Fitness trackers catch people’s attention

Lockdowns and closure of gyms led 24-year-old Mayank Gupta to use Fitbit watches and trackers to track his calorie burns and better understand his sleep quality. Fitbit watches and trackers are devices that keep   track of activities like steps and distance covered, calories burned, heart rate, sleep quality and duration, and breathing rate, etc. “As […]

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Financial security has become a big priority for youngsters

Seeing present situation, they want to be secure After getting a job as an interior designer, the first thing 24-year-old Supriya Singh did was to ask her father about ‘financial security’ so that she could start saving money. Supriya’s desire for financial security goes back to the time when one of her relatives faced financial problems. “My […]

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Students take up part-time jobs to be financially independent

Intending to improve skills, youths are opting for part-time jobs and internships that will enable them to take theoretical knowledge to their future workplaces. Megha Bhargava, a final-year architecture student who does a part-time job at Waavie, an architecture firm in Bengaluru, informed The Observer: “Studying and then applying the knowledge increases your understanding of […]

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Sex education should include consent, harassment, sexuality

Since sex education remains a taboo in homes and schools, students seek information from their friends and the Web. Aviral Aggarwal, a mechanical engineering student, said chapters related to sexual reproduction were skipped in his school. “Our teachers didn’t teach us those chapters saying that ‘there is nothing to teach in this’.” They were told […]

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Concepts of financial literacy missing from our curriculum

Financial literacy doesn’t find a place in school curriculums; parents teach their children the basic concepts on their own. Gauri Gupta, an M.Sc. student who had studied economics in school, shared: “What we studied was just from the examination point of view. There were some big topics regarding the economy of the nation, but I […]

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