Talkin’ ‘bout My Generation

How do millennials, the mid-twenty-to-late-thirty-something generation, see the world? Especially since the Covid-19 pandemic has upended our lives as consumers, professionals and citizens. And what do their parents, the Gen Xers, think of that?

This series, curated by Founding Fuel, explores inter-generational and inter-cultural trends in consumption, work, entertainment—and many other things that are changing.

What’s similar? What’s different?

The series includes a weekly column by a millennial on their generation. Their parent adds their observations. And every Saturday at 7.30 pm IST, the two chat on Facebook Live on these differences and similarities. The show hosts a range of speakers and points of view.

So far, we’ve hosted a few interesting parent-child pairs: Damodar Mall, CEO of Reliance Retail’s grocery division and his son and digital marketing consultant Harsh, based in New York City, Santosh Desai, author, columnist and CEO of Futurebrands and his daughter and startup entrepreneur Pallavi. We have many more lined up in the weeks ahead.

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Talkin’ ‘bout My Generation

For women within the modern home, a glimpse into a more equitable future
For women within the modern home, a glimpse into a more equitable future

As home and office merge, the stress of the double-duty has become widespread. Many corporations are aware of women’s challenges and are attempting a fix. And like millennial men who expect to share the load of maintaining a home, the older generation too is getting used to the idea. A daughter-in-law and mom-in-law duo examine this post-Covid road to equality

Talkin’ ‘bout My Generation

Learning to live a digital life
Learning to live a digital life

Season 2, Episode 2: How do we craft sharp, yet authentic digital personas? That’s a necessary skill since so much of what we do has moved online—how we learn, meet friends, work, and apply for jobs. Haresh Chawla and his son Shiv debate that all important question

Talkin’ ‘bout My Generation

Sports, the coronavirus, and a father-son relationship
Sports, the coronavirus, and a father-son relationship

When the pandemic struck and almost all sports were suspended, fans were left with a void. This pair of armchair enthusiasts talk about how it is making them rethink their relationship with sports—especially when sports returned on TV with empty stadiums and simulated crowd noises

Talkin’ ‘bout My Generation

Dealing with the digital tsunami
Dealing with the digital tsunami

I hated relying on digital technologies. I struggled to craft emails that communicated my ideas crisply. And I didn’t see the larger point in building a social media profile on Twitter and engaging with complete strangers. Till the pandemic forced me to confront the harsh realities and grapple with the demands of the new virtual world

Talkin’ ‘bout My Generation

When the Swiggy generation rediscovers the home kitchen
When the Swiggy generation rediscovers the home kitchen

Home food was boring for millennials, but the pandemic and the sudden loss of options to eat out or order in is forcing them into the kitchen. They are discovering the joys of being creative and the assurance of being self-sufficient, but they still want convenience. Food entrepreneurs are taking note

Talkin’ ‘bout My Generation

Finding my place in the family business
Finding my place in the family business

Rhea Soman never thought that working at Lumiere, the research firm her mother Deepa founded, would be automatic. Rhea talks about how she began to see a place for herself, and is now playing a role in the firm's evolution. Deepa talks about what she and the firm are learning from the experience