The rant of an Indian Xennial

This is my take on the oft-ignored ‘xennial’ generation and the conflicts faced by them.

A book for a goat

“Do you know who he is?”, asked my septuagenarian father to our neighbor’s convent-schooled 5-year old daughter, showing her the photo of Swami Vivekananda.

“I don’t know and I don’t care”, she retorted nonchalantly while exiting the door, leaving my father agape and furious.

Later that night he lamented to us, ‘’Children these days don’t know the great progenies of Mother India anymore. We taught you differently. Didn’t we? “, while hanging his face.

Now I am fully sympathized to the little girl (and even to her parents).

jonatan-pie-306436-unsplash.jpg Photo by Jonatan Pie on Unsplash

Among mounting homework and getting prepared for the big rat race lying ahead, it’s not possible to remember so many names and faces.

But the disappointment in my father is also palpable to me, as I could identify most of the legendary Indian thought-leaders, monks, freedom-fighters  from their photographs since I was  5  (80s were a…

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13 thoughts on “The rant of an Indian Xennial”

  1. I love how you explained the differences between the generations. The more we understand each other, the more harmony there can be.

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