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MIDDLE CLASS INDIA’S FAVOURITE
PROFESSION AT A CROSSROADS 30
The long-standing trend changes. Not
everyone wants to be an engineer anymore.
Many engineering colleges face the prospect
of empty classrooms.
THE METHODOLOGY 44 A peek into
how the Outlook-Drshti survey of India’s
top colleges
materialised
ASPIRATIONS TO SHATTER WALLS
46 Stories of the urban poor and those in the
hinterland who are battling the odds to give
their children quality higher education
WHAT’S COOKING? 58 A look at what
the culinary schools of India have to offer to
aspiring young chefs
COLUMN 64 B. Nary Narayanaswamy on
a more integrated education for the more
traditionally isolated liberal arts
QUALITY NOT QUANTITY 66 With so
many engineering aspirants and colleges
around, quality control has become
absolutely
necessary
INTERVIEW 78 Dr Vinay Viswanathan,
the co-inventor of the Simputer, talks about
the state of engineers in the country
NO LONGER A MAN’S WORLD 82 The
once exclusive male domain of corporate
law is not so anymore. Meet some successful
women lawyers.
MORE NEET TROUBLE 90 Is the new
format for the national medical exam
proving
to be a disaster?
SCHOOLS FOR CINEMA 94 Private film
institutes in Chennai are the latest buzz
ONCE UPON A LETTER 102 The story
of one of India’s first women translators
ENTREPRENEURIAL EDGE 110 Top of
the line institutes make space for incubators
to give a headstart to start-up ideas
CHARITABLE STROKES 120 Top
Indian cricketers are becoming facilitators
of social change by establishing organisations
under their name

22 Medal For Dishonour
The major who tied a Kashmiri civilian to an army jeep as a ‘shield’ gets awarded with a
commendation
card. A
clear message is sent out to the stone-pelters of Kashmir.
26 A Loud Neel Salaam
A new face of Dalit politics emerges out of the ongoing caste clash in Saharanpur—the
Bheem Army. But unlike other political ‘senas’, the UP police seems hell-bent on crushing it.

Outlook has rewritten the way news and and general interest magazines are presented in India. It is comprehensive yet concise and crisp, investigative and bold in its approach. Outlook covers an array of topics ranging from current affairs, socio-economic issues, politics, lifestyle, entertainment, sports, international features, etc. Outlook reaches out to over 16 lakh upmarket, urban focused readers. Outlook has won a myriad of awards including the prestigious "International Press Institute" Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2007. Outlook encourages little known people who speak out loud against oppression, corrupt systems and social issues by instituting “Speak Out Awards”. Outlook also triggers young minds through an all India School debate called ‘Speak Out Debate” by reaching out to over 300 schools in 18 cities in India. Students who win the Indian round are sponsored by Outlook for international debates held in Korea, South Africa, etc

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