Sanket Gupta

Design Engineer, Marvell Semiconductor
Singapore, Singapore

About Sanket

Languages

English

An idea worth spreading

There are numerous online volunteering portals. But most of them demand you to go down to the place to volunteer or donate money. The idea that I want to propose is to promote time-based volunteering instead, where people can volunteer online for as long as they want by connecting with live people all over the world.

I'm passionate about

Interacting with people, reading books and travelling. I love to discuss and work on new ideas esp. towards making a change.

Talk to me about

Ideas, books, travelling and music.

Comments & conversations

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Sanket Gupta
Posted over 3 years ago
Would atheists benefit from a community? Are they maximizing such benefits?
Yes, atheists would definitely benefit from a community. If there were groups/ meetups where people could meet, say, once a week to discuss art, science and philosophy, then I am sure we could achieve what Alain de Botton is trying to say. Our morality should come from Jane Austen, Shakespeare and the like and not scriptures, and to be able to do that, we do need communities to strengthen and foster the learning.
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Sanket Gupta
Posted over 3 years ago
What are human rights? How do we decide and are they universal?
Rights come with responsibilities. If we talk about rights, we must mention responsibilities. Universal human rights arise only where there are universal responsibilities. What does that mean? Responsibility to be a good citizen of the world, to respect other people, to act rather than just speak. I feel if we start evaluating societies based on the above points, then we can build a good base for rights. Otherwise, talk about rights, is just talk.
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Sanket Gupta
Posted over 3 years ago
In your opinion, what should the purpose of education be?
The purpose of education is to go where every child can start thinking critically, and not just being a dummy of the entire system. Where every student enjoys the process of learning. Where every person is not the slave of money, materialism and status, but focussed instead on value creation in the society. It seems to be idealistic, but as Viktor Frankl says in the following video, its only if we put humans above what they actually are, can we, in the long run, bring out what they potentially can be. http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/viktor_frankl_youth_in_search_of_meaning.html
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Sanket Gupta
Posted over 3 years ago
How can a common man participate in "revolutionizing" education?
We want to go where every child can start thinking critically, and not just being a dummy of the entire system. Where every student enjoys the process of learning. Where every person is not the slave of money, materialism and status, but focussed instead on value creation in the society. It seems to be idealistic, but as Viktor Frankl says in the following video, its only if we put humans above what they actually are, can we, in the long run, bring out what they potentially can be. http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/viktor_frankl_youth_in_search_of_meaning.html
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Sanket Gupta
Posted over 3 years ago
How can a common man participate in "revolutionizing" education?
Thanks for pointing out numerous inspiring examples to follow. These outstanding examples serve to inspire and motivate us by showing us that we "can" do what we really want to do. No resources or backing is really necessary. But, perhaps I had framed the question wrongly earlier. Let me take the example of Facebook. Before Facebook, there were ways in which people could have maintained contact with friends via email, phone or sms. But, once Facebook arrived it created a "social" revolution, in the sense, that it was just so easy to be in touch with our friends. What Facebook did was to reduce our "effort" to achieve the same goal: creating and maintaining a social network with people. Hence, my question is about how do we achieve that kind of revolution? A revolution in education which is so easy and mass-implementable. Yes, people who really want a change can still do it as seen in Sugata Mitras case, but how do we create something to sweep the mass public into action; into creating an educational revolution?