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January 2, 2015

Why Indian students should be goats, and not sheep

My somewhat allegorical message is based on the life story of Prof. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, who in my view epitomizes the noblest values in the pursuit of science. I trust you would need no introduction to Venki, as he is popularly known, but in case you were too busy with the IPL, let me present his credentials - he is one of the few Nobel Prize winners of Indian origin. Venki won the prize for Chemistry in 2009, and this was in recognition of his pioneering work on ribosomes, the part of the human cell that converts genetic information into proteins, the building blocks of our bodies.

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