gainst all odds: Shoeshine boy cracks the IIT JEE

Sharat Pradhan journeys to one of India’s poorest neighbourhoods to meet a young man whose success has made headlines. In bustling Kanpur, the crumbling industrial hub of India’s most populous state of Uttar Pradesh, a shoemaker’s son made history last month. Abhishek Kumar Bhartiya, 17, was selected for admission to one of India’s — and indeed … More gainst all odds: Shoeshine boy cracks the IIT JEE