I have noticed this quality of many Indian emigres: they disproportionately enter finance, or software and other applied and lucrative and scripted aspects of engineering rather than the purer, creative forms of science and engineering. Even when they’ve made it to the top, it seems, many Indians can’t stop behaving in terms of the scripts that the British class system has prepared for them. It’s as though the postcolonial angry ghost of the British Empire has arisen, to spirit away the cream of the younger generation and turn them into conformist bankers in bowler hats.