SHUT DOWN TIME
This blog was started on September 9, 2006. And it practically ceased existing on December 9, 2006. For people associated with it, at least as authors and comment writers, these were two exciting months eliciting various kinds of emotions; from raw hate to polished sarcasm. Love, harmony and so many other emotions which cream the milk of humanity were not present; they didn’t have to. Emotions which needed an obfuscating façade were expressed in open, and though unappreciable at times, were appreciated. To bid a final farewell, we have decided to rank the comments in three categories, good , bad, and ugly, so, here goes the rankings:
GOOD COMMENTS: These are comments which conveyed a message without getting distasteful and losing direction. These and many more comments like these kept us connected with reality and at time even forced us to introspect and change.
You have summed up the feelings of most new people very well.
This is with regards to the paragraph on who cares. It is true that not everyone can care about every aspect of ISAC's performance. Nor should every member of ISAC worry about every aspect of ISAC's operation. Thats why a collective thinking from both sides makes sense.
By all this, if we can conclude anything, then it is that, due to a lack of participation in decision making within the ISAC, a few blunders have been committed. I hope ISAC doesn't take this personally and changes its rationale for the better.
For the past and future ISA committees that did the same things, this is a suggestion to improve themselves in their current pursuits.
However, this is a warning to this blog too. One person's view or a single perspective on issues can not be correct on all issues. Bring different issues, look at different perspectives, be inclusive. Only then can this blog be what it claims to be.
One more thing. As pointed out in the last post, ISAC called off the picnic due to poor participation. What were the Desis of Vattier doing? Why didn't they volunteer to make sure the event occurs? Instead of ridiculing ISA, did they even try to be proactive? You have to walk the talk to be respected.
I sincerely hope that the vattier guys recognize this. Actions speak more than words.
I'm really impressed with the conversation between Izzu and Bizzu. One thing I want to clarify, why Desi community is waiting for ISA to come forward to ask for opinions, why don’t they contact ISA to share their ideas and opinions. How ISA will expect people will share opinions if the response for ISA events are little even ISA is offering it for free of cost. If they really fell to help ISA, ISA is not far enough to contact and also ISA never denied any ones involvement and ideas. Any one can reach with single e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. If ISA didn't respond well for your suggestions than it will be fair if you say ISA won’t care for people’s opinions.
When ISA is looking for membership drive, few people are waiting till one of the committee member to approach them and request to take. The first question they are asking to ISA was what are the benefits they are getting from ISA, if they take membership. ISA is not doing business, its student organization for Indian Communities. ISA is here to make people feel that they are not missing
If you want to help ISA try to help it, if ISA did wrong just show but don't expect ISA (having only 6 committee members) to come and knock the doors of all Desi communities (150-200 people), after all they are also students they have some academic work to do....
Well...I remember the last time the new layout (the current one) was put up. It was back in 2003.
I don't think it would demand so much time from a person to just update it time to time.
Another issue is that the information put on may not even be accurate (even if is updated on time) - like for the Independence day celebrations. It is mentioned on the Website that the flag hoisting would be done at 7:00, so I got there at 6:40 or so and the flag was already hoisted :)..
BAD and UGLY: Any comment which was not bad or ugly was treated as good; the criterion for being rated as bad or ugly was use of foul and uncouth language or intent and the inability of the author to communicate what he/she was trying to say due to his/her emphasis on deliberate use of expletives . Here we go with the ugliest and worst of the lot. Unlike the good ones, which really mattered, these didn’t
Just ignore these stupids, barking dogs don't bite.
Anyways, Kshitij was a big success. All credits to the ISA committee, the volunteers and everybody who directly and indirectly helped for making it a big success.
Get Well Soon Mamu!
Now, after the time pass stuff, I would like to thank everyone who participated directly or indirectly in this endeavor, by supporting us, hating us or just deciding to be neutral. I especially would like to thank those responsible for above mentioned hateful and incomprehensible comments, they added spice to the whole thing…
(The panel who judged these comments consisted of one drunk but self -proclaimed conscientious individual, who holds the ultimate authority for making these judgments for the simple reason that he/she has the password for this blog…..)
I guess this is the final good bye! Have fun..