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Shikoh Zaidi's Red Revolution

Zaidi wants to study law and hopes to join the IAS

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Geetanjali Krishna
A couple of years ago, I visited the Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, branch of the Shiv Nadar Foundation-run VidyaGyan School for underprivileged meritorious students. Spending as much as ~21 lakh per student over seven years, the two branches of VidyaGyan (the other one is in Sitapur, UP) provide world-class educational inputs in the hope that their students will develop into social doers with strong rural roots. While the campus was impressive and students even more so, I wondered whether transplanting children from households with incomes of less than ~1 lakh (a prerequisite for admission) into privileged boarding schools would impact their
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First Published: Aug 30 2019 | 9:43 PM IST

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