I am happy to share with all friends on this list some good news I
My son, Nakul Krishna, who just turned 23 this week, and who was
elected as one of the five Rhodes Scholars from India (2007) has
completed his undergraduate studies and has passed with Distinction from
Oxford Unversity, UK. The results were declared just yesterday.
He has therefore vindicated the trust placed in him by the members
of the Rhodes selection committee who chose him from among
thousands of outstanding students from India who had vied for this
He had been selected based on his outstanding academic career, his
musical talents (he is a trained Carnatic Classical vocal singer), his
award winning performances in English Theatre at the national level, his
proficiency in Engish poetry and prose and debating and finally his
participation and contributions to social welfare projects and
I understand obtaining a "Distinction" is rather
creditable at Oxford University particularly in the Humanities
subjects. He can now call himself an Oxford Scholar.
He has already been admitted back at Oxford Unviersity for a
Master's degree program.
He will be majoring in Philosophy.
The Oxford Unviersity Press will be funding his studies through the
Clarendon Scholarships and this will be supplemented by the British
Government's Overseas Research Student Scholarship.
My son aims to continue his studies till be obtains his PhD
He recently came home after two long years and was soon off on an
expedition to the remote hills of Arunachal Pradesh near the India-China
border thousands of miles away from Bangalore.
He is now part of a team that is visiting Tawang in North East
India on an expedition sponsored by the Royal Geographic Society of
Since all of you feel like members of an extended family to me,
I wish to share my happiness with all of you.
Vish from Bangalore, India