Namakkal’s topper producing schools were once the rage, not anymore

Illustration: Prathap Ravishankar

A few years ago, a day like Monday, April 29, would have been a busy day in Namakkal, Tamil Nadu. The state board Class 10 exam results had been released and that would have meant frantic phone calls and personal inquiries at the schools here. But this year, Namakkal streets showed little traces of any buzz and the schools wore a deserted look.

Namakkal’s schools are not......