My name is Prachi Notiyal. I am 30 years old and I come from Delhi.
I have been working in IT for the past eight years.
My ambition is to run a company of my own some day.
I am in charge of a team of staff who work on a Microsoft website.
People can come and tell us what features they like or what they'd like to see in the next version of Microsoft Windows.
Sometimes we educate them about the problems they are having and how to rectify them.
At times you need to work long hours. Initially it is difficult to adjust but you get used to it. This shift pattern can cause health issues. It is difficult, as well, to manage with family and work.
We do get a lot of opportunities to progress further - attend seminars, workshops and stuff like that.
Lot of new jobs are opening up because of the IT industry so, of course, this is a good thing for the Indian community.
May God fulfil Prachi's wishes.
Sharn Dhillon, San Jose CA USA
Prachi represents an exuberant Indian working force that is poised to take charge as the worlds back office. Indian youth have a new world in front of them and so has the Indian economy. Employment is increasing; international airports are coming up, roads and infrastructure internationalizing. .
Nishant Kumar, Pune , India
I wish Miss Prachi Notiyal the best of luck and let success be there in every part of her life. Let our country be the super power of the next generation, this is the first time I have visited the BBC site and been really impressed with the type of news they are bringing. it
Pradeep Singh Kandari, Delhi
Congratulations! It is people like you who are an inspiration and make our India great. I am proud of you. Go ahead with that cheerful and self-confident face you reflected on BBC international news. Good luck! God bless you!
Prof.Thomas Manikkam, Pretoria, South Africa
India needs more workers like Prachi - young, confident and with the passion to do and achieve more. I admire and have the utmost respect for people like her. Most people Parchi's age in India are still probably 'studying'. Instead, at the age of 30, Prachi has been working for 8 years. I just wish that more young people in India would follow Prachi's example and set out to work hard rather than keep studying for the sake of it. Well done Prachi.
P Ganguly, London, UK
Prachi is right in saying that IT is opening new jobs for the generation. But aren't we becoming a more work-driven and performance oriented group? At 30 it really becomes difficult to manage family and continue late shifts in the office. I am myself working in a software firm. Everyday I feel that we're being dragged into a schedule which snatches away our idea of a good life. .
Astha, Chennai, India
Wow! It was a pleasant surprise to see Prachi on BBC news. We worked together several years ago and she was also one of our favourites. A very professional and hardworking person. Do convey my message to her if you can.
Sanjay Bhuria, Santa Clara, US
Bravo! Many comments yesterday about the BBC poll and growth forecasts for India/ China said how women continue to be oppressed in India. While that may be true of uneducated women in large numbers, stories such as these are not the exception. I worked in a high profile venturing role in IT for many years after reading engineering (a male dominated profession when I went to college). Women have played a key role in fuelling the IT boom in India. And being educated they are also ensuring good future and education for their own children. Three cheers for the Indian woman!
S Yogendra, Cambridge UK
I think the day when India will rule the whole world is not far off.
Prachi.makes me proud to be of an Indian heritage. The Australian unions should be aware of the amount of jobs coming in to India. Well done
Aran Thillainathan, Perth, Australia
Prachi, thanks for sharing your plans. Certainly, determination and confidence leads to success. Hopefully you will achieve your plans since you have the confidence to do so. Good luck.
Hussein Mberwa, New York, U.S.
I really appreciate young people who intend to start up their own firms instead of depending on others. This will definitely create employment and bring a good economy to the country.
Pradeep Ginjupalli, Salem, USA
The sad part about most Indian and Chinese workers is that the competition and the long working hours not only lead to exploitation but also stress and without adequate health and medical insurance, a pretty torrid working life