Crisis of confidence in urban IndiaThe first part of the findings focusses on how millennials are coping with the job and income crisis. The survey shows that poorer respondents experienced a bigger drop in incomes during the pandemic, and are less hopeful about the future compared to their richer counterparts. The second part sheds light on how Indians are tackling financial insecurity. The ongoing economic crisis has taken a heavy toll on the personal finances of Indian citizens, with most people saving money as cash or in liquid instruments instead of in long-term deposits. The third part explores personal and professional lifestyle changes during the pandemic. While familial ties improved for urban Indians, many youngsters faced anxiety and loneliness. Further, more educated and high earning professionals were able to work from home. The fourth part studies attitudes towards COVID-19 vaccination. People’s views on how state and central governments handled the pandemic seem to be shaping trust in the vaccines. The fifth part analyses the churn in India’s internet economy. As per the survey, Instagram has gained users in small towns and cities, with gains even in the older generation, while retaining younger users. Further, people are spending more time online watching videos than before.

Job crisis hammers urban poor
Crisis of confidence in urban India
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Political hues shape vaccine stance
Churn in India’s internet economy