How India's Young and Restless Are Changing Its Politics

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Coming of age: A Congress Party campaign procession in New Delhi features the face of leader Sonia Gandhi, Rahul's mother

Soma Chakraborty moved to Bangalore as a new bride in November, excited to join her husband, Avishek, in a place known for fun, freedom and opportunity. That notion lasted about a month. "I'm trying to love the city," she says gamely. But the city has not made it easy. Soma, 24, hasn't been able to find work — in a recession, no one's interested in her master's degree in psychology without experience — and Avishek's once coveted job at the outsourcing firm Satyam now depends on the whims of the scandal-tainted company's new owners. (Read "In...

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