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In his latest book, What Young India Wants, Chetan Bhagat asks hard questions, demands answers and presents solutions for a better, more prosperous India. Why do our students regularly commit suicide? Why is there so much corruption in India? Cant our political parties ever work together? Does our vote make any difference at all? We love our India, but shouldnt some things be d In his latest book, What Young India Wants, Chetan Bhagat asks hard questions, demands answers and presents solutions for a better, more prosperous India. Why do our students regularly commit suicide? Why is there so much corruption in India? Cant our political parties ever work together? Does our vote make any difference at all? We love our India, but shouldnt some things be different? All of us have asked these questions at some time or the other. So does Chetan Bhagat, Indias most loved writer, in What Young India Wants, his first book of non-fiction. What Young India Wants is based on Chetan Bhagats vast experience as a very successful writer and motivational speaker. In clear, simple prose, and with great insight, he analyses some of the complex issues facing modern India, offers solutions and invites discussion on them. And, at the end, he asks this important question: Unless we are all in agreement on what it is going to take to make our country better, how will things ever change? Non-fiction 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.


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In his latest book, What Young India Wants, Chetan Bhagat asks hard questions, demands answers and presents solutions for a better, more prosperous India. Why do our students regularly commit suicide? Why is there so much corruption in India? Cant our political parties ever work together? Does our vote make any difference at all? We love our India, but shouldnt some things be d In his latest book, What Young India Wants, Chetan Bhagat asks hard questions, demands answers and presents solutions for a better, more prosperous India. Why do our students regularly commit suicide? Why is there so much corruption in India? Cant our political parties ever work together? Does our vote make any difference at all? We love our India, but shouldnt some things be different? All of us have asked these questions at some time or the other. So does Chetan Bhagat, Indias most loved writer, in What Young India Wants, his first book of non-fiction. What Young India Wants is based on Chetan Bhagats vast experience as a very successful writer and motivational speaker. In clear, simple prose, and with great insight, he analyses some of the complex issues facing modern India, offers solutions and invites discussion on them. And, at the end, he asks this important question: Unless we are all in agreement on what it is going to take to make our country better, how will things ever change? Non-fiction 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.

30 review for What Young India Wants: Selected Non - Fiction

  1. 4 out of 5

    Garima

    And Blah! And Blah!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Vishakha ~ ReadingSpren ~

    YOUNG INDIA WANTS YOU TO STOP WRITING !

  3. 5 out of 5

    Subroto

    What Young India Wants by Chetan Bhagat ! 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 What Young India Wants by Chetan Bhagat ! 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 remembered less for the exact solutions he's proposed for the problems of India (many might debate that they are too simplistic and also India is not that simple an animal) but more for what it stands for - his encouraging us to start thinking - and to start thinking in whatever capacity we are and to never stop thinking cos that is to lose hope - lose hope in our country ever getting better and thus letting the problem fester. He encourages us to be impatient and to try and use all juggad one can to solve the problems of this country :) Chetan through his own example leaves back a message for us to not just oppose and debate - but to propose a solution - however simple or rudimentary it might sound. He challenges us to have the balls to propose a solution on (as a lot of intellectuals / politicians would call) incomplete knowledge, even as a lot of other supposedly much qualified people (who have themselves not been able to solve it except cry foul and debate) knock you down with study and data. In such times, he makes a case for us to keep looking for solutions in his own inimitable style. Some of his own common sensical solutions make you whoop with joy - allow educational institutions to run on a for profit basis to encourage quality educational set up by private entrepreneurs, run a political party where young professionals are paid salaries /stipends so that people aspire to be one, cut defense expenditure by leveraging strategic defense partnership and astute foreign policy and divert those funds for education / health care set up. His style of writing remains what many would say high school. Simple sentences. No words for which you need to use the dictionary. It takes some time to get used to it but after some time you start enjoying his simplicity. Most appealing about this book is the part where he on his own confesses that he may not be right about whatever he's stating here - that's not the intent. There could always be many solutions to a problem. All he's saying is that lets not in all our analysis paralysis forget that the problem exists. Don’t let it drag to its own death or be pushed by another bigger problem. Debate is good for college hall rooms and year long research and theses are better suited for phd students - not to take decisions for a billion strong country. Chetan Bhagat haters be damned - I totally loved this book and will recommend it to each and every young man and woman I meet !

  4. 5 out of 5

    Tushar

    Bold title, blonde text! Not for those who prefer serious reading and love facts over moral science.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Crestless Wave

    Some people call him Rockstar Author, while some say India’s most Loved Author, some other call him “One of Most Influential Person” (Ranked 21 by TIME magazine in 2010m in Artiste category), and he is often considered as a Youth Icon. But does everyone truly love this person? Not really, critics hate his writing style; his articles in various newspapers are considered as ‘Blabber of a Lesser Known’, and his novels are often tagged as ‘Bubblegum Literature’. However, he shuts them all by his pol Some people call him Rockstar Author, while some say India’s most Loved Author, some other call him “One of Most Influential Person” (Ranked 21 by TIME magazine in 2010m in Artiste category), and he is often considered as a Youth Icon. But does everyone truly love this person? Not really, critics hate his writing style; his articles in various newspapers are considered as ‘Blabber of a Lesser Known’, and his novels are often tagged as ‘Bubblegum Literature’. However, he shuts them all by his polite smile and a simple sentence “It’s a lazy criticism”. So who is he? He is Chetan Bhagat, one of the most successful author of 21st century, in terms of fan following, in terms of sales and in terms of haters, and I am telling you just in case if you still haven’t read the Title of this Book! You might have predicted what this book is all about. What Young India Wants is a collection of Mr. Bhagat’s articles and essays on many relevant issues, published in various newspapers, precisely one three aspects of India i.e. Society, Politics and Youth. A catchy title and flashy cover do half of the job (read grabbing the attention) while rest is done by Mr. Bhagat’s name itself. I am not much fan of his fiction writing, but I quite admire his articles on Times of India and Dainik Bhaskar, in fact, I’ve read almost every article he ever wrote. However, that doesn't mean I am his Blind follower because I too use my brain when it comes to thinking about social and political issues, but his articles are indeed worked as a Brain Tonic, mostly. First ten pages are dedicated to his life and his journey as an Engineer to Investment banker to Policy Maker to,finally, become an Author and the reason why he decided to write this book, which is good to read. Some will call it bragging for his achievements while some other will call self-delusion, but it’s always good to know about author’s intentions, especially when reading a Non-fiction. First section of the book is ‘Our Society’ where he compared American Society with Indian Society in a firm but money centric manner, which I personally didn't like. However, the society aspect of our country is really money oriented and, for many, having money is the biggest problem than being Rich. Mr. Bhagat’s articles failed to address this issue to the grassroots level. However, it covered many aspects such as religion, casteism, terrorism and corruption, but one issue overshadows it all that is “Bhagat-ism”. Mr. Bhagat’s solutions to many problem sounds promising and revolutionary and I too believe people who never have left their A/C room and never switched their TVs to any News channel will find them as ‘The Ultimate Solution’, but are hard to digest by people who know the reality. Second Section is my favorite, ‘Politics’. In India, we love discussing politics, specially blaming them and abusing them for little mistakes (little mistakes such as 2G Scam,CWG Scam,Fuel Prices to infinity). So here Mr. Bhagat tried to tell us what politicians are NOT doing and how to make them do it. Being a neutral about political parties, he covered both aspects of politics, ruling party and opposition. However, due to hyper activeness of nation’s great leaders many of the issues he raised, now sounds quite outdated, but not Dead. He tried to convince why we should make peace with our neighboring country and questioned the judiciary system for a handful of Powerful person (read politicians) along with one of his most popular article in support of Anna Hazare’s movement. This section is really good food for thought but when I look at the current political structure of India, it seems highly impractical. Nevertheless, it indeed confers a strong message to bring the change, and if we really want to bring a change, it must start from individuals. Good for discussion, hard to implement, but Not impossible. Third and the best section of the book is ‘Our Youth’ where finally, Young India is addressed. If you ask me a single point of recommendation, I will blindly say “Youth Section” and it’s really the only point! All articles in youth section are fun to read and are well thought. Targeted to 70% of the country’s population, they address issues such as educational pressures, importance of good English (Oh You CB hater! Stop that smirk spreading across your face!), flaws and needs of current education system, brain-drain, communication gap between student from different backgrounds and his famous orientation speech of Symbiosis, Pune. And a surprise element is two fictional short stories at the end of this section. Stories are good, and gives your brain a little relax after reading so many articles on a wide variety of issues. Now Review Time. I must admit that almost 75% of the book was like a Re-Read for me, as I am quite obsessed with editorial columns hence it bored me a bit, and I even skipped a few articles. Mr. Bhagat lived up to his great image of Grammar Killer; however, at some places it felt appropriate but missing words worsen it on many places. ‘What Young India Wants’ failed to inspire me, but I know soon many B-Schools will use these articles in their weekly debates and even placement interviews. Many of his solutions are logical but far from reality and volatility of country’s political situation also made them Not Applicable. A little more depth of thought would have brought some impact and instead of taking articles as-it-is, a little rewrite would have made it a Must Read.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Santhosh

    Chetan Bhagat's novels would quite obviously ensure nobody in their right mind would expect literary excellence in his writing. His column in TOI is, generally as a rule, tailored to increase his stated fan base / target group of semi-urban teens and early tweens. However, I've liked him in the couple of his early interviews that I've watched where he comes forth in a clear and lucid manner, without a hint of apology, embarrassment or sarcasm, on why he writes the way he writes. It's pure busine Chetan Bhagat's novels would quite obviously ensure nobody in their right mind would expect literary excellence in his writing. His column in TOI is, generally as a rule, tailored to increase his stated fan base / target group of semi-urban teens and early tweens. However, I've liked him in the couple of his early interviews that I've watched where he comes forth in a clear and lucid manner, without a hint of apology, embarrassment or sarcasm, on why he writes the way he writes. It's pure business, and if there are benefits of first-time readers and worldly awareness, then all the better. However, over the last few years, he has slowly picked up steam as the voice of young India, and to satisfy my curiosity on where he now stood as a thinker and writer for what young India wants, I picked up the book. The book comes across as a collection of slightly better-edited versions of his TOI articles, which is saying that it's one long rant. It's hard to believe, considering the naivete and simple-mindedness that comes across in most of the pieces, that he has really studied economics and finance in his IIM A days, has worked at mid-level managerial and leadership positions in the corporate world, and has been travelling around as a youth icon for the last few years. Even taking at face value the stated aim of the book to increase the awareness and broaden the outlook of his target group of semi-urban teens and early tweens, which is unquestionably laudable, the book works and fails on its (over)simplicity. While explaining the issues in simple terms would help his reader understand the basic issues, the book should have aspired just to be the base on which the reader could slowly start to grasp and comprehend the complexity of the issues at the microeconomic and macroeconomic levels and as the trigger for further discussion and learning on the same. Similarly, the book should have worked upon the fact that there are no easy solutions and charted out some of the ways, again from the ground level to the top, in which the issues can be tackled. Instead, the 3 page essays start and stop at the basic level, providing a very simplistic, black and white case analysis in the style of the angry young man movies of old. And hey, don't blame me for expecting more from a book, Chetan Bhagat's as it may be, that is titled What Young India Wants (and is queerly targeted at the same Young India) and purportedly attempts to answer questions such as "Why do our students regularly commit suicide?" (grammar, somebody?) and "Why is there so much corruption in India?"

  7. 5 out of 5

    Aditi

    Chetan Bhagat’s What Young India wants is What Young India Want esp. As youngsters we always have questions such as • 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 Chetan Bhagat’s What Young India wants is What Young India Want esp. As youngsters we always have questions such as • 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 compilation of some of his columns and speeches discussing the society, the politics and the youth of our country. It starts with the introduction of the author himself and his transition from an engineer to the author. The book may not answer all our questions but gives us a chain of thoughts that may lead to some solution of some of the never ending problems of our country. Without targeting anyone, issues such as corruption, nepotism, casteism, vote bank politics etc. have been discussed. Comparison with countries like U.S.A and China has been made and we are asked to question the set of values we follow and the importance of money in our life. The first few pages itself reveal why India is not such a nice destination for foreign investments. The lack of opportunities for start ups due to unequal opportunities and “India’s corporate-political nexus” that favors only few has been discussed in book. The problem of Indian voters due to servility, injustice or devising has been emphasized. Education has been an important part of the Youth section of the book and several suggestions have been proposed for the educational reforms. Problems of the farmers, the seven sisters of the north-eastern India along with that of minorities are not only discussed but given a tangible solution as well. Why is money so important to us and why showing money is even more important? Why are colleges available in quantity and not in quality? Why fiteen out of twenty eight states are suffering from one or the other internal conflicts? Why is Kashmir still a topic disputed over and over again? In the 180 page compilation the author have tried to cover each and every, small and bigger aspect of the present day India. Not each of the above questions has a justifiable answer or a quick solution but they can be given a thought. Lack of accountability in BCCI, Condition of Women and FDI are some of the themes that are vaguely discussed. Even though issues like Kingfisher Debt, CBI autonomy, Bhopal Gas Tragedy have been discussed the book is strictly for those who are novice to such subjects. Experts in any fields may find the book too simple and too boring. The book is compiled for the masses and majorly for the youth of India. The best part of the book though is the “Spark” speech given by Chetan Bhagat at Symbiosis, Pune. Its motivating and thus gives us the “spark” . What Young India WantsChetan Bhagat

  8. 5 out of 5

    Anoop Chatterjee

    The author tries to bring out some important issues facing India today. Though the book begins with the understanding that politicians are only a mirror of the contemporary culture and mindset of the society in general and that blaming the politicians alone is unfair the general society is also to blame, the rest of the book is primarily a rant about how corrupt the politicians are. 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. Though the book begins with the understanding that politicians are only a mirror of the contemporary culture and mindset of the society in general and that blaming the politicians alone is unfair the general society is also to blame, the rest of the book is primarily a rant about how corrupt the politicians are. The book has its own highs and lows in the topics it raises and the solutions it proposes. It touches upon some less discussed issues like 'Is diversity helping India or is creating confusion?' or toherwise 'Why do people, mainly students, commit suicides?'. 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.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Darshana Unnikrishnan

    i appreciate the concern of chetan bhagat for the condition of india n his ideas for a change... but i think when some of them are really good, many others are as if we are living in a dream land... as if things can be changed easily... its india n always things are connected to one another... thus resolving issues are most of the time complicated... 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 i appreciate the concern of chetan bhagat for the condition of india n his ideas for a change... but i think when some of them are really good, many others are as if we are living in a dream land... as if things can be changed easily... its india n always things are connected to one another... thus resolving issues are most of the time complicated... 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 the topics... i still appreciate the idea behind writing this book... its just that it didnt appeal to me :-)

  10. 5 out of 5

    Crysta

    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.O. get out of control, no one would pick up their socks, and children would be completely neglected but it's really hard to take care of a home and work, so women should accept that they'll be mediocre at both and stop stressing about it. Search for 'Chetan Bhagat Don't worry Be Happy' and/or 'Five things women need to change about themselves' for an online version and update), and still others were downright dangerous (Minorities and illiterate people are ruining politics by being "vote banks" for politicians offering them benefits). The basic messages are: Politicians - Stop being corrupt. Build some schools. Electorate - Vote better. Who knows how, but do it. Everyone - Get better morals/values. Simultaneously. 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.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Diane

    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. 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 students regularly commit suicide?" That took me aback. 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 1994, 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: "India A Dangerous Place for Women" demonstrates how deeply the bias against women is ingrained in Indian society.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Tushar Mangl

    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.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Saurav Karmakar

    Some people call him Rockstar Author, while some say India’s most Loved Author, some other call him “One of Most Influential Person” (Ranked 21 by TIME magazine in 2010m in Artiste category), and he is often considered as a Youth Icon. But does everyone truly love this person? Not really, critics hate his writing style; his articles in various newspapers are considered as ‘Blabber of a Lesser Known’, and his novels are often tagged as ‘Bubblegum Literature’ and even once he was called 'Rakhi Saw Some people call him Rockstar Author, while some say India’s most Loved Author, some other call him “One of Most Influential Person” (Ranked 21 by TIME magazine in 2010m in Artiste category), and he is often considered as a Youth Icon. But does everyone truly love this person? Not really, critics hate his writing style; his articles in various newspapers are considered as ‘Blabber of a Lesser Known’, and his novels are often tagged as ‘Bubblegum Literature’ and even once he was called 'Rakhi Sawant of literature'. However, he shuts them all by his polite smile and a simple sentence “It’s a lazy criticism”. So who is this famous chap? He is Chetan Bhagat, one of the most successful author of 21st century, in terms of fan following, in terms of sales and in terms of haters, and I am telling you just in case if you still haven’t read the Title of this review! So here I am with a little insight of Mr. Bhagat’s new book, ‘What Young India Wants”. 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. In his latest book, What Young India Wants, Chetan Bhagat asks hard questions, demands answers and presents solutions for a better, more prosperous India. • 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? All of us have asked these questions at some time or the other. So does Chetan Bhagat, India’s most loved writer, in What Young India Wants, his first book of non-fiction. What Young India Wants is based on Chetan Bhagat’s vast experience as a very successful writer and motivational speaker. In clear, simple prose, and with great insight, he analyses some of the complex issues facing modern India, offers solutions and invites discussion on them. And, at the end, he asks this important question: Unless we are all in agreement on what it is going to take to make our country better, how will things ever change? 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. What Young India Wants is a collection of Mr. Bhagat’s articles and essays on many relevant issues, published in various newspapers, precisely one three aspects of India i.e. Society, Politics and Youth. A catchy title and flashy cover do half of the job (read grabbing the attention) while rest is done by Mr. Bhagat’s name itself. I am not much fan of his fiction writing, but I quite admire his articles on Times of India and Dainik Bhaskar, in fact, I’ve read almost every article he ever wrote. However, that doesn't mean I am his Blind follower because I too use my brain when it comes to thinking about social and political issues, but his articles are indeed worked as a Brain Tonic, mostly. First ten pages are dedicated to his life and his journey as an Engineer to Investment banker to Policy Maker to,finally, become an Author and the reason why he decided to write this book, which is good to read. Some will call it bragging for his achievements while some other will call self-delusion, but it’s always good to know about author’s intentions, especially when reading a Non-fiction. First section of the book is ‘Our Society’ where he compared American Society with Indian Society in a firm but money centric manner, which I personally didn't like. However, the society aspect of our country is really money oriented and, for many, having money is the biggest problem than being Rich. Mr. Bhagat’s articles failed to address this issue to the grassroots level. However, it covered many aspects such as religion, casteism, terrorism and corruption, but one issue overshadows it all that is “Bhagat-ism”. Mr. Bhagat’s solutions to many problem sounds promising and revolutionary and I too believe people who never have left their A/C room and never switched their TVs to any News channel will find them as ‘The Ultimate Solution’, but are hard to digest by people who know the reality. Second Section is my favorite, ‘Politics’. In India, we love discussing politics, specially blaming them and abusing them for little mistakes (little mistakes such as 2G Scam,CWG Scam,Fuel Prices to infinity). So here Mr. Bhagat tried to tell us what politicians are NOT doing and how to make them do it. Being a neutral about political parties, he covered both aspects of politics, ruling party and opposition. However, due to hyper activeness of nation’s great leaders many of the issues he raised, now sounds quite outdated, but not Dead. He tried to convince why we should make peace with our neighboring country and questioned the judiciary system for a handful of Powerful person (read politicians) along with one of his most popular article in support of Anna Hazare’s movement. This section is really good food for thought but when I look at the current political structure of India, it seems highly impractical. Nevertheless, it indeed confers a strong message to bring the change, and if we really want to bring a change, it must start from individuals. Good for discussion, hard to implement, but Not impossible. Third and the best section of the book is ‘Our Youth’ where finally, Young India is addressed. If you ask me a single point of recommendation, I will blindly say “Youth Section” and it’s really the only point! All articles in youth section are fun to read and are well thought. Targeted to 70% of the country’s population, they address issues such as educational pressures, importance of good English (Oh You CB hater! Stop that smirk spreading across your face!), flaws and needs of current education system, brain-drain, communication gap between student from different backgrounds and his famous orientation speech of Symbiosis, Pune. And a surprise element is two fictional short stories at the end of this section. Stories are good, and gives your brain a little relax after reading so many articles on a wide variety of issues. Now Review Time. I must admit that almost 75% of the book was like a Re-Read for me, as I am quite obsessed with editorial columns hence it bored me a bit, and I even skipped a few articles. Mr. Bhagat lived up to his great image of Grammar Killer; however, at some places it felt appropriate but missing words worsen it on many places. ‘What Young India Wants’ failed to inspire me, but I know soon many B-Schools will use these articles in their weekly debates and even placement interviews. Many of his solutions are logical but far from reality and volatility of country’s political situation also made them Not Applicable. A little more depth of thought would have brought some impact and instead of taking articles as-it-is, a little rewrite would have made it a Must Read. Happy Reading :)

  14. 4 out of 5

    Anirudh Kulkarni

    Important read for the aspiring youth. The book is as relevant today as it was 8 years ago (when released). Not much has changed, but many things need to be changed. Gives you a real, relatable perspective of India through the eyes of its majority young people who are upset with the system and are looking to make it better for themselves and for the generations to come. Reading this book takes you on a ride through varied emotions, and will also make you appreciate your life more. Give this book Important read for the aspiring youth. The book is as relevant today as it was 8 years ago (when released). Not much has changed, but many things need to be changed. Gives you a real, relatable perspective of India through the eyes of its majority young people who are upset with the system and are looking to make it better for themselves and for the generations to come. Reading this book takes you on a ride through varied emotions, and will also make you appreciate your life more. Give this book a try if you are concerned about the ever present, persistent problems of India and the author's attempt to suggest some solutions to them.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Priya

    Engineering from IIT, MBA from IIM and finally ending up being an author (or maybe a scriptwriter for bollywood). 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 con Engineering from IIT, MBA from IIM and finally ending up being an author (or maybe a scriptwriter for bollywood). 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.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Subodh

    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. 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 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. "Freedom is not free" by Shiv Khera and "Games Indian play" by V Raghunathan.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Indira Mukhopadhyay

    Having gone through all the 125 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 125 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 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.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Swetha

    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?), it might stir up some thoughts.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Umesh Kesavan

    Naive and superficial analysis of vital issues that govern our times.I liked that final short story - a Chetan Bhagat novel in miniature.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Abhinav

    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 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 masters in our country. 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: ‘The system changes with better policies and society changes with better values’ gives you a gist of the writings in the book. 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 . HIGHLIGHTS : The book gives detailed information of the politics in India and how we are bound to it. He boldly tells how the UPA and NDA governments actually behave according to their policies. But there are some highlights in the book which I want to mention : 1-SPARKS : 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. It’s not just about our career goals, it’s about our health, our relationships and of course our peace of mind. 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. Thirdly, don’t take life too seriously. The author says that Life is a prepaid card with limited validity. If you live for 60 years you will just have 3000 weekends. It’s okay, bunk a few classes, fall in love. We are people, not programmed devices. Now isn’t that something we always wanted to hear from our parents and teachers!!! 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. Secondly frustration turns our internal energy into something negative, if we are frustrated it implies that we haven’t followed the third principle and took something very serious in our life. 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. Wow!!! Now isn’t this something cool which made us realise that we are missing something. I just felt as if I founded the path of my life. 2. CRITICS: 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. 3. THE LETTERS AND THE TALENT: 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. Of course, even if we don’t bring out our talent we can do things but with talent we can change things. WHO CAN BUY THIS BOOK ? Well, it really doesn’t matter but since the book is largely focussed on the youth, they are more preferred. 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!!! WHY BUY 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. Though you don’t like it, it’s still a masterpiece!!!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Subramanyam K.V.

    This review first appeared on : http://satyasurya.wordpress.com/2012/... 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 This review first appeared on : http://satyasurya.wordpress.com/2012/... 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 name a few. 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 2020. 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. Let’s accept this, for we might like him, hate him, crib about his grammar (or the lack of it), dismiss his views as shallow but we cannot ignore him. One cannot ignore brand “Chetan Bhagat” and its potential in India. For, perhaps he is one of the very few authors who is discussed in all sorts of places in this country. From the corridors IIT’s and IIM’s to the college with the very very less number of facilities “Chetan Bhagat” is discussed and is a brand. 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. We need solutions to a lot of problems in this country and this book might stir a set of new debates in this country’s educational institutes. 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 -13 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.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Socrates Chinniah

    Complex issues in a really ( i mean really really ) simple way. 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 Complex issues in a really ( i mean really really ) simple way. 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 Paul krugman , Please do not expect essays / contents of the book in similar lines. Why I bought the book: I was unhappy about CB’s previous book R2020; I was not very keen on picking What Young India wants (WYIW) book after that and especially non-fiction. 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. +ives: 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. It just puts the issues straight forward for people who don’t like complex things and who would not deviate or dump the book if things are put in a complex manner. 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. ultimately the positives will not apply for elites as i mentioned earlier , they may in fact be the biggest contributor for the next paragraph. -ives: The content / topics seemed to become repetitive beyond a certain point. 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. I am an objective reader and I don’t rate the person but the book. 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.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Sougata Ray

    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. 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 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. Now I will tell you why is that. Firstly, in the last chapter of this book "My Great Indian Dream", he humbly accepted his shortcomings and said that he is no expert at everything! That definitely cancels out the initial bragging part. ;) Considering the content, the things he talked about are among the most burning and most discussed or thought upon issues of present day India. Like, corruption, education, Kingfisher bankruptcy, ill-treatment faced by a girl child etc etc. Not only he raised this issues, he proposed logical solutions and backed them up with examples. It will surely make you think that yes, why don't they try this. You will even find your blood boiling sometimes at the instances and examples he produced(But still I feel there could have been more of those). He talked about things we-Indian youth face in our daily lives. So it was easy for me to relate. Initially, the book was lagging a fun-factor(of course, it is non-fiction),the thing Chetan sir is known for, but gradually he added it in the chapters "Save us from the lerds", or "Can engineers be touchy feely?" But, I am giving it one extra star mainly because those last two short stories-especially the last one. I kinda loved it. :) It will definitely give you a feel that he is better off writing fiction rather than these serious stuff! Anyways, last but not the least, I am a big fan of Chetan sir, all my respect to him. He has produced a gem, yet again. Though I am far more comfortable with his fictions, but still I will be waiting for "What Young India Wants part 2" ;)

  24. 5 out of 5

    Amrina

    If you live in India then you will come across Chetan Bhagat inevitably. He is there on your television screen, your bookstore, your magazines, your newspaper. You just cannot avoid him. What's worse? He is coronated with gimmicky titles that are flashed in a style of brazen vanity such as the rockstar of Indian literature and 100 most influential people in the world. Oh! and here is more - Youth icon of India. The last one is definitely the most grating on my nerves. Never mind that I find the If you live in India then you will come across Chetan Bhagat inevitably. He is there on your television screen, your bookstore, your magazines, your newspaper. You just cannot avoid him. What's worse? He is coronated with gimmicky titles that are flashed in a style of brazen vanity such as the rockstar of Indian literature and 100 most influential people in the world. Oh! and here is more - Youth icon of India. The last one is definitely the most grating on my nerves. Never mind that I find the other comparison insulting to rock music and culture. Speaking of youth icon, the title is such an oxymoron. Think about it? A country of more than one billion inhabitants with substantial Young population cannot have a youth icon. It is such a disrespect to the spirit and diversity of who we are. Who made him the youth icon? Even if we argue that icons are important to a society then Chetan Bhagat's contribution to both literature and society is quite meagre to bequeath such an award. WYIW is as banal as I expected. I am glad I didn't waste money in buying this book. If it wasn't for a lazy, boring day at my cousin's, I wouldn't have read this book at all. There is no research whatsoever. Also, an early portion of the book is dedicated to Chetan Bhagat's background in writing this book. I like to know the author's background when reading nonfiction because it is important to know what capacity they are writing in and why their opinion/research work matters. But here CB plays into sentimentality. I came from a middle class family. My parents were both government workers blah blah blah. I get it that he comes from a humbled, ordinary middle class of 'Dilli' but that in itself doesn't lend any credibility to the book. It is my contention that one is going to benefit reading editorial section of newspapers more than this book in terms of both time and knowledge.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Lekshmi Mridula

    It's an easy read with short chapters on social issues.The author has tried to suggest solutions or general approaches for most issues.He has successfully avoided two main traps that a book of this sort could fall into - that of being overly critical and pessimistic about the situation like 'intellectuals' tend to be , and making each discussion a rhetoric of their own knowledge of the issue with scant thoughts on a solution.Having said that, not all suggestions are The answer to the problem at It's an easy read with short chapters on social issues.The author has tried to suggest solutions or general approaches for most issues.He has successfully avoided two main traps that a book of this sort could fall into - that of being overly critical and pessimistic about the situation like 'intellectuals' tend to be , and making each discussion a rhetoric of their own knowledge of the issue with scant thoughts on a solution.Having said that, not all suggestions are The answer to the problem at hand but can serve as starting points for wider discussions;I believe that is the author's intention as well. The book is a good read for today's generation without the time to follow the national stories but would like to get a quick bird's eye view nevertheless.Serious readers might,at best ,find some of the suggestions interesting enough for a tea-time debate.Appreciate the author's effort in trying to bring topics of national interest to his readers' base of chic-lit consumers.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Hizzam

    Just finished off with the latest in the offering by Chetan Bhagat. The book offers a comprehensive outlook into the turmoils facing the state of the nation, its hopes, and the aspirations of a billion minds. It primarily focuses on the corruption status at the heart of the very system that governs each and every one of us, social issues, and the rage and needs of the current generations and the author's view points on resolving and tackling such issues of shear magnitude. But however i don't co Just finished off with the latest in the offering by Chetan Bhagat. The book offers a comprehensive outlook into the turmoils facing the state of the nation, its hopes, and the aspirations of a billion minds. It primarily focuses on the corruption status at the heart of the very system that governs each and every one of us, social issues, and the rage and needs of the current generations and the author's view points on resolving and tackling such issues of shear magnitude. But however i don't completely agree with his views with all do respect but over all it's a good read with its simplistic narration styles and genre. I'm giving this 3 on 5.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Shilpa bagla

    though i don't generally read non-fiction this having been written by one of my favorite author made me want to read it.Even though i am not a citizen of India and i really don't know much about it's politics i can say i liked the way the author has pointed out how the corruption and the politics of India is destroying it's people and i agree that only if poverty is controlled then the country can progress in a positive direction.Well for the people living in India i really think they should giv though i don't generally read non-fiction this having been written by one of my favorite author made me want to read it.Even though i am not a citizen of India and i really don't know much about it's politics i can say i liked the way the author has pointed out how the corruption and the politics of India is destroying it's people and i agree that only if poverty is controlled then the country can progress in a positive direction.Well for the people living in India i really think they should give this book a try.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Joy Ramlogan

    Mr. Bhagat is very well known as a writer of popular culture novels and as a columnist. This book is a collection of his columns and articles and it is a short and illuminating read for those of us who see India from the arms length of television and econospeak journals. It appears Young India is tired of corrupt, disorganised, backward government and wants the country and society to move to where there is better living standards to be had. A decent read, though in vignettes.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Reshmi Pillai

    Being the perfect nerd Bhagat addresses the issues with a solution at hand. Young India needs to read this book, it made me believe less in the hopelessness of my country’s future, it made me feel INDIAN – needed and hopeful. Full review: http://reshmypillai.wordpress.com/201... Being the perfect nerd Bhagat addresses the issues with a solution at hand. Young India needs to read this book, it made me believe less in the hopelessness of my country’s future, it made me feel INDIAN – needed and hopeful. Full review: http://reshmypillai.wordpress.com/201...

  30. 5 out of 5

    Ananya Madhusoodanan

    It's the same shit that rest of Indians say about their own country. I guess however we may develop it's not enough. We, Indians keep calling our country poor and culture less when we are a lot more rich than people would know. So just shut the fuck up and have some self respect and stop degrading your own country.

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