Is There a Steve Jobs in India’s Future?

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go to my blog Samanth Subramanian of the New York Times Blog, India Ink, was in conversation with Aditya Dev Sood in the wake of Steve Jobs’ passing.

rencontre serieuse en ile de france The question of innovation has been weighing particularly heavily on Mr. Sood’s mind because, later this week in Bangalore, his firm will host Design Public, a conference on innovation and the public interest. Mr. Sood’s first thought, unsurprisingly, concerned the Indian education system, “which prepares us for society by a series of instrumental grading mechanisms that treat us like chickens in a hatchery.” This is, he contended, a legacy of colonization, and although Thomas Babington Macaulay’s infamous Minute of 1835 is now deep in India’s past, it still lays out colonial sentiments on education vividly.

rencontre usep maternelle Subramanian’s outstanding account of that conversation along with other insights is here.