Posted by: Aadisht on: October 10, 2009
Last week, the Planetizen news feed on urban planning posted a link to how contrary to predictions, retiring baby boomers were moving not to cities but to the rural countryside in Oregon (Planetizen summary, actual news story). The very next link on the feed was titled Not So Fast and linked to another story from [...]
Posted by: Aadisht on: August 19, 2008
Sorry, couldn’t resist that title. Andy Mukherjee has a column about the IITs making the admission criteria public, how coaching factories are skewing the results, and how there’s no readily apparent way to get through this. It doesn’t say anything that hasn’t already been said in Indian newspapers, but it puts everything together much better.
Posted by: Aadisht on: June 9, 2008
So the five month old DU Economics post had this reasonably long comments thread which instead of discussing DU or economics itself ended up discussing the stud-fighter framework, the best sort of examination system, what it is that an examination system should actually be examining, and the difference between CBSE Boards and the JEE. I [...]
Posted by: Aadisht on: January 9, 2008
Skimpy has been writing about how people with an Economics background from Delhi University have abysmal conceptual clarity about the subject. Ok I guess I’m likely to get flak for that comment about the “BA types”. I’ve had the opportunity to interact with a few Economics toppers (undergrad) from Delhi University. And I’ve found them [...]