Showing posts from May, 2010

India Looks To World Universities To Educate Its Youth

India faces a crisis in the education system. 88 out of every 100 Indian students who graduate from high school don't go on to higher education.To solve this problem, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government has proposed legislation, which the Indian Parliament is expected to enact into law, paving the way for foreign universities to set up branches in India. Read more here

Frontline Report on Carbon Credits in Brazil

Gradual decay of Western civilization?

Pronouncements of Asia's ascendancy abound the net. What is less clear is what role will Europe & North America play in the new world order about to emerge over the next 50 years. The quote below seems to pronounce a dire future for Europe.
...We already would have forgotten any pretense of the UK as a great power if not for its involvement in Iraq. The UK, along with much of Western Europe is one of those strange nations that exist as they do, in spite of what has happened in the last 70 years, not as a result. They have internal stability and modest detterence capabilities, but nothing really secures their futures. Without the strategic power of the US, Russia, or China, the economic dynamism of the developed pacific rim, or even the strong demographic and geographical base of India or Brazil, they seem to exist in a bubble. They are at no risk of anything instant like invasion or civil war, but their gradual decay and subjugation simply seems inevitable at some point. Im n…