Younger Nation celebrates India, its institutions, traditions, values and heroes.
We, the Younger Nation, are frequently stereotyped as an apathetic generation, ill-
informed and not bothered to change that. Jokes abound on how we don’t know who
the President of India is and that we don’t care. Not true. Be it about systems and
institutions, or occurrences and opinions, the young Indian has a lot to say, but has had
little space to say it.
We are tired of being spoken for by others. It is time to reclaim the
narrative, and more importantly, our future.
An estimated 133 million young Indians will vote for the first time in a general election in
2019. Every political party has that number at the top its calculations for the polls. Their
manifestoes will be constructed with keywords designed to win that first vote. Fair
enough, so time to start hearing our voices and consulting us in the shaping of the polity
we will inherit. We bring them to you here.
Ask him what being young means and he’ll tell you that it’s all between the years.
As Founder and Editor-in- Chief, Vinay Jha brings to the table over 25 years of
experience in the media, print as well as digital. He firmly believes that age is no bar to
thinking – and feeling – young. He loves travel, food and cricket when he is not working,
though not necessarily in that order.
Pratyaksha Jha is a firm believer in the ability of the written and spoken word to catalyse
change. Our Editor, Current Affairs is a 19-year- old Political Science undergraduate at
Ashoka University and is eagerly waiting to cast her first vote in the 2019 national
election. When not at work or in the classroom, she can be found debating, playing
music or indulging her love of food and travel.
He loves his job of coding and optimising websites, always keeping pace with new
evolving algorithms and technologies. Our Technology Head Sachin Sharma strongly
believes that change is the only constant. When he is not coding, he loves to travel and
Self-driven and confident, Staff Writer Himanshi Goyal is game for any challenge that
comes her way. Or even two or three. An English (Honours) graduate from Delhi
University, she is also doing a Masters in English from IGNOU and a diploma course in
Journalism from YMCA, New Delhi. She finds joy in reading and exploring and using
that knowledge to create valuable content.