Friday, May 28, 2010

World Cup - South Africa

The World Cup is starting on June 11. 1 month of footballing bliss. If you are confused about what to watch here is a selection of matches by my friend Jithamitra and me. Enjoy!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Students Council Elections

Well the Students Council elections are over. No surprises the team which mudslung more and which sought votes based on regional sentiments and which was backed by 'mandals' has won.

Several points to be noted.

1 IISc the premier research institute in India and you see such thing happening here. Wonderful.
Education seems to be unable to elevate man.

2 I distinctly remember the group which screamed about decorum in the mess. Well they are the ones who hooted and threw coins at the losing candidate. Reminds me of Nityananda - the sheer hypocrisy of it all.

3 Aggressive Campaigning on Sunday supposedly a no campaigning day. Why the charade of an election if you don't understand the meaning of what you are doing.

Coming to a more important point. Consider the behaviour of all these people. Routine Ghetto mentality. But what I see is how these people will behave when they go out. They have come to an alien place, an alien culture and they should try to mingle and merge. No what they do to is group together and believe that they can actually get away with it. Will they stop licking each others asses and behave as rational human beings when it comes to taking decisions of collective importance. Obviously no. Interesting question is how should I treat them. Well no more empathy for any of these people. Xenophobia has come calling. Don't know what to do.