Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Chetan Bhagat is the author of seven blockbuster books. These include six novels—Five Point Someone (), One Night. What Young India Wants by Chetan Bhagat is a non-fiction book. . Ebook Pdf, Book Worms, Boi, Reading, Free Ebooks, Great Books, My Books, Libraries. In his latest book, What Young India Wants, Chetan Bhagat asks hard questions, demands answers and presents solutions for a better, more pro.
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Why is the suicide rate so high among students? Why is there so much corruption in India? Can't our political parties ever work together? Does our vote make. Penned by one of the most famous bestselling author of India, Chetan Bhagat, ' What India Wants' is Bhagat's maiden foray into the world of non-fiction literature. Read What Young India Wants book reviews & author details and more at Chetan Bhagat is the author of four blockbuster novels, Five Point Someone ( ).
Home Lifestyle Books site acquires Chetan Bhagat's six books The deal includes three fiction and three nonfiction titles. site Publishing will publish these books globally in print, eBook and audio formats, with the first title out in October The deal includes three fiction and three nonfiction titles. The title or any other details about the first book are yet to be disclosed. According to site, all the books are planned to also be available in multiple Indian language translation versions. Westland, an site company, will distribute the print editions in India. His books deftly weave together the everyday life of youngsters with the prevalent social milieu of our time," he added.
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. Of course, even our political leaders at least those who can understand English , second or third generation business giants should also take a look at this book!!!
Because we are Indians who currently fail to understand the importance of change even if we do, we do not know how. Because we are the people who fail to keep our sparks alive and commit suicides, we are the people who cannot exhibit our talents boldly and also we are the people who think money is above all. So, I can say that this book is a modern Bhagavad Gita. It is not an exaggeration because I am not a fan of Bhagat personally. The thing is that a good literature must be encouraged.
Dec 01, Saurav Karmakar rated it really liked it.
So who is this famous chap? So here I am with a little insight of Mr. With this book Mr.
Bhagat is stepping out from his comfort zone and trying to take up a responsibility of being true to a Youth Icon Image. If you want to understand contemporary India, the problems that face it, and want to be a part of the solution, What Young India Wants is the book for you.
Now you might have predicted what this book is all about. Happy Reading: Jun 15, Subramanyam K. This review first appeared on: This book, the first non-fiction work of Chetan Bhagat, is actually a collection of selected essays and columns Chetan Bhagat has written for various Indian news papers.
Written in simple prose, these columns speak about various problems we Indians are confronting today. I am no big fan of Chetan Bhagat, I am one of those who cribbed about the way he write books, I was unhappy after I read Revolution However, I am happy Chetan Bhagat actually felt writing about social issues, wrote about them and got this book published.
The prime reason why I say this is, whether we like it or not Chatan Bhagat is a brand in India. For, perhaps he is one of the very few authors who is discussed in all sorts of places in this country.
When a person of this sort and brand speaks about the burning problems of the country, they actually reach a wider audience.
Thus more people discuss about these issues and we can expect more and more probable solutions for these issues.
The good job Chetan did in this book is that he actually proposed some solutions to each of these problems. This actually makes these solutions more and more debated by the youth of this nation. That if anything, is the best thing that can happen to this nation. Ok, coming to the book and the contents. The book opens with a letter from Chetan where he explains the purpose behind the book.
Then there are three sections in the book, with about 10 essays in each one of them. The first one being Our Society, the second dedicated to Politics and third one that speaks about the problems of the youth.
The book ends with 2 short stories, the latter is a perfect finish to the book. The issues raised in the book are indeed real burning problems our country faces today. On the flip side, I felt that Chetan could have delved a little deeper than just giving a shallow treatment to the issues.
I think any one who reads political stuff rather seriously would feel that this book lacks depth. It makes one feel that the author is jumping to conclusions a little quickly. A news paper column must have had its own limitations but when it is coming as a book, I think the author does have the liberty to add a few more details.
Still, as I told earlier I am happy someone so popular wrote some stuff about burning issues and has increased the number of people who debate it. Do pick this book, it definitely deserves a read. It will definitely make us think.
Aug 09, Socrates Chinniah rated it liked it Recommends it for: Debutants , Beginners , People interested in Social issues concerning India.
Complex issues in a really i mean really really simple way. People who are fascinated by works of Malcolm gladwell , Steven levitt , Tim harford or Pau Complex issues in a really i mean really really simple way. Why I bought the book: There are just so many authors who come into the writing arena aiming at Love, Drugs and sex and even become best sellers. It intrigued me to pick this book despite the fact that I was not his fan for his previous book but , for the theme chosen by CB in WYIW.
WYIW is a pretty simple read; it does not complicate things and does not dive deep into the issues to come up with fascinating hypothesis and analysis.
The book is written aimed at masses and not the elites. The objective that I perceive from the book is to create a general awareness on the various issues our society faces and how simple and small things can make a difference in our society and our lives. CB conveys the point and is clear on taking things to readers on the topic that he covers. The illustrations vary but the content remains the same May be its not the fault of the author — the issues in society remain that way and the theme can be narrowed down to corruption, attitude of people.
My suggestion: Read the book with open mind, if you have had lengthy discussions regarding various issues holding India back through some forum or in your workplace or elsewhere, the book will not satisfy your appetite because, there are lots of possibilities that your insights into the issues are better than the author. I presume the book may interest readers who have just begun and who wants simple things to read. The book shall be easy read for High school kids and college going reader debutants.
Hence, CB does not influence me, but what he writes does. I could not agree to some suggestions put forth by CB. Though, it is his opinions that are projected and it is not fair to expect people to share common faith in all issues.
The book stands out for its objectives and not for the way it is written. Feb 18, Sougata Ray rated it really liked it. When I was halfway through this book I was thinking that while rating this at goodreads I will take out two stars, meaning I will give it 3 stars. Of course there were reasons for that.
Firstly, the first few pages looked like bragging to me, though it seems that he tried to make sure that no one questions his credibility.
Secondly, the solutions he articulated for some of the issues were far more simple and far-fetched in the context of present circumstances. Sure the solutions were good, but st When I was halfway through this book I was thinking that while rating this at goodreads I will take out two stars, meaning I will give it 3 stars. Sure the solutions were good, but still some of them were not practical. Moreover, somehow you will get just a hint of a blame game at first, at least that is what I felt.
I don't know,I might be wrong. But, as I finished the book I had to step back from what I had decided earlier. Now I will tell you why is that. Firstly, in the last chapter of this book "My Great Indian Dream", he humbly accepted his shortcomings and said that he is no expert at everything! That definitely cancels out the initial bragging part. Like, corruption, education, Kingfisher bankruptcy, ill-treatment faced by a girl child etc etc.
Not only he raised this issues, he proposed logical solutions and backed them up with examples. It will surely make you think that yes, why don't they try this.
You will even find your blood boiling sometimes at the instances and examples he produced But still I feel there could have been more of those. He talked about things we-Indian youth face in our daily lives. So it was easy for me to relate. Initially, the book was lagging a fun-factor of course, it is non-fiction ,the thing Chetan sir is known for, but gradually he added it in the chapters "Save us from the lerds", or "Can engineers be touchy feely?
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Social Media. The explanation in this book is very You might have predicted what this book is all about. What Young India Wants is a collection of Mr. Society, Politics and Youth. A catchy title and flashy cover do half of the job read grabbing the attention while rest is done by Mr.
However, that doesn't mean I am his Blind follower because I too use my brain when it comes to thinking about social and political issues, but his articles are indeed worked as a Brain Tonic, mostly. First ten pages are dedicated to his life and his journey as an Engineer to Investment banker to Policy Maker to,finally, become an Author and the reason why he decided to write this book, which is good to read.
However, the society aspect of our country is really money oriented and, for many, having money is the biggest problem than being Rich.