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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting easy read
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...
Published on 19 Nov. 2012 by T. Day

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3.0 out of 5 stars What Young India Wants
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...
Published on 30 Nov. 2012 by D Brookes


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3.0 out of 5 stars What Young India Wants, 30 Nov. 2012
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D Brookes (Sheffield, UK) - See all my reviews
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting easy read, 19 Nov. 2012
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T. Day (Edinburgh, Scotland) - See all my reviews
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Real Insight into todays India, 28 Oct. 2014
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I love India and this book gives a brilliant insight into today's India
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