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Things Goes Around us has now Changed, Millennials would be Jealous

BEING GAY IS NOT A CRIME ANYMORE

In September 2018, the supreme court struck down section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalised "sex against the order of nature" and had been used to target homosexuals ." After that, in school one day, we all wore rainbow badges to support LGBTQ right,".A few years earlier, the apex court had recognised trans as a third gender. we are finally acknowledging that there can be gender identities beyond what's assigned at birth.

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MATCHES MADE ON TINDER/BUMBLE


There are apps for booking up, for marrying, for marrying an NRI, for the LGBTQ community, the divorced, the married-but- looking - to - mingle ... Whatever happened to good old 'Mujhse Dosti Karogi' and "those friendship bands popularised by SRK in KKHH?".
The question's faded even out of social media. Now you just swipe left or right.

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FROM LANDLINE TO MOBILE

According to data compiled by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy, the number of mobile /wireless user rose from around 3.5 million in 2000-01 to 1 billion in 2018-19.
"We had a single landline connection at home when I was a child and it was used by the family and often also neighbours.
Many homes don't have a landline anymore . And STD booths and PCOs? Ummm... what are they? Ditto, for the internet cafes. In the late '90s and early to mid-2000s these cafes - offering the use of a desktop with internet connection and printer service - were a part of the school and university projects, job resumes and love notes. Now, every smartphone has internet.

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NEW ERA, NEW CAMPUS FLICK


In his autobiography An Unsuitable Boy, Karan Johar said he made the "Student Of The Year" (SOTY, 2012) because no one from the younger generation knew him. His debut film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (KKHH) may have created campus goals for Millenials, but that's so 1998. SOTY- and now SOTY 2 may be as make-believe as  KKHH (do they look like any campus you know ?), but they connect better with this generation.



VAMPIRES GET A MAKEOVER 


Dracula who? Vampires are boy-friend material ever since Edward Cullen first snatched teenagers' hearts in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series (first published in 2005)/Vampire Dairies (my favourite is Lan Somerhalder) and the movies based on them. there was even a Twilight-inspired desi TV show - Pyar Kii Ye Ek - Kahani (2010-11).


APP- BASED CABS AND NOT KALI-PEELIS

we don't wave to hail a cab anymore, we tap on our phone screens. Of cousre, you then argue about the destination and spend endless minutes trying to explain the address. some things never change, Even with Google Maps. Earlier, you asked for directions from strangers on the road. Now, you just blindly follow Google Maps. But somehow that has made cab drivers lose their expertise on short-cuts, one-ways... we won't talk of the trauma involved if the gated complex you live in has separate entry-exit gates. No, sharing location will not save you. Quite the contrary.

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ORKUT IS DEAD, LIFE'S ON INSTAGRAM


Launched in 2004, Orkut was our first brush with social media. Long-lost acquaintances were traced, new friends made even as love blossomed, all via Orkut. Neighbourhoods had Orkut groups. But its popularity was short-lived. Facebook followed, then twitter, and today it's all about Instagram." one reason for Instagram's popularity is that it offers the best privacy.
Orkut finally shut on 2014, but it had been dead for a long time.



NOT JUST CONVENT SCHOOLS


Pick up a newspaper and chances are, you will see matrimonial ads extolling the virtues of a "convent-educated " bride or groom. Today's trendy and popular schools, though, often come with an international tag, are co-educational (unlike most missionary institutes) and may offer syllabus and exam pattern that mirror those of the US and UK, though some also offer the option of CBSE or ICSE affiliation.



BLACKBERRY'S OUT, THE IPHONE IS IN


The BlackBerry came to India in 2004. The original phones were all black and targeted at businessmen and executives because they could be synced to the office mail system. There was also BBM-BlackBerry's private messaging system. This feature made it wildly popular among the youth. But the Android revolution was too much for BlackBerry to handle. Today's aspirational mobile have a bitten fruit on the back, and it's not a berry.

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