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What Young India Wants
Why is the suicide rate so high among students?Why is there so much corruption in India?Can’t our political parties ever work together?Does our vote make any difference at all?We love our India, but shouldn’t some things be different?
All of us have asked these questions at some time or another. So does Chetan Bhagat, India’s best-loved author, in What Young India Wants, hi...more
If this book does even 1/10th of the magic of what he has been able to do with his earlier books (brought reading back in fashion for a net addicted generation, inspired hundreds and thousands of indians to write, with his simple straight english reached hinterlands of india where english language reading was scarcely there ) - he would have made a much more significant difference to India than a lot of intelligent thinkers out there.
This book will be re ...more
• Why do our students regularly commit suicide?
• Why is there so much corruption in India?
• Can’t our political parties ever work together?
• Does our vote make any difference at all?
• We love our India, but shouldn’t some things be different?
The book throws light to these questions giving answers to some of them. Written in the simplistic style of Chetan Bhagat the book is the comp ...more
The book has its own highs and lows in the topics it raises and the solutions it proposes. It touches upon some les ...more
another thing is dnt expect the book to be full of facts... reality is its chetan bhagat n u can only expect a less fact more fiction covering on th ...more
Bhagat admits that he is just one lone, idealistic voice in messy jumble of Indian politics, but he makes a worthy attempt to identify some of India's most grievous issues. For example, in the blurb for the book, Bhagat poses a number of questions, first and foremost, "Why do our stude ...more
Some of his essays were just goofy simple (India would be a lot better off if politicians would just stop being corrupt), some were offensive (Women are really important because if they weren't around men would let their ...more
And after reading all the bragging I can't help but being opinionated about him. Now, as far as main content is con ...more
Having said that, this book ( and books like this) must be introduced to teenagers as a snapshot of current India. They need not only to be aware of issues, but understand them as well. This book fairs well in that department.
I do no ...more
There is one thing about Chetan Bhagat's writing, you love it or hate it but can't ignore it.
It starts a thought process in you. If you think he is not correct then you star thinking that it should be like this. That's what he wants from our youths. Awake and start thinking. He is successful at that be it his fiction stories or this particular book.
His writing style is simple, sensible and effective. He ...more
Having given India books about narcotics, outcasts, geeks and newspaper articles, he did end up becoming influential. I didn't prefer him being on that list once but now that he has raised his voice on issues that have to be dealt with in India, I do have this tiny bit of respect for him.
While this book might not educate you deeply on how to change India(yeah like any book can?), it might stir up some thoughts.
WHAT YOUNG INDIA WANTS
Author – Chetan Bhagat
My Rating – 4.4 / 5
Something non-fiction written by an author who is well-known for his fiction writings, itself gave the readers a keen interest. His readers must have expected him to write something fun, romantic and dramatic writings as he always does in his alternative style. Maintaining the same style he just changed the content and the content is about suicides, corruption, poor health facilities and education which doesn’t brings up innovating ...more
Read Chetan Bhagat’s What Young India wants over the weekend. This book, the first non-fiction work of Chetan Bhagat, is actually a collection of selected essays and columns Chetan Bhagat has written for various Indian news papers. The book covers a wide range of topics from corruption, terrorism, economics, foreign relations, falling standards in education, dearth of seats and suicidal tendencies among India’s youth to nam ...more
Expect: Simple essays that concerns the nation (Infrastructure, Corruption, Terrorism,Indian Attitude,Politicians and Political scenario).
Don’t Expect: Insights into the issues through mode of statistics / detailed information and inference and suggestions that could provide solution to the problems faced by the Indian society.
Important: People who are fascinated by works of Malcolm gladwell , Steven levitt , Tim harford or Pau ...more
meaning I will give it 3 stars. Of course there were reasons for that. Firstly, the first few pages looked like
bragging to me, though it seems that he tried to make sure that no one questions his credibility. Secondly, the
solutions he articulated for some of the issues were far more simple and far-fetched in the context of present
circumstances. Sure the solutions were good, but st ...more
In 2008, The New York Times ca ...more