Monday, May 26, 2008

Raw fucking Spite

Jai Hind fucked me over. That's Jai Hind college in South Mumbai for anyone typing these keywords in google, who may or may not look this way.
I am a student of Wilson College, and let me make this clear- I despise Jai Hind and everything they do. In fact, ever since I actually got to know colleges in Bombay I've hated them. And when I say got to know, I don't mean heard from family, I mean got to know the people who study within the colleges, and believe me, that is far more telling than any brochure could ever be.
However, that is a personal, biased, somewhat irrational hatred which you probably shouldn't listen to.
And so, I present to whoever reads this page, a far more tangible reason for hating the college.
On December 16th, Jai Hind BMS's annual festival Talaash officially began. To find out more about the festival you can google it. What you'll find is this.
The article is written by Mumbai Mirror. It states several facts. They say there were 15000 participants. They say there were 50 events, and they also say Talaash would go on to be one of the biggest college festivals of the year.
What they don't say is how Talaash has also proved to be one of the biggest scams of the year.
I've attended and participated in enough festivals in my first year to be branded a 'festival whore' and let me tell you this. I have never encountered such blatant disregard for effort and such self involved bullshit.
As a prize for a lateral thinking quiz, Malhar, gave away a Jockey vest. Broo-ha-ha threatened to disqualify an entire team because an audience member from their college was smoking. Blitzkreig had an emerging actress as a judge for a DANCE event! The list goes on. The utter stupidity I have witnessed happen at festivals is something I have come to understand and enjoy, but Talaash '07 took things a bit too far.
The article says 15000 participants? There weren't even 1500! The article says, 'Four way football' was an exclusively designed event? Bull shit, it was created at Polaris two years ago!

First, I will tackle the bizarre registration process. Each individual was charged Rs. 200 for participation in Talaash 07, regardless of how many events he/she was in. Furthermore, for a reason they failed to explain, they demanded the names, numbers and email addresses of EVERYONE in our course, regardless of whether or not they were even participating in the festival. Perhaps it had something to do with their sponsors. Notice any companies that may find the phone numbers and email ids of thousands of college students useful?
Anyway, we'll get back to that in a bit.
In our category, the BMM cup, we registered a team of 8 participants. Miniscule compared to the 60 strong squads of Sydenham, etc. and quite aptly we were assigned the team name: Spartans.
For 7 days we worked our asses off on some of the hardest events we've done. We paid for printing our daily newspaper and we paid for moving between south and east Mumbai. We did it all with barely any sleep and a smile on our faces. We had a good fucking time.
Eventually we won the BMM cup. Of 7 events, we placed 1st in 3 of them and 2nd in another 3 of them.
Till today I have not seen a single prize come through. All we have gotten is a lot of cut-calls, a lot of half excuses, a lot of 'talk to you laters' and lot of bullshit.
We recieved a voucher for Rs 1000 at Spykar jeans, which conveniently expired on the day they gave us the card and seeing as we were given the damn thing at 5 in the evening it was a bit useless don't you think?
But perhaps the most telling and most frustrating snub was of the Ogilvy and Mathers internships we were promised. After a lot of stalling we were eventually handed a letter stating we were allowed to register at O and M, but there was a small glitch.
See, O and M were full for the summer by the time we'd gotten the letter. And it made no sense right? If the slots for the internship were given and our names were already registered as the PR team of Talaash repeatedly told us, then there shouldn't have been a problem right?
Unless. Unless, as the festival's head honcho would later confess, Jai Hind had some of it's own students taking internships there.
Now, we won prizes in 6 different places as I explained before. And we were asked to pay Rs 200 just for participation. So, logically shouldn't we be getting SOMETHING? Was a Rs 1000 voucher for jeans ALL they could muster up? I mean, if you go by their sponsor's article, 15000 participants took part, meaning each paid a minimum Rs. 200, which would only be added to the obvious funds and prizes their sponsors had given them. That makes up a lot of money don't you agree? Even if 15000 is a gross exaggeration, and a more modest number of say 400-500 participants is considered, there is still A L O T of money that went INTO Talaash. But not one prize that came out?
Odd don't you think?

You know what, I AM biased, and I AM pissed off and I AM doing this out of sheer spite. But there is nothing but truth in this post. Jai Hind, has proved time and again that it is the scummiest institution there is in South Mumbai.
I'm not claiming Wilson's the purest institution there is either, I'm just sincerely hoping some student considering Jai Hind finds this blog and realises that with admission into the college comes a very large amount of scorn and a label that reads 'absolute dick'.

That is all.

7 comments:

[tRiaD] said...

There isn't much that really can be added to this comprehensively bitter (and justly so, might I add) little diatribe that you've thrown down.

But here goes... It does actually make me wonder then as to where their 'holier than thou' attitude stems from. What allows said college and its minions ('students' is far too complimentary a term to use here) to do shit like this, year after year (Talaash '05 debate also saw a little screw-job) and then walk into other people's festivals, make a hue and cry about every tiny thing that they can and end up stealing their events, which are later proclaimed to be Jai Hind's own creation?

And I answer: The fact that no one really can be bothered to take them on with factual evidence and demand some sort of apology. Everyone is too damn caught up with their own stuff (myself included) to actually storm in there and make a scene about it.

Nevertheless, good post. Well executed. Suitably spiteful. And I live in fervent hope that boys and girls who've just cracked their 12th Standard exams and are looking for an undergraduate institution to begin their course of study in 2008, have the chance to see this and question just why they want to apply to said institution.

Keep the visceral bile flowing!

Quaint Murmur said...

You might want to add Blitzkreig under the same category. None of their prizes have come through either. Not even the Rs. 2000 that we won for the Journo event, and not even the Rs 10,000 our girls won last year for the dance.

Then, after we give them their prizes at Polaris, they crib about us not giving them certificates.

Idiots.

Muskaan said...

GREAT GUYS.... I Know what you mean.Just wanna add that to this evergrowing, frustrating list of participants, are the students who took part in Kiran. A completely biased set of individuals work.... to put up an inter-collegiate festival which only the students of KC and HR invariably end up winning. My humble suggestion is: "If u wanna have students only from your college winning, GUYS clean your ears and listen...PLEASE....HAVE A INTRA-COLLEGE EVENT.......understand??? Just shed that hideous garb of yours for once."

Anonymous said...

fucking bullshit...!!wilson suckss n jai hind rockss!u r jss too jealous of our college!!n lemme tell u dis..wilson ppl also made us rite our personal info b4 entering ur coll fuh polaris!!whoeva u r..i hate u 2 da core!!dun dare..step in2 jai hind eva eva!!wilson's canteen suckzz..da students wear jss too outdated clothes..dey dun even have basic dressing sense!v got 2nd position in ur polaris..n in malhar too!jai hind cums after kc as far as bmm is concerned!wilson stands nowhere..js nowhere!!fuck u!!

Anonymous said...

all i gotta say 2 Mr. Harry n all u sorry asses whinin against JaiHind is.....

u'll really hv no work in life. u'll r complainin bout JaiHind n its fest!!!
lets nt even strt wid d fest which Wilson hosts!!! seriously!!!
even if as per ur claims dat JaiHind is unfair n doesn't give prizes, there maybe a different story all together!!!
Y WLD Ne1 WANNA LISTEN 2 U GUYS WIDOUT HEARIN D 2nd PARTY.....???


as for JaiHind bein d "scummiest institution", all i gotta say is ppl who go 2 KC College n Wilson dnt deserve a say in this!!!
ur college isn't even recognized as a college!!! id rather give more importance 2 a coll like SIDDHARTH rather then ur colleges..!!!


u'll call JaiHind a SCUMMY INSTITUION!!!
wat bout u'll who happen 2 b d same SCUMMY FREAKS who enter dis institution just 2 hv d pride in sayin, "I was @ JaiHind for TALAASH!!!"

u'll all r double-standard scum-bags who THRIVE ON FILTH!!! u'll cnt even think of comparin JaiHind 2 Wilson o KC!!!

KC still ranks sumwhr n is a sumwhat of a known coll bt i think WILSON... lol!!! u really need a break boy!!!

ur takin life a li'l 2 serious!! dnt bother so much, u might jst end up losin a SUPERB COLLEGE like WILSON also...!!!


*READ N UNDRSTND D SARCASM U FILTH-STRIKEN FUCK*

a wilsonian said...

what mr harry has said is perfectly true and yes we are proud to be a part of wilson college.at least it doesnt stink like ur stupid matchbox sized jai hind. i mean seriously...u must be stepping out of the box to even BREATHE...c'mon now...why wud u invite colleges and flaunt all ur assets if u really had NOTHING in ur hand..n if u did...u also..like politicians..think thyself more important than the rest of the world...
u need a life jai hind student martyrs..u need a hug.lol...thy suck-eth.

loy said...

I think the Jaihind responses say it all, really. As hard as they tried to defend themselves, they just reinforced what Harry said.

Hooray for fucking spite.