Thursday, April 26, 2012

Too weird to live too rare to die! B)

Co conceived by sunanda srinivas <3 :*

Yes it is happening! Right in front of our eyes , Semisharings or semi's stories and sharings ( however/whatever you want to call it) has transformed from being this helplessly cute infant to this slow but steady toddler. This lil blog has turned 2 years old!! =) and kudos and hi5 's to all the overly generous and insightful  readers who have helped both of us grow step by step ..inch by inch. 
Obviously some negatives have cropped up - the writer is getting overly lazy. And even two posts a month seems a strain =/ 'Quality is always better than quantity' seems to be the phrase to use now , at least to console some souls. However , I promise to write more ; even though 'yours awesomely' is in twelfth now :O yeah cry happy tears over her dedication. 
This is NOT going to be a blog post about the blog itself or some running credits. Due to the lack of posts  nowadays , it may end up looking as though the only thing the writer is concerned about is herself and the processes underlying in the formation of the end product ( which is true in some levels) . As the next step is to move on from myself and how this blog is being run and as their must be some substance to abuse , I have decided (very solemnly) to write stuff that makes SENSE. ( some may say 'finally' :P ) 
So what are we gonna actually talk about kiddos? 
Something 'educational' to satisfy the adults ; ok don't run away already. Something which is known but not shown off that much. Something so dynamic that it could and most probably would change the educational and occupational system of India if not Tamil Nadu. Something that is beyond understanding for some humans with 'middle class' mentality  and that dares us to dream beyond the conventional 'doctors' and 'engineers' . Yes , I am talking about the hidden or invisible group of our educational system the 'humanities' group. 
So for all those out there who still  don't know what I am talking about : 
India , at least the southern part of it has high school or plus one and plus two for 16 - 18 year olds. And sadly a majority of it is filled with people who believe that their sons and daughters can only succeed in life if they become engineers or doctors. Yeah given that professionals bring in FDI and more earnings from service sector , but COME ON  - how many engineers does a nation need? 
Surely not more than the amount of lawyers , social workers , FARMERS , TEACHERS , politicians (educated ones!) psychologists , scholars , sociologists , journalists , artists and a billion of other professions for which there is unmet high demand. And which hasn't been tapped yet because we all want to be IT engineers and fly to USA. 
Not that flying off faraway is wrong , but then please don't blame India for being inefficient and not good enough. The point of the para was - Humanities has more scope than commerce and science put together. 
What are the different kinds of discrimination we humanities people face?
 Being unique is viewed strangely by other humans who call those poor beings 'weird' . Being the only one in Southern India to take this particular group and one of the few in the whole of INDIA to do something is more daunting than it sounds. It takes a LOT of guts to pick this line. I can't help wonder why it has to be this way. Why can't a humanities student be given as much freedom and respect as a science or commerce one? 
To quote some examples from my friend's' lives -
The fat bald uncle of a relative O.o
random relative : What group having you taken ma? 
she: Humanities , uncle. 
rr:  what did you say ma?
she : HUMANITIES
rr:  You mean commerce?
She: No uncle. It is a different group consisting off history , psychology , sociology , english , political science and economics. 
rr: Ohh ( as if he understands)  what marks did u get ma? Padipu varalaya? ( you don't study well? ) 
She : (obviously offended) My CGPA was 10 'uncle'. 
rr: really? Why are you trying to waste your life? You will end up becoming a housewife. 
she : O.o
no offense to housewives. it requires a lot of skill and patience to run a family. But seriously people like  that uncle (1000's of them) cannot be shown the truth because they are too busy trying to close their eyes or looking the other way. 
Another accusation on us is that what we study is too easy
  1. What is wrong with that? Jealous much that we immediately understand what we study?
  2. What i study TODAY can be used by me to enrich my life TODAY itself. 
  3. We do not mug. We use much more brains and self thought than you when we discuss an Oedipus complex or if a particular historical fact is reliable and accurate or not =)  
I am ending this blog shortly as I do not want to spoil the festive mood of my blog darling's birthday and also because the pent up anger is too much to broadcast in one post. So love you all and have a great summer!! <3

P.S - Yes a second part is coming up :D :* 

Yours awesomely
Semi =) 

8 comments:

  1. Congrats Semi for making this child of yours 2 years old. its not easy to continue something for so long. I know the posts are less but whatever u write is my favorite. I generally dont read other bloggers every time but I make it sure that I read you whenever you write. So, a best of luck to you from my side. And I know, you are going to raise the level of your humor with every blog post. Thanks for making me laugh every time Im here to read something. :-)

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    1. As i already said you are REALLY encouraging me big time. I will try my best, and as absurd as it sound - humor comes naturally to me :P I am lucky that Ive never tried to be funny till now =) thanks a ton!

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  2. i completely agree 100%. but i think that people and their viewpoints are changing .... say this relative's uncle dies i'm sure his kids are a bit more broadminded and so basically what i'm trying to say is as generations pass by i think it will become better.(though we may not live to see it :( . )anyway very very good writing.

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    1. Lets hope so maria =) however there is no guarantee of the next gen being cool with everything. We need to start spreading awareness like this from NOW. Also we have this character called skanda in our skl. He hates jews and ppl of lower castes and openly states money and power is his life :3
      He is just 16.

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  3. Congrats on two years! I don't generally worry about it too much when my blogging starts slowing down. I always pick back up again - it's just sort of a cycle I go through. Someday, maybe I won't pick it back up again, but... so far so good!

    The humanities don't get respect in the U.S., either. We live in a very left-brained time, when raising abstract numbers is the ultimate good, whether those numbers are actual dollars or number of patients seen or some other sort of "outcomes". My brain doesn't work that way, and I am learning to live with that, either though it means that what I do might not be valued as much as it would have been at a different point in history.

    My gifts are my gifts.

    Keep writing and doing what you do! The page looks great!

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    1. Thanks a lot katy!
      I wanted to reply earlier but this fancy page just wouldn't open :o
      I love the way you write. Specially the story version of the stairway to heaven :D genius stuff!
      And I hope I develop a blog routine of sorts too :P
      and yeah geniuses are never patronized .
      I will pop into your blog soon.
      Semi

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  4. Semiii =)
    YOU write amazing yo B| Aaaand, fyi you are funny :P

    -Sabarii :')

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    1. lol sabari completely forgot to reply :P
      Thanks :*

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