The pressure kids are under here is insane.
Some are in tutors or school classes all day long.
Some 200,000+ students apply to Indian Institute of Technolgoy and some 5,000 get in and all attend. All based on one standarized test.
Most Indians still have arranged marriages and there’s pressure on kids to marry while relatively young.
At the most destitute levels some parents mangle their children’s arms or legs to be more attractive beggars to the jaw-dropping western tourist.
I don’t want to seem too extreme. I met tons of happy kids and loving families, but some of the cultural practices around pressure on kids is scary.
I wouldn’t want to be a kid here!