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Over 45 per cent drink alcohol five times a month and 14 per cent use tobacco. Private bartenders now mix up drinks and provide finger foods at birthday parties.Yet 70 per cent teens show signs of depression and 48 per cent think about suicide. SMOKE UP: Fruit flavoured tobacco from a pipe dipped in water or wine.
You can bump into anybody but would you speak to all and sundry? They are not the Facebook generation, you see."Despite those highs and lows, Facebook is the place where they measure each other's cool quotient.Exactly what happened this week to two teens in Mumbai when they allegedly typed "what's up?" to strike a chat with their principal on Facebook and followed it up with "F***k off" and "Go to hell". But censured at home and suspended from school for a month, the younger boy, 13, has possibly learnt the lesson of his life.The MMS scandal and its unapologetic teen hero and heroine sent shockwaves across urban India, even making it to the iconic Anurag Kashyap film, Dev. Today, most teens seem to know couples who post intimate photographs for joy, of girls who get flamed on the Net, of friends who are stalked and bullied by strangers on the cyber space. And, really, everybody's smart enough to avoid unknown people on the Net."TIME TO 'PARDEEE'A heady brew of drinking, dancing, mingling, laughing across the metros MERRY TIPPLERS: There's a vodka epidemic out there,with teens drinking shots-neat, with energy drinks or as kamikaze.According to a survey done by Chennaibased NGO, Tulir, 42 per cent of teens on the Net face harassment online. BAR BUZZ: There are two ways of getting into pubs: with an older boyfriend. PRIME TARGET: Professional party organisers target popular boys in well-known schools and colleges and pay them to get more teens in. Expect questions like, "What's your favourite sex position? "80 per centof those visiting pubs and bars in metros are underage.A massive friend count means, "Don't expect me to give you too much attention." A nicely photoshopped Wall indicates, "I am so weird, wacky and wonderful." Profile shots updated on hourly basis mean, "Check me out, I'm cool". PLENTY CHOICE: Multiple dating is smart: you are not too hung up on any one person. If you look bad in a photograph, you will be tagged 'Hahaha'.
DATING AND MATINGDecoding the new rules of romance BUDDY BENEFIT: Friends With Benefits are friends of the opposite sex who fulfill needs. To avoid that label, the pressure to look good on sites goes up tremendously and vanity becomes the byword.
During high school socials, dark corners of the venue are "reserved" by couples beforehand, so that they can go and "do it" in a crowded room, "just for the thrill of it", Mimi explains. And surveys reveal*, it's a generation that spends 10 hours a day on some sort of a media, two hours on social networking sites, 1.6 hours on the phone, four hours 23 minutes a week on computer games.
While 66 per cent carry mobile phones to school, 47 per cent can't live without TV.
But I know everything about everything," Mimi, a 15-year-old Bangalore girl, flips her ponytail, looking around to make sure all eyes are on her.
"Everyone I know has touched first base, at least." That's "kissing and necking", she explains to her parents.
A face among the nation's 250 million adolescents- the world's largest. Not enough, going by the furore over the new Protection of Children From Sexual Offences Bill, 2010 proposed by the Ministry of Women and Child Development ("Does it mean 12-year-olds will start having sex? But now a host of surveys is figuring out what it means to be a teenager: they pack in 38 hours of activities into a day- work, chat, browse, talk, SMS, Twitter, Facebook, smoke, drink, splurge, do drugs, have sex, get pregnant-and they can't wait for the future to arrive.