Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The World of Academia

The world of academia can be quite different from the hallowed portals that most lay people think it is. It can be decidedly murky and can be full of intrigue and rivalry that characterizes other workplaces. In fact, speaking from personal experience and experiences of close friends, I believe that in Indian academia, rivalry at the workplace can be far bitter than at other workplaces in the country. I have seen a number of academics making it pretty big in the political scenario.