Vadodara girl tops CBSE exam in humanities
- Pakistan High Commission staffer asked to leave India after leak of sensitive defence documents
- Cyrus Mistry hits back at Tata Group with slew of allegations: Fraudulent transactions, unethical ways
- Tata Sons vs Cyrus: Sebi, govt keep watch, BSE seeks clarification
- Kashmir is a matter for India, Pakistan to sort out: British PM Theresa May
- It's unfortunate, because it has set a terrible precedent: Farhan Akhtar on Johar-MNS deal
In the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) results that were announced on Monday, Aastha Sethi, a student of DPS school in Vadodara, has emerged as the national topper in the humanities stream, scoring 490 marks out of 500 and 100% in psychology.
"My friends were surprised when I told them I would study humanities, because they believed I could easily become an engineer or a doctor," an elated Aastha told The Indian Express on Tuesday.
Aastha's father Sudhir Sethi said his daughter's achievement was not only a matter of pride for his family but also for the state since a student from Gujarat had topped in the country.
Aastha intends to apply for the BA (honours) course in psychology at Lady Shri Ram College in Delhi, after which she plans to write the Civil Services Examination. "I want to become a civil servant to serve my country. I would also consider getting into politics, because that is also a way to serve the country." she said.
Among the politicians, Aastha admires Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who she says is "charismatic and a man of action".
- A letter like Cyrus Mistry’s could deepen the credibility crisis of Indian capitalism
- The transgender rights bill dilutes the private member’s bill passed by Rajya Sabha
- Diverse myths around the festival underpin Hinduism’s openness
- Polygamy and gender justice debate is more complicated than it is made out to be
- By brokering for MNS, Devendra Fadnavis has shown himself as a CM afraid of a bully
- Pak PM would do well to study the past before choosing Raheel Sharif’s successor