Indian Institute Of Technology


Why The Media Needs To Tone Down Underdog Success Stories

Seriously, it gave me a sledgehammer jolt when I read about the two brothers who cleared the recent IIT entrance exam against all odds. For many students in the same age bracket, along with awe and admiration, the news may have stirred some other emotions as well -- frustration, envy, jealousy or feelings of inferiority. The media is partly responsible for this...
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10 Reasons Why Shashi Tharoor Is Completely Wrong About Smriti Irani

I would like to thank Dr Shashi Tharoor for his recent article -- 'How Modi Government Is Undermining Indian Education'. Putting to use his years of experience, some of them spent in the MHRD, he has produced a set of figures in front of us that according to him illustrate the serious challenges that our education sector faces today. Unfortunately, the data and analyses presented by Dr Tharoor are riddled with serious factual errors and selective representations that lead to a flawed conclusion.