I'm an Indian high school student studying in the CBSE board.I was recently having a look at some of american students who got admitted at the Ivies . I saw that almost each application had some GREAT community service record(...like organizing a rally, volunteering at an hospital..etc)But sadly, community service is not half as respected and valued in India as it in the US. Moreover, Indian students are not encouraged to "waste" the most crucial time of their lives in community service.For example, if a 10th or 12th grade Indian student were to organize a rally or whatever... they would be reprimanded by others for wasting their time in such "trivial" activities. Also, it's really hard for an Indian student to STEP UP and do something for the society. Does this mean that an Indian student has BLEAK chances of getting into the Ivies (if any!) ??