Have you got fed up of those curious aunties’ remarks who can’t sleep tight without intruding into your life? Are you done with explaining it to your parents that artist do manage their bread & butter fine? Are you being bombarded with coaching institute brochures before you could even utter that you ain’t into IIT or AIIMS? Welcome to the club, man! If you don’t end up juggling High School and coaching centres just to crack a lame exam that has nothing to do with your innate skills, you’ve failed to fit in the definition of a perfect Indian student. *sarcasm intended of course* Little did the neighbors know that Art is not merely an option but a choice!
So, go on folks. Cry your heart out and tell the damn world that you won’t be an Engineer! And yup! Be all ears. You are bound to have some insanely absurd things laid your way.
Wo sab toh theek hai par karte kya ho?
Now-a-days? Just flash a smile and act as if I give a damn about what you think.
Arts lekar kya karoge? MBA?
Will that drag me a few levels up on your judgement meter?
Achha toh padhayi mein mann nahi lagta?
There you go! Of course that’s the reason. Because obviously there’s nothing on Earth that’s more brain-storming than mugging up the textbooks. Creativity is a cakewalk!
Ye sab toh hobby hai naa. Career ka kya?
Duh! You think BB sleeps on roads? Ahh! Don’t bother to google who he is.
P.S. He is not an ENGINEER!
Beta, tumhare jaise hazaaro hain. Koi scope nahi hai.
So you mean if I go ahead and pursue something else, I’d be one of a kind? They won’t be holding entrance exams if I were the only candidate, right?
Singer? Dancer? Iske alawa bhi kuch hota hai kya?
Fortunately, yes! *slow claps*
Number kam aye hain? Toh Commerce le lo naa
Wish this advice could change my life! But it doesn’t help. Thanks for caring 🙂
Beta, jo karna hai kro. Bass ek baar IIT nikaal lo
And what do I do once I get there? Stay stuck within those walls for whole four years. That too for a mere piece of paper that won’t even decide my future. No thanks, aunty!
Arre lekin Sinha sahab ka beta to Doctor hai!
Woah! Good for him. But you know what Sinha sahab doesn’t pay my bills. Who the hell cares what on Earth his son is up to!
And the masterstroke – log kya kahenge!
Kuch toh zarur kahenge. But luckily I wasn’t born to impress the society. There’s more to my life than just being in the good books of people. Not everyone’s opinion counts you know?
It hurts, right? Never mind. To hell with people who can’t have peace with your choices. After all, Sinha Sahab doesn’t pay your bills!