Sumeet Jain
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19 Mar 2009

Sachin the Scholar

The family arrived in India to join me for a the last couple weeks of the trip. It was great to see everyone, except I didn’t quite recognize one of the guys with my brother Suneel…

At the risk of reinforcing the unfair stereotype that scholars have facial hair, I thought that surely this dashing, young man must be an academic or spiritual leader who decided to join us for our trip. But if that was the case, then where was my other brother - Sachin?

It turns out that was Sachin! He’d lost a bet to Suneel and had to grow out his hair and beard for a month. It was a sad day when he shaved. At least 15 perceived IQ points lost. Such a shame. But let’s not pretend he doesn’t have a few to spare :-)