Month: June 2011

Stop playing GOD

I woke up today to read this shocking article in Hindustan Times .Read the article and tell me if you don’t feel disgusted.


Girls are being ‘converted’ into boys in Indore – by the hundreds every year – at ages where they cannot give their consent for this life-changing operation.”


We women deal with enough crap throughout our lives – made to feel inferior to males around us all the time, made to feel secondary, made to feel guilty for being independent, for being our own person. Discrimination is a natural occurence in our lives. We women deal with crimes such as eve teasing, molestation, rape, where our dignity is stripped off daily. Worst is when our own kind are responsible for the crimes against us such as dowry, female infanticide and child marraiges.


I read these stories everyday about rape, molestation, dowry deaths, female infanticides – daily. It does not stop – it never will. But this news is just taking the whole “we want male child” to the worst possible levels.


What kind of parents are these? If your child is born with an abnormality, learn to deal with it. The child will have to grow up and decide what it wants to be and live his/her life as what he/she wants it to be. This is a disgusting statement from a doctor – what an insult to the profession this man is when he makes statements like this:


“When the child grows up, he or she would be confused about the gender he or she belongs to. This surgery can stop the child from having sex-determination disorder and psychological problems,” said Dr Milind Joshi, a pediatric surgeon who performs the procedure at a city hospital.”


Of the 200-300 cases cited so far, there was one instance of converting a boy to a girl. Who puts their child through this nonsense? Do the parents and doctors realize what it could to do to the psychology of the children when they grow up? Do they not have choice to understand what they were born with and decide for themselves? The girls converted to boys will be infertile and that is okay for the parents to live with as long as they can have a boy. How can you be so cruel?


 You morons by this act you are driving yourselves closer to extinction – killing the girl child. Yes that’s what you are doing – playing with nature. Did the mothers and grandmothers in these families forget that they are women and were born a girl child? What if they had been abandoned or converted by their parents.


There are people out there who cannot have a child and would do anything to adopt the girls you do not want. You morons you do not understand the value of this gift of god – a child – boy or girl is the most precious gift one is blessed with.


You don’t get to choose your gift and you do not get to play GOD!

Memories Re-engineered…

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A decade since we passed out of engineering – The fun moments, the depressing times, the times I regretted choosing this field, the lovely friends I made, the days I laughed and cried my heart out, the days that changed my life – my 4 years of Engineering.

In those 4 years I learnt that:

  • Engineering is studied in 8 months – 1 month of preparatory leave(PL) per semester
  • Before you think you are done with the viva-voce and exams for the semester, the next semester PL stares at you.
  • Engineering Is the best stream to choose if you want to escape those extended  family weddings – exams in Dec and May – best excuse ever!
  • Your viva-voce marks are determined not by the bloke who conducts your exam but by the bloke who shares the exam room with you.
  • You should never try to reason out the logic of making computer engineers learn Mechanics, Workshop and Engineering Drawing.
  • Only here do you realise that a 40 is sometimes equivalent to a 90 and you could not be more happier getting it
  • The only reason folks come to college in preparatory leave is to share the boredom of studying those huge books and memorizing endless formulae
  • People with photographic memory exist  – I’ve seen a living proof of that.
  • However intelligent you may think you are – there are thousands better than you. Keeps you bl^^dy grounded this stream
  • The juniors are always more bright, more sharp and more smart than you and your previous batches.
  • No matter which college you graduate from – even the best in the state – you will meet your share of smart A#*es; and some A*%holes too
  • The place I loved the most in college was not the lab or the classroom but the huge quadrangle in the centre of the campus
  • Geeks are creative buggers too – saw some of the best singers, artists, cartoonists, guitarists, dancers, musicians.
  • The most hyped up professors are the lousiest you will ever meet
  • The folks who brag about their intelligence are the ones to be ignored – the silent ones are the ones who shine
  • The low ratio of girls in class ensures that you the non-athlete will be part of box-cricket, throwball and basketball teams. Absolute #Facepalm moments for me in college.
  • College festivals ending at 11.00 p.m. ensure that friends staying far way make way to your home for a fun night-out.
  • I will never get over the logic of our college management making girls and boys sit in separate areas during college fests – I hope that has changed!
  • Never ever declare to your friends that you know an international cricketer – he won’t face as many taunts for his failures as much as you will
  • You need not be in a relationship or encounter a break-up to be an agony aunt to others’ relationship problems #WTF!
  • Having a crush can be a good thing and you are glad it remained at that – friendship weighs far more sometimes
  • Boys can be the best of friends and be just that
  • Best friends need not be from your own class – they can be from another stream or seniors or juniors
  • The person who bugs you the most is the one who likes you the most
  • The worst choice of stream for me ended up giving me the best of friends
  • When you suffer your heart-break there is no bigger balm than having friends around – like they were around when we followed Sachin’s 136 Vs. Pakistan in Chennai 1999 in college on radio
  • You argue, you fight, you hurt and you get back as if nothing happened – and then you know those friends will last you a lifetime

1460 days in my life spent in studying engineering. Realising half-way through it was not what I exactly loved but I made my peace with it. The banter, the laughs, the depressions, the heart-breaks, the sobs ,the sighs – Those 4 years of engineering re-engineered my life!



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