“It was [in India] the British learned the art of imperial power. … India was decisive. It gave Britain the resources, the market, the manpower, and the prestige to build a world-wide empire. And in the years to come they… Read More ›
I was asked on twitter how students of Indian origin do in the maths equivalent of the US spelling bee contests. (I had written a blog post on how students of Indian origin appear to have cornered the market on… Read More ›
The 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has placed UC Berkeley (my alma mater) behind Harvard and Stanford in the global rankings of universities in the world.
It is time once again to lay that old chestnut to rest. The specious claim that the IITs are better than some of the best universities in the world is beyond slack-jawed silliness. I am reminded of that by this… Read More ›