Internet addiction hits India's Silicon Valley

A worker at a computer terminal in a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India, on Feb 1, 2020.
A worker at a computer terminal in a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India, on Feb 1, 2020.PHOTO: REUTERS

BANGALORE - When Pankaj (name changed) turned 18, his parents saw the son they knew begin to disappear.

From a school prefect with good grades, who played hockey, enjoyed singing and dancing, and had a healthy open relationship with his parents, he became a withdrawn undergraduate in engineering school.

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