Why India finally cares about design

I am not a designer. I didn't study it - I didn't have the chance to. And this was the trend for many of us in India about 15 years ago. Growing up amongst a commotion of doctors and engineers, design just wasn't an acceptable choice. Career options, too, were limited - making those rebellious, virtuoso spirits look away from India to Europe and the Americas.

Admittedly I didn't face much pressure from my parents, who are an odd lot for Indian parents, even today. I studied art in high school while my friends opted for the stereotypical commerce or computer science. But I quickly realised that there wasn't a future for me in art - I wanted to be appreciated while I was alive rather than after. This was the beginning of a series of questionable decisions that would lead me down a bumpy but gratifying career path.

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