Anirudh Krishna (for Info only, not official)

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    ...Many homes now have power, and most have cellphones.Nearly all children go to school, at least through the primary level.Ten years ago, when I first came to this village, I took up with Keshu, then a smart and hardworking boy of 16 years.The first one in his village to complete 10 years of school, Keshu tried but could find no worthwhile employment.He works alongside others who have never been to school — and earns no more than any of them.Other children in this village, including those in middle and high school, are also coming around to believe that education will not produce any miracles.When I ask what they wish to become after completing their studies, the response I usually get is school teacher or police constable.Not one child in this village (and only a handful in 40 villages that I studied in two states) mentioned software engineer, MBA, doctor, lawyer, IAS officer or any other high-paid position as their career objective. ...

    Indian Express on Nov. 6, 2013, 1:09 a.m.