A colonial educationist Mayhew wrote this about our education system some sixty years ago:
When the educated Indian is most himself, in the expression of his deepest emotion, and in the domestic or communal enjoyment of his leisure, he shows the least trace of what our schools and colleges have given him.
How true this statement stands even in present senario! And how well it explains why there are so many social “evils” still prevelant in the society. Why the father of the bride has to pay the dowry in the marriage of his “convent educated fair intelligent girl” to a highly educated 6-figure salary earner groom?! How many of the guys who are reading this blog right now, who obviously are quite highly educated from some of the best colleges in the country, would not take dowry in their own marriages? The quote captures it all.