Well put, Bill.
I agree…the world needs talented, hard
working young men such as Vish’s son
To deal with the many, many problems we
David L. Fisher SE PE
Fisher and Partners
372 West Ontario
From: Bill Cain
Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Subject: RE: Off Topic - News from
News like this is a welcome respite from the petty bitterness that the
political discussions on this list generate.
I am happy for both you and your son. We need more inspirational stories
like this that celebrate the accomplishments of individuals in the world
Bill Cain, SE
Wed, 15 Jul 2009 03:58:21 -0700
Subject: Off Topic - News from Vish.
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I am happy to share with all friends on this list some
good news I received today.
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
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
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
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