So Barack Obama has been elected and the LS elections are near…WIMWI is in the grip of its very own election fever. Elections for posts in the Students’ Affairs Council are even nearer.
PGP-1s vote for their SAC this Monday. Campaigning was in full flow till 11:59:59 pm 14th Jan.
Now, no more ‘pitching’…what was nice was that there never was any ‘bitching’.
The cultural differences between the 3 institutions I have attended so far:
1) KJSCE: The Gen Secy and the rest of the SAC was selected by the faculty. You can imagine what might have followed, though I think our SAC did really well.
2) IISc: Will have its own elections soon. Regional biases, some campaigning bordering on intimidation and definitely tarring the other candidates.
3) IIMA: Clean, well-spelt out timings and guidelines for the campaigning. Ppl campaigning without bad-mouthing others, just the way ‘ideal’ elections ought to be carried out.
Recently, my sleep timings have receded into the early hours of the morning, though not as much as Tamba’s (he sleeps at 6 am or later…making me wonder why he sleeps at all??).
Interesting effect WIMWI has.
Have a couple of ideas for blogs …so stay tuned.