Nepotism in India is identified mostly by the name of Rahul Gandhi. Some say that nepotism is in the veins of India. Whoever has said it has said it clear. Nepotism can be found in almost all elite professions.
Everyone sees nepotism in politics and films in India. But the not much-discussed area of nepotism is maybe in sports and Indian companies. Not just that but also even among the choice of career is a form of nepotism in itself.
Nepotism has become an Indian tradition. It is so because it is not just in the new era, but also identified earlier has nepotism been followed. Many professions and areas have become ‘family business.’
Family is important. It is given great value in the Indian culture that it has been an inspiration for many western countries as well. It is of course because of this that we Indians work to safeguard our family in all stages of life, especially when it comes to careers and jobs. The statement, “Now, you should take over our family business,” has become quite common.
Nepotism is of course not a cinema or politics alone problem. The Gandhis, Karunanidhi family in politics and the Kapoors, Bhatts plus the long list in cinemas are only areas that come into the light. It is even in the business and corporate sector that nepotism goes unnoticed. According to reports 15 of 20 top business groups are family-owned.
A doctor couple, of course, most likely have their child enrolled for medical school, or also an IIT parent will want the child to get enrolled in nothing less than IIT. This is of course not the case of all families in India, but most of it. Plus, a simple example can be drawn from Indian films showing parents wanting their children to join the family business. The son (they never in Indian films want their daughters to take over the family business), ends up doing it whether he likes it or not and an emotional melodrama where the son finally gets acceptance to follow his dreams.
No wonder it is found the rich remain rich in India and the poor remain poor. The new talents, of course, struggle hard so that their struggle will have their families add to the trend of nepotism in the future.