A young man of 25 years, Prashant was a mechanical engineer by training. Around the time when I met him, he had left his job in an automobile company and had joined a start-up in the field of clean technology. I contacted him for research purpose on the recommendation of a friend when he was in Delhi. When I explained to him the research objective of understanding the directions in which young people are taking their lives, their motivations, challenges and conflicts and scope of choice and freedom in taking life decisions, he exclaimed that this is what most young people are always thinking and talking about. He expressed his willingness to help, and we met up once. Since he was on a work trip to Delhi, we had a short but informative and engaging conversation. In that interaction, I found Prashant genteel in his manners, reflective and enthusiastic.