In India, the aspirations of young people are soaring. Almost all the adolescents in urban slums I have talked to - both boys and girls - want to learn English and Computers to get a 'good job'. But leapfroging from the squalor and rough living of their slum homes (drugs, violence etc) into the enticing new world that is beamed into their homes everyday through the tv seems like an almost impossible dream for many of them. Most have only studied upto middle school - if at that - and have rudimentary reading writing and math skills. What will happen when their hopes and ambitions remain unfulfilled?