• Jan 31, 2011 00:15 IST

    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.

  • youth
    Jan 30, 2011 17:12 IST

    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.

  • An Indian's guide to Lok Sabha elections
    Jan 29, 2011 15:25 IST

    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.

  • Feb 16, 2011 10:39 IST

    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.

  • Jan 25, 2011 15:42 IST

    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.

  • Jan 26, 2011 18:01 IST

    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.

  • Sex
    Jan 27, 2011 18:44 ISTYouth survey 2011

    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

  • Mother’s Day
    Jan 28, 2011 17:14 IST

    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.