This is the personal blog of Ritwik Agrawal. I was a student of mathematics at Hindu College (University of Delhi), an activist with the United Students group and a co-founder of the popular cricket games site PlanetCricket.net - the largest site of its kind in the world. I now blog at http://www.ritwikagrawal.com


Sunday, November 26, 2006

The Caesar of United Students

As many of you might be aware, I am part of an organization called United Students [US] which contested the Presidential post of the Delhi University Students Union this year. Our presidential candidate was a a guy named Aaditya Dar [his blog], a final year student of economics at Kirori Mal College.

Now Mr. Dar or Dar-Sir as he is respectfully called by his comrades in United Students is a natural born leader with several fantastic qualities - he is sincere [and more important, looks like he is sincere], trustworthy, intelligent, articulate and patient. He has these qualities in such abundance that all US members are now wondering as to whether we will get even a single candidate of the same calibre to put up for next year's DUSU elections. Such eminent personalities as Ishita "ishiavelli" Tiwary [her blog], "megastar" Aaditya Raj Kaul [the mega blog], "depressed poet" Aldeena Raju [her you-know-what] and Kush "toilets are my domain" Verma [unfortunately he doesn't approve of blogging - unfortunate because we would've all loved to hear his 'moaning housewife' routines reverbating on the blogosphere] have confided to the author that the chances of such a cataclysmic event [of another Aaditya Dar being found] taking place are as negligible as the "doped rapper" getting a haircut.

It is clear then that Dar-Sir is someone that all future generations of United Students can look up to. In recognition of this excellence I propose that just like Roman emperors after Gaius Julious Caesar attached "Caesar" with their names, all future United Students candidates for president must also afix the title "Dar" with their names. So do not in the future be surprised to find headlines such as the following:

" United Students announces Dar Abhinav Varma as presidential candidate"
"Dar Aditya Raj Kaul addresses the media on campaign expenditure limits and electoral reforms"

In fact, instead of using the long-winded phrase "Candidate for the presidential post of the Delhi University Students Union", we can just mention that this year's "Dar" is so and so. Apart from giving due recognition to the excellence of Dar-sir, this will also be in keeping with the organization's goal to simplify matters for students [basically in the same vein as our voter-ID campaign].

I'd like to conclude with a slightly modified version of the slogan we used for Dar-Sir's election campaign:

"Har party ko kiska Dar ? Is saal ka dar, is saal ka dar"


Blogger AaDar said...

great sense of humour.. love every bit of it

11/28/2006 7:21 PM  
Blogger Ritwik said...

Thank you Caesar! You can take a joke very well -- seriously my respect for you is touching dangerous levels ...

11/29/2006 12:07 AM  
Anonymous yasodhara rakshit said...

"seems sincere?"...hmm, casts certain asperisions on the character of your glorious ceaser, wouldn't you think??just horsing around,a very well-written piece with just the right dollop of humour, Ritwik..oh, forgive me, is it dar chander-ritwika, now??

11/29/2006 11:52 PM  
Blogger Vindhya Malik said...

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10/21/2007 8:49 PM  
Blogger Vindhya Malik said...

Yeah...very cool sense of jocularity, Dar Ritwik Agrawal...though I hardly expected 'you' to write a piece of this kind, touching great heights of humour!

10/21/2007 8:50 PM  

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