The Youth Must Vote

The idiosyncratic laidback attitude and apathy associated with the voters, young and otherwise had gone for a toss. Earlier, appeals for young voters to understand the value of their votes in elections were not only few and far between but also poorly strategized...

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Youth and Politics

The introduction of youth in politics is a pre-requisite for any successful democracy. It is certainly not a luxury if a corruption-free state has to be created, or so, all the leading dailies would have us believe. But have these dailies ever stepped deep into the world of student...

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Role of Youth In Indian Politics

Democracy is the buzz word for our political system. But is it really so? Is it democracy that a nation where a majority of population is below 40 elects a majority of people above 60 to power? Are we really satisfied with the way our country...

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The Politics of Youth

Politics in India has always been a process has been driven essentially by the past and there in lies an inherent contradiction in the very system, The framework of politics and the political setup is essentially meant...

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Shut Up and Vote

It starts with “wake up time…” The ‘Jaago Re’ advertisements highlight the general indifference of the country’s youth towards politics and the importance of using their vote to elect a responsible...

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Let’s Participate in Politics

Today, Indian politics seems to be going astray from the path laid for it by yesteryear statesmen like Mahatma Gandhi and Nehru. Most of the politicians appear insignificant compared to these magnanimous personalities. We all seem to be wary...

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Young Diplomacy

I am a believer and so are many of us. We believe because there is something so passionate about all of us. It is this passion that arises with the growing sense of awareness and understanding young people have of the world today. The moving...

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Youth and Politics: Divorced Forever?

The Indian youth is experiencing what is called as the depoliticisation process or in simpler terms, a disengagement from the world of politics. There’s growing apathy towards political activities and politicians from the youth these days...

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Youth and Politics

Youth Politics is a category which involves or otherwise impacts the Youth. It was first identified in the American Politics with the formation of the American Youth Congress in the 1930s. Omar Abdullah’s recent speech in parliament on the confidence motion started with, “I am an INDIAN first and...

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Jaag Yuva Jaag

The youth is the spring of the human life. The sky is the limit for the energy and enthusiasm of the youth. This is the time when everything becomes possible. Their dreams and ambitions rise to the infinity. At this age, a person gets wings of the birds and...

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But Why Not the Youth?

Though we have few young politicians, they have not been allowed to stretch their wings. The politicians need to open up and promote the young generation in the mainstream politics. Tony Blair retires at 58 while in our country the chief posts are mostly occupied...

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Make Way for the New

In 19 years of my life, I have not yet been able to make up my mind as to whether I am a feminist or not. And so, my stand on women’s’ reservation (33% in the parliament) could change every five minutes. After giving it a lot of thought,...

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