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The Butterfly Generation

2.86  ·  Rating Details ·  76 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
'Prateik's sounding like he's finally got a grip on his life. He's smoking his joint with a smile on his face, not a furrowed brow. It's been a crazy ride - a talented photographer who made the best of the opportunities which came to him young, earned quickly, then blew it up, now on the road to earning it all back - and all before he turned thirty-five. He can do it ...more
Hardcover, 263 pages
Published 2012 by RAIN TREE an imprint of Rupa publications
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Sachin Dev
Objective rating for this book falls between a 2 and a 3.

But since I'm reading NON-Fiction after like ages, I feel generous enough :P
So this was an impulse buy during the 2014 Bangalore Lit Fest - after being fired up listening to some panels argue about navel-gazing, shooting-the-breeze and male protagonists among other things on-stage, I thought maybe I should dip into whats currently hip among the high-brow literati ( all the puffed up folks walking around in thier nehru jackets and fab-indi
Mar 06, 2012 Supriya rated it did not like it
Jun 06, 2012 Kameswari rated it it was ok
Insight into today's youth? If by insight you mean that the youth of India has a whole is pretty much into psychotropic drugs ,this is the book to pick up. If you are a little more informed ,then you know this isn't the book for you.
Rakhi Rajani
Jul 01, 2012 Rakhi Rajani rated it liked it
A good description of youth in India today. Slightly lame in terms of the focus on the 'bad boy' image because it tried to hard to be controversial. A mix of fiction and non fiction.
Srinath Sharma
Mar 06, 2013 Srinath Sharma rated it liked it
The Butterfly Generation - Palash Krishna Mehrotra – Review by V Y Sarma

Young India as we call it, is not due to six decades of its independence but the young population of nearly 50 percent Indians below the age of 25 and more than 65 percent below the age of 35. India with its ever growing urbanisation is tempting these young Indians from all corners to be a part of it.

Palash Krishna Mehrotra’s Butterfly generation focuses on lives of the youth in urban India and their colours unknown to our n
Sep 02, 2012 Naliniprasad rated it really liked it
This non fiction book is about the Indian population in their early,mid and late 30s.Essentially a social study of those Indians born in Socialist India of Mid 1970s to early 1980 and enjoying the fruits of liberalized economy.The narrative mainly comes in snippets of the author's autobiographical account of his life in Allahabad partly and Delhi mainly.It deals with the recreational habits of the young Indians, their sexuality etc.,
What makes the book appealing is the fact that the author trie
Samir Dhond
Mar 05, 2012 Samir Dhond rated it it was ok
I picked up "The Butterfly Generation" because it claimed to provide an insight into the young adults of India. Well, the book was boring to read. I mean, it did not provide anything insightful as far as the young India is concenred. It definitely talked about topics that are an integral part of today's youth. The book talks about Sex, Relationships, Money, Homosexuality, Education, Ragging on Campuses and many more but they were talked about in a superficial manner.

The book might be interesting
Rajesh S Shirali
Mar 12, 2016 Rajesh S Shirali rated it it was ok
This purports to be an insightful take on the lives of the youngsters that constitute our demographic dividend in the next 5 years to come. But from page one it is a degenerate compendium of juvenile anecdotes and the author's "I'm so cool...I am always the offbeat guy" opinions or observations. To grab eyeballs there is an overdue emphasis on sex n drugs and such stuff. That's it! The only thing that struck a chord was the chapter on piracy...which reminded me of the struggle and evolution that ...more
Jan 07, 2016 Divakar rated it it was ok
A colorful walk thru of the lives of the young and cool in India. Their dreams, aspirations and frustrations. Palash is a regular writer for various magazines. Racy, irreverent and tongue in cheek. At times, the book gets you worried if you have growing up children in their teens/early adulthood
Sukhamaya Swain
Appreciated the way the author goes on with the narration of those yester years. Some of the facts were relieved. But did not like at all the boldness with which some rather bold topics were dealt.
Maybe someone else would like it.
Urvashi Rustomfram
Oct 31, 2014 Urvashi Rustomfram rated it liked it
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May 16, 2013 Therese rated it really liked it
Excellent observations on a generation that is so diverse and difficult to understand. The insides are fantastic, the book sometimes a little too discriptive.
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Jun 10, 2014 Dipu Darko rated it really liked it
For all you kids who grew up in the nineties, this book is absolutely vital for your existence!
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