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Different kinds of generations possess different characteristics.

As we might have observed, generations are now divided into various categories based on ages. In fact, according to the year in which people are born, many characteristics have started being associated with them.

Therefore, let us know the different kinds generations through this article and also the characteristics which each generation possess.

The Depression Era (1912-1921)

It is believed that the individuals born in the Depression era tend to be conservative, compulsive savers, maintain low debt. Also, they use more secure financial products like CDs versus stocks. These individuals also feel the responsibility to leave a legacy to their
children. Not only this, individuals born in this era tend to be patriotic, oriented towards work before pleasure, respect their authority, and have a sense of moral obligation.

World War II (1922-1927)

It is believed that people in this cohort shared a common goal of defeating the Axis
powers. In fact, there was an accepted sense of "deferment" among this group.

Post-War Cohort (1928-1945)

After the war ended, this generation was given significant amount of opportunities in jobs and education and even a post-war economic boom struck the United States of America. But, the growth in Cold War tensions and the potential for nuclear wars led to levels of discomfort and uncertainty throughout the generation. At the same time, members of this group
value security, comfort, and familiar known activities and environments.

Boomers I or The Baby Boomers (1946-1954)The first Boomer segment

Interestingly, this generation is bounded by Kennedy and Martin Luther King assassinations, the Civil Rights movement and the Vietnam War. At the same time, Boomers I were either a part of the war or protested against the War. Also, it is believed that Boomers I had good economic opportunities and were largely optimistic about the potential of the United States of America and their own lives.

Boomers II or Generation Jones (1955-1965)

This generation faced a lot of economic struggles, including the oil embargo of 1979 which reinforced a sense of "I'm out for me" and narcissism. Also, the focus on self-help and skepticism over media and institutions is one of the representative of attitudes of this cohort. In fact, the youngest members of the
Boomer II generation did not have the benefits of the Boomer I class as many of the best jobs, opportunities, housing etc. were taken by the larger and earlier group. Therefore, both Gen X and Boomer II suffered the long shadow cast by
Boomers I.

Generation X (1967-1976)

Sometimes this generation is referred to as the "lost" generation, and this was the first generation of "latchkey" kids, who were exposed to lots of daycare and divorce. Also, this generation is known with the lowest voting participation rate of any generation. Not only this, but Generation X is often characterized by high levels of skepticism, i.e. "what's in it for me" attitude. Individuals from this generation are arguably the best-educated generation with 29% obtaining a bachelor's degree or higher (6% higher than the previous cohort). And, with that education and growing maturity, they are starting to form families with a higher level of caution.

Generation Y, Echo Boomers or Millenniums (1977-1994)

The people from this generation are known as incredibly sophisticated, technology-wise, immune to most traditional marketing and sales pitches. Also, Generation Y members are much more racially and ethnically diverse, and they are much more segmented as an audience aided by the rapid expansion in Cable TV channels, satellite radio, the Internet, e-zines, etc. It is also noted that individuals from this generation are less brand loyal.

Generation Z (1995-2012)

Though, as of now, we don't know much about Generation Z, but we know a lot about the environment they are growing up in. Therefore, this highly diverse environment will make the grade schools of the next generation the most diverse ever. Higher levels of technology will make a significant impact on academics. Not only this, individuals from Generation Z will grow up with a highly sophisticated media and computer environment, and will be more Internet savvy.

Keywords: Generation, People, World, Statistics, Psychology, Society.


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"Malgudi is where we all belong, and where we wish we lived."

Malgudi, a small fictional town in South India has been part of the childhood of most Indians. It is an old, shabby, and peaceful town that is unruffled by politics. The stories set in this small town ring the sense of belongingness in the hearts of its readers. The familiar feeling that feels like home resonates with their soul. And teaches important life lessons to the readers through simple tales. Malgudi Days is one of the books that every Indian child should read. The book is a compilation of 32 short stories that paint a beautiful picture of small-town in India around the '60s and '70s

R. K. Narayan, one of the most well-known and popular writers within India and outside India is the creator of this town and the occurrences of this town. The stories follow the characters Swami and his friends through their everyday lives. Be it the story of fake astrologers who scam and loot the people by his cleverness, or the story of a blind beggar and his dog where the money blinded the man with greed; each story has a lesson to learn, morals and values hidden in it. As the stories are simple, easy to understand yet heart-touching it makes it easy for the kids to connect with each character and imagine the story as if the reader themselves were the protagonist of the story. In simple words, we can say that R.K. Narayan simply told stories of ordinary people trying to live their simple lives in a changing world.

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Hugs, caress scenes, extramarital affairs, vulgar and bold dressing, bed scenes and intimacy of married couples are being glamourised in utter disregard to Islamic teachings and culture of Pakistani society," PEMRA stated

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has directed Pak TV channels to stop airing what it calls indecency and intimacy in dramas, Samaa TV reported.

A notification issued by the authority states that it has been receiving numerous complaints from viewers who believe that the content being depicted in dramas does not represent the "true picture of Pakistani society".

"PEMRA finally got something right: Intimacy and affection between married couples isn't 'true depiction of Pakistani society and must not be 'glamourized'. Our 'culture' is control, abuse, and violence, which we must jealously guard against the imposition of such alien values," said Reema Omer, Legal Advisor, South Asia, International Commission of Jurists.

"Hugs, caress scenes, extramarital affairs, vulgar and bold dressing, bed scenes and intimacy of married couples are being glamourized in utter disregard to Islamic teachings and culture of Pakistani society," PEMRA stated, as per the report.

The authority added that it has directed channels time and again to review content with "indecent dressing, controversial and objectionable plots, bed scenes and unnecessary detailing of events".

Most complaints received by the PEMRA Call Centre during September concern drama serial "Juda Huay Kuch is Tarah", which created quite a storm on social media for showing an unwitting married couple as foster siblings in a teaser for an upcoming episode. However, it only turned out to be a family scheme after the full episode aired, but by that time criticism had mounted on HUM TV for using the themes of incest to drive the plot, the report said. (IANS/JB)

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