Opinion

What does it mean to be educated?

Why education is, and should be, much more than a degree or the amassment of knowledge.

Around June this year, a couple of weeks before my 23rd birthday, I expect to be handed my master’s degree in physics. Besides extensive specialisation and research for a doctoral degree, this is the highest honour a person can obtain to signify his mastery in a particular field. In essence, there is no doubt that I, and […]

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Misc.

My stance: why I am against the ‘Anna Hazare Movement’

A few hours ago I received a couple of invitations on Facebook (apparently that is how society invites you nowadays) to take part in what they termed a ‘bike rally’ to support Anna Hazare in his melodramatic agitation against corruption in India. This has been dubbed, now and then, as the Anna Hazare Movement. And […]

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Misc.

On why 2011 is a year to take heed of the climate

As a quarter of the year 2011 passes by us, here is a brief but in-depth look at how the climate is trending, how it has been over the past few years that matter now, and what it probably has in store for us. There have been attempts to spread this concern but humans seem immune to it. Yet, as a devastating year 2010 ended, the world noticed its leaders come together and continue doing that a few more times since. What did we learn? What are nations doing about this? Nothing. At least not anything we can visibly feel proud of right now. It is almost like we are refugee in trying it together.

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