This week on Curious Bends it’s an India special. Read about India’s war on corruption, India’s ‘educated’ elite, Bhogle’s smart ideas and Guha’s sharp words. But before that do see the colours that make up this beautiful country on The Boston Globe’s Big Picture blog. You can download the long articles for reading on your kindle here.
The NY Times – India’s Selective Rage over Corruption by Manu Joseph
India seeks a world where ‘bribe-takers are punished and bribe-payers live happily ever after’. The middle-class uprising against political corruption may not do much argues the author.
Open Magazine – The End of Education by Sanjay Srivastava
Welcome to Kota, the site of a terrifying social experiment. It’s a coaching culture that gets students into IIT, but leaves them uneducated.
ESPN Cricinfo – Wanted: Dossiers on Indian Players by Harsha Bhogle
Like any company that manufactures products, India need have specific plans for each of its players. Anil Kumble could be the man to put them together. Harsha explains in more details some of the points that he spoke about during his time at Oxford.
The Hindustan Times – Lost in the Woods by Ramachandra Guha
On the eve of India’s 65th Independence Day, Guha reminds us of a tragedy happening in the country. The adivasis are the most vulnerable, the most victimised of Indians.
To end, let’s look back at the day when India played Sri Lanka in the finals of an important tournament. (Click here if unable to see the video).