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Read What Young India Wants book reviews & author details and more at echecs16.info Making India Awesome: New Essays and Columns Chetan Bhagat is the author of four blockbuster novels, Five Point Someone (), One Night. echecs16.info - download What Young India Wants: Selected Non - Fiction book online at best Making India Awesome: New Essays and Columns by Chetan Bhagat. What Young India Wants is a non-fiction book by Chetan Bhagat. A compilation of his speeches echecs16.info Author, Chetan Bhagat New Delhi. The Indian.
I am not a fan of Chetan Bhagat,but for some reasons I tend to read all his books. Same was with his first non-fiction book : What Young India Wants. Though, I was unable to give it a read instantly as I was on my way to office when book was delivered. The book takes your through the journey Bhagat has been on till date. Before I started this book I had certain per-notions about this book, but thankfully, none came out to be true. The book has some thought-proving articles that will surely make one think about his or her responsibility towards society and understand the major problems prevailing in our country.
Pages: Price: INR For some, the aura of cricket will never die, the fancy of an eight year old cricket match would still hold value. This is the first non-fictional attempt by the most famous fiction-book author of India. Chetan Bhagat needs no introduction. A man who can claim to have taught the current generation of India to read, needs no biography. Some are fresh pieces too.
The book tries to ask many questions. It asks us about what exactly do we want from our country. It asks what exactly are we doing for our nation being its citizen. But, according to me, a very good book and also good writing of Chetan Bhagat Akash Deshpande Certified downloader Oct, This book is a SHIT..
Whatever this book says is ofcrse true.. It comes wid no solution.. I loathe Chetan Bhagat for wasting my time n watevr money.. He has no brains , no kn Khushboo Kumari Certified downloader Aug, Its an awesome book. Completed it in one go.
Its worth 98 bucks. Chetan Bhagat has really done a great job. One should definitely download this. Though there is no age limit for reading this but if you are a teenager or young adult then you will definitely enjoy it..
Kalicharan Shaw Aug, Ashu Shahi Dec, Questions and Answers. Is it good book for 9th std students? I m personally a 10th STD student so I know Jinesh Shah. Report Abuse. Of coursely yes!!! Good for everyone J Zoram Sangkima. Is it good for students? Is it good for 7th std students? How many pages? Flipkart User. Monu sharma. Didn't get the right answer you were looking for Post your question. Safe and Secure Payments. View all 5 comments. Aug 09, Diane rated it liked it. 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.
For example, in the blurb for the book, Bhagat poses a number of questions, first and foremost, "Why do our students regularly commit suicide? 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 , 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: Aug 01, Crysta rated it did not like it Shelves: 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. The basic messages are: Politicians - Stop being corrupt.
Build some schools. Electorate - Vote better.
Who knows how, but do it. 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. Mar 02, Priya rated it it was ok. 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.
Aug 31, Tushar Mangl rated it it was ok. 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. Aug 07, Subodh rated it liked it. 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. 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. Jul 25, Indira Mukhopadhyay rated it really liked it Recommends it for: All young Indians.
Having gone through all the 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 reviews of this book, I think there is not much left to say.
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. Aug 22, Swetha rated it it was ok Shelves: 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? Dec 14, Abhinav rated it it was amazing. His readers must have expected him to write something fun, romantic and dramatic writings as he always does in his alternative style.
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: 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.
The book gives detailed information of the politics in India and how we are bound to it. But there are some highlights in the book which I want to mention: 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. 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. The author says that Life is a prepaid card with limited validity. If you live for 60 years you will just have weekends. We are people, not programmed devices. 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. 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. I just felt as if I founded the path of my life. 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. 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. 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.