That discussion was on fire!!
I guess that Code Chef can’t stand a discussion based on facts because they closed a post which was much needed and honestly it won’t change anything but it wasn’t doing any harm to anyone.
My answer is a bit long so please skip to end if you don’t have time to read complete but I say you read complete as this took a lot of time to write.
In India discrimination still exists and the discrimination is with a lot of people(us). All you need is be a boy of General category and you will be discriminated in such a way, no other place can offer that. They will say that you are from a superior group of people and at same time block more than 50-60% opportunities for you in form of reservation based on cast and then they will block more based on gender. If you are a average boy in General category without a established family business, you are ****ed in India. A lot of people who deserve more based on merit get tier-3 opportunities and end up basically ****ed up and people who don’t work even half as hard as you get more than you. See jobs in India or education in top institutes like IITs. Everything to cutoff for exams to rank needed for same course is different. The thing called brain-drain that is a hot topic these days, people say it is a wrong thing but it is the inner soul of the person saying that go and get what you deserve. This system doesn’t give a **** about you and your merit so **** the system and people in it. Go get better and show them your worth by success. People who don’t get their right due to sexism or reservation end up either in depression or abandoning the system the first chance they get by going abroad and settling with a better post, better paycheck and better quality of life. I say get best education possible and go abroad. People care for your talent and you in some countries. They acknowledge you and help you grow. The day you achieve something in a different country, people here will regret about what they do to you when you get a platform by your success and publicly criticize them.
Life doesn’t end in one place bro. Google or some other MNC is not the end. They may discriminate you based on category or gender but even in India there are start-ups who need pure talent and recognize you. Join a start-up. Maybe you will get a lower pay check but work-life balance and post that you will get will be worth it. And keep trying for opportunities abroad. They won’t discriminate if you have talent. Life has not ended and if you have will, no one can stop you from being successful. A lot of people are successful but you hear story of only some and think they are exceptions. A lot of people are successful my man. Some achieve more than others but that doesn’t matter if you are happy. But if you lose hope that you can’t do anything then you won’t achieve anything. Stop giving a **** about this system and follow your passion. The right opportunity will find you.
Thank you if you read till here. My opinion in a nutshell:
If the system tries to drag you down then fight back. We people have to fight for every little thing we deserve and won’t get anything without a fight. But if you keep going on, you will find success and the feeling of satisfaction that you will get then will be the best feeling you can get in this world. At last I give you some examples:
Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google(The company this post is about) is a Indian and is highly successful. People say he is a Indian who achieved greatness. But is he in India? no!! He did get his bachelor’s degree from IIT-Kgp but did he believe in Indian education enough to get it at Masters level? no!! He went to UPenn and Stanford in USA for MBA and MS respectively.
Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, also a highly successful man and Indian, is he in India? no!!! he didn’t even go to a IIT.
you know what is common between two most successful people on Earth who are Indian? They have American higher education, didn’t give a **** about Indian system which didn’t let them grow, went abroad to a place where their talent was recognized and grew. Don’t wait for opportunity to come to you in India. Just go wherever your talent is recognized and grow in your field. It is true everyone has a talent and you just need to find it. And for those of you who think going abroad to study is too expensive to afford, go to a top US college. If you have talent, they will take responsibility for your education and support you as much as you need based on your family condition like what condition your family is in and how much they can actually afford to pay unlike IITs where they don’t give a **** about your family condition and how much you can pay. Even if you have to take loan to complete study, they don’t care and are increasing fees by a big deal very fast.
the world is not small and opportunities never end. Go find them my man!!!
if you read my complete answer then I highly appreciate it.