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The Real Estate Of Psychological Disorders

To each mental illness, its castle.

Photo of a set of keys dangling from a keyhole
Mariateresa Fichele

The bipolar patient builds castles in the air, and when depression arrives, no longer needs them and destroys them.

Instead, the psychotic has the castle built for him, and locks himself inside.


The neurotic finds the castle already built — he may even inherit it — and his only concern is to keep it clean and tidy.

In the end, the best-off in terms of mental health are those who can only afford to rent a 50-square-meter apartment.




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India Higher Education Inferior Complex: Where Are The Foreign University Campuses?

The proposed UGC guidelines are ill-conceived and populist, and hardly take note of the educational and financial interests of foreign universities.

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The IIT - Indian Institute of Technology - Campus

M.M Ansari and Mohammad Naushad Khan

NEW DELHI — Nearly 800,000 young people from India attend foreign universities every year in search of quality education and entrepreneurial training, resulting in a massive outflow of resources – $3 billion – to finance their education. These students look for greener pastures abroad because of the lack of quality teaching and research in most of India’s higher education institutions.

Over 40,000 colleges and 1,000 universities are producing unemployable graduates who cannot function in a knowledge- and technology-intensive economy.

The Indian government's solution is to open doors to foreign universities, with a proposed set of regulations aiming to provide higher education and research services to match global standards, and to control the outflow of resources. But this decision raises many questions.

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