Saturday, August 04, 2007

Parampara - A Sad Tradition


A Performer's view of the Hall

Officially it is the fresher event of the college and unofficially it is a ragging session. But I wonder, if ultimately it is a ragging session, then why prepare for it. It should be on the spot. People spend hours after college to prepare for events. The logic behind it is that it will help us make more friends and we will get to know more people from other sections as well. Very well. I am fully with this part of the tradition. And the second part of the logic behind the event says that, we will provide entertainment for the seniors. I am with that too. But strangely, again the idea of fun is completely different. Guess I am repeating the words used in one of the previous post. But I do think the sanctity of a Stage should be maintained. Yes, if one doesn’t like the performance, he is free to shout “1 2 3 4.. band karo yeh atyachar” or may be clapping in between performances. But it should be off the stage – as an audience. A rowdy audience is 1 thing. Handling that demands quick thinking and guts on the part of the performer. But an audience who climbs on to the stage or close the curtains while one is showcasing something which he has hard worked for days – that is simply pathetic. You see actors bow down and touch the stage when they go on it – it is a sacred thing. And today I saw people being made ‘murga’ on that very stage just to have fun. Not to mention some really sad non veg jokes – again on stage. Well, not everyone has the same perceptive and I am sure many of the attendees loved that but without mincing any words here, I would say that I hated this tradition, this parampara of my college.


Dressed up for the Play

10 comments:

Cuckoo said...

Well, by your description, even I am not liking this parampara.

Cuckoo said...

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And lo, I am the first one !! tch tch...

SiD said...

@cuckoo: arrey nahi nahi sarika ke liye nahi lagaya yaaar... vaise hi 1 naya feature dikha to laga diya... ;)
vaise I have never experienced these plays... have heard that gandhi - my father has already been played out on stage and it was simply awesome there... jana chauhunga kabhi play mein... have heard that prithvi theater is close to my place only... if u come to know of smthing then do update!!

Fleiger said...

Harmless ragging is not such a bad thing, as it really introduces you to seniors and other people with whom you wouldn't have otherwise talked...

But this is a bit too much, something like my friend's case. He was asked to propose to a pencil, a skill he never got to use later in his life... and hence the ragging was useless ;)

Sanchit said...

I agree wid u buddy but we all knew beforehand what was goin to happen....the tradition is gud if handled well....
wht we can do is ensure that next time parampara maintains the sanctity of the stage...
btw, luking gud in d pic !!!

The Island Girl: said...

lagta hai sunny boy ki mast ragging hui.....

SiD said...

@fleiger: there is no problem with ragging but it is not done on a stage by spoiling the hard work put in by people..
is ragging supposed to help u later in life???

@sanchit: ya we knew it was going to happen.. but I never imagined to be this bad!!
and yes, next time it should be better.. :)

@island girl: ragging to huee hi nahi!! bas play beech mein rok diya tha!!

Fleiger said...

Yes, as I said, I don't have a problem with that "stage" part, but if you have prepared for it, how can it be ragging? Some people are so dumb ;)

And not prepare you as such, but as I said, everything should have some purpose in life, right?

Cuckoo said...

Well, coming to the play part. That was the first ever professional play I saw in my life but worth it.

I happened to see one more last weekend.."It got to be Aishwarya" in Sophia college where I met with some page 3 people like Bharat Dabolkar himself, Sanjeev Kapoor (Khana Khazaana) & his wife, Gary Lawer, Biju Khote etc.

Yes, Prithvi theater is close to your place.. in fact nearest to your place. :)

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