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The Six Degrees of Andrew Flintoff

See how the Dubai-based cricketer/ambassador, whose career suffered yet another blow this month, is connected to a Bollywood beauty (via the US Secretary of State).

August 12, 2010 5:27 by

Hillary Clinton

The two recently participated in an interactive session at the venerable St. Xaviers’ College in Mumbai, where they discussed philosophies of early childhood education and learning. Khan and Clinton share a passion for the subject. Khan, in his recent directorial debut “Taare Zameen Par,” portrays the story of a young dyslexic student, and the enlightened teacher that helps him achieve.

“We should encourage those minds who are thirsty and hungry for knowledge. Children who believe in questioning, searching, disagreeing and not just memorizing and cramming should be appreciated,” Khan said, according to the website Masala.com

Clinton, an ambassador to Teach India – an initiative modeled on the Teach America program — shared many of Khan’s views.  “Part of our challenge is to provide education to those who don’t get it easily,” Clinton said.

Despite her weighty responsibilities, the US Secretary of State, can appreciate some downtime, like when she met…

 

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