Why did science management fail so badly in post-independence India? Are we repeating the same mistakes? Why do we mindlessly imitate the West in science and math? Why do we regard Western formal math as superior without ever having carried out a comparative evaluation? Are our science and math “experts” even capable of carrying out such a comparative evaluation? Do they avoid public debate and prefer to operate behind closed doors just to hide their lack of capability? From what sources do they get (or hope to get) their wealth?
Here are some answers—background propositions and documents—on which my objections to the National Knowledge Commision recommendations are based. (more…)