Latest Fads Among Indian Youth

  • Buying a Quad-core 1.5 GHz smartphone with Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen and 16 mp Ultra Sensor rear camera to take selfies with a 2 MP front cam.
  • Giving picture credits to a clearly photoshopped picture and adding meaningless quotes to it.
  • *feeling* entertained, anxious, heartbroken, smart and determined with 10 others on Facebook, of all places.
  • The uncontrollable urge to be involved with everything that trends on social media and update his/her status about it. For ex, on May 2nd 2015, every person on my timeline suddenly turned into a boxing pundit (MayPac fight) and for two months in 2014, a football expert (FIFA WC).
  • Supporting a football club because it is the new cool thing to do and mostly because it is winning. Claiming to be a die hard fan of those bankrolled clubs which did not even exist(not literally) until a few years ago.
  • Wishing their parents on Mother’s and Father’s Day on facebook, even though they are not on Facebook. The whole concept of “days” for parents is a farce anyway.
  • This was mainly during 2014, but yeah; taking a selfie with their ink-stained index fingers after casting a vote and uploading them on Facebook.
  • Instagram hashtags. #instapic #Iphonesia #instagood #picoftheday #tbt, #tagforlike and so on. Ok, can you also please #STFU. Thank you.
  • Picture comments on a profile picture/status update with those third grade memes made from regional movies. Good lord.
  •  this!

  • “X month” anniversaries (Where X lies between zero and 12). Last I checked, anniversaries used to be celebrated at least after an year or so, but hey, what do I know, huh?
  • Starbucks Coffee, Instagram filters and Facebook tags. Don’t get me started on those.
  • “Mah Lyf, Mah Rulezz”. Yeah!
  • It never was, never is and never will be cool to write cool as “kewl”. NO! Don’t do that.
  • A DSLR camera, Picasa and Facebook Photography pages. The holy trinity from where most of the fads in India got their presence. This is covered in more detail by other answers to this question, so I’ll leave it at that
  • Mindless Ice Bucket Challenges when they have no idea what ALS is, what it stands for or even the full form of it.
  • “My first answer with 1K upvotes. Thanks so much guys” Yes, we can see it has four figure upvotes. Leave it at that. Your answer is good as is. Don’t ruin it. Just don’t.
  • Deep/sad status msgs(mostly intending for a person) on WhatsApp. It’s not even a social media platform for heaven’s sake.
  • *Travelling from US to India.* *Check-in at every airport you have a connection.*
  • The gross over usage of the word “Awww” accompanied with love and smooch emojis. *u lk so cute* *hotttiiieee* *mwah <3*
  • And lastly, Fake Feminism.

SOURCE: Answer: Abhinav Nakka


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