After sooo many days... rather weeks or months... :biggrin:
For you all who look forward to XL, here's the link to Bodhi Tree's YouTube Channel
YouTube - BodhiTreeXLBand's Channel
and here's the link to the latest performance by Bodhi Tree, during Ensemble 2009, XLRI's annual fest :cheers:
YouTube - BodhiTreeXLBand's Channel
(Video and Audio quality, both are bad as it was shot from a mobile camera :-()
IIM Calcutta and XLRI Jamshedpur - two premier known business schools in eastern India clash every year for a much-anticipated sports meet. Incidentally, that is also the time when the campus cultures at both these schools stoop to their lowest. Read the rest after you watch the video.
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This is a video of women students from IIM Calcutta 'welcoming' the XLRI Jamshedpur team.
If you're thinking that this happens in the heat of the competition, wait up. We're told by IIM Calcutta students, that the women students are formally coached by a stalwart from the second year in the skill of the most tasteless abusing months prior to the event. With a lot of glee, a few XLRI students and alumni tell us that they pay IIM Calcutta back in the same way. A search of Youtube.com reveals more examples of the high vocabulary passed on as 'culture' from second year students to first year students.
All of us at the PaGaLGuY office were appalled at the video. But we were aware that a lot of people will justify it using one or more of the following arguments.
"What is so shocking about it? Don't we see it everywhere these days? Movies, TV, what have you? Sab chalta hai yaar."
"You're shocked because it's women who're abusing. Had it been men you would be okay. You clearly believe in a male dominating society."
"Why don't you also look at the good things these institutes do? Just because they hurl abuses at mothers doesn't mean they're bad people."
We strongly felt that these arguments were heavily misplaced and speaks of complacency in a bar that has been set really low. We talked to a few students from both these institutes and came to one conclusion - B-schools with traditionally male-dominated batches have created large pockets of tasteless campus culture, which hasn't changed since the number of women increased.
In cases of videos such as this one, ordinary people from good backgrounds choose to let go of their poise to indulge in mindless crass behaviour just so that they can fit into something they can't change.
We spoke to IIM Calcutta's Dean of Programmes and Initiatives Prof Saibal Chattopadhyaya, who was concerned if the video was uploaded from IIM Calcutta servers. Asked if he was worried about what he saw in the video and had subsequent concerns about the campus culture within IIM Calcutta, he said, "I have to verify first if these students (in the video) are indeed ours but until then I can't say anything."
What we want to ask is, are we okay with our country's taxpayer-funded educational institutions being utilized this way? Can these campuses ever compete with Harvard and Oxfords of the world? Most importantly, is this the right thing and are you okay with what you see?
We don't think so, but we'd like to know your views. Feel free to post your comments below or on this thread.
In goes the free-kick and the shot comes in...and it's IN!!! MILAN HAVE SCORED!! A goal in 50 seconds for Milan...
.... and it's all gone wrong in the first minute...a wretched wretched start for Liverpool....
Liverpool could be stretched again....as Crespo from close range has doubled Milan's lead...Liverpool nil...AC Milan 2...and this final is over!!
It could be 3-0 and it IS 3-0. Things going from bad to worse for Liverpool!! Milan are playing football that's out of this world. No one can live with this!!!!
A time for despondency, a time for despair. A time to mourn, a time to shed a tear. But also, a time to gird up one's loins, and put up a fight. A time to prove that the blood that flows in my veins is REALLY RED!! A time to wipe those tears dry, and proclaim to the world, that the fight has just begun.
I had thought that the day I lost the Students' Council elections by a solitary vote was a low point. I was dejected, disheartened, disillusioned, disgruntled, and any other conceivable adjectives that one can find in a reasonably good thesaurus. What hurt even more was people coming up to me and asking, "How could you lose?"
It was tough maintaining a plastic smile, and saying, "Ah, such things happen."
And today, not making it to SAPPHIRE, (the HR Association) feels worse than ever. I really like the work this society does, and I so desperately wanted to be a part of it. But apparently, they didn't think I'd add much value, and so I got the boot. There are another couple of committees I'd applied to, but I don't think I have the courage to face another rejection.
I was sitting on the terrace, despondent and close to tears, when Shubham dropped by. After listening to my tale he said, "So what!! You are a RED!! And I thought you guys never give up!"
That's true man!! RED is the colour that flows through me. And I won't give up. Like a true RED, I'll fight it out, and make sure that I win this! Losing small battles won't matter, once one wins the war.
...towards Gerrard!! Captain's goal! Still trying maybe, for the impossible to happen...
25 yards out....and IT'S IN!! IT'S IN!!! OOOOOO my word!!! Vladimir Smicer!!!! Miracles are possible... and do we have a game now!!
Step up Xabi Alonso, to equalise, yes EQUALISE for Liverpool! Misses, but takes the rebound...and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE is accomplished!!!
"Once a European Champion, always a European Champion!!"
Absolutely! As a real red, I don't have the right to give up. I'll live and get up, to fight another day. Perhaps, as Dickens said, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."
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soumyajyoti SaysWow!!! Great to Find some XL-r coming up with his comments....This has the potential to lighten up the discussions...hey phoenix put in your views about how awesome the meet was, otherwise the things are looking quite one sided....;)
My friend said its about 50 students
People, please refrain from attacking a premier institute in this manner. I seriously pray that the students of IIML have been placed, and wish the batch there the very best of luck.