Did I want to really say 'disgraceful'? No. I want to amend it, so make it disfuckinggraceful. Just as Ludwig called it 'unfuckingbelievable'.
But a more serious question is this: Why is IIT-M putting up with these morons? As if dissing women in general and IIT alumnae in particular wasn't enough, these guys have put together "a mystic trail" -- right within the IIT-M campus -- that will feature "some of India's most well known practices such as Astrology, Palmistry, Gemology, Nadi and Kili Josiyam..., giving the participants an opportunity to get a first hand experience of some of India's most occult practices and beliefs."
Showcasing occult practices and beliefs? Right within the campus of an IIT? These guys have some gall.
Emma has an awesome post with this conclusion:
What utter nonsense. Why didn't the PanIIT group just point the spouses to this page instead?
Here's Veena's take:
Obviously there is some serious indignation that can be thrown into this but I think Luddo does a nice job of it already and I have nothing to add. Except to say that it doesn't really come as such a big WTF to me because seriously, who expected them to do anything different? [Bold emphasis added by me]
Apurva: "Quite simply, the worst example of patronisation and sexism by members of my alma mater."