This is my take on the oft-ignored ‘xennial’ generation and the conflicts faced by them.
“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).
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”
Yes being sandwiched between two generations – one that lived for tomorrow and one that lives in tomorrow
Yup.’Sandwiched’ gen. would be an apt term. Thank you for commenting. 🙂
I agree with Charu about being sandwiched between two generations. And it can be challenging.
I love how you explained the differences between the generations. The more we understand each other, the more harmony there can be.
Amen to that. Thank you for dropping by 🙂
yesss this is only getting harder and i totally get it.
Glad you liked it Dixya 🙂 Thanks for dropping by.
Love the way you have explained different generations. Really enjoyed the article.
Thank you so much 🙂
Agree with all the comments but finding a way to maintain our roots for ourselves and for others helps get through it!
Amen to that. Thanks for dropping by.
They were not joking when they coined the term generational gap!
Right. And it’s only getting bigger.