Thursday, February 7, 2013

Memorisation or understanding?

Friends in India recommended my family watch 3 Idiots. It is the most commercially successful Bollywood movie ever. And it is about university education in India!
The movie tackles important issues such as
  • rote learning vs. understanding
  • learning for passion vs. career success
  • parental pressure
  • mental health and suicide
  • abuse of authority by faculty 
Some of it is funny. Some of it is very sad.


  1. You did watch the movie? Still I would like to say that so far, in Indian movies, I haven't seen anything close to "Goodwill Hunting", "A Beautiful Mind", or "October Sky"!

    But the movie contains lots of fun, I feel too.