When’s the magazine coming?
How’s the work going with the magazine?
Isn’t the magazine suppose to be out by now?
It’s interesting to note that many people who ask me this question never read the magazine except maybe to browse or gawk at the picture of their seniors when they were in their freshmen or sophomore year.
Yaar humaray seniors kitnay sukhay hain? Kuch bhi nahi kartay?
When was the last time you assumed responsibility or did anything that didn’t involve torturing your fellow classmate just for the hell of it?
Pretending that the magazine or anything will be done by itself is a pipe dream. Nothing will happen and no one will do it for you that’s something that must be realized by the ex-publications secretary. No one will do something that’s YOUR responsibility!
Not YOUR Magazine Team, Not YOUR Institute, No One. The reason is because we’ve been conditioned and told by people all over TIP that doing this is NOT the responsibility of the Publications secretary. The Finance Secretary is suppose to do this. But lets not get too distressed. The new TISF has drafted a new constitution (Under the watchful eye of the Administration ofcourse!) and lets see how successful they’ll be in implementing it?
Every day I sincerely wish that I could join that group of dead heads that don’t do anything but heckle those who do TRY. I really wish It was that simple trying to get things done. Believe me I really do!
But What of trying to set the benchmark, being a true “Tipian”, inspiring Textile Expert and all that jazz? Bull I Say!
The fact is that we really don’t consider ourselves a part of this Institute, we don’t really care what the other guy is doing except if it involves a lewd act in the cafeteria! I’m sure everyone if us Busy with their scheduled classes and all but that really doesn’t give you the excuse to make Promises and be like “I’ll give you the article on Monday, I SWEAR!”. Come Monday and it’s “Yaar! You don’t know This Teacher gives us So and so assignments i had to go there and there and i couldn’t do the article. I PROMISE I’ll give it to you after the hourly!”
I swear to God, it’s enough to give you a stroke! Here’s a more recent example of the apathy rampant in this establishment:
The Tipollywood episode.
The Idea was a grand one. Involve both the faculty & the students in a write off and give them complete freedom to write on what ever they felt like. The Posters were designed with meticulous care, the timing confirmed Months in advance; everything was in it’s place. Until…. Tragedy strikes pre-election fever kicks in and people started lobbying for the TISF slot. The Magazine, being the lowest priority on everyone’s list was put out to sale under the pretext that people who want to attend a “BORING” story writing competition won’t want to attend a “BATTLE THAT ALLOWS YOU THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS” (A Term Which I Had Interestingly helped quote!) I protested to deaf ears and even deafer coordinators. People who had registered days before, amounted to 120 exactly. I was ecstatic, out of 400 students that’s not bad at all! But With all the hubbub of an Inter-University Arm Wrestling Competition , Hulks battling for glory and gold. How was I to compete? I ran like a fool, from one faculty to the next being dusted off like yesterdays dandruff. It wasn’t the nicest time for me in my stay in TIP. I had faced humiliation at the hands of seniors, when ragging was allowed but nothing hurt or embarrassed me more when i saw the number of people who did come for the event. 30 people out of whom 3 turned in blank sheets.
Yet, again I know come Monday, and the rat race begins with another cry, “Abay Tumhara Magazine Abhi Tak Nahi Aya!?“
There’s a reason why us publications secretaries swear a lot…