Even as lakhs of students toil to get into the country's most prestigious educational institutions - the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) - the dropout rates at these institutes are not low either.
On 22 July, an Indian military plane with 29 people on board, including six crew members, went missing over the Bay of Bengal. More than three weeks and a massive search operation later, there is no trace of the plane.
Amid concerns over the Brexit vote and reports that the new UK Prime Minister Theresa May is set to make student visa norms even more strict, it is no surprise that Indian students are looking at other options when planning overseas education.
To be a good or patriotic Indian one does not have to be a Hindu by birth, religious practice, or cultural affiliation. One does not need to know or speak Hindi, either. And one does not even have to hate Pakistan.
The number of Indian students going overseas for under-graduate and post-graduate studies is expected to increase by 50 per cent over the next five years due to a manifold increase in their family incomes.
India has long since stopped talking about it, but China's state-run media is still harping on about India not getting into the Nuclear Suppliers Group and therefore taking "revenge" on Beijing by being "petty" and by making its business visa policy "a pain in the butt."