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!

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 […]

By Kaavya Rajesh Given a global change in attitudes towards stereotypical gender roles, globalization, and personal freedoms, the outlook of Indian millennials towards arranged marriages is surprising. A recent Shaadi.com survey of more than 7,000 Indian men and women between the ages of 20 and 35 indicated that 59% of them wanted family or parental […]