India’s millions of young voters can swing national election

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinPrint Post Views: 2 NEW DELHI — Young Indians could play a crucial role in the ongoing general election in the world’s largest democracy. With nearly two-thirds of India’s population below 35, and more than 15 million first-time voters aged 18 and 19, young men and women have the power to swing the national […]

Arjuna Award-winner Nisha Millet on why swimmers must start young

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinPrint Post Views: 0 “My first memory of swimming is being thrown into the deep end of the Shenoy Nagar swimming pool, and scratching my trainer to get out,” says swimmer Nisha Millet. In Chennai, to launch a Speedo outlet at VR Mall, Anna Nagar, Nisha, the only woman in the 2000 Sydney Olympics […]

Want justice, not doles, say young Dalits

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinPrint Post Views: 2 A group of youths was busy inside a small stall in Parliament Street here on Sunday, counselling visiting Dalit, tribal and Other Backward Classes students about future careers and opportunities for higher studies. In addition, they were collecting used books from donors contacted through social media. These included school textbooks, […]

Lok Sabha polls 2019: At western UP booths, young voters have jobs, education on their minds

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinPrint Post Views: 0 People lined up to vote in Shabbirpur village, Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh. (Express photo by Tashi Tobgyal) A scuffle erupted at a polling booth in Shamli, under Kairana Lok Sabha seat, on Thursday afternoon after some voters allegedly tried to caste their vote without identity cards. BSF personnel resorted to lathi-charge […]

Where are the jobs? A tough question NDA faces from young voters in 2019

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinPrint Post Views: 0 NEW DELHI: Standing amid stacks of competitive exam books and notes in Delhi’s Mukherjee Nagar, 25-year-old Akash is searching for the ‘right material’ that may help him crack a job. Wearing a white shirt, brown trousers and black flip-flops, Akash (who uses only one name) confesses his present status: “I […]