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Bhagat , Chetan
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11 Aug 2012 8129120216 978-8129120212
In this, Chetans Bhagat's latest book, He asks hard questions, and presents solutions for a better, more prosperous India. Why do 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 many things be different?

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  • Paperback: 181 pages
  • Publisher: Rupa and Co, India (11 Aug 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8129120216
  • ISBN-13: 978-8129120212
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 13.2 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 473,862 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3.0 out of 5 stars What Young India Wants 30 Nov 2012
This is a pretty readable series of essays on modern India, addressing many of the problems that face the country, such as political corruption and flaws in the voting system.

At first I was irritated that the writer just points out the problems, and then just asks some open-ended questions as if this is an answer in itself. Gradually though we see some of the proposed solutions to these problems, but it's so extremely basic and idealistic that a reader doesn't take much from it. It reads more like a bad editorial column than a series of essays (and I think may have been just that, once upon a time).

There are some interesting solutions in here though, so it's worth a read if you're interested in modern India. No proposed answers to the dreadful littering, flooding, scamming and general disorganization of the country though. The writer definately has an agenda, but that's a given with this kind of book.

Forget about the terrible, terrible allegorical short stories at the back, they aren't worth your time and are truly patronizing and simply agonizing to read.

5 / 10

David Brookes
Author of 'Half Discovered Wings'
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting easy read 19 Nov 2012
By T. Day
Picked this up on a whim in Delhi airport. Having visited India and surrounding counties a few times over many years and read a few books on its history, I was interested to find some accessible material which purports to give some insight into the thinking and concerns of its modern day citizens and this does the job nicely (of course I'm well aware that this is just one individual's opinions).
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5.0 out of 5 stars a must read for youngistan !! 28 May 2014
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Liked the clarity with which chetan discusses the issues and also provides appropriate solutions !!
Waiting for the new book.......
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4.0 out of 5 stars Book review, What young India want?? 14 Sep 2012
By DiwaKer Bapuli - Published on Amazon.com
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Though this opportunity to write a brief review about chetan's What young India want, is happening, while i am 70 percent through with the book, on kindle.
Chetan had brought in the complete thought process, and modalities, to revive lycherous system of this country, and ensure paving for young India, which is in majority today....But this thought process does exists, among young India, with out any workable solution. Anna is screaming with his team, Khairnar also wanted in the same way, just to name a few. How to make it happen...since i did not read the book completely, may bear a solution in later part. How an young man after schooling can decide, that he wanted to be a leader, by virtue of his education, instead of doctor or ias or engineer. To be a leader, at college level, one need to be a student union leader. I am really not aware about academic level of students union leaders, in IIT and IIM, but at every college, across the country, most of them are last benchers. Ultimately, they rope in town based politicians cadre, by sacrificing their once in a life time opportunity of getting higher studies...It is good to dream, but India need some one to act, execute and reform. My misfortune, I also can not be one, since need to look after my job, spouse, daughter and other important things, than India...
Keep reading and good luck...
5.0 out of 5 stars Future of India as Young India sees it... 26 May 2014
By Ananya Ghosh - Published on Amazon.com
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Though we read this book with young Indian viewpoint in mind, actually the loopholes, as penned down by Chetan Bhagat, is confronted by India at large...the young and old...We all as a nation want to see India coming out strong as a nation in all fields and shine amongst all nations...Chetan Bhagat beautifully narrated the ways and means to reach the goal and how to go about in solving the grave problems that India faces today....His effort in this book is highly commendable...
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read 15 May 2014
By Pulin - Published on Amazon.com
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The great thing about Chetan Bhagat is that he points out the problems faced by our nation and gives their practical solutions. Having been out of the country for a while, he definitely has a broader outlook about life than most of us. In this book, he has covered vast topics ranging from economics to politics. He has also stressed upon the Indian education system- which needs a major revamp... He style of writing and sense of humour is very engaging.

What I got from this interesting little book is that- the author wants young India to be the change that they want to see rather than merely sitting and hoping for change to take place. It is impertinent that the youth actively engages in the issues involving the nation if they want the nation to grow and develop.
4.0 out of 5 stars what young india wants 22 April 2014
By jessica Dias - Published on Amazon.com
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It gave me a lot of insight into India. I am usually very negative about this country but realised that it takes every single individual to get together to make a change
3.0 out of 5 stars Its dated 10 Mar 2014
By Pankaj Varma - Published on Amazon.com
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The book made sense when it was written. Political commentary soon gets outdated. Chetan Bhagat needs to update this book.
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