Gone are the times when boys were flabbergasted by some boy in neighborhood becoming a successful doctor, engineer, lieutenant in army or a chartered accountant. Nowadays the slot of such geeks is nowhere to be seen, who used to follow up their professors after the class to clear their doubts.
You hardly find a sober these days! Subscriptions of magazines like electronics for you, PC magazine, digit have been confined to just college libraries. The kids in later decades would not probably hear the tale of travelling 30 miles on cycle for the purpose of studying in the city.
More important than what they wore, foremost issues were studying and sharing the burden of Bapuji. If you still come across these species, please note carefully, they are endangered.
Endangered from own peers, the one easily smitten ones and the desi rockstars. The funky dudes have made a nice place in society, overshadowing the concept of ‘Beeba Munda’.
Often found in groups walking around like anywhere without even a purpose. Overslept, over drunk, overeaten, dismayed bunch of stubble boys attired in best of combinational in-fashion outfits, driving no less than like Vin Diesel in fast and furious, the bunch has changed the priorities of what an ideal jawan gabhru should look like.
Graari si bai!
Should they look like Shaheed Bhagat Singh or preferably the new Diljit kharku look will help him impress more of the ladies around? Whether to think about what productive has to be done through the day or just turn the apartment into a tavern? Should something be done about the problem in our country or just make a check-in on Facebook? Should we stand against the wrongs in the society or just update status or tweet it on social networks? Is calling home still in fashion?
What more important are alloys you have your four wheels on the expense of some lust sacrificed by parents. Before a handshake, more importantly look at the brand mark on the shirt rather than looking in the eye. Having tattooed impressions of Sikh martyrs and tukan from scriptures without even knowing the real significance is almost a common case with today’s youth. Big registers have turned into 5 pages notebook rolled and tucked in between rims of motorcycles. The person who does not endorse these aspects or is truthful with whole lot of goodish qualities is addressed by words that are similar to famous abuses of Punjab. If you know, what I mean!
So basically, the species are not endangered they are still there, but just that instead of good being influential over the bad, it has taken the backseat. The things are the same just that the priorities have considerably changed. From being a simple, sober geek the boys now prefer to be an ace amongst the cards of commons. From having idols like Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha and the likes, to be just pasted on the walls as posters, the real mindsets are doctored by contemporary singers of Punjabi music industry. Forget India today, the Savita Bhabhi or Playboy is the contention.
Doubts during lectures are asked by retards, the lecturers are beaten up outside the premises, even if he said to just sit quietly. Well, a workaday is incomplete if they don’t wear Abercrombie & Fitch boxer at home, a Tommy Hilfiger-Jack &Jones combination to college, Mukstari kurta-pyjama to Gurudwara and so on. Things are amplified even more during the winters when apparels speak more than you actually do.
Well, don’t be bereaved about the messy situation. The article is no warning about any societal disaster, it’s just another chronicle about the picture we everyday see and experience. Sooner or later, everybody realizes their social responsibility and each one of us grows up. It’s just that if these responsibilities are felt beforehand, then all these doting’s would have pleased them better and nothing to repent upon in later life.
The formal education goes a long way in mending this menial menace. The guidance by the parents for the correct channelization of thoughts and keeping of sensible company can help youth to side by side enjoy while being responsible. The main problem about the youth is that they can very well contemplate upon what is wrong and what is right, yet you find them again indulging themselves in things that are socially unaccepted. The media can for mostly paint a beautiful picture for youth to idolize themselves into a censurable citizen of the country. If not much, let’s stop portraying boys as untold story of Mirza or a Jatt crazy for his Juliet or anything insane that unfortunately, sells.
Wrapping up, let’s not just target these desi rockstars. Just because I am not the one with mango jeans or Prada bags doesn’t mean that the desi supermodels will be spared at any cost. The girls too are the partners in crime. Luckily my demoniac keyboard is just helpless to describe something out of the domain.
Lastly, just don’t eve-tease because you never know, you may be the next one to get the famous Diljit bai’s kharku kick. (251)