|An International Analytics Company (Clarivate Analytics – a spin off from Thomson Reuters) recently came out with a list of “Highly Cited Researchers” (HCRs) from the fields of science and social science, globally. Excluding cross-field studies: the tally was 4,058 HCRs.
Translation: HCRs are people chosen for their exceptional research performance, who have churned out multiple highly cited papers ranking in top 1% of their corresponding fields.
Of these 4,000 plus folks, India contributed a grand total of 10! This factoid has already been widely reported and tweeted on.
However, on a hunch…we started scrolling through the names of HCRs from other countries who had Indian/Indian-origin/Indian-sounding names (confess one wasn’t really scientific about it). On a quick browse, we saw the count go dramatically up.
Question for policyholders: What are the gaps in our system that the same Indians, when they step out of India, are far more successful/more frequently successful at things which they fail at back home?
Such a buzzkill, no? Ok, let’s get back to Cricket 😉
Moving on to Today’s End Of Day Wrap Up to explain more: