What Millennials Want

As I finish my forthcoming book on the economic aspirations, social views, and political attitudes of Indian millennials, I will be posting regular columns, research reports, and thoughts as my research progresses. Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, and follow this blog to stay updated!

“As the dust settles on India’s general elections, one thing has become clear: Despite a record-high unemployment rate, a slowing economy and widespread agrarian distress, Indians have overwhelmingly decided to give Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party a second chance to put the country back on track.” India’s median age is just under 28 years, and young voters […]

India’s general elections — the world’s largest democratic exercise — were too exciting for me to sit on the sidelines. So I decided to camp out in Madhya Pradesh, a politically important battleground state which the Congress had wrested from the BJP in the December 2018 assembly elections, and ask its young voters about the […]

India’s ongoing general elections are the world’s largest exercise of democracy. Set over seven phases with more than 900 million voters, the contest to elect India’s parliament will not just be a referendum on the last five years of Prime Minister Modi’s government, but also about the country India hopes to become as the 21st […]

2018 was a good year. I got to meet some awesome people, travel to some incredible places, and read some great books. I haven’t updated this blog in a while, so I thought I’d write a brief post about the books I liked this year. In January, I had the opportunity to spend a few […]

This August, I teamed up with Anuradha Das Mathur, Founding Dean of the Vedica Scholars Programme for Women, to survey and write about urban Indian millennial women at the workplace for the Mint, India’s pre-eminent financial newspaper. Our goal was to discover and document how young women are adapting and reacting to the 21st-century workplace. Is […]

“It is a well-known fact that most Indian technical institutions, particularly private colleges in Tier 2 and 3 cities, have become notorious for issuing degrees with little substance. A high-ranking executive responsible at a prominent staffing firm told me, “Indian engineering colleges simply deliver engineers into the system. The engineers who graduate and come out […]