Category Archives: Education

Your children are not your children

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. Continue reading

How far is Aakash?

Four years ago, Tata Motors unveiled the Nano. India got a unique global recognition of an industrial nation with capability of breakthrough innovation. The world recognized India’s mastery of engineering, manufacturing and management. Soon afterwards, a number of hurdles simply spoiled the show. Tata Motors failed to build on the early excitement surrounding the launch of the world’s cheapest car. Nano didn’t flood the market as expected. Is Aakash also going to meet the same fate? Continue reading

We don’t need no education

2 million years ago, few apes met to discover fire. An hour passed. The friction was working out fine. Oxygen was abundant. There came a small spark! Things were warming up. The apes started to enjoy it, when suddenly a bell rang. It was time for them to invent the wheel! These apes were asked to make the remaining fire on the  next day. Continue reading

Remembering Dr. Vikram Sarabhai

Today is the day Vikram Sarabhai passed away. He was the man who started the Physical Research Laboratory, the Indian Space Research Organization and Indian Institute of Management. 30 years have passed since the great man left us, and look what we have achieved. India has done well in space research programmes. May it be the numerous satellites we launched. May it be Chandrayan. Sarabhai indeed dreamt a dream come true. Continue reading

Flying with science

More than GDP, it is the scientific research and innovation that sets apart great nations from the mediocre ones. Why has India not produced outstanding scientists and discoveries that make the world take notice? All debates about poor scientific research in India boil down to the deficiencies of our educational system and lack of funds. But, I believe that the problem is much deeper than this. Continue reading