I still wonder, after years of passing out of a Delhi University College, as to what is that makes (or made) ragging cool? Still can't figure out a thing. You have to have some inferiority complex to put a guy down in front of a crowd.
I wrote a post on ragging a few months back. It was a detailed post bringing out various facets of the issue. It was Ragging - Who Is Responsible?
I got reminded of the post, as the colleges have started. I was reading how parents are anxious now, because there had been so many ragging related deaths in colleges of late. Many parents are accompanying their daughters and sons to the colleges (at least for the initial days). It's so unfortunate. Loss of human life is unfortnate and losing a child because he/she went out to study in a college and was harassed to death is a very painful thought.
We are reading that police personnel have been deputed in colleges in plain clothes. Also, some NGOs and senior students are too helping in checking the menance of ragging in Delhi colleges. I hope and pray it works.
Isn't that so disturbing a thought that the society is churning out youth who need to show off, get into using muscle power, or money power or political power to prove they are superior than others? Isn't money and power not intoxicating them.... so young? When they still have to earn some worth for themselves, they don't mind swelling their chests on the exhaled carbon dioxide of their wealthy and influential fathers.
There is a lot of awareness now but the anxiety of the parents is understandable.
Have you ever wondered what made ragging so cool all these years? How were you ragged during your college days? Or are you a parent? how do you feel about it? Do share.