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YOUNGISTAN: The future of tomorrow

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jimy Shah @ 6:01 pm

“Yes We Can” has been an iconic statement used by President Barack Obama which galvanized the youth of America and brought him the historic victory. Using high end technology for his campaign he targeted youth and change the perception of election. He realized that if there is someone who can make a change, it is The Youth.

Recently in Iran, the youth is trying to change the regime. This is only possible if they believe they can make a change. Youth has used new technologies like Twitter and Facebook to voice their opinion and gave a new dimension to the usage of these tools. They showed the main stream media their future.

All these incidents have instilled special power in the youth. A belief that their vote counts. Previously youngsters were perceived to be ones watching movies, playing sports and partying, isolated from politics and world, incapable of making strong decisions. Obama’s wave of “YES WE CAN” not only created history by being the first black president, but left a bigger impact of making the youth alive. He gave birth to The YOUNGISTAN.

During my school days, I had my room walls filled with film star’s posters. My grandfather used to address my room as FILMISTAN. This is where I got to relate to this word YOUNGISTAN for the youth power all around the world. This word is getting more and more popular in the social networking paradigm.

Youngistan’s residents like Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Jack Dorsey and many others have changed the way we use internet and social media in our day to day life. In recent India election young MPs such as Sachin Pilot, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Rahul Gandhi, Agatha Sangma and many others have made it to the big stage of Indian Parliament.

Somehow now even I feel that I can make a difference. My say has some weight associated to it and is not completely ignored. This gives lot of confidence and makes me explore the paths which I would have never explored otherwise. I feel like a member of this dynamic YOUNGISTAN.

What do you think about this YOUNGISTAN? Are you a part of it?


-Jimy Shah

Live 2 Eat, don’t Eat 2 Live!



  1. Hey dude, 2 comments:

    1) There is a typo in the heading. The G is missing. Is it intentional?
    2) The list of indo politicians you mentioned are all by virtue of their illustrious parents. None of them are grass-root. It takes time for success for a grassroot person to make it big.

    But, surely, YES WE CAN

    Comment by Sandipan — 07/19/2009 @ 8:29 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Sandipan for pointing out the typo.. it always happens to me…. and I need all you friends to correct such mistakes.
      Coming to the young politicians that I mentioned, I agree 100% that all of them have “god-fathers”. But they have earned their success. Their background gave them the important opportunity but they have capitalized onto it and have been DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED at-least twice. That for me is an achievement irrespective of what family you belong to. There are people like SRK, Priyanka Chopra (I can’t think of any others right now) who have earned success without “god-father”.. But yes I agree with you that it takes a miracle to get overnight success.

      The point is “things are changing.. and YOUTH is given more importance and acknowledgment. People are understanding the power of YOUTH”

      Thanks for the comment once again… It makes me feel better to get a comment.. so keep commenting..
      YES WE CAN !! 🙂

      Comment by Jimy Shah — 07/19/2009 @ 8:54 pm | Reply

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