree but nevertheless THE BEST) answer to that would be: People seem not to realize that their opinion of their surroundings is also a confession of their character. Also, one of the statements I heard from HR of the current company is: "Indian engineers have a big attitude problem. A 50 yr engg abroad wouldnt mind trying his hand at coding, but not so in India."
Surely, I hv no intent of comparing engineering talents of India and abroad; I would personally avoid ne comparsions b/w 2 individuals (as a recent gtalk status of one of my friends very aptly suggests: Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid). Also, I believe that perfection can only be achieved when one moves beyond all comparisons. However, all I feel is this: its high time we shun away such negative thoughts and pessimistic ideas, remembering the famous quote of Swami Vivekananda: "Anything that makes you weak physically, intellectually, and spiritually, reject as poison; there is no life in it; it cannot be true".