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3 idiots is not worth watching. Version 1.0

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Version 1.0

For those who don’t know, “3 idiots” is a Hindi movie (a bollywood superhit). Do a Google search.

Quoting myself:

“A movie is not worth watching and a book is not worth reading if it does not bring even a slightest change in the traditional customs/practices that it addresses or intends to eliminate”.

Such movies/books do only one good thing…make the persons involved with it richer.
I had not seen 3 idiots (and will probably never watch it) but from what I have heard/read in recent times, it addresses the “traditional Indian education model” which involves theoretical approach to studying (Correct me if I’m wrong). No doubt, cramming stuff had been ‘pillar’ of Indian education system and many criticize it, but then it should be responsibility of current Indian students (I suppose at least 90-95% of them are 3 idiots fans) to make sure that they study quality stuff to live up to name of “fan of 3 idiots”. And this is not happening. Take my college batchmates for example. In a semester, we get less than 25-30 hours for each subject. And in those 25 hours, we (fan of 3 idiots and the ones criticizing education system) are dictated at least 100 pages of theory (by our faculties) during lectures and we (99.99% of us) never ever stand up against this. We get into practical stuff for only less than 10 hours and I won’t vouch for quality of practical studies either. When the fuck are we studying? (mind you, I don’t count lecture notes like this as studying) What is the difference between those who are criticized in 3 idiots and us? Our faculties are told beforehand by our course coordinator that our batch needs elaborated and loooooong class notes (that are of worst quality in most cases). In short, traditional educations system supporters are wrong, but then we are not right either.

Whats should I do?
If they are not teaching the right thing the right way, do hard work yourself. Read good books yourself (Seriously speaking, read a 800 pages book 5-10 or more times if you need to…in the end, you will get it and it will be worth it). Learn to make proper use of internet. And protest/stand up against exiting customs in Indian education system whenever the need arises. Otherwise, what was the purpose of watching 3 idiots. Be a real Indian (student).

A practical real life example
A fact that I noticed in my college classes. The amount of enthusiasm shown and questions asked (by my class mates) during ‘Accounts and financial management’ were at least 5 times more than total number of questions asked in all computer related subjects. Many batch mates are planning to do a management etc PG degree as they don’t understand programming. Why the fuck you guys then joined a computer applications course in first place then? Goto a career counselor first.

And yes, not to forget, the situation is same in ALL other colleges (at least technical ones) across the whole country. I have friends in other parts of India with similar views (the most famous topic of talks among us is “yashwant kanetkar’s books + Borland Turbo C++ COMBO“)

Why is this happening?
Because the motto of Indian students (majority of them who enroll themselves in a professional course) is to secure a job (plus earn quick and cheap ‘money and fame’). “Hey! Impetus, Infosys, TCS etc are visiting our campus for placements…. and I have a professional degree MBA/MCA etc hurry let’s get a job!” stop the fuck now … you crap holes!!!

Okay…Other than all this, 3 idiots is fine. Isn’t it?
The lyrics of the song “Give me some sunshine” handle the life on ‘backfoot’. When it says “…ab kuch pal toh hamen jeene do” (i.e. Let us live some moments the way we wish to live them), it appears as if we are beggars. It should rather go like: “…ab kuch pal toh hum apne hisaab se jiyeenge” (Now we will live our life the way we want to). Manage rhyme scheme of the lyrics yourself. Maybe the world will call you ‘outcast’ (take me as a live example) but in the end it will be worth it. Stand against what is wrong at any cost. And yes, all outcast humans I had heard of are happy that they chose the other way (Take Steve Jobs or Linus Torvalds for example).
Quoting Sir Steve Jobs (Apple’s CEO) from his commencement speech (Link) at Stanford (Read above quote carefully until you understand it’s purpose here in this text):

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.”

So you will never know whether your decisions will prove you right in future. But you have got to believe in your heart and intuition and choose the path of outcasts if needed. And in this era of internet (mind you, orkut/IM etc is not real internet), you can always get help from other experts. Google, IRC, forums, personal websites, weblogs exists for this purpose. Just make sure that the source is knowledgeable and trustworthy.

And yeah, the song “Aal Izz Well” in the movie uses wrong words too. It would be better if it’s lyrics were like “snafu snafu” (snafu == situation normal, all fucked up). snafu better describes the ‘suckfull’ Indian students who will continue to crap till they die.

Amber, you suck….you are stupid!
Oh yeah. True.
Joining facebook, orkut, myspace fanpages/groups; getting involved in all is well and give me some sunshine related convesations; talking about 3 idiots; blog posts etc tells that you never really understood the importance and meaning of message in 3 idiots. Do some hardwork yourself.
As one of IBM’s (?) ad campaign says: “Stop talking. Start doing”

If you are/were already doing the ‘right’ thing, drop me a mail. I’ll love to listen a few words from you. If loads of students do the right thing, I promise that I’ll watch 3 idiots then because it will be worth it then.

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I want to end this blog post in a good mood. Oh yes…Cartoon network is good. Tom and jerry comes to my rescue…
Tom and Jerry


Written by Amber Jain

January 9, 2010 at 2:32 PM