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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Tribal Cirque dancers and acrobats
From: hopsternew at (Geoff Hopkinson)
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2011 13:29:05 +1000
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Could you guys maybe start a new thread? None of this is related to my


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On 20 July 2011 12:54, Jayanand Govindaraj <jayanand at> wrote:

> Bharani,
> You got most of the education in India spot on, with all its disadvantages.
> But there are some surprising positives as well - as of now, I consider
> college here as a sort of vocational training for the service industry - no
> bad thing when you need 20 million jobs every 5 years or so. The
> educational
> system, for all its faults, also throws up a fair amount of creative and
> entrepreneurial people, maybe not as many as we would like, but it is not a
> waste land. They are also far less destructive than MBAs (which to me the
> most useless degree known to man) as well - remember the brightest brains
> of
> a generation routinely go on to sell toothpaste or mortgage backed
> securities - there is something in that curriculum that inculcates
> individual greed at the cost of society as a whole.
> Cheers
> Jayanand
> On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 4:01 AM, scleroplex <scleroplex at> 
> wrote:
> > dear gene + ric,
> > that is all true.
> > but a teacher who pushes the parents is invaluable too.
> > it takes everyone.
> >
> > and yes, chasing marks in some exam kills education completely.
> > it killed education in india 30 years ago already.
> > which is why you now have 1.1 billion people who know just what they need
> > to
> > be good little employees
> > in whatever is the current popular field (information technology for the
> > past 15 years)
> > and absolutely nothing beyond that.
> > :-(
> > even worse are schools in india who throw good children out because they
> > "will bring the school's top grade average down in the annual state
> exam"!
> > the children per se do not matter, nor does their actual education and
> > development.
> > school bragging rights trump all!
> > bharani
> >
> >
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