Manager Like Quality
Book Review of “What Young India Wants” By
‘Chetan Bhagat’ with reference in Corporate
Introduction of Mr. Chetan
We can call him “One of Most Influential Person”
He Ranked 21st by TIME magazine in 2010 in Artist Category
He often considered as Youth icon
He is Chetan Bhagat, one of the most successful author of
21st century, in term of fan following, and also in terms of
“What Young India Wants”
In his latest book, What Young India Wants, Chetan Bhagat
asks hard questions, demands answers and presents
solutions for a better, more prosperous India.
• Why do our 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 some things be
So here I am with a little insight of Mr. Bhagat’s new
book, ‘What Young India Wants”. 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
Now you might have predicted what this book is all
about. What Young India Wants is a collection of Mr.
Bhagat’s articles and essays on many relevant issues,
published in various newspapers, precisely one three
aspects of India i.e. Society, Politics and Youth.
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.
First section of the book is ‘Our Society’ where he compared
American Society with Indian Society in a firm but money
centric manner, which I personally didn't like.
However, the society aspect of our country is really money
oriented and, for many, having money is the biggest
problem than being Rich.
Mr. Bhagat’s articles failed to address this issue to the
Second Section is my favorite, ‘Politics’. In India, we love
discussing politics, specially blaming them and abusing them
for little mistakes (little mistakes such as 2G Scam,CWG
Scam,Fuel Prices to infinity).
So here Mr. Bhagat tried to tell us what politicians are NOT
doing and how to make them do it.
Being a neutral about political parties, he covered both
aspects of politics, ruling party and opposition.
Third and the best section of the book is ‘Our Youth’
where finally, Young India is addressed. If you ask me a
single point of recommendation, I will blindly say “Youth
Section” and it’s really the only point!
All articles in youth section are fun to read and are well
thought. Targeted to 70% of the country’s
population, they address issues such as
importance of good English
needs of current education system
communication gap between student from different
Now Review Time. I must admit that almost 75% of the
book was like a Re-Read for me
I am quite obsessed with editorial columns hence it
bored me a bit, and I even skipped a few articles
Mr. Bhagat lived up to his great image of Grammar Killer
‘What Young India Wants’ failed to inspire me, but I
know soon many B-Schools will use these articles in their
weekly debates and even placement interviews
Many of his solutions are logical but far from reality and
violation of country’s political situation.