Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Does the Indian Youth face an Identity Crisis?!!!

Westernization versus tradition, haves versus have-nots & young versus old; Indian youth are torn between these divides which also prevents them from forming a united front.

The have-nots are deeply affected by poverty, which affects their ability to organize a protest. This group comprises the majority of Indian youth, with the haves numbering in the minority.

Both groups are exposed to mass media advertising and the have-nots are subjected to unsatisfiable cravings that lead to violence and crime. The haves indulge in self-destructive behavior that include taking drugs.

Youths are also frustrated that they are contributing economically to their country’s growth, but not given a say in the form this growth it should take; hence there is a feeling of unfulfilled political identities.

The Indian youth seem to want the best of both worlds; they want to see themselves as similar to their Western counterparts, but they also want to retain a certain ‘Indianness’.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Educated youth are harbingers of the new era of democratic values and torchbearers of a developed nation

A World Values Survey conducted by the World bank recently showed that the proportion of people aged 18–24 who identified themselves as "very" or "rather" interested in politics was around 50%, an increase of 15% since 1990.

Youth indirectly means freshness and Youth in Politics gives a fresh start to Politics and this freshness has already been felt in the Indian politics by the vibrant youth such as Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Vadra, Milind Deora, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Agatha Sangma and Sachin Pilot. Three cheers to Indian Youth.!!!

Let’s make the world a better place to live in.