Aditya Kumar has a good job as a youth development officer in Agra, a four-hour bus ride from his village. With his mother's pension, Mr. Kumarâ€™s family has purchased three taxis. He wants to scale up this side business and quit his job. But such decisions in India arenâ€™t left to one person. â€śI do not have the ability to choose the business I want to because [my mother] wonâ€™t approve,â€ť says Kumar, who is 38.