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Degree holders or Exemplary citizens?

Continuing the discussion on a very important matter of concern, I wish to draw some attention to the current state of the education system in our country. Right now, there is a political debate surrounding the ‘Right to Education’ bill. It is certainly a great and a welcome step forward. But merely introducing and passing a legislation can not completely help the cause of education in the country. Effective implementation in true spirit will go a long way in improving the state of education. Before that let me put forward and give you some food for thought as to what I think are the major loopholes in the system.

1.Educational Infrastructure is a major concern. If the government has to provide education to a billion plus populace, then it has to come up with excellent educational infrastructure. We need more number of schools and colleges. But quantity is a waste if the quality is not up to the mark. So as we go on constructing buildings and churning out more and more private colle…

I want to be an ‘IDIOT’

Aamir Khan, Sharman Joshi and Madhavan have returned back to recreate the magic that earlier drew audiences to ‘Rang De Basanti’. After being rebels against the system in RDB…the trio is now IDIOTS in another system…i.e. our education system. I always await an Aamir Khan movie, this time more so because it came from RajKumar Hirani…the man who gifted cine-goers with Munnabhai’s ‘Jadu Ki Jhappi’. And the wait was worth it. Three Idiots is a must watch and I recommend it to all those who have not seen it. Don’t miss the chance people!

Three Idiots is loosely based on Five Point Someone (since I read the book years back, I am unable to recollect how much similar it is!). It is a movie which is critical of the current education system of our country. Some days back, I read an edit page article by Chetan Bhagat wherein he described and scrutinized the status of our education system. Three Idiots says it more simplistically though. There is a major and immediate need of an overhaul in the wa…