HindustanTimes Fri,26 Dec 2014


A generation that can be what they want to be

Sachin Tendulkar, APJ Abdul Kalam and Shah Rukh Khan - the top three Indian role models - all began from scratch and blazed a fresh trail.

A generation that can be what they want to be

Becoming what they wanted to be sans lineage or godfathers, the outsider taming unfamiliar terrain, is an idea that appeals to the young.

Moderate yes, Right okay, Left no way

India’s 2009 Lok Sabha election was the world’s largest electoral process, yet, almost half of India’s young voters did not step out to cast their vote.

Obama asks for Davis' release

US President Barack Obama has asked Pakistan to treat Raymond Davis, who allegedly shot dead two men in Lahore, as a diplomat and release him.

Traditional values, modern outlook

Today's Indian youth is comfortable straddling different worlds. He/she is very happy, respects parents, believes in God, reads horoscopes, is rational, grounded, ambitious and money-minded – and, unlike previous generations, not at all apologetic about any of these. Praveen Donthi writes.

The responsible hedonists

His online avatar is Guitar George. Till a few years ago, his ambition was to become a professional guitarist. But now, five days a week, Guitar George aka Subhayu Mukherji, 24, is a Beatles-loving and Steve Jobs-worshipping "techie" at Cognizant Technologies in Kolkata. Kum Kum Dasgupta writes.

Small-town Indians are rocking

With the exception of Delhi and Kolkata, smaller towns are rocking with premarital sexual activity – and women are more promiscuous than men in many cities. Indore is the pace-setter, with nine in 10 women saying they had premarital sex, compared to seven in 10 men. Sanchita Sharma reports. See full coverage

Not rebels, but Mama’s boys and girls

It’s a generation that loves television, hang out with friends and shop, enjoys Bollywood films and filmy music, doesn’t exercise too much, isn’t at all enamoured of smoking or drinking and is either hostile or indifferent to drugs.

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