It wasn't long ago that we believed India will become a global service provider, on the back of its strength in software services. And then, prime minister Modi came and raised the pitch on manufacturing all over again, inviting the world to come and Make in India. Unfortunately, neither services nor manufacturing today seem to inspire confidence when it comes to creating jobs that India needs over the next few decades. All the talk about artificial intelligence and robotics taking away jobs in both technology services and manufacturing is becoming a reality, sooner than one expected. This is bad news not only because we are way behind in innovation, but also as we have been slow in adapting to change.
The one thing though that has held India in good stead all these years is the dynamism of Indian entrepreneurs and their unrelenting perseverance. When Outlook Business launc