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Made in Japan

Made in Japan

(Penguin Petit)

Milind Khandekar
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Coming from a family of teachers, Atul Paswan knew that he wanted to do something more glamorous his life. Though he dreamt of being a doctor, he fainted the first time he dissected a frog, a problem which put paid to that aspiration. Unsure of what his career path ought to be, he signed up for a language course at JNU hoping it would give him the chance to leave the country—and found Japanese.
Since a language degree could only take him so far, Paswan decided to get an MBA. This unlikely combination led to the series of events which culminated in Pasan becoming the first ever Dalit industrialist to own a software company. Today he hires Dalit software engineers in spaces that were almost exclusively those of Brahmins before.
Fighting through business struggles, natural disasters and the hard learning curve of entrepreneurship, at 36, Paswan has a company with a turnover of Rs 15 crore. Find out more about his extraordinary journey here.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Jul/2017

Length : 8 Pages

MRP : ₹15.00

Made in Japan

(Penguin Petit)

Milind Khandekar

Coming from a family of teachers, Atul Paswan knew that he wanted to do something more glamorous his life. Though he dreamt of being a doctor, he fainted the first time he dissected a frog, a problem which put paid to that aspiration. Unsure of what his career path ought to be, he signed up for a language course at JNU hoping it would give him the chance to leave the country—and found Japanese.
Since a language degree could only take him so far, Paswan decided to get an MBA. This unlikely combination led to the series of events which culminated in Pasan becoming the first ever Dalit industrialist to own a software company. Today he hires Dalit software engineers in spaces that were almost exclusively those of Brahmins before.
Fighting through business struggles, natural disasters and the hard learning curve of entrepreneurship, at 36, Paswan has a company with a turnover of Rs 15 crore. Find out more about his extraordinary journey here.

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Milind Khandekar

Milind Khandekar has over twenty-two years of experience in the field of journalism. He is currently managing editor at Media Content and Communications Services (I) Pvt. Ltd (MCCS), and looks after the editorial content of ABP News, ABP Ananda and ABP Majha. He has previously worked with the Navbharat Times and Aaj Tak. He is a product of the Times Centre for Media Studies, and received the Rajendra Mathur Award for best trainee (Hindi) in 1991.

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