This is a deep dive into the lives of Indian youth and how they spend their 2gb data everyday.
The story was a big hit. It was trending on ThePrint’s website for a whole day. For feature stories, this reach was quite unusual. Policy makers, intellectuals and members of civil society, all shared it.
For this ground report, I travelled to the remote corners of the country, meeting young and old people. I interviewed them and brought minute details to write this story.
Context about the project:
The idea came out of one of our editorial meetings when my editor in chief asked us— what is India’s youth doing? What do they do on their phones? How do they spend their data? These were questions of every Indian citizen. But the answers were vague. To get a precise idea of what was happening in not just small towns, but in villages too, I decided to examine the lives of youngsters.
What can other journalists learn from this project?
To pay attention to the smallest changes happening around us to be able to document the transformation of the society.