7.12.2006

The curse of the present society

A small house situated in the far end of a torturously narrow lane... hundreds of pairs of shoes and socks-one in one direction and its mate in another... Stagnant air... Hundreds of voices chattering at various pitches... A hand scribbling at the whiteboard...

An urban tuition home.

Half the room is filled with girls and half with boys. Both specimens cruelly separated from each other by feet of distance... Both sections are talking to themselves alone and totally ignoring the other, save occasional glances at the other side. familiar scene, huh? Typical of Indian separatist attitude.

Ok, let me drive in the point more clearly by means of an example: Last year was the peak of the hunting-for-girlfriends mood in our batch. Suddenly, everyone who seemed to go to tuitions, especially popular ones and where members of the fairer sex had also joined, looked like they had got a girlfriend. Some of us - the 'unprevileged' people turned green eyed...guys here were talking posessively of such a lot of girls, and how that one was 'his' and how the other was originally that guy's but now the other guy's. One fine occasion, we had the oppportunity to ask one of our 'previleged' about his newfound 'girlfriend'. The idiot seemed to know nothing much about her. Eventually we asked him what he talked to her if he didnt know anything much about her. His answer dashed all our opinions about those stupids...HE HADN'T EVEN TALKED TO HER YET!!!

Such is the pitiable state of human-to-human interaction in this cursed society...

In a land where, I have observed, some schools have SEPARATE ENTRANCES for each gender.(I dunno what they do about the herma's; maybe they take the most obvious characteristic into consideration, or maybe they let him/her enter by a random gate every day, I'm not sure). Worse is the case in boys-only or girls-only schools... Heck, if you dont have both sexes in a school, chances are that the people you churn out of it will make a fool out of themselves in the society. Here's a typical example: One of my close friends and I were asked to collect something from other school students. This guy was nervous (yeah!) to talk to a student from a girls-only school (our is a boys-only school) and spent an hour preparing what to ask her(the student). Finally the guy backs out...

...dont have the mood to complete... will complete this later...

2 comments:

Niranjani said...

surprised at why there is no comment on this post..should have been the most commented topic..anywayz..i studied in a co ed school, still it made no difference on the way girls and boys spoke to each other as hawk eyed teachers were always around spying.i guess the attitudes of parents and teachers needs to go thru a sea change.
it is even more distressing to see a similar attitude even in the current generation.curse ?? definitely yes ..

Sriram said...

Well, these were the 'dark days' of my blog dear sis.. :) When no one bothered to read it, or the few people who read it never bothered to comment!

I dont think much of this post anyway.. remember typing this at school during a boring computer-practicals session and taking it home in a USB drive. Well thanks for digging through the archives anyway :) I do feel many of the posts I liked are the ones I penned in 2006.