Originally Posted by Toramana
I agree with that Admin Khan. I have found Iranian students and academicians to be highly motivated and ambitious to excel in their fields. They are liberal, moderate, and very amicable people.
However, don't you think Indians are doing relatively better e.g., in space, nuclear, and missile technology, in software, in medicine, etc. although Pakistani education system seems to be messed up. Or would you ascribe to the huge population of India?
With respect to population, India is improving but it's not on the same level as Iran. I can walk miles in India and not find a single person who can spell his name, and we are talking in millions(doesn't India have more people than Africa combined?) the same can't be said for Iran. I agree that India produces more Engineers, Scientists, Doctors, but I'd pick a Sharif University grad over any Indian grad any time of the day. I hope I don't offend my Indian friends, but my experience with Indian grads, primarily from IIT-D, IIT-M- has been they are nothing but parrots who are excellent in memorizing every Java library, but terrible at innovating and implementation(obviously, there could be several exceptions). Iranian schools like Sharif University, Amir Kabir, IUST, now these are quality graduates that regularly feed prestigious top-notch American universities. My Iranian friends have told me 'useless memorization' is not stressed in Iran, it's critical thinking that is stressed.
Your mileage may vary; again, I apologize in advance if my sharp criticism has offended any Pakistani or Indian parrots.
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A line[Durrand line] of hatred that raised a wall between the two brothers -Hamid Karzai
For generations, the Hindus of India prayed for deliverance from "the venom of the cobra, the teeth of the tiger and the vengeance of the Afghan."
The men of Kábul and Khilj also went home; and whenever they were questioned about the Musulmáns of the Kohistán (the mountains), and how matters stood there, they said, "Don't call it Kohistán, but Afghánistán; for there is nothing there but Afgháns and disturbances." Thus it is clear that for this reason the people of the country call their home in their own language Afghánistán, and themselves Afgháns. The people of India call them Patán; but the reason for this is not known. But it occurs to me, that when, under the rule of Muhammadan sovereigns, Musulmáns first came to the city of Patná, and dwelt there, the people of India (for that reason) called them Patáns—but God knows!