A few weeks ago, I saw a half-page advertisement on the front page of a major national newspaper. Put out by the Delhi government, it was promoting a “Mega Job Fair” at the Thyagraj Stadium on the 21st and 22nd of January. Since I’m writing a book on Indian millennials, I decided to go and […]
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!
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 […]
One of the best things about writing a book on Indian millennials are some of the people I get to interview and talk to every day. With the Indian general elections around the corner, I wrote a piece for The Print on what I’ve been hearing, specifically regarding how millennials feel about Prime Minister Modi. In my […]
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 […]
Indian millennials are the single largest generation in India today, and their sheer size makes them one of the world’s largest political and economic constituencies. Will they be an asset or a liability to India’s economic and social growth?