Saturday, August 20, 2005

Food for Thought !

The election time is over and we have a new General Secy (Fortunately from our floor). Once again ten days of promises, permutations & combinations and double crossing comes to end. Just hope that the new team can put aside their differences and work for the good of the institute & the students.
I read a post on freedom on my friend's blog (http://comingback2life.blogspot.com). He has raised some questions abt the current generation taking freedom for granted and abt patriotism. Maybe the current generation doesn't feel abt it because we never had to fight for it and hence, we take freedom for granted.
Still continuing with the agenda of seeing good, meaningful Hindi movies. Saw Mr & Mrs Iyer. Its a very nice movie abt how humanity in people comes to the fore in face of communalism with both Rahul Bose and Konkana Sen being perfect in their roles.
Another movie that I saw again was Swades, certainly one of my favourite Hindi movies of recent times and the best performance by Shahrukh Khan till date. The movie always makes me think abt lots of stuff. Let me explain it by an example.
When I was a child, I used to watch BQC regularly. In one of the episodes, the guest personality was Mr Mani shankar Aiyar, current Petroleum Minister of India. Derek asked Mr Aiyar that in India, parents tell children that politics is a bad profession and tell them never to become a politician. To this Mr Aiyar calmly replied that this is the problem. If good men don't go for politics and bad ppl do, u can't expect politics to be good.
Isn't this quotation aptly applicable even now. Many of my friends are appearing for GRE and going abroad for further studies with an excuse that India doesn't have good enough facilities. But if the best people turn away from their responsibilities, how can anyone expect India to become great ?
This is a problem which is visible all around us. For example, Thomso IIT Roorkee's cultural fest. The current team for Thomso is easily the second best because the best people didn't go for any posts. It seems that Cognizance, our techfest will also suffer a similar fate. Do we still have the right to criticize ppl who work for these events ?
Neways, enuff of heavy stuff for now. Hope next post will be a light one.

6 comments:

insane said...

Guess U didnt read my blog well..I was against popcorn patriotism and categorically said I dont feel that I enjoy 'freedom'as the word means to me.

insane said...

Regarding ur GRE etc funda..am bit confused...do u mean to say that ppl on the bench shdnt be expected to produce goods when some1's injured..isnt the Aussie team doing it ?
moreover isnt altruism a big sacrifice ..acc to u top ppl shd come to roorkee to make this place GOD...

kaddy said...

Whatever you say, now I sincerely believe that politics is bad. I have seen people from very good and decent families playing dirty politics (even in IIT R), then what shud I say about Indian politics.....
It's definately bad, not meant for people like us!!!!

shonali said...

Hi, hope you are fine, I am very busy these days.. with exams n job n all..... I will get in touch with you soon.... I have moer papers to forward... take care.... keep blogging.... even I am seriously against politics... but ofcourse not interested in going abroad.... My India is the best

~RAUL~ said...

Nice page dude. U're lucky that u're still in college. I passed out 3 yrs back(frm iitb) and since then am craving to be back. You seem to be a footer fan? But Real Madrid...think they are over hyped....

SID said...

Dude,

Elections were over a long time ago and after that you have been upto lotsa stuff.Kindly update ur blog too.