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Youth are India's Greatest Asset

The world moves forward because the human race proliferates. And the world moves forward because the young have the vision to take the human race forward. Change: The one word that the young bring to the world order. Whether you say breakthroughs in science, technology, politics or reformation of society, the breaking of glass ceilings and unshackling of people from regressive mores, it’s the young who bring it about. Talking about India, like I have mentioned in earlier articles, it’s said to be a ‘young’ nation, because the youth constitute the largest demographic of the population right now. The youth are not just the harbinger of change, they’re also the crucible for new ideas. Every one- whether filmmakers, politicians, musicians, technocrats, fashion designers, cosmetics and accessories brands, writers etc- all of them are targeting the Indian youth through their work and campaigns. Yes, the youth are India’s greatest asset. Let us analyze some of the reasons in detail:

How to Avoid the Top 6 Most Common Job Interview Mistakes

You have been a sincere and hardworking student all your life. You have been at the top your class, submitted your assignments on time, got through every entrance test you ever took, studied in the best institutions. But, it all boils down to the job interview; the one thing standing in between you and your dream job. It is this big moment that can make or break your career . Common Interview Mistakes & How to Avoid Them Lack of Confidence/Overconfidence - A little bit of nervousness is normal, especially if you are appearing for a big interview. A shaky handshake, nervous fidgeting, not making eye contact with the interviewer could all be tell-tale signs of lack of confidence. On the flipside, being overconfident could also backfire. If you are going through a bad case of interview nerves, take a moment and breathe. The idea is to make a lasting impression and you cannot do that if you are nervous. On the other hand, if you feel overconfident, you need to know that emplo

India needs a Better National Youth Policy

The latest National Youth Policy of India was unveiled in February 2014, by the former Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh. The policy was drafted by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, which has a Department of Youth Affairs. The new Policy has five main objectives, which are classified into eleven priority areas. Recent statistics say that 33 crore or 27.5% of the total population of India consists of the youth, defined as the people in the age bracket of 15-29. They contribute to 34% of India’s Gross National Income. The new Policy aims to focus on five core areas: Making of a productive work culture- with literacy, entrepreneur skill development , employment and vocational training. Build a healthier youth population by promoting a healthy lifestyle and sports Promoting social ideals among the youth, along with interest in community service and development. Encouraging the youth to partake in politics and governance and other civic issues. To usher in inclusiven

Look East 'Through' The North East

As a region that has gone through difficult times for many decades, the youth of the north eastern Indian region has not been able to get enough opportunities for education, employment, and development which has ultimately resulted to frustration among the youth of India . There are a high number of cases in youth engagement in violent drug abuse and different other kinds of negative forms of expressing the frustration. That this is on a rise is no solace to the situation.  India's Look East policy decides to look towards it Eastern neighbors and increase ties of economic and social development with them, completely ignoring the existence of North East India, which is just being used as a means to reach the neighbors. Many critics of the Look East policy have suggested it to be renamed as ‘Look East through India's North East' policy. As always the interest of North East has been overlooked to satiate the foreign policy of India with its Eastern counterparts. A lot

Social Media Is Catalyzing Change for Women in India

Is social media catalyzing change for women in India? Let’s review the various aspects of how women use social media, and how it affects them. Social media has made it easier for women to express themselves. Many feminists, writers and other professional, working women who are independent, intelligent and individualistic are carving out a niche for themselves through social media. They are expressing their opinions on everything ranging from movies to literature to politics, promoting their books and their business and also their artworks and their achievements. Women are using social media to celebrate their bodies, their knowledge and their freedom. Feminists are using Facebook, Twitter, blogs and Whatsapp to spread awareness on women’s issues and reach out to other women and even men. Women are using social media even to build networks and find jobs matching their profession, through sites like LinkedIn. They are building blogs and pages to promote their books, artwork and