Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Raving Rightfully Rewarded


A wild orgy. College kids. Young professionals. Drugs. Alcohol. Sex. Dancing all night. Some dance naked. This wild orgy is popularly known as a “rave party”.

Last week my colleagues went on a short tour to Manchinabele, somewhere on the way to Mysore, after Ramnagar. They pitched their tents by some lake. A few hundred meters away, a rave party was happening. As I said before, it was all drugs, alcohol, sex and I am told that a few girls were dancing naked too.

Late in the night a few hundred workers of the Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV) arrived at the spot in vans and attacked the party. They robbed the fellows of their gold, money, mobile phones, smashed their imported cars etc… beat up the people and left. My colleagues were fortunate enough to have camped in a military area that was safe. They turned off their lanterns and watched the tumult from their hiding.

People are enraged and furious about the KRV workers, who do not remotely care about the culture of the land or its preservation and whose only intention was to loot people and keep the booty.

Yes. I agree. But I am indifferent to the whole issue.
Because in this case it’s a matter of one scoundrel beating another scoundrel. Whose side can you take after all? And who cares?
Actually, this business of “one scoundrel beating another” is a rather convenient arrangement. The police, who have other important matters at hand to take care of, do not have to waste their time over a bundle of “educated, English speaking” rogues, drinking and driving, who neither have a sense of propriety nor morality.

If the cops had intervened, these “sons and daughters of rich rogues” would have escaped by bribing the cops. Now they cannot even go to the police for help or complain since they were engaged in an illegal activity themselves in the first place.
So good that somebody else did the beating.
All they can now do is cover their ass and run for life.

I am reminded of a Bollywood movie where two underworld gangs in Bombay are at war and kill each other’s men. The police commissioner, reclining in his chair says “Aapas mein lad marne do salon ko. Accha hai.” (Let the bloody fellows kill one another. Good for us!)

The bottom line : Raving Rightfully Rewarded. Wow! That was an alliteration!

19 comments:

Jugs said...

Yes, nothing to rave about these rave parties

Sowmya said...

As I said, its a wild orgy... its saddening to see that most of the young fellows have no serious objection to such things...

Erikk Ljungberg said...

Another nice post.

'Wild' orgy? I though orgy was supposedly wild! But, yes, I agree with your views.

Sowmya said...

:)
I expected to see many hostile comments here... :)
I am surprised to see people agreeing with me... :)

Satish said...

"Dont drink and drive when you can smoke weed and fly"

When this is the motto going around in colleges, rave parties are a logical extension.The Hippie hangover never seems to die

Aptly said "one scoundrel beating another".

Thank God, All the people who got beaten up didn;t stage another dharna for extending the deadlines

P.S. : I am new visitor to the blog and got the link from fewother blogs. Also i like the detailed travelogue on Gaumukh

Anonymous said...

It is something that people choose. If you cannot appreciate it, stay out of it. Does anybody say anything to your silly perceptions of why the United States is better? It is probably because you cannot do these things out of fear of society that you envy others!

Sowmya said...

Satish,

Welcome to this space!
Yeah.. You're right! Truth is stranger than fiction...

And as for Gaumukh, I thought it was too lengthy for most people... nice to know you liked it...

Your comments are most welcome... Do let me know if you have a blog etc.. that I can check out... :)

Sowmya said...

Anonymous,

Did you say envy? I pity them...if only.

Yes. People have the right to choose... But when freedom is exercised without responsibility, it needs to be questioned. And anyone and everyone has the right to question... regardless of their involvement in such matters or not...

I never said US was better than India... You read it wrong. Those were some of my "objective" observations... There is no debate about which country is better... if you know what I mean...

And then, you dont have to be anonymous even if you disagree with me...

Anonymous said...

anonymous here again.

i am a fan of your writing. but i get this feeling (?) that you are too bound in convention and self-righteousness. maybe you should prove me wrong by posting about your deep dark secrets. if you know what i mean :)

let yourself loose. tell me everything!

Satish said...

For a travel buff, a detailed travelogue is what suited.

I have not yet mustered the courage to start a blog yet, nonetheless i write short articles.

Sowmya said...

Anonymous,

Thanks for being my fan...

I dont know how knowing my deep dark secrets is going to help you or make you feel better..

I dont have too many deep dark secrets .. thanks to my upbringing..

But do let me know what you have to say in favour of indulgences such as rave parties...

I wonder what arguments one can have for something so obviously censurable/condemnable even if one is the brightest lawyer around ...

Sowmya said...

And there is no fear of society. I AM the society...

Anonymous said...

well, ok.. lets just leave it at that!

i'd love to hear what experiences you've had. what experiences you miss having...

and of course, you could say its of no use to me - or maybe it'll help me know you better. (you see, i am not really an enemy.. am somebody who's just curious about you, want to know more about you, want to know everything about the way you think, etc.)

maybe we should get off the comments and get onto email.. but then maybe not.. what say?

Anonymous said...

"I dont have too many deep dark secrets .. thanks to my upbringing.."

- I take it you're saying you do have some. Now that's news. And its interesting news. :)

Sowmya said...

Yeah... we could get on to email... but that will be possible only if you reveal your identity :)

and if you want to know all about me, just read my blog... from the beginning... for my thoughts make me who I am...

Anonymous said...

i HAVE read your blog from the beginning.

and NO, I don't have plans to reveal my identity this soon. eventually, maybe. not this fast.

let's have some 1-1 conversation and see where this goes. what say?

deepocean2k said...

When everybody have the freedom to do what they want, as long as they are not harming anybody i feel its ok for a rave party as the participants very well know what they are getting into. May be its like relishing a dish. I may like it and somebody may not like it. Just because somebody does not like it, does not mean they can go around stopping people who ever is having it.

Sowmya said...

Anonymous,
how are we going to have this 1 - 1 conversation... certainly not in this comments section...

Pramshanks said...

We all rave in our private spaces. We all dance naked in our dreams. How close we walk to the edge, is a personal choice.

Sampling substances along with people of one's ilk, miles away from the possibility of intruding into a stranger's freedom, is far less deplorable than speaking loudly into a mobile phone in a public place.

Of course, this is a personal view. If your own view keeps you happy and safe, it's wonderful for you.

I need to be a little demented, a little amoral, a little wrong, to feel like I belong to this universe; a universe that's guarded by the righteous, the pious and the heavenward bound.