Chanced upon this article online.
It covers an article on the American structural biologist, who won the 2009 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
The ludicrous part of the article is this:
In a society that glorifies the IIT-IIM culture, this doesn’t come as a surprise. My take is that if Mr. Venkataraman Ramakrishnan had gotten that IIT seat, he would most probably have been some corporate sleaze-bag or an NRI crybaby like this and this…. He’s ended up better as a human being. Great minds like Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates haven’t had a “good education” by Indian standards, while people like Ramalinga Raju and Anil Kumar clear the Indian standards of education.
I guess it’s time we re-wrote a few standards by which we measure success, and competence