Indian industrialist Harsh Goenka sparked excitement among netizens as he proposed a unique discussion between two diverse personalities—Infosys founder NR Narayana Murthy and Bollywood figure Orry Awatramani. Goenka, known for his engaging posts, suggested a debate on the controversial 70-hour workweek.
Taking to social media, Goenka shared, "Can someone please organize a conversation between Narayana Murthy and Orry on the need for a 70-hour working week!" Accompanying his post was a split image of the two figures, who have recently gained attention for their contrasting views on work culture.
In recent months, both Murthy and Awatramani have made headlines for their perspectives on the ideal work ethic. Goenka, along with other prominent business leaders, voiced his opinion on the matter, rejecting the notion of measuring productivity solely based on the number of hours worked. He emphasized, "It's no longer about working 50 or 70 hours, but about your ambition, your purpose, and your productivity."
Orry Awatramani, popularly known as 'Orry,' has become an internet sensation, often seen socializing with Bollywood celebrities. Despite his opposition to the idea of working tirelessly, Orry shared his commitment to personal development. In an interview with Cosmopolitan India, he explained, "I am working on myself. I am going to the gym, I am doing a lot of self-reflection, sometimes I do Yoga, I go for a massage, I am working, but I am working on myself."
Orry, who coined the term "Liver" by stating, "I live, therefore, I am a liver," created a buzz on social media, inspiring a wave of memes.
Netizens welcomed Goenka's proposal for a conversation between the hardworking Murthy and the lively Orry, expressing anticipation for the intriguing debate. One user humorously remarked, "One is a worker, the other one is just a 'Liver.' It'd be interesting to see a conversation between them."
Reflecting on the 70-hour workweek, another netizen shared, "Work 70 hours a week, you're WEAKER." A third user suggested, "New economy vs Old economy? That's the perfect headline for the debate." As the anticipation builds, the prospect of a lively discussion between these two influential figures promises entertainment and enlightenment for social media enthusiasts.