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What are Indian Youth upto?

The good thing about these young Indians are that they are obedient they listen to what their elders tell them, follow old customs unthinkingly, seek a good life for themselves with plenty of material good but the problem is that they never use their own brains.It is what I suspected all along. Young middle-class Indians are obedient, docile reactionaries who do what
A survey released by Hindustan times in 2012 done with 5214 middle-class young men and women aged between 18 and 25 was shocking and proved that they are just what their parents suppose them to be.
So what’s wrong with that, you might ask.

Everything. One expects the younger generation to rebel against the status quo, rock the boat, fight against injustice and to be fired up with idealistic fervour to create a better world. There is not a trace of this in the survey’s findings. Indians are die-hard traditionalists, even if these traditions are regressive.

Sixty-three per cent of men wanted their wives to be virgins; 67 per cent said they preferred joint families to nuclear ones; 68 per cent said they always listened to their elders; only 4 per cent would override their parents’ objections to marry the person of their choice; seven out of 10 said the onus was on women, not men, to save a marriage from divorce; and, most alarming of all, more than six out of 10 feel dowry is acceptable.

Being an indian it’s terribly shocking for me as I want my country to grow and when I look for helping hands I find them tied with the knots of regressive tradition, blind faith in ancestors believes, unacceptability and fear to change.
With this kind of beliefs they are no good to the nation. They have to have the courage to stand with the right things, right beliefs, right people. Individuals together makes family and families together make society so role of every individual is main to make a better society.

Young Indians should have courage to raise voice against the prevailing evils in the society they should make their parents and elders understand that dowry is an evil that dehumanises women, corruption is something which is going to effect everyday and if not stopped it will make the life of everyone miserable. Indian men have to learn the lesson of equality, equality between men and women, boy and girl.

An opinion of a foreign recruiter- “The Indians we recruit are brainy but so one-dimensional and boring. They have never done a gap year, worked for a charity or taken up some wacky hobby. All they do is study and work for a lucrative career. They’re very different from our recruits in other countries.”

Around half of those polled said they wanted to get rich quickly. They are impatient to climb up the greasy poll, an attitude which leaves no space for idealism.
They are not keen on anything which will not directly benefit them, which is why many buy self-help books but rarely read novels.

The survey exposes a dichotomy: Young Indians appear modern. They wear jeans, speak English, socialise in cafes and bars, shop in malls, go to the movies, enjoy the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and follow a consumerist lifestyle.

But this modernity is superficial. In their minds, attitudes and behavior, they are not modern at all. By “modern” I mean forming your own values, using your own mind instead of accepting what elders tell you, rethinking attitudes towards women, re-examining ideas and customs to check their value, abandoning feudal ideas that place people in a position of power over others purely because of their birth, and embracing the idea of equality so that you treat fellow Indians as human beings just like yourself, even if they are rural, illiterate, or poor.

I request all the Indians to think whether they are doing justice to the society by stopping themselves from not standing with the right until the thing or situation is not affecting them directly.

Young Indians

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