Delhi Boy Gets 1.25 Cr Offer From Uber: Being Logical, This Shouldn’t Matter To You At All

The Logical Indian Delhi

February 20th, 2017 / 6:04 PM

Image Courtesy: hindustantimes

“Everybody is a Genius. But If You Judge a Fish by Its Ability to Climb a Tree, It Will Live Its Whole Life Believing that It is Stupid “

A 21-year student of Delhi Technological University has made headlines by bagging a Rs 1.25 Crore per annum from USA based cab service, ‘Uber Technologies’. Indeed, this is a tremendous feat in terms of the sheer enormity of the amount involved here.

But there is something really wrong with the way this thing has been reported in the media. It is good to see talent getting rewarded by future employers, but has anyone else noticed how the focus seems to be solely on the humongous salary offered and not on the role and responsibilities of the candidate? The media and all those who are sharing this news widely are influencing million young minds who will measure success with their salary rather than following their interest and passion.

Every year, many students across colleges opt out of placements to pursue their own business ideas, but has the media done enough to highlight such stories? Nope.

By flashing the figure of Rs 1.25 crore over and over, the media is directly creating a situation wherein a student’s academic success will end up getting measured in terms of his salary alone. This could impact the way newer students set their goals, and preference for job profile could give way to the salary involved. This would really defeat the whole purpose of education.

The Logical Indian community congratulates every student who gets his due, but sincerely hopes that the focus shifts away from money to a student’s interest.


Contributors

Edited by :

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

#SpreadYourVibe: No Matter Who You Are, You Can Always Help Others To Achieve Their Dreams

India Gets First All-Women Northeast SWAT Team In Delhi Police, Ready To Combat Terror

My Story

Life Story: “It’s Not My Clothes Or Shoes That Matter,” An Autorickshaw Driver’s Son’s Journey To Being IAS Officer

Tourist’s Uber Allegedly Kills A Pedestrian In A Hit And Run Case In New Delhi, Police Ignorant

Noida: In A ‘Slap Bet’ In School, Boy Gets Severely Hurt After Being Hit Hard In The Ears

Marital Rape

India Shouldn’t Follow Western Countries Blindly & Criminalise Marital Rape: Centre To Delhi HC

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

India’s Inequality: Country’s Richest 1% Grew Their Wealth By 39% In 2018, Says Oxfam Report

Get Inspired

All Women Assam Rifles Contingent To Script History, Will March Past Rajpath This Republic Day For The First Time

News

Mukesh Ambani Announces Plan To Take On Online Retail Giants Amazon And Flipkart

Awareness

With USA Looking To Tighten Visa Rules, What Lies Ahead For Spouses Of H-1B Holders?

Get Inspired

Pune: This Former Fighter Pilot Is Cleaning Up His City The “Swachh Bharat” Way

Exclusive

UP: Farmers Are Converting Farm Waste To Manure & Saving The Air From 45,000 Kg Of Carbon Dioxide

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.