An Open letter to the Administrative Authorities…
There is a good old trustworthy way of having things sorted out in the history of this city and its darn authorities. Problem identified, Problem AVOIDED, problem gone! (Read as forgotten)
Did i even mention about resolving a problem at hand, i apologize. I wasn’t thinking like the average chennai’te govt authority which makes me unconsciously productive.
I was doing some casual reading and I came across this random article on the Anna University banning the use of cell phones in colleges as a disciplinary measure. Adding to this, they also instruct people to wear this and wear that and not to wear tight fitting clothes that may look attractive, blah blah blah and everything. I’m stupefied, completely! Okay i know I’m too late to talk about this now but hey if we don’t talk about this who else will fix this?
I’m not a student of Anna university, i don’t work for any newspaper who pays me to write this nor do i have any personal grudge that i hold against Anna university. However like every average individual I’m concerned about the decisions, our so called authorities are making for us because some of them are out rightly low in thought process and analysis. So bad that you could visit the KMC Hospital wards and observe the patients blabber and you would not find it any different.
Illicit use of cell phones exists; yes lewd pictures of women, children and videos of private affairs in a bedroom have been sold in broad daylight ruining families, agreed. Does that mean that just because we find something could be used for bad we ban it? So do we ban knives because you can stab somebody on the neck despite the fact you need it to cut vegetables. How about electricity? I can electrocute people I hate to death right? Oh hang on, let’s ban water and build a massive pump to draw the waters out of marina and put it in mars because the number of people drowning in the sea maybe quite high in the next 10 years.
How can anyone be ever so dumb? Banning the use of cell phones because some punk from a rich family who was a spoilt brat put up pictures of him and his girlfriend playing sword fight with their tongues? That’s disgusting.
Technology like all other things exists to enable productivity and safety. Like every damn thing on earth technology can also be used to ruin and be destructive. Did not we bring in the helmet rule to make people aware of the necessity of it? Well yeah cops making merry and people hardly respecting and following the rule is a different issue but it is enforced and it is being followed partially at least now right? Why the heck can’t we do that on cell phones? Why not make use of technology to break things down favourably for the students? We are 1 billion in number and we have truck loads of technology freaks out here in this country and no as an answer is something we can’t take here in India when it comes to technology cuz we are pioneers in every field of technology.
The attitude of AVOIDING problems to eliminate them instead of addressing them the resolve them should stop. Telling someone to wear something is outright pure sexism and perversion. What people wear and do is their level of comfort. Yes, provocative dressing should be discouraged for safety concerns but jeans and t-shirts did not kill anyone. It’s the lustful eyes of people who consider one pretty individual as nothing more than an object of sexual gratification that is killing everyone. Why this? Again the problem is lack of sex education. We need it the most but we ban it because we find it not fitting into our culture. Anna University of all people could introduce free sex education classes to its students and teach them how to respect another person’s private space and make the day better rather than trying to do useless things like banning a technologically revolutionizing device such as a mobile phone.
I mean come on you darn administrative hypocrites, how more pathetic could this get? We don’t ever talk about sex but we are 1 billion in number. Somebody is fucking around, don’t you think???? Who is responsible??? Yes, us the citizen you and me are responsible but we never revolted against any ill decision of the authorities so why does not it take the authorities to make one right decisions amidst the 1 million wrong decisions they make everyday challenging our intelligence and common sense to the core. I’m sure most Chennai dwellers will tolerate one good decision. When we can put up with pathetic choices like building 3 lane roads but placing barricades every 100 meters and speed breakers every another 100 meters because you cannot control people over speeding.
Problems my dear Chennai authorities need to be ADDRESSED to a RESOLUTION. Please stop hiding behind your mama’s saree because you aint got the nerve to make decisions that are going to be hard on people. You brought in the rain water harvesting scheme because we did not care when you were kind to us and requested us to do it. Why can’t you just do the same for everything?
Nobody not even the president of India has the right to physically abuse another Indian citizen. However authorities you are gifted with that power because you are entrusted with that massive responsibility of making sure things work well all the time. You cops have the lathis and your rifles, you govt officers have your red, blue and green forms that can strip us off every right of ours and drag us to the streets. Disappointingly year after year, party after party, election after election, rule after rule you have not proved one ounce worthy of your responsibility that you have been entrusted upon.
I know most of you don’t read this because you hate computers and the few of you who read this will comment on this section as “Anonymous Coward” and M and F me all the way to your gleeful desirous content and be done with it. The point is if I’m going down so are you because you are my brother and we live in the same country/state/city and we use the same roads, drink the same corporation water, eat at the same places outside from kaiyyendhi bhavan to park Sheraton and use the same facilities and share the same needs most of the time. Think about it. It’s worth your time; you can count your bribe/mamool or think about which wine shop to hit after work later.
Peace, a concerned citizen from Chennai.