Society track of The Goa Project 2016

Kenney Jacob


Politics in the 21st Century

Submitted Jan 7, 2016

  1. To raise awareness about role of politics in the 21st century
  2. To inspire people to get involved in politics
  3. To use technology and culture to influence politics


India is a very young country and its youth cannot stay away from politics. Politics and politicians determine pretty much every aspect of our lives right from what we eat to what happens to what we shit. A nation’s future is charted in the laws that they pass at the legislative assemblies. If the youth says they are not interested in what happens there, they are saying that they are not interested in what happens to their future.

We need the youth to get involved with politics, learn what’s happening, be aware of the policies their impact and also have an opinion about it. Politics needs to become coffee table discussion again, politics has to get into whatsapp groups, elections choices have to made logically again, politics has to become mainstream and cool again.


An open mind

Speaker bio

Kenney Jacob is an entrepreneur and published author from Kerala. He was active in student politics during college days. In the last 30 years he had observed how his state went from being politically super active to silent mode and the changes it brought in the civil society.


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