Should Indian youth be working 70 hours a week?

Nov 2, 2023

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1. Narayan Murthy urges Indian youth to work 70 hours a week (yikes?)
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Infosys co-founder Narayan Murthy urges Indian youth to work 70 hours a week

Now, unless you only read our newsletter and use no social media, you’ve probably heard of this. Narayan Murthy has set the world abuzz with his bold proposal for young Indians 🇮🇳! He suggests they rev up their engines and embrace a whopping 70-hour workweek, all in the name of India's progress 🚀. 🤯 The internet exploded, with tweets flying in all directions, some dubbing it a "workaholic's dream" and others shouting, "Show us the money!" 💸. 💡 Murthy's video series, "The Record," takes the listener on a journey, highlighting the vital role of youth in India's transformation.

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