What Young India Wants

Topics: Indian subcontinent, Political corruption, India Pages: 2 (585 words) Published: September 17, 2013
Every morning, India wakes up to brand new stories of scams, corruption, rape , child deaths and suicide by students or farmers. Over the years, we've grown so used to this kind of news that we've stopped caring, if not demur at the crunch in some kind- especially the youth.

What Young India Wants plunges into some of the main issues in India with a "youth's eye-view"(which is the reason why Chetan Bhagat appeals to the youngsters..!) and examine the glitches and dishes out some antidotes to the mammoth problems of corruption, poverty, illiteracy and unemployment.

The "solution" offered by Chetan appear to be revolutionary but are quite far fetched. The reader may not necessarily agree with the author all the time, but sure will find a lot of instances where one can easily relate to ones life in the subcontinent.

The book is a collection of the essays and columns by Chetan Bhagat that he wrote for various newspapers. His work starts with a short, yet gripping autobiography of the writer. The one liners at the start of each essays gives a satirical and pleasant touch to the theme.

The book focuses mainly on three topics-
Our Society- It emphasises on the power of the society of the country, no matter how big or small, urban or rural, educated or uneducated, society is indeed the part and parcel of government, especially a democracy. For any change to happen in the country, the society has to change in terms of its values,its mindset and ethics

Politics- Indian politics has always been a hard nut to crack and it always will be. For any aspiring young Indian or anyone who cares about Indian Politics- the book provides a flavor of what it takes to be a part of the biggest democracy in the world.The book will just give us just an obscure idea of Indian politics and the solutions offered here seems too far-fetched.

The Youth-My favourite part of the book. As far as India is concerned, the youth of the country is what matters- The...
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