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Brazil of 1950 and Pakistan 2013 – Close Enough

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! post-imageI am reading “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character” [Google Books] a book/collection of reminiscences by the Nobel Prize-winning physicist, Richard Feynman – found the book at the same market from where I found the Newness Electrical Engineering book.

I bought the book as I have heard quite a few lectures of Mr. Feynman on youtube and wanted to know a bit more about him, found the book by sheer chance so I bought it for Rs. 20. Some of the pages that I read today seem to perfectly describe the status of education system in Pakistan – the part is in which Mr. Feynman talks about his visit of Brazil in 1950 when he stayed there for about 10 months teaching Physics to University students. His remarks would be same if he visits Pakistan today, so when reading the below text replace Brazil with Pakistan and it will feel like our home country.

It is a long read, about 8 pages so read on if you have time now or read later or not, see it from a teacher’s perspective and see how we as students are doing and check if the same habits are found within us or not. I don’t know how Brazil is these days, but we are 63 years in future now…!

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If you have survived so far and read all of the above, I would love to hear your remarks about it.

P.S. I do NOT own the rights to this book and do not claim this to be my work – for any legal matters.

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Zaid Pirwani

Co-Founder and Design Engineer at EjaadTech + MS Student (Applied Power and Control) + Graduate Teaching Fellow at PAF KIET + Teaching C/C++ at PAF KIET + Industrial Electronics Engineer from IIEE-PCSIR + all round Computer/Electronics Geek