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, August 27, 2010


I have asked " MP salaries are hiked! ok...but will their QUALIFICATIONS be hiked too?? what's ur say????? http://in.news.yahoo.com/43/20100820/818/tnl-government-okays-three-fold-salary-h.html"

the answers were :
"we al kno dt in India only salary cn rise fr politicians bt qualificatn cn nvr"
"Qualifications are rising everyday ....u r not paying enuf attention....cheating, frauds, lying thru their teeth, all of these & more are on a rise!!!"
"they have already got their bonus from common wealth games funds.then a salary hike too OMG !!"
"knw it ...its making news and still they are not happy with the 300% hike......anyways......50,000 is wat they will be gettin and still making mess of it...anyways this is wat they earn per hour un officially....corrupt indian dogs.......it will be better if they leave all this issues and strt wrking seriously on important matters of development"
"‎50,000/- plus free daily survival...most stuff starting from toothbrushes & ending to toilet tissues are state funded!!!"
"ask dem even to take dipers which they can use during never ending question hours nd .... which they are making crap out of it....every hour of the session cost more than a billion......."

Taken from my Facebook page

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