Way back in my childhood when I was an ardent student of science and an avid fan of Turning Point, a popular science program, Prof Yashpal Sharma caught my fancy for his flowing white hair and guru-like wisdom spouted eloquently. I have since unrevered many intellectual idols from then on. Prof Yashpal Sharma is the latest on the list. But I have got to give it to him for the influence that he wields.

One PIL. And you have victims of more than 12,000 students in about 100 private varsities from 30 odd cities.  Read more about it here in Rediff and here in Hindustan Times.

Parth always spoke about the dangerous influence that good intentioned people in high places posses and this is an illuminating example.

Read carefully the following sections for they will help make up your mind on this issue.



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Naveen Mandava

Naveen is Co-Founder at XamCheck, an organization that partners with schools, supporting them in processes they follow, with learning materials and processes that are all crafted to work together as an interconnected system to drive learning. He is a Doctoral Fellow from RAND Graduate School in Santa Monica, United States of America. He has worked extensively on assessment based decision support for governments, non-profit organizations and schools chains in India and the USA for over 10 years. He has been a Lead Consultant with the World Bank’s Innovations for Poverty Action Consortium, a Policy Analyst with RAND Corporation and a Research Manager at Centre for Civil Society.