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. I'd say Western education isn't much more evolved.

  2. 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.