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YOUNG. INDIA. WANTS. Selected Essays and Columns. Chetan Bhagat. R U PA Open letter. Chetan Bhagat's books do both and more. -A.R. Rahman Half. PDF | On Sep 28, , musicmarkup.infodhan M and others published Chetan Bhagat's "What Young India Wants" as a Modern Satire. What Young India Wants is based on Chetan Bhagat's vast and want to be a part of the solution, What Young India Wants is the book for you.
Hence he gives his own life story and finally leads to a noble conclusion that as he commands a huge young reader base who read his books and listen to his motivational speeches, he decided to tap into this youth pulse to spread ideas of how India can develop faster and better. The book is divided into four parts Society, politics, youth, Two Stories each of which have important subtopics. As it was published after mid issues discussed are very current too. The highly educated, talented do not set up institutions in India due to nonprofit clause attached which leads to lot of bribery. Laws must be changed in this direction so that more top class institutions can come up. There is no Hindu India or Muslim India. There is no Punjabi India or Tamil India.
Even though he worked at an investment bank; he uses wealth and money interchangeably — as if they are the same thing. Most of his analysis are so narrow and shallow that you wonder why would anyone publish this crap. To add to that, his solutions are bizarre — something a child would come up with: Mr. Well Mr. Bhagat I am sure they are dying to have Laxmi. Parallel he draws?
The notes that we carry in our pocket have the value we perceive. Bhagat, during his childhood, decided to commit suicide because no one loved him and he scored bad in Chemistry exam. He bought Copper sulphate. Why is he still alive? Most of his solutions are: throw more money at it, throw more colleges at it, throw more resources at it and if nothing else — throw more morals at it.
Bhagat loves America. According to him, they are materialistic, workaholics etc. I am sure that Jazzminator from Amreekandesi would agree. He is often sexists and stereotyping rampant in the book. I am very sure he fails to see it. The book has its own highs and lows in the topics it raises and the solutions it proposes.
It touches upon some les The author tries to bring out some important issues facing India today. It touches upon some less discussed issues like 'Is diversity helping India or is creating confusion?
However the line of thought and the solutions told are immature and one gets a feeling that the core problem is not ddeply internalized.
The issues raked up are of grave importance but the solutions and analysis are often childish. The problems should have been analysed more to reach viable and comprehensive solutions. The problems that face Young India are grave and what Young India wants is not a quick solution but a good solution. Jul 12, Darshana Unnikrishnan rated it it was ok Shelves: View all 5 comments. Aug 09, Diane rated it liked it. As part of my renewed interest in India, I picked up this collection of essays by a popular English-writing novelist, Chetan Bhagat.
Bhagat's novels are not only bestsellers in India, but Bollywood movies as well. 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 As part of my renewed interest in India, I picked up this collection of essays by a popular English-writing novelist, Chetan Bhagat.
For example, in the blurb for the book, Bhagat poses a number of questions, first and foremost, "Why do our students regularly commit suicide?
The education system is so terribly designed that competition for the few, top-ranked schools is literally bloody. Without one of their coveted degrees, even brilliant students can wind up as a low paid clerk. It's not the prospect of such work that drives young people to suicide, but the dishonor of the family. This one terrible phenomena encapsulates several of India's worst sins.
The entire government, including educational facilities, is rotted by endemic corruption. Bribes,nepotism,and theft are commonplace. Combine this with a hyper-awareness of the family's status within the community, couched in terms such as "family honor," "duty of firstborn," and "we will be finished if you don't succeed," and you get kids pressured to succeed at all costs in a system that is rigged from the start.
Since I've gone on my own little editorial rampage, I may as well take it one step further. When I was in India in , I read a lot about crimes against women.
It was horrifying. I also felt quite uncomfortable,especially in rural areas, because men will stare quite boldly at a woman's body. In the intervening years. I've heard that there have been many changes.
Indians who have immigrated to the United States are vehement when discussing the issue: It doesn't happen, except maybe in some low class families.
The rape and murder of Jyoti Singh Pandey on a bus last year invoked a global awareness of India's complicity in crimes against its women. This recent BBC documentary link: Aug 01, Crysta rated it did not like it Shelves: After reading this book I have come to the conclusion that Chetan Bhagat must be considered a "voice for the youth of [India]" because his level of nuance and critical thought is basically indistinguishable from that of a well-intentioned but not very self-aware 12 year old boy.
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 After reading this book I have come to the conclusion that Chetan Bhagat must be considered a "voice for the youth of [India]" because his level of nuance and critical thought is basically indistinguishable from that of a well-intentioned but not very self-aware 12 year old boy.
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 B.
The basic messages are: Politicians - Stop being corrupt. Build some schools. Electorate - Vote better. Who knows how, but do it. And by "basic messages" I mean they really were that basic.
At least the lack of complexity or any new insights made for a quick, light read. Mar 02, Priya rated it it was ok. How confused is this man who wants to change India about himself? I find wasting so much of hardwork and money in such prestigious fields stupid but he chooses to rant about it for first 10 pages.
He is the first author who brags so much about himself I've come across. And after reading all the bragging I can't help but being opinionated about him. Now, as far as main content is concerned, most of the things are far from reality. There are some really good points made too.
Maybe I am judgemental about Chetan Bhagat or maybe I am right. But now he seems to me like some narcissist who is really not concerned about the topic he mentioned, a person who just blahs and people applaud. Aug 31, Tushar Mangl rated it it was ok.
Intentions of the book are good. The topics picked up by the author are good and relevant but they lack depth and discussion appears shallow. As if we are chatting about the world in a cocktail party. Aug 07, Subodh rated it liked it. It is just a okay book. Its not for the people who understand ill effect of corruption very well. I won't say that you can give this book a miss. I would not say its a revolutionary book either. Some chapters are really good.
Some are okay. Few are really bullshit. 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 It is just a okay book. I do not know why CB sucked up with Sonia Gandhi. He seems praising Rahul Gandhi at one place.
I could not digest it. I hope CB has not lost his senses. I suggest other two books to read if Indian shit appeals you. Jul 25, Indira Mukhopadhyay rated it really liked it Recommends it for: All young Indians.
Having gone through all the reviews of this book, I think there is not much left to say. 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 Having gone through all the reviews of this book, I think there is not much left to say. He admits he doesn't know everything. Join him in his dreams, write to him where you think he is wrong. Or wake write yourself what is good for India. Aug 22, Swetha rated it it was ok Shelves: For once, I don't have any accusations on Chetan Bhagat.
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? Dec 14, Abhinav rated it it was amazing. His readers must have expected him to write something fun, romantic and dramatic writings as he always does in his alternative style.
Bhagat mentions that: Corruption is a way of life in India which is a by-product of a system that is power driven. He refers the system to the constitution and power to the wealthy political leaders. But corruption is not just confined to the system but also the society. A remarkable statement: If it had been any other author it might be a bit boring but this one is a beauty.
The book is primarily based on the youth of India as most of the country is young.
The book gives detailed information of the politics in India and how we are bound to it. But there are some highlights in the book which I want to mention: This section is confined to students which I liked the most because I am one of those.
Spark is the excitement which makes us feel truly alive. When we are kids we used to have a million sparks. A spider-man toy was enough to excite us to jump on the beds.
A gift presented on our birthday made us to somersault all over the house. A movie show or a dine at the restaurant or a country side trip used to fill up us with interest, curiosity and anxiety. This excitement is called as spark. When we reach the graduation age we still have these sparks with us but comparatively less.
As you move on to the older age, it is difficult to find these sparks in us. Chetan takes an example of Kareena in the movie Jab we met. When we compare her to the first half versus the second half, we find that she loses her spark in the second half.
This is what that happens to us if we lose the spark. Chetan says that these sparks can be invoked by three factors and should be protected from four storms. They are: Reasonable goals Balance of health and relationships Not taking things too seriously And the four storms are: Disappointment Frustration Unfairness Loneliness of purpose The author says that to keep these sparks alive we must always have goals as by human nature we always strive, improve and achieve our full potential. He tells us not to do things for money, he tells us to do those things which our heart tells us to do, the things which make us happy and the things which make us feel alive.
Secondly, these goals should be balanced.
What is the use of coming first in a race without lemon in the spoon? Our striving is only worth if there is harmony in life otherwise the spark begins to die. The author says that Life is a prepaid card with limited validity.
If you live for 60 years you will just have weekends. We are people, not programmed devices. I am not kidding, seriously!!! Chetan also adds that we have 4 obstacles which try to kill our spark. The first being disappointment which comes to us when we do not get the expected results for our efforts. If we can overcome every challenge, then the word challenge will never exist. If we are failing at something, it implies that we have a different stage.
Thirdly, never think that life is unfair comparing to others connections, rich dads and beautiful faces. Finally, the most beautiful thing described by the author is isolation. As we grow older we realise that we are unique and what we believe in and what we feel is different from others. It happens because we compromise many things for our families and loved ones which mean so much to us. Chetan says Love yourself first and then others.
I just felt as if I founded the path of my life. The next highlight is how Bhagat boldly aims at the leaders of our country. As I mentioned earlier, the critic is not just confined to the system but also the society.
Yes, because many of us vote a party by seeing its religion or caste of the leaders but not by their efficiency. We choose leaders from the craze which their dads own. The author precisely describes what Indians do to themselves. It may be the madam of BJP indirectly aiming at Sushma Swaraj who tells us to burn down the Walmart stores or the woman who puts a money garland around her neck indirectly Mayawati or the person who thinks that silence is a golden tool or a form of Gandhigiri indirectly Manmohan Singh or the woman who keeps quiet even after seeing the corruption in her party indirectly Sonia Gandhi.
Whoever it may be, Chetan has a point in detail why these political leaders have to change their so called attitude. Chetan has written two letters in this book, one to Gandhi and the other to Sonia.
To the letter for Gandhi, he describes that India is free from the white people but not from the problems. Many people do not even get the basic amenities while the people who get them do not get a platform to do really something innovative.
Also, in the letter to Sonia he addresses how the unaccounted money comes during electorate campaign and reminds her that she has a major role in ending corruption in INC. And yes, talent is a precious natural resource and we must nurture it.
Why does majority of students opt for either engineering or medicine after their plus two? It is because they are passionate towards these streams. Now, can there be anything more senseless than this answer? More or less, this is what even Chetan wants to say us. He says that Talent is a special ability and aptitude that gives people an edge in a particular field.
It really is a book that is worth reading for all the others too. Also, the book is not just the highlights which I had mentioned, it has got a lot more general facts which the author describes in his own style. Of course, even our political leaders at least those who can understand English , second or third generation business giants should also take a look at this book!!! Because we are Indians who currently fail to understand the importance of change even if we do, we do not know how.
Because we are the people who fail to keep our sparks alive and commit suicides, we are the people who cannot exhibit our talents boldly and also we are the people who think money is above all. So, I can say that this book is a modern Bhagavad Gita.
It is not an exaggeration because I am not a fan of Bhagat personally. The thing is that a good literature must be encouraged. Dec 01, Saurav Karmakar rated it really liked it. So who is this famous chap? So here I am with a little insight of Mr. With this book Mr. Bhagat is stepping out from his comfort zone and trying to take up a responsibility of being true to a Youth Icon Image. If you want to understand contemporary India, the problems that face it, and want to be a part of the solution, What Young India Wants is the book for you.
Now you might have predicted what this book is all about. Happy Reading: Jun 15, Subramanyam K. This review first appeared on: 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. Written in simple prose, these columns speak about various problems we Indians are confronting today.
I am no big fan of Chetan Bhagat, I am one of those who cribbed about the way he write books, I was unhappy after I read Revolution However, I am happy Chetan Bhagat actually felt writing about social issues, wrote about them and got this book published. The prime reason why I say this is, whether we like it or not Chatan Bhagat is a brand in India.
For, perhaps he is one of the very few authors who is discussed in all sorts of places in this country. When a person of this sort and brand speaks about the burning problems of the country, they actually reach a wider audience.
Thus more people discuss about these issues and we can expect more and more probable solutions for these issues. The good job Chetan did in this book is that he actually proposed some solutions to each of these problems. This actually makes these solutions more and more debated by the youth of this nation. That if anything, is the best thing that can happen to this nation. Ok, coming to the book and the contents. The book opens with a letter from Chetan where he explains the purpose behind the book.
Then there are three sections in the book, with about 10 essays in each one of them. The first one being Our Society, the second dedicated to Politics and third one that speaks about the problems of the youth. The book ends with 2 short stories, the latter is a perfect finish to the book. The issues raised in the book are indeed real burning problems our country faces today. On the flip side, I felt that Chetan could have delved a little deeper than just giving a shallow treatment to the issues.
I think any one who reads political stuff rather seriously would feel that this book lacks depth. It makes one feel that the author is jumping to conclusions a little quickly. A news paper column must have had its own limitations but when it is coming as a book, I think the author does have the liberty to add a few more details. Still, as I told earlier I am happy someone so popular wrote some stuff about burning issues and has increased the number of people who debate it. Do pick this book, it definitely deserves a read.
It will definitely make us think. Aug 09, Socrates Chinniah rated it liked it Recommends it for: Debutants , Beginners , People interested in Social issues concerning India. Complex issues in a really i mean really really simple way. People who are fascinated by works of Malcolm gladwell , Steven levitt , Tim harford or Pau Complex issues in a really i mean really really simple way.
Why I bought the book: There are just so many authors who come into the writing arena aiming at Love, Drugs and sex and even become best sellers. It intrigued me to pick this book despite the fact that I was not his fan for his previous book but , for the theme chosen by CB in WYIW. WYIW is a pretty simple read; it does not complicate things and does not dive deep into the issues to come up with fascinating hypothesis and analysis.
The book is written aimed at masses and not the elites. The objective that I perceive from the book is to create a general awareness on the various issues our society faces and how simple and small things can make a difference in our society and our lives.
CB conveys the point and is clear on taking things to readers on the topic that he covers. The illustrations vary but the content remains the same May be its not the fault of the author — the issues in society remain that way and the theme can be narrowed down to corruption, attitude of people.
My suggestion: Read the book with open mind, if you have had lengthy discussions regarding various issues holding India back through some forum or in your workplace or elsewhere, the book will not satisfy your appetite because, there are lots of possibilities that your insights into the issues are better than the author. I presume the book may interest readers who have just begun and who wants simple things to read. The book shall be easy read for High school kids and college going reader debutants.
Hence, CB does not influence me, but what he writes does. I could not agree to some suggestions put forth by CB. Though, it is his opinions that are projected and it is not fair to expect people to share common faith in all issues. The book stands out for its objectives and not for the way it is written.
Feb 18, Sougata Ray rated it really liked it. When I was halfway through this book I was thinking that while rating this at goodreads I will take out two stars, 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 When I was halfway through this book I was thinking that while rating this at goodreads I will take out two stars, meaning I will give it 3 stars. Sure the solutions were good, but still some of them were not practical.
Moreover, somehow you will get just a hint of a blame game at first, at least that is what I felt. I don't know,I might be wrong.
But, as I finished the book I had to step back from what I had decided earlier.