The idea of penning this blog came to my mind, when I decided to take stock of my short but eventful stay in consulting. At the start of my consulting career, I got to interact with a few US based partners or principals (as they call them over there) and it gave me some insights about how consulting works in the US. My further interactions with Indian clients and colleagues tells me that India is different from its foreign counterparts. In this post, I will focus on five major challenges that consultants usually face in India. Before igniting the discussion, I must say that the list is not exhaustive and the challenges may differ based on the consulting firm one is associated with.