"Everything is hostile. The whole place is now a cage, a zoo. Now this move by the authority is more psychological.""Where do you see the "technical excellence" that we are supposed to be receiving here.""If Smokey gets a fleeting glance at it or has a gut instinct that something’s not right about your chaddie, you are obliged to strip and prove your innocence/crime."
Before you glance at the above lines condescendingly, brace yourself.
There’s a hot new blogger in the block. Or rather, on the prowl. He (uh, I can’t conclusively say if it’s a ‘he’, but for sake of convenience, I allow myself to be sued by womens’ lib groups) blogs from an undisclosed location, apparently within the environs of a certain ‘Model Engineering College’ at Kochi (one of the best engineering colleges in the state, for that matter). And there’s a hell lot of caged emotion and angst involved, seemingly for valid reasons. 😉
Behold, ladies an gentlemen, make way for FakeMECian – a home grown blogger from the bustling ‘metro’ of Cochin, Kerala. And he’s no mean deal; he’s a razor sharp tongue and a style that’d even put Adiga to shame. And he’s the guts to put out some gross injustices going on in his educational institution, under an anonymous garb, nonetheless. 😀
Visit the FakeMECian at – http://fakemecian.blogspot.com/
Ostensibly, FakeMECian has taken inspiration from this celebrity counterpart – FakeIPLPlayer. His blog talks about the numerous flaws and foibles going around in his college, which he tries to uncover in a light hearted manner. So, we have exquisite (and insanely-funny) narrations about a (supposedly) unruly Principal of the institution whose hobby is to confiscate mobile phones and laptops and make students live in hell. He reads messages from confiscated phones, and causes immense problems to the students, who are towards the end of it, screwed. Plus, many student-unfriendly and academically discouraging policies are being dissed in a lighter vein. 😛
Having bogged down by these and many such instances, a strict gag-order in-place within the campus, FakeMECian decided to take the law unto his arms and harnessed the power of the Internet to protest against the atrocities.
And he’s hit jackpot. 🙂
His blog posts average 30 comments within a couple of days’ of publishing. The first and the most famous post – “Laptop Ban” – has around 122 comments (when this post was being written), and that too within a week of being published. The blog already has 84 followers. And if the comments are to be believed, many of the incidents narrated by the MECian are true. Students, alumni and faculty have posted there comments in the blog posts – most supportive of the MECian, and others pledging concrete action.
Apparently, the Principal found about the blog and conducted an en-masse raid in the Men’s hostel of the college – but in vein. MECian is still continuing his covert operations in full form. And his gang of supporters is growing.
There’s a possiblity that MECian is just another miscreant hell-bent on creating a ruckus: but there’s every reason to believe that the possiblity is baseless. There’s an entire community of students and alumni vouching for the FakeMECian, who’s now being vocally praised as a champion within the college campus. If the allegations raised by the MECian are true, the success of his plan of action is quite guaranteed – the world will come to know of what’s happening within the college premises and hopefully, corrective action will be taken soon.
Allow me to conclude with a quote by the blogger – and don’t forget to visit the blog and feast yourself with all the juicy details! 😛
“Vendetta?? No way. We are either too lazy or too busy to take action against such atrocities even if it questioned our own Privacy. We got assignments and home works to do. So lets get back to our “busy” life and do nothing about it.”
Good one. I myself am an ex-MECian and one of those who suffered under the same Prinicipal. You did a good job of posting about this blog . It gives more publicity to our junior's issues. Its not just about any particular college, its about the students community. Let their voices be heard atleast in this manner.
Good narrative also. Nice blog.
Exactly. The same was my intention. A blog is the best way of saying it and the students are doing just that. 🙂
Thanks Vivek! 😀
(the gesture, not the bark :P)
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