About INgene blog : First ever Indian Youth trend Insights blog

About INgene : First ever Indian Youth trend Insights blog:
This blog explores the detailed characteristics of Young-India and explains the finer & crucial differences they have with their global peers. The blog also establishes the theory of “adopted differentiation” (Copyright Kaustav SG,2007) and how the Indian & Inglodian youth are using this as a tool to differentiate themselves from the “aam aadmi” (mass population of India) to establish their new found identity.

The term youth refers to persons who are no longer children and not yet adults. Used colloquially, however the term generally refers to a broader, more ambiguous field of reference- from the physically adolescent to those in their late twenties.
Though superficially the youth all over the world exhibits similar [degree of] attitude, [traits of] interests & [deliverance of] opinion but a detailed observation reveals the finer differential characteristics which are crucial and often ignored while targeting this group as a valued consumer base. India is one of the youngest countries in the world with 60% of its population less then 24 years of age and is charted as the most prospective destination for the retail investment in the A. T. Kearney’s Global Retail Opportunity Report, 2007. With the first ever non-socialistic generation’s thriving aspiration & new found money power combined with steadily growing GDP, bubbling IT industry and increasing list of confident young entrepreneurs, the scenario appears very lucrative for the global and local retailers to target the “Youngisthan” (young-India). But, the secret remains in the understanding of the finer AIOs of this generation. The Indian youth segment roughly estimates close to 250million (between the ages of fifteen and twenty-five) and can be broadly divided (socio-psychologically) into three categories: the Bharatiyas, the Indians & the Inglodians (copyright Kaustav SG 2008). The Bharatiyas estimating 67% of the young population lives in the rural (R1, R2 to R4 SEC) areas with least influence of globalization, high traditional values. They are least economically privileged, most family oriented Bollywood influenced generation. The Indians constitute 31.5% (A, B,C, D & E SEC) and have moderate global influence. They are well aware of the global trends but rooted to the Indian family values, customs and ethos. The Inglodians are basically the creamy layers (A1,A SEC) and marginal (1.5% or roughly three million) in number though they are strongly growing (70% growth rate). Inglodians are affluent and consume most of the trendy & luxury items. They are internet savvy & the believers of global-village (a place where there is no difference between east & west, developing & developed countries etc.), highly influenced by the western music, food, fashion & culture yet Indian at heart.








Friday, January 9, 2009

the "new look" of indian youth

looking "cool" = looking different = looking "ugly" (to the "aam admi..gosh)...that reaffirms my theory of adopted differentiation...

check how wonderfully the Indian youth (the Inglodian* segment) are redefining the meaning of "being beautiful@cool"...



Looking / being rebellious is cool. The most known "face of cool" is Che...

"zilZie" (her orkut user name) told : "che is not the youth icon ..,..... i can bet .... 90 % of the people wearing his t-shirt dnt knw abt him ..,...10 % knowz the name,.........n da 2 % knws wt he was ..n wt he exactly is ................ "
and in fact few thinks Che was a rock star!

The photo below is ZWERIN's (Orkut id), he stated that "...and id like to point out..that the pictures you took were not to portray in particular the look factor related to "che.."its the idea of abstract notions regarding youth power..to the color red."


All photos are copyright to Orkut.co.in and the original posters / members of Orkut.

2 comments:

coinhead said...

hey buddy i really dont know who you are and what is this all about but am not at all happy with what you are doing with the profile and other pics of "Zwerin" who happens to be a close frnd and the fact that i have clicked 3 pics of what you have displayed to convey your thots without any prior permission from us..is not something that can be tolerated..please respond to me on k3darus@gmail.com ASAP

kaustav sengupta said...

Please note:


1. If you chk my blog u will see tht the copyright of the post dsn't belog to me but to Orkut or the "posters in Orkut"

2. I have taken post-permission from the person, who's photo is posted. U can chk my orkut scrap.

3. It's a not for profit initiative which generates any profit or benifit to me but reflets the wonderful youth @ gen Y of India.



regards,