Monthly Archives: May 2010

Minding the Minorities

In this post I summarize the chapter “Minding the Minorities” in the book “India after Gandhi” by Ramachandra Guha. (1) The two minorities that Guha talks about are Muslims and Scheduled Castes. (2) There is immense praise for Nehru’s efforts … Continue reading

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Math and Science Olympiads in India

In this post, I will give an overview of the process of selection of the Indian team to the International Olympiads in Math, Physics and Chemistry. Physics The first round is a written theoretical exam, called the National Standard Examination … Continue reading

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Study Tips for IIT-JEE

Finally, I have even found an answer to the second question that people often ask me: How to study for IIT-JEE ? Upfront: I am not good at recommending people how to study because I have not observed enough students … Continue reading

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Books etc. for IIT-JEE

Disclaimer: This post contains information that I think will be useful for candidates preparing for the IIT-JEE exam. Since everyone has a different taste and what type of books they like, I am not responsible if these books do not … Continue reading

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Make the syllabus easier, IITs

I woke up on the morning of August 13, 2009 to find in my inbox an email by Prof. V.K. Tripathi (VKT). The email commented upon the recommendations of the Yashpal Committee report on higher education in India. Here is … Continue reading

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Time Line, since 1947

Here is a summary of the key events in India according to my perspective since independence in 1947.It is worth dwelling on such timelines because they help us to construct a broad picture of history. Chronology is very useful to … Continue reading

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