Interns work at Bangalore start-up company Hacklab.in. In the basement of a Bangalore building, hundreds of young Indians sit in neat rows of desks typing furiously, all dreaming of becoming the new Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg. A quarter of a century after liberalisation kick-started India's economic transformation, a new generation of young people are capitalising on their parents' hard-won financial security to try their luck in the risky business of tech start-ups. / Photo: AFP

Start-up fever grips young tech-savvy Indians

New generation are capitalising on their parents’ hard-won financial security and going it alone in pursuit of their business dreams

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Interns work at Bangalore start-up company Hacklab.in. In the basement of a Bangalore building, hundreds of young Indians sit in neat rows of desks typing furiously, all dreaming of becoming the new Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg. A quarter of a century after liberalisation kick-started India's economic transformation, a new generation of young people are capitalising on their parents' hard-won financial security to try their luck in the risky business of tech start-ups. / Photo: AFP
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