In spite of the brevity of interactions, Kapil’s life stood out for a different emphasis; it brought with itself in the realm of identity dynamics amongst youth. The major concern in his life had been love. In a certain sense, his was a voice that de-emphasised the apprenticeship life of youth emphasising perseverance for concrete pursuits and approved goals. Instead, he searched for life’s pleasure in loving relationships. When I introduced myself as a researcher also teaching in a college (which happens to be a girl’s college), he got super excited and squealed that he would really like to take a tour of the college and have a look at the girls. A 25-year-old MCA (Masters in Computer Application) working in a BPO (business process outsourcing) company, Kapil spoke in an easy-going manner mixing Hindi and English together. Engaged to be married to his girlfriend shortly, he described academics and work part of his life as ‘All cool!’ His mischievous opening remarks to the request of sharing something about his life were ‘Academics have always been very very not happening. The only happening thing in my life has been my love life’. He added:


Loving Relationship Emotional Clarity Identity Dynamic Love Life Special Feeling 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PsychologyLady Shri Ram College for WomenNew DelhiIndia

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