Sunday, 26 August 2012


“One of the most lively, amusing, boisterous, witty, and amazing experiences  I have had in  life – MY COLLEGE DAYS” ……This is what your dad, uncle, or even your grand dad would have told you....this is what, is being , and,  has been shown invariably in the cinemas too …. But believe me, this is a great piece of fiction these days.…..even more fictitious than the action sequence of Mr. Vijayakanth.

 “WTF…..come to my college…sorry, sorry, My Regiment. These above said things are just a bunch of totally alien words which are found and strictly restricted to the English textbooks alone.  I am pretty sure people here, are far….very far away from all those”, will be the reply of majority of engineering college students, of today, sparing a very few lucky ones.

The rules these colleges stipulate are bizarre and crazy, and the best part, they have “paid men” to check if those foolish rules are being followed. If not (in majority of cases), they are given the highest responsibility to make the students follow them. And as a result, these men (along with their families) land up being cursed severely.  One way they are very lucky too, no human in this entire world can land up in this type of an incredible job.

What are these rules??  Well, to mention a few common ones

RULE NO 1:  Dress code – “strictly formals”. The reason the management says - “We professionalise students for the office environment”, which sounds totally stupid . They consider wearing jeans, Quoted T-shirts and Flip-flops a crime, only because they did not get to wear any of those in their college days. (The management in most institutions comprises of men in their late 60’s and 70’s)

     RULE NO 2:  A clean shaven face is a must. “Hair coloring” – no way.  “Long hair” – only for girls.

     RULE NO 3:  This is seen in  very few colleges, but a complete disaster for youth-hood "Strictly no talking with the opposite sex” .I seriously can’t find out one good reason for this nutty, silly thing.

     And there are much more sillier ones not even worth mentioning in the first place.

“Teach me rules, ill teach you how to break them” will be the daring attitude of many fresher’s . All most all of them will be proved wrong within the first week  , and a few others who cannot accustom to these, and are a little high on the financial side,  run away to join hands with those few lucky ones, i mentioned earlier.

So, how do they make them follow???.... .This is where the IDENTITY CARD comes into the act. This plastic and a rope combination becomes almost an additional temporary organ of the body during the stay in the campus. A guy/girl sans the “ID Card” will be subjected to questioning by each and every single person they walk across (which sometimes includes even their fellow mates, as one without the id card is equal to an “alleged”) .The answers to these questions will most likely be followed by some more questions, which will be followed by further more, Until the student accepts whatever he/she is said to have done . Acceptance, having done, is followed-up by the worst part- “advices”.

With this deteriorative routine in place, the work of the “paid men” becomes very easy. All they have to do is to deprive the “non-rule follower” of his/her id card. The student after experiencing the above routine, even once, will automatically obey whatever is said to them, from the very next time.

So, why not question your right?? and the immediate reply to this……. “What’s wrong ???  does not have any place in this environment . Rules….just rules, rule the place”

If so , why don’t you hold a “strike” ??,will be your next ….. “Strike” is a prohibited word in the campus. Barely anyone caught even talking about this will be subjected to intense questioning which will be followed by “suspension” (which in few cases leads to even dismissal) if you were really planning to organize one.

Can’t you have fun without letting anyone know you are having fun??  Well, the question in itself is very absurd , but if you manage to find an answer to this unsound question and go further more, by following your answer, “KUDOS” to you . You are an “eminent survivor”.  

Saturday, 18 August 2012


It is a common sight now - negligence. Not an issue at all, on most probable instances . It has taken an uproot slowly and steadily into all possible routes of almost all available practices today .Even the thought of negligence has been neglected . A person talking about such things is branded "impractical , crazy , half-baked and other such adjectives available in vocabulary. 

Negligence - it's become as trivial as a mobile phone to a man is .

 As the apparent Einstein's prediction goes :  "the death of entire species of honey bees as a result of extensive usage of the mobile phone which leads to the death of entire human race, exactly four years later",   has been neglected as " Not going to happen for now " . This might seem  utterly impossible now .  My grandfather, in his childhood days, would not have even had the slightest idea of a technology like the "mobile phone" but he is having and using a  handy one today . Thanks to  "Apple" , "Samsung" and to the ever growing mobile phone manufacturing companies. So even the Einstein's apparent theories might come true one tragic day .  

coming back to the topic.....
The negligence of an insane van driver having an opening,  as big as a monsoon time potholes found in our very own roads,  right in the walking platform of the van is totally ridiculous,  yet a fact !  The idea of covering it with a tyre is shear stupidity ..... The ever pampering  parent who is always ready for a silly shout with the van driver for dropping off their kid at the street corner , has no botherance about the huge hole that directly opens to the ground below . Neither are the school supervisors who are busy "gossiping" at P.T rooms which are solely built and now found in very few schools for this alone ! The R.T.O is all time busy ,counting notes, granting F.C's and license to even blind persons provided they are ready to spend a few thousands. He has absolutely no time to carry out this giant task : "inspection" .. I doubt , whether rto's these days, even have a clue of what this word means ! 

The negligence of a swimming coach, who's much bothered about almost everything other than his job as a coach....The laxity of a building contractor , his highly influential boss ...and the carelessness of the the public  . All of these have lead to the highest level of consequences : " The death of human lives" . 

Even the law on "negligence of duty" has been forgotten until our protagonist claimed a few lives very recently . Every television news channel started talking about this and newspapers wrote on this . The monetary funds released as a token of condolence is just an escape strategy of the government and is of very little value . As Mr. Kamal Hassan says "marakaromo illayo .....marandhirom" ( fogive or not, we forget ! ) . All this will be forgotten very soon .  

 Right from the negligence of the  usage of mobile phone and the ever raising global warming issues,  which are going to have no immediate critical effect on mankind -to- the negligence of persons mentioned above and almost every other male/female which includes even me , have directly or in-directly been the cause for several unfruitful consequences.

The sad demise of small school going children in the past month,  who are in no way even near to the "r" of "responsibilty" made me write this article , which is also going to be neglected in a matter of minutes after one reads it .