I remember the day clearly. I was in Class 9. The year was 1984. The class teacher handed us all our report cards and my eyes went straight to a little red line under the number '17'. I had scored 17...
I wrote this letter back in 2013, just six months after graduating with a BA (Hons) in history from Kirori Mal College in Delhi. I never got around to posting my letter to the head of the history department then but I believe that the message and suggestions remain relevant and apply to a wider audience as well.