Sunday, April 20, 2008

Brain rain - Part 2

A few months ago, I blogged about an Indian Express story about PhDs returning to India to teach at IIT-D. Now, it's the Hindustan Times's turn to play up this angle. To the extent that they portray faculty positions in our institutions in positive terms, stories like these are welcome; but it is irritating when their dominant narrative is one of 'Can you believe it, Desis [actually] quit jobs abroad to teach at IIT!'

FWIW, here's another story -- this time in a foreign newspaper -- about India's brain gain.