As many families with family businesses in the developed world worry about succession issues, family constitutions, how much the dividend should be this year, etc., I found it a sobering moment reading The New Indian Express about children working for the 'family business'. 

In the developed world we encourage our children to work in the 'family business' to get experience and understand how the business works.

In India, it seems that there is little choice whether the children work in the 'family business' or not. Is this exploitation of the younger members of the family to keep manufacturing costs down, or is it genuine need for help in the business or is it to give them experience of the family business?

You can read the article and decide for yourself.

However, what it does do is opens your eyes to what life is like at the other end of the 'family business' spectrum.