Atanu Dey On India's Development

February 29, 2008
by Atanu Dey
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Finnish Kids Finish First

Pardon me for the alliteration and the weak attempt at punning in the title of this post. I could not resist the temptation. But anyhow, the Finnish educational system’s successes underlines my convictions about what features define a good system. … Continue reading

February 25, 2008
by Atanu Dey
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On Writing Well

This is meta-writing: writing about writing. Ankan wrote: You write extremely well. You have very good ideas, but your posts are a joy to read even when I do not agree completely with the ideas. They say good writing comes … Continue reading

February 22, 2008
by Atanu Dey
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The World is Flat

If you ever wondered where Tom Friedman got the idea, here is a wild conjecture. Friedman thought that invading Iraq was a good idea. So they went and bombed Iraq and flattened it. Little surprise then that some Iraqis think … Continue reading

February 17, 2008
by Atanu Dey
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Why is India poor?

Don’t read Tavleen Singh’s column “Educating the Education Minister” in the Indian Express today if you wish to continue being puzzled by the question why India is poor. Basic decency and propriety prevents me from suggesting what should be done … Continue reading