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NOVEMBER 2017

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Millennials


Previous Issue


Shot by; Prashant Chhabariya

Contents:

Travel Memories

CARE


EDITOR’S NOTE It is hard to give up on your comfort life and to pick up the risk for yourself only, but I think this is the soul of a real Artist! We always seek beauty, but we don’t have parameters to check it. The best part of being a photographer is that we don’t have any to boundaries to hold us back. This freedom from responsibilities gives a chance to every photographer to capture and to create something out of the box every time. Millennials comprise of people born in the 1980s and 1990s and as of now we constitute the youth of the current times. We are ready to get out there with our dreams and ideas to make necessary changes in the society which is in need of the hour. And we don’t plan to stop at any point. Because we are aware that we are young and stupid (as much of the older generations call us), but we know for sure that we are capable to make this world a better place. This magazine is dedicated to all the millennials and we hope to inspire everyone who is fighting for their freedom to achieve what they always dreamt of since they were kids.

Kshitij Sanjay Jadhav


THE EDITORIAL TEAM

AAKASH TALWAR Sub-Editor

MONICA KULKARNI Sub-Editor

MIHEER DHAMANKAR Assistant Editor

VIKAS JAKATI Designer

BIBHAS MAHARJAN SUWAL Section Editor

PRAMOD NAGASAMPAGI Copy Editor

Supporting Team-Nikita Deshpande and Sri Devi L M

VINIT NAIK Copy Editor


PUBLISHER - BHARAT BHIRANGI SUPPORTING FACULTY - CHANDRAKANT KUMAR MAYURESH MOGHE MADHUSUDAN TAWDE

SUPPORTING STAFF - APARNA PAWAR SURESH GORAD DIPAK PATIL

EQUIPMENT TEAM - DILIP GHAG SHIRISH ZINGADE SAMBHAJI MOHITE


THE

ME ME ME GENERATION

FROM TIME MAGAZINE BY JOEL STEIN I am about to do what old people have done throughout history: call those younger than me lazy, entitled, selfish and shallow. But I have studies! I have statistics! I have quotes from respected academics! Unlike my parents, my grandparents and my great-grandparents, I have proof. Here’s the cold, hard data: The incidence of narcissistic personality disorder is nearly three times as high for people in their 20s as for the generation that’s now 65 or older, according to the National Institutes of Health; 58% more college students scored higher on a narcissism scale in 2009 than in 1982. Millennials got so many participation trophies growing up that a recent study showed that 40% believe they should be promoted every two years, regardless of performance. They are fame-obsessed: three times as many middle school girls want to grow up to be a personal assistant to a famous person as want to be a Senator, according to a 2007 survey; four times as many would pick the assistant job over CEO of a major corporation. They’re so convinced of their own greatness that the National Study of Youth and Religion found the guiding morality of 60% of millennials in any situation is

that they’ll just be able to feel what’s right. Their development is stunted: more people ages 18 to 29 live with their parents than with a spouse, according to the 2012 Clark University Poll of Emerging Adults. And they are lazy. In 1992, the nonprofit Families and Work Institute reported that 80% of people under 23 wanted to one day have a job with greater responsibility; 10 years later, only 60% did. Millennials consist, depending on whom you ask, of people born from 1980 to 2000. To put it more simply for them, since they grew up not having to do a lot of math in their heads, thanks to computers, the group is made up mostly of teens and 20-somethings. At 80 million strong, they are the biggest age grouping in American history. Each country’s millennials are different, but because of globalization, social media, the exporting of Western culture and the speed of change, millennials worldwide are more similar to one another than to older generations within their nations. Even in China, where family history is more important than any individual, the Internet, urbanization and the one-child policy have created a generation as overconfident


and self-involved as the Western one. And these aren’t just rich-kid problems: poor millennials have even higher rates of narcissism, materialism and technology addiction in their ghetto-fabulous lives. They are the most threatening and exciting generation since the baby boomers brought about social revolution, not because they’re trying to take over the Establishment but because they’re growing up without one. The Industrial Revolution made individuals far more powerful--they could move to a city, start a business, read and form organizations. The information revolution has further empowered individuals by handing them the technology to compete against huge organizations: hackers vs. corporations, bloggers vs. newspapers, terrorists vs. nation-states, YouTube directors vs. studios, app-makers vs. entire industries. Millennials don’t need us. That’s why we’re scared of them. In the U.S., millennials are the children of baby boomers, who are also known as the Me Generation, who then produced the Me Me Me Generation, whose selfishness technology has only exacerbated. Whereas in the 1950s families displayed a wedding photo, a school photo and maybe a military photo in their homes, the average middle-class American family today walks amid 85 pictures of themselves and their pets. Millennials have come of age in the era of the quantified self,

recording their daily steps on FitBit, their whereabouts every hour of every day on PlaceMe and their genetic data on 23 and Me. They have less civic engagement and lower political participation than any previous group. This is a generation that would have made Walt Whitman wonder if maybe they should try singing a song of someone else. They got this way partly because, in the 1970s, people wanted to improve kids’ chances of success by instilling self-esteem. It turns out that self-esteem is great for getting a job or hooking up at a bar but not so great for keeping a job or a relationship. “It was an honest mistake,” says Roy Baumeister, a psychology professor at Florida State University and the editor of Self-Esteem: The Puzzle of Low Self-Regard. “The early findings showed that, indeed, kids with high self-esteem did better in school and were less likely to be in various kinds of trouble. It’s just that we’ve learned later that self-esteem is a result, not a cause.” The problem is that when people try to boost self-esteem, they accidentally boost narcissism instead. “Just tell your kids you love them. It’s a better message,” says Jean Twenge, a psychology professor at San Diego State University, who wrote Generation Me and The Narcissism Epidemic. “When they’re little it seems cute to tell them they’re special or a princess or a rock star or whatever their T-shirt says. When they’re 14 it’s no longer cute.” All that self-esteem leads them to be disappointed when the world refuses to


affirm how great they know they are. “This generation has the highest likelihood of having unmet expectations with respect to their careers and the lowest levels of satisfaction with their careers

at the stage that they’re at,” says Sean Lyons, co-editor of Managing the New Workforce: International Perspectives on the Millennial Generation. “It is sort of a crisis of unmet expectations.”


What millennials are most famous for besides narcissism is its effect: entitlement. If you want to sell seminars to middle managers, make them about how to deal with young employees who e-mail the CEO directly and beg off projects they find boring. English teacher David McCullough Jr.’s address last year to Wellesley High School’s graduating class, a 12-minute reality check titled “You Are Not Special,” has nearly 2 million hits on YouTube. “Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you,” McCullough told the graduates. He says nearly all the response to the video has been positive, especially from millennials themselves; the video has 57 likes for every dislike. Though they’re cocky about their place in the world, millennials are also stunted, having prolonged a life stage between teenager and adult that this magazine once called twixters and will now use once again in an attempt to get that term to catch on. The idea of the teenager started in the 1920s; in 1910, only a tiny percentage of kids went to high school, so most people’s social interactions were with adults in their family or in the workplace. Now that cell phones allow kids to socialize at every hour-they send and receive an average of 88 texts a day, according to Pew--they’re living under the constant influence of their friends. “Peer pressure is anti-intellectual. It is anti-historical. It is anti-eloquence,” says Mark Bauerlein, an

English professor at Emory, who wrote The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don’t Trust Anyone Under 30). “Never before in history have people been able to grow up and reach age 23 so dominated by peers. To develop intellectually you’ve got to relate to older people, older things: 17-year-olds never grow up if they’re just hanging around other 17-year-olds.” Of all the objections to Obamacare, not a lot of people argued against parents’ need to cover their kids’ health insurance until they’re 26. Millennials are interacting all day but almost entirely through a screen. You’ve seen them at bars, sitting next to one another and texting. They might look calm, but they’re deeply anxious about missing out on something better. Seventy percent of them check their phones every hour, and many experience phantom pocket-vibration syndrome. “They’re doing a behavior to reduce their anxiety,” says Larry Rosen, a psychology professor at California State University at Dominguez Hills and the author of iDisorder. That constant search for a hit of dopamine (“Someone liked my status update!”) reduces creativity. From 1966, when the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking were first administered, through the mid-1980s, creativity scores in children increased. Then they dropped, falling sharply in 1998. Scores on tests of empathy similarly fell sharply, starting


in 2000, likely because of both a lack of face-to-face time and higher degrees of narcissism. Not only do millennials lack the kind of empathy that allows them to feel concerned for others, but they also have trouble even intellectually understanding others’ points of view. What they do understand is how to turn themselves into brands, with “friend” and “follower” tallies that serve as sales figures. As with most sales, positivity and confidence work best. “People are inflating themselves like balloons on Facebook,” says W. Keith Campbell, a psychology professor at the University of Georgia, who has written three books about generational increases in narcissism (including When You Love a Man Who Loves Himself). When everyone is telling you about their vacations, parties and promotions, you start to embellish your own life to keep up. If you do this well enough on Instagram, YouTube and Twitter, you can become a microcelebrity. Millennials grew up watching reality-TV shows, most of which are basically documentaries about narcissists. Now they have trained themselves to be reality-TV-ready. “Most people never define who they are as a personality type until their 30s. So for people to be defining who they are at the age of 14 is almost a huge evolutionary jump,” says casting director Doron Ofir, who auditioned participants for Jersey Shore, Millionaire Matchmaker, A Shot at Love and RuPaul’s Drag Race, among other shows. “Do you follow me on Twitter?” he asks at the end

of the interview. “Oh, you should. I’m fun. I hope that one day they provide an Emmy for casting of reality shows-because, you know, I’d assume I’m a shoo-in. I would like that gold statue. And then I will take a photo of it, and then I will Instagram it.” Ofir is 41, but he has clearly spent a lot of time around millennials. I have gone just about as far as I can in an article without talking about myself. So first, yes, I’m aware that I started this piece--in which I complain about millennials’ narcissism--with the word I. I know that this magazine, which for decades did not print bylines, started putting authors’ names on the cover regularly in 2004 and that one of the first names was mine. As I mocked reality shows in the previous paragraph, I kept thinking about the fact that I got to the final round for 1995’s Real World: London. I know my number of Twitter followers far better than the tally on my car’s odometer; although Facebook has a strictly enforced limit of 5,000 friends, I somehow have 5,079. It was impossible not to remember, the whole time I was accusing millennials of being lazy, that I was supposed to finish this article nearly a year ago. --------------o--------------


INTERVIEW WITH

JOHN THACKWRAY BY MIHEER DHAMANKAR


John Thackwray, a French and South African commercial filmmaker and photographer, has traveled the globe since 2010, and photographed over 1,200 bedrooms of young people born in the 1980s and 1990s. The first of these aerial interior photos was a simple portrait of Thackwray’s flatmate in his bedroom in Paris, and set off a multi-year photo project spanning years, and several long trips across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa. The project evolved into a kind of visual anthropological study. Whichever city, town or village he visited, Thackwray would try to find friends, local NGOs, or others to connect him with someone who would let him into their home and share with him a glimpse of their life and identity, from an elevated vantage point in their most intimate physical space

In his photo book, My Room: Portrait of a Generation, each image is coupled with an interview about something that shaped the person’s life. A Japanese woman shares her musings about dress codes; an Indian talks about adoption; an Iranian explains why she embraces traditional values. Our editorial team got in touch with him for a casual conversation to know about his views on millennials, their impact on the society, technology, life in different parts of the world, photography and his book.

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Hi John, it’s a pleasure to have you with us. Your book explores a whole generation of millennials from different corners of the world, and while doing that, it follows a specific kind of approach which can be seen throughout the book. How did you come across this idea in the first place? John: It all started when I was working as a moviemaker back in 2010. That was when I took the first set of pictures in France, where I hail from. It started with me trying to capture my friends’ lifestyle and I got a good response to that. Eventually I moved to the UK to experiment with this project and found some really exciting pictures. That’s when I knew this could be something big and I decided to take it worldwide. In the next couple of years, I travelled across Europe, America, Japan,

India, China and many more countries. I had to make multiple trips in the span of few years and before I knew it I had a database of around 1150 millennials. You have met millennials from different parts of society. Did you notice a common pattern among the people in this age group irrespective of the geographical location? John: Doesn’t matter the country or geography, what everyone wants is social interaction. There are few things like search of love and enjoying time with family which are common throughout the world, where ever you go. Those are the basic needs everyone has in this age. Another thing I noticed was that the youth is going for what they want to do in life instead of what their families have been doing for ages. There has been a shift in career


choices and the millennials are taking advantage of it. A wave of self-actualization has been around for some time now and people are not afraid of taking risks and doing what they really love. Do you think this shift is happening because of the rise of technology and internet? Do you think it’s helping in any way? John: The Youth is not using the internet to its full potential. The basic use of internet has boiled down to being in touch with the close ones. But there is more to it. There is much more to learn from this vast source. Looking up videos of people falling into swimming pools and laughing won’t help. Internet has the power knowledge which very less people use. A person sitting in US can know about his privileges when he looks up how people in the third world countries live. A person from India and understand how daily life is led in Russia or China and vice-verse. It’s a great tool which should be used better. Do you think your book The Room project does this job of bringing awareness about people’s lifestyle around the world? John: The audience in the western countries realize that rest of the world is not as

exotic as they perceive it. They understand that everywhere you go you’ll find the same kind of people and same kind of homes. They see a common pattern. Irrespective of the country or social status, there’s always a room, a bed, belongings and family. They also realize how much hardship people have to go through on daily basis. What advice would you like to give to millennials and young photographers? John: Be it any work, it’s always 10 percent talent and 90 percent hard work. People rely on their talent too much and forget that they have to keep working hard to achieve the results they want. More pictures you take, the better you get. That’s the first advice I want to give. As a photographer, my second advice would be to voice your opinions. In whatever work you do, it should speak what you have in your mind. It should reflect your thought process and say something about you. That way you are not just a photographer but also an author. To sum it up, it takes a just while to learn technical aspects of the camera but a lifetime to use photography as a medium.


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Millennials Memories The only thing constantly engaging us to our past is our memories and experiences. They are very diverse in nature and will always amaze us with solutions. There is always something to remind us of the carefree life of our past.

- Pramod Nagasampagi

These images remind us of that in our daily busy life, we often forget to stop and appreciate the things that surround us.

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GENERATION GAP- Bibhas Maharjan Suwal


In Search of Purpose -Miheer Dhamankar

Where do I begin? What is the first step? What am I seeing? Where do I go from here? Now what? What I am doing in this crazy little World? And emerging from it all, not frequently, but sometimes, is the question.. Should I have a purpose?? Perhaps this is the last question is the most pertinent of all. The millennials have always tried to find a way to see and experience the world in a very different way. Travel is no more a luxury for the rich few, but has become a part of life for everyone in the generation Y. It has always provoked the thought of taking the risk, living the life of a wanderer , and still try to find peace. Peace need not be running away from

something in life, it may be simply breathing in the clean mountain air, getting away from the daily chores. Travel is being in a space where you know nothing about, it’s about discovering the place, the way life functions in that location. Globe trotters have already covered almost all of this beautiful planet, and shared their experiences . They have made a point to express the thrill, as well as calmness of a place. Travel, has become a way of life, where we, as millennials try to let the ordinary amaze us. There is no good or bad, but only barriers that sometimes need to be pushed aside, in order to let the moment seep through,

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WE CARE

- Nikita Deshpande

We on a daily basis brush away a few topics off the table with our parents thinking that they won’t understand us because they belong to a different generation. And as a result of this there are so many topics we don’t even try to touch while conversing with them. We keep it limited to a certain extent and this is from both the age groups. Few topics tend to have a certain level of awkwardness while some topics, we just have really opposite views. But, as far as I know or I have experienced, talking to my mother, I have learnt a great deal about many things. We may think that they don’t have any idea what we go through, but that is untrue. In their own way they have had been in similar situations and faced them. And I recently realized that discussing things with them can help us in many ways. So I started talking and spending more time with my mother. We started talking about everything and anything, even about the most random thing. Not only did I get solutions to many problems but also learnt that as a generation we tend to be really ignorant to many things, including our parents’ feelings. We take them for granted and expect things from them, while entirely ignoring the fact that even they may be expecting a few things from us. Simple things like, spending more time with them, in person than virtually on phones. My mother once

told me that a simple smile or a hug in the morning means so much more to her than a WhatsApp text saying “I love you” with tons of kissing emoticons. We get wrapped up in our lives so much after a certain age that we tend to forget to communicate with them. And that period in our mothers’ lives is really tough because they face the Empty Nest Syndrome during that time. I am glad I learnt this before it was too late. Taking care of my mother comes naturally to me now. She has been my hero my entire life. I haven’t seen a stronger woman than her. She has taught me to fight and to survive. She still teaches me this e veryday. I know, it isn’t in my nature to display affection and love openly but I try to express it however I can, either through my photographs or my poems or by getting/doing her favorite things. Showing love openly is my sister’s department. It is very easy for her. I just hope that our generation realizes that our mothers or our parents are a really important part of who we are and we should not forget that. I hope there comes a day when no parent should feel lost and neither should a child feel lost without his or her parents. While what I do or whom I choose to be in life, will thrill me, I don’t really think it will identify me. My identity rests firmly and happily on one fact- I am my mother’s daughter.


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Is the youth too insensitive to their elders? This mentality is nothing new to the way people have treated their parents. Leaving behind someone who is probably the only reason for ones success into an alienated place just for their selfish reasons. Be it career or pressure from a spouse ,people dont have the audacity to have second thoughts on the mental distress they are going to lay upon their parents. This phenomenon is something that has drastically increased from the previous generations and we as generation Y are no good role models to the generation who have started to ignore their parents from a even younger age.In conclusion the only way forward from here is to treat our parents to what they deserve with respect and pride. Let’s take a moment to think on moral grounds. Why do we tend to forget that the reason we are in this world is our parents, the reason we get educated is probably with the help of our parents. When we were young we could never imagine life without our parents and when the time comes to support them,why do we back out?


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INTERVIEW WITH BEJNAMIN VON WONG BY Miheer Dhamankar

What do you think drives us millennials to bring about the change in the way we live and function? I think that we are a very lucky generation. We’ve seen the world change in front of our eyes - watch stars rise and fall - and with that a belief that almost anything is possible. Some of us come out more jaded, but others come out inspired. Asa millennial, What changes do you see in the people you have photographed? My work focuses on solving complex problems - and I think that people that watch me suffer to create the work I do come out feeling a little more inspired that I’m just human.


Do you feel that life has changed too fast in terms of us living a moment at a time? haha, I think the perception of time is the same for all of us. Sometimes it takes hours for minutes to go by and other times years go by in seconds. For millennial, I think the sense of missing the opportunity happens fairly regularly.

Does your hyper realistic style of pictures have any connection with the way you see the world ? I like to believe that anything is possible and I try to prove that to myself with every project I do.


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Body shaming -Acash Awachat Body shaming is wrong. Period. Thanks to education, awareness and the internet, people have come to realize as much. There are a number of issues attached to body shaming, all of which derive from one deep rooted emotional need – validation. Who is to say what body type is perfect? But since ideals have been created, we as social beings have to check all the boxes. But we know that, don’t we? We are the woke ones. You don’t call someone who is fat – fat. You call them overweight, because you know better. Same though, is usually not followed in the case of the people who are underweight. Being skinny has been such a non-issue that “skinny shaming” has been normalized and engraved in our daily lives. To an extent where our brain can’t comprehend why it is even a thing. Since we spoke about validation, it is important that we talk about insecurities. Why is it that being fat (or overweight, if you will) is considered to be a graver issue than being skinny? Because ‘how can someone be shamed for being skinny?’ ‘Isn’t being skinny ALL everyone ever wants?’ ‘How can someone feel insulted on being called skinny?’ These are the general ideas that cross people’s minds. At this level, it’s crucial to realize that skinny people can feel too. They

have a heart, a brain, a body … which seeks validation and is filled with insecurities – similar to any other person, fit or fat. So, what you say to them, hurts them, all the same. Asking people if they are anorexic or suggesting that they have an eating disorder is as insulting as taunting someone about the extra KGs. Being ridiculed for your weight, reducing your entire existence down to a size should be unacceptable. So, if we are going to be woke, let’s ensure we are all the way out there.


-Kshitij Sanjay Jadhav

Do you ever wish. You lived in a different time? Where you spend your pocket money on flowers & Chocolates rather than condoms and pills? Where take her/him on a dinner or walk , not only to your apartment. That slow steady timeline of happiness is gone. Everything has become so fast that in a blink of an eye , you have someone in-front of you to choose. The love- the attachments are way beyond this dating apps. We millennials are more running for easy and fast happiness which is not going to last longer and we are destroying the magic which will happen after some time maybe, where sex will not be ONLY thing to look for !


“ATTITUDE IS WHAT YOU WEAR”

Photographer-Vikas Jakati Model-Kavya Yadav


The Last Falling Drops -Kshitij Sanjay Jadhav

What you love gives you the strength to create something beautiful . Mother nature gives us that strength to create what we love . All the photos are created in the deep jungle of ‘Sahyadri’ where, hopefully, the human race has not destroyed anything yet ! But that day is not far away when will have to see this amazing nature only in books and internet ! This whole series is all about Nature and Art. These are the two things that are keeping this world together and in a Peace . This is my little contribution to it ! This whole series is dedicated to Nature . “Impressionism” – It was the best way to show the beauty of it. Images without any details but the bold colors . It is an art moment came from 19th century , from many popular paintings. Photography is adopting so many things from paintings and this is one of it and for this series Impressionism was the one tiny thing that makes it more beautiful . Personally I am in love with this art movement. That is why choose to combine this two things ‘Impressionism’ and ‘Nature” to create this images. “Fireflies” Everyone is so much amazed by these small mysterious creature. Before monsoon hits, fireflies gather around ‘Wilson Dam’, to have sex ,yes you read it correct. This timing is perfect for them to gather in woods near water where they get the perfect environment to mate. Wilson Dam is situated in Akole , Ahamadnagar District which is surrounded by dense tropical forest of ‘Sahyadri’. Fireflies produce a chemical reaction inside their bodies that allows them to light up. This type of light production is called bio luminescence . But let’s not get into the science behind it here. The best thing about them is they glow and everyone like them. But everyone seen their photos

in normal steady form, In these images you will not see that ! Why Wilson Dam? – Larvae are the main food source of fireflies . Wilson Dam is situated in a tropical region, hence this place is a paradise for fireflies. You can see billions of lighting bulbs in the air. But the unfortunate thing is year by year the number of fireflies is decreasing . This was my Fifth time there and with every trip, I saw the decrease in their population. The change is Drastic. Reasons ? – First is very obvious ‘ The Development’ . Day by Day we are cutting down the Jungles and creating new cities for us. Its not only affecting big wild animals but is also affecting these small creatures. Its affecting that much , that no one can imagine The Second is ‘Light Pollution’. As humans are getting closer to jungles, too much of the city light is killing the natural light in forests, which is not acceptable by these fireflies. Human pollution is believed to interrupt firefly flash patterns . They don’t need literally dark shady places but the natural light is very much important to them. We can save them by doing very little things, always keeping in mind that nature is everything. Nature gives us strength , power , peace , energy and inspiration. That’s all we need to make this world more beautiful. So go into the Deep Jungles – Massive Mountains – Mighty Rivers , To love Nature and find Peace…..!


TURBULENCE I know it feels impossible, to fill that void. Like an empty stomach, which keeps growling. I know it’s hard to see those happy faces, Around you, mocking you, laughing you at your face. I know you keep wondering, Where that smile went, wondering who took it. And waiting for someone to hand it back. I know the darkness feels like home, And the sun seems too bright. I know all this, Because I was there with you, Everytime you pushed people away, Everytime you tried to fake a smile. I saw you while it engulfed you, I saw you struggle and fight it back. I saw you submit yourself to it. Now I see you sleep with it every night. I’m not here to comfort you with some words, For words only seem to hurt you more now. I’m here to be with you in this cold night, holding your hands and keeping you warm. Making you believe it’s not the end, And that it was never meant to be. I’ll pull you out of this monster one day, You’ll be born again and you’ll smile this time. I’ll pull you out one day, only if you let me. So tell me when you’re ready, I’m waiting. - Vinik Naik


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Generation – Z -Kshitij Sanjay Jadhav

Trekking is one of the best ways to see real development in your country. Maharashtra is having more than 350 forts that are surrounded by small villages. Farming is one of the main occupations here and they also entertain tourists who come here to see these beautiful forts. Many villages lack the basic necessities that we take for granted, even for education and medical assistance they have to travel all the way to the city. “Rajmachi” is one of those villages in Maharashtra where they don’t have continuous electricity, but they sustain themselves with solar power for basic things like light and radio. Located at a distance of 20 km’s from the tourist destination of Lonavala, Rajmachi can either be reached by motor vehicles or for people who want to enjoy a walk in nature can take advantage of the clear trails laid to the village. It gets a little tricky in the Monsoon when the rain is continuous and the trail gets messy, so it is almost impossible to reach there by vehicles. But for people willing to bare the rain, can witness some of the most beautiful changes in landscape and weather in one go. Having said that, during one of my hike there I met a few kids from a tribal

background who were out to fetch wood with there traditional swords but were wandering around bare foot with torn clothes and had injuries all over their foot which made me realize the contrast in lifestyle and had me thinking of the


hardship these people are facing. Us being in the 20th century with almost all the comforts on the tip of our fingers have to go beyond our ways to make life a little easier for these people. Having said that I do not mean we have to directly go give

them money and they do not need it as well, rather we should have mutual respect and spread knowledge with each other.


ALUM Alumni from successive batches, Vaishnav and Apeksha co-founded The House of Pixels, a company that is infusing conceptual sensibilities into commercial photography. This innovative apporach has seem them work with clients like jabong, Ezra, Business Traveller, the Sonam Kapoor app , Deepika Padukone, Tanya Ghavri, Payal Khandwala, Neeta Lulla , Tata Unistore, Jetking, L’officiel, Grazia, Vogue Eye Wear, and Melorra.


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Shot by: Aakash Talwar


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Photographer: Aakash Talwar Models : Aishwarya Kapre Hair & Makeup : Sharvari Gandhe Styling & Garment : Amit Mehta ( 9th Avenue,Pune ) Assistants : Samir P, Prasad S, Jayesh B

Piquant Millennials 2018  

Piquant Millennials 2018 ISSUE School of Photography, Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune

Piquant Millennials 2018  

Piquant Millennials 2018 ISSUE School of Photography, Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune

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