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Saturday, April 08, 2006

Death Knell

It's been done. Years later (not too many, mind you) when India is once again down in the dumps, when the economy is once again in shambles and when all educated, smart and deserving are fleeing the country in hordes, people will look back and say, "That is the decision that ruined the country. The final straw."

What am in ranting on about? 50% reservations in elite institutions. That's what. The decision - it's mindless, trivial, idiotic, ludicrous, irresponsible, mindless, moronic, laughable. This law signals Death for IITs, for IIMs, for hard-working people, for the Country.

It's amazing how ministers unfailingly manage to harm the country in order to gain a small number of votes. It's amazing how no other political-party *ever* opposes such thick-headed behaviour.

Just slightly off-track: I read in today's paper that private schools might get reservations too! What next? Jobs? A conversation at Google: "Hey we need 10 PHD dudes... but 50% of them must be incompetent as per govt laws. Now we already have 5 dudes but we can't find any OBC PHDs! Does that mean we can't hire any more people?" Duh!

So once again coming back to the point I was trying to make: In IIT, many people have mixed reactions when asked whether they would like to go abroad. Many say that they would rather stay right here. Just overnight that has changed. And it's going to happen everywhere. Why would we stay here if all the govt wants to do is make life difficult for us. And then later they say that IITians are deserting the country. It never strikes them that they're actually driving us away.

And they speak in lofty terms of "lifting the backward people", about the injustice done to such people, etc etc. What about the injustice done to us? What about the injustice done to the thousands of hard-working, smart people? No talk of that ever crops up. I guess we just don't constitute a large enough vote bank.

7 comments:

saint nothing! said...

hit hard dude! iam bang on! iam on orkut full time against it.. wanted to blog.. but cudnt possibly flush my fury thru a single blog.. we need something more.. like the blanknoise! We MUST work on this!

http://www.orkut.com/Community.aspx?cmm=11344550

saint nothing! said...

btw.. put ur link on an orkut community posting.. :) sorry if it gets bugged by many ppl!

SD said...

ya ok... no problem. Though I would prefer that you link it to the previous post too ("The Lost Road")... That one is more crisp. This one I wrote in 5 mins when I was really pissed after reading the news.

Debjani said...

Absolutely correct...we have no incentives to stick on in this country. We'll just have to wait till the nation is falling apart and they realise they can't do without us.
As for 'uplifting the backward people', thats nothing but crap to make sure they keep alive caste identities way into the future. They'll realise the folly, sooner or later, of an economy based on need rather than on production and innovation.

Anonymous said...

wht bullshit- if u and ur iit pals wanna foff abroad- do so - trust me- nobody cares- yea the whole reservation thing aint sumfin good- but it doesn't mean tht you blog and badmouth the govt- i think it's a good thing tht all this "injustice" is happenin to you "smart, intelligent, people" or wateva else you call urself ..hey wat happnd to tht lukha sd whu neva studied n blah- neway my point is tht day- when the nation falls apart and they decide they cant do without us- in debjani's words-is never going to come- you people are ungrateful and sick- i think it's a good thing if you guys go off- india needs to get rid of trash like you- people whu think their country isn't good enuf for them- instead of complainin y dont you do sumfin tht can change the system- n yea before tht change your attitude suckers

Anonymous said...

wht bullshit- if u and ur iit pals wanna foff abroad- do so - trust me- nobody cares- yea the whole reservation thing aint sumfin good- but it doesn't mean tht you blog and badmouth the govt- and i think it's a good thing tht all this "injustice" is happenin to you "smart, intelligent, people" or wateva else you descrie urself as...hey wat happnd to tht lukha sd whu neva studied n blah- neway my point is tht day- when the nation falls apart and they decide they cant do without us- in debjani's is never going to come- you people are ungrateful and sick- i think it's a good thing if you guys go off- india needs to get rid of trash like you- people whu think they're country isn't good enuf for them- instead of complainin y dont you do sumfin tht can change the system- n yea before tht change your attitude suckers

SD said...

uhun...

Who's this BTW?