A subtle form of discrimination

Class is the most overlooked aspect of diversity in India Inc

I rushed to the University’s placement notice board. I had been shortlisted for the job. I would work on educational material for children in rural India. Eagerly, scrolling down the list I looked for Rakesh’s name. I was certain he had been short-listed.

In our three-hour conversation between interview rounds, I was amazed by his field experience and knowledge of the education sector in India. “I spoke in Hindi,” he said, staring at the floor. “They continued to question me in English.”

How is this possible?

“Maybe I need to strengthen my English to build curriculum for children in rural India,” he said.

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