may 28th, 2007
whereas india's ruling dynasty is most keen on keeping its people 'barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen, and preferably illiterate, too'.
the reason is that educated people cannot stand the idea of dynasties and empty promises.
here's kristof painting a picture of rapid advancement in china. it is true that they have sworn to create 1,000 universities that will be world-class.
meanwhile, india is creating nalanda. with amartya sen in charge, naturally it will be a useless university, just like his fellow-communist k n pannikar destroyed sri sankara sanskrit university in kerala.