Monday, May 02, 2005


Jaya Jha confesses to "[h]aving been a pretty strong "anti-ragging" person myself". Through her, I found a link to this very thoughtful piece by Sujit Saraf, in which he talks about his experiences with ragging at IIT-D, discusses the seniors' rationalizations of ragging, and presents cogent arguments (not that one needs any) for why it is an awful practice. A key quote:

[The seniors] had endured similar humiliation in their time. Their seniority in the hostel gave them, for the first time in their lives, power over other human beings – power to command fear, subjugate and humiliate.

Stop this barbaric practice now!


  1. Anonymous said...

    Can you please update the link to the Sujit Saraf article to: