17 January, 2021

Fact And Fiction

Seven major myths debunked by the report

Fact And Fiction
1) Myth IT professionals are individualists, and strong adherents of the nuclear family system

Reality Strong resurgence of joint family system, with elderly parents of IT couples living with them and taking care of domestic problems

2) Myth IT professionals have expensive lifestyles and like to splurge

Reality They have the same middle-class goals as their parents: to own a house, plan for security and invest in the best education for their children. They disparage the 'frivolous' lifestyles and spending patterns of BPO workers

3) Myth IT professionals subscribe to a 'new modernist' outlook, which doesn't believe in caste, arranged marriages

Reality A vast majority marry within their own caste, community and religion through arranged marriages

4) Myth The IT revolution has been inclusive, providing employment across class and caste barriers

Reality A majority of IT professionals come from upper-caste, or middle-class, educated, urban...



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