A school for dreamers? Teachers who help you build castles in the air?
But such a school does exist. Here children have their heads in the clouds, but their feet planted firmly on the ground.
Well, not quite planted. The mighty leaps into the air and well-aimed kicks during the ‘kalaripayittu’ class are the envy of any acrobat. (Kalaripayittu, an ancient martial art of Kerala, is the mother of all martial arts in the world)....
Meet the “Famous Five” — Arjun Bansal, Vijay Kumar, Shruti Chandrsekhar, Arvind Thiagarajan and Sundeep Venkataraman. These five teenagers have just got jobs in the Research & Development wing of the India branch of Lucent Technologies — the famous American company.
The teenagers were handed offers of employment in the company recently. They can join the company as soon as they complete their graduation.
The Famous Five [Illustration by Sudheer Nath] But first, they had to score the highest marks in a test done to discover the “best and brightest minds” in the cities of Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad....
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