Skip to main content

A petition to ban "3 Idiots"

Mr. Prime Minister,
I'm writing this letter to express the extreme anguish inflicted upon me by the movie "3 Idiots". The movie has hurt my religious sentiments and those of many others. I would request that you ban the said movie immediately.

The movie caricatures a certain college of engineering. It criticizes the education system in the country. In doing so, it has hurt the sentiments of millions of pedagogicians over the world, and in India. If you are not aware, pedagogism is a flourishing religion in India, which worships any form of education.

Moreover, the movie pokes fun of Rastogi because he believes in the power of rings. This, Mr. Prime Minister hurts the feelings of the followers of millions of "Baba"s, not necessarily political. It also hurts the religious feelings of the Tolkeinians in India, who venerate the rings and search for the One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

The movie also hurts the feelings of the Bhagatians, who worship C Bhagat. The movie is a shameless copy of his hard work, and is not faithful to his idea. In fact, the movie malevolently twists the words of Bhagat to mean something else, and tells Bhagatians to "SHUT UP!" This malevolent twisting of the verses of a God to those of Satan is blasphemy. It denies the essential truth of Bhagatianism, which is that Bhagat is never wrong.

The movie also shows extreme insensitivity towards those who commit suicide. The movie shows Rastogi jump from a three storey building, and survive to tell the tale. It promotes suicide as a method of self-discovery. Mr. Prime Minister, when more people die from autoerotic asphyxiation than accidental gun shots which no one seems to remember, any entity promoting suicide as a means of self-discovery is an insult to the religious beliefs of the vitatians.

Moreover, Mr. Prime Minister, the movie is nothing but an insult to all engineering students in the country. The movie shows engineering students with a life, having girl-friends who happen to be hot, and also the daughters of the director of the engineering institute. This movie promotes the erroneous belief that once guys get into engineering colleges, they will have a life. It causes an explosion in our already overstuffed engineering colleges, as more and more people flock to the IITs (A certain minister in your cabinet has now decreed all engineering colleges to be IITs, so I can generalise). The movie hurts the sentiments of the IITians.

Mr. Prime Minister, all the groups whose feelings have been hurt are individually in a minority in India (I don't care about their combined numbers). I request you to call upon all your wisdom (and you will need all of it) to treat this petition in the right sense, and ban the movie "3 Idiots".



Please show your support for this petition by tweeting this post, liking it on Facebook, +1ing it, or leave a comment below; if you support such frivolous petitions. :P

Popular posts from this blog

Progressive Snapshot: Is it worth it?

I turned 25 last year, which in the highly mathematical and calculating eyes of the US insurance industry meant that I had suddenly matured into a much more responsible driver than I was at 24 years and 364 days of age. As a result, I expected my insurance rates to go down. Imagine my surprise when my insurance renewal notice from GEICO actually quoted a $50 increase in my insurance rates. To me, this was a clear signal that it was time to switch companies.Typically, I score really high on brand loyalty. I tend to stick with a brand for as long as possible, unless they really mess up. This qualified as a major mess up. As a result, I started shopping for insurance quotes.Two companies that quoted me significantly lower rates (30%–40% lower) were Progressive and Allstate. Both had an optional programme that could give me further discounts based on my consenting to the companies tracking my driving habits. Now, I am a careful driver – I hardly ever accelerate hard. I hate using the brak…

Cornell Graduate Students United: At What Cost?

On Monday and Tuesday, we graduate students at Cornell will be voting on whether or not we want to unionise. Actually, scratch that, only graduate students who hold a TA, RA, or GRA appointment can unionise.This is a shitty arrangement, and I will be voting against it.For those of you who are not aware of how graduate school works at Cornell, you could be on one of many appointments.FellowshipA graduate student on a fellowship gets a stipend and tuition paid without associated teaching or research opportunities. Graduate students on a fellowship typically work towards their own theses, but will be excluded from the unionGraduate research assistantshipsA GRA gives a graduate student stipend and tuition without teaching responsibilities. However, this money comes out of a specific project grant, and the students typically work on their own theses. Students on GRAs magically qualify to join the union, whereas there is virtually no difference between a GRA and a fellowship for the most pa…

De-addicting

I’m on a process to break away from the distractions of social media, primarily Facebook, and spend the time to pursue other interests. This is an interesting experiment, and it has required significant dedication and effort on my part. At the end, though, I’m not certain if I’ll be successful.I realised that I had a problem when Facebook became the most visited sites in my browser. I should have been working, not scrolling through Facebook like a, well, you know what Jerry Seinfeld has to say. I further noticed that I would tend to log on to Facebook every time I was stuck at work, so that my capacity to tackle problems was reduced to only those that involved cracking a walnut shell. Anything more complex, and I would procrastinate and end up on Facebook.What I needed was a swift kick in the arse to get off Facebook and into the real world. It came through the means of my latest project which required all my attention. At this time, I logged out of Facebook from my work computer and …