Thursday, July 18, 2013


  1. Extra points for the fairer sex at IIMs to encourage "gender diversity"

    Only 28 per cent of students in IIM-Kozhikode’s last year batch were women. This year, 54.29 per cent are women. IIM Rohtak’s present batch comprises of 47.6 per cent women compared to 9.6 per cent of last year; IIM Raipur – 35.2 per cent compared to 24.1 per cent and IIM Kashipur – 20.8 per cent compared to 2.5 per cent of the previous batch. The other top three IIMs, namely Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Calcutta, have 20.8 per cent, 26.8 per cent and 23.2 per cent women in their 2015 batch respectively.

  2. No director, IIT-Kharagpur teachers fast in protest.

  3. Alan Jacobs: Do As the Technologists Say, Not As They Do

  4. Andrew Gelman: “Meritocracy” is not what you think: don’t forget about the “ocracy”:

    In short, when people talk about meritocracy they tend to focus on the “merit” part (Does Kobe Bryant have as much merit as 10,000 schoolteachers? Do doctors have more merit than nurses? Etc.), but the real problem with meritocracy is that it’s an “ocracy.”

  5. Finally, McSweeney's Short Imagined Monologues: Your first short story speaks:

    Look at me. Look at me. I’m a mess. [...]

    It’s going to take some time to realize how to fix me, and even more time to realize I shouldn’t be fixed. I should be thrown into a dumpster. I should be deleted in one of those dead blue-screen catastrophes your second short story is wishing for. ...