If u r another quintessential Indian student preparing for engineering entrance exams, chances are you might have already given a thought or two on how to face ragging in our institutes (given the media attention it receives nowadays).
So lets give you a lowdown of what goes on under the garb of ragging in our college , ok wait a bit more specific , how MP first years go through in their 1st yr. You write assignments, you dress according to ur seniors whims, you are restricted from the internet (as if the lack of college LAN-Internet in hostels isn’t enough),you run errands for them,call them Sirs (but virtually treat them like “Your Majesty” as if the whole of them are some bunch of leading ambassadors of the 1st world nations)and (it gets weirder from here on),run idiotic races against each other on mornings, follow particular rules as to which roads to avoid in the campus and the icing on the cake get slapped on the face (not ur 7th grader school slaps or ur 11th grader girlfriend slaps) but cool little blows on ur face for ‘disobeying’ those rules.(or even not for that matter !)
The prologue being over lets start the story. Ours is a college which runs under the principle of Its-not-an-iit-because-of-ragging….and its actually run that way. Seniors can actually be suspended for getting caught talking to juniors and the technicalities go on and on.Now u can do the math , think of wat levels MP juniors go just to get slapped and when u think dat MP is actually one of the more competitive states of India, how illogical does dat seem ? Its like Gladiator style Roman slavery only difference being the Romans are not even petty peons let alone emperors.
Lets get down to the diverse reasons these intellectuals present us with. Some act like they read ragging to be one of the fundamental rights bestowed by the constitution in their 9th standard civics. Some seem to be unaware of the very fact that they are being ragged while still others actually call it fun. (Getting slapped? Fun? Who the hell came up with that logic ?) Lets get down to the even more entertaining reasons the sebiors (who learnt it from deir seniors and is just passing them on)give to the juniors for that matter. They say getting slapped is a tradition. Good .Too good. Traditions ??!! Where did these tribals come from ?? What next ? ya ? Ragging plays an important role in your final year placements.How sick is that reasoning? or rather how sick are the people believing in that reasoning ?!! Google and Goldman Sachs are going to hire you based on how you endured your seniors evaluate you . Like they have a serious shortage of people to actually interview you