Posted by: akilamoni | March 25, 2007

Just to get back to blogging lest I forget!

Been quite out of touch so am just trying to get back into the “groove” of blogging.So here goes:

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Everybody is doing it. And they all love it. It is the biggest stress buster ever.Not everyone does it in full public view.

Some have a natural flair for it while for some its an acquired taste. Some do it in groups while some prefer one on one sessions.

Millions are doing it across the globe at this very minute and they are loving it by the minute.

Lets admit it. We all love to bitch!

Think about it-

We bitch while we travel in the cab in the morning.
We continue while we wash down breakfast in the morning.
We pick up where we stopped while the boss steps out of hearing vicinity.

We dont stop while gather for lunch or for tea.

We bitch while we go back in our cabs.

Once at home, we bitch to roomies. And to friends over phone. And to folks back home and not to forget over long distance calls to siblings.

We bitch about work. Now now. Thats too large a sphere.

We bitch about bosses. We bitch about super bosses. And their bosses. I have noticed in my case that at my level people are not privy to information abt the CEO. Hence we spare him. We leave that bitching to the super bosses.

We formulate strategies for the organization and wonder why the big bosses havent thought of it.

We bitch about colleagues- both within and outside our dept.

We bitch about systems, processes, out of turn promotions, people who get increments, merit increases, corrections.

We dont stop about the cafeteria food, the clothes people wear, the lecherous men.

At any given point in time I am privy to at least three intra office gossips and to atleast one inter office gossip.

While in college I whined endlessly about how much I hated my engg college classmates. In TISS me and a friend walked endlessly along the pathways just “talking” about classmates fieldwork guides and so on.

Go to a marriage and the relatives are endlessly bitching. Go to a party and the invitees have group bitching sessions.

All this bitching lead me to some introspection and I arrived at one logical conclusion- We hate each other!!!

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If there has been an assault to anyone respecting me as individual it has been the show Coffee with Karan.

As a friend puts it -its more like Poison with Karan.

Wonder what was the logic behind this apart from some Dharma productions arm twisting.

Here is Karan Johar- A man whose movies I avoid with a vengence, whose taste in clothing is as pancy as himself.

Why would I want to watch a man like him talk to his friends- not just once but over and over again, ask questions to which we all know answers to or are not too bothered about.

After insulting the intelligent movie goer he is now hunting for the silver blood of the ones who avoid his movies and just want to sit back at home and watch some TV!

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I was recently subject to an eve teasing incident. Its an invasion of privacy where some stranger walks up to you and speaks something what most people wouldnt talk within closed doors. What struck me was if two women had done what the two men did the other night, the men would have gladly said yes to it.

I have heard about Adam Teasing but I will ignore it because I dont see men committing suicide after they are teased.

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Responses

  1. yo…that adam teasin comment is strong…at a gender workshop i attended recently we did a lil sharing about when we discovered we were ‘boys’ or ‘girls’. Then the moderator asked how that experience had been for men… for most it was a neutral experience…then the same question was asked of women…for all women it was a painful negative experience…says lots about our society you think?
    keep writin….


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