A bunch of old colleagues from a common cadre recently met over a batch party and thought of forming a What’s App group initially with the understood objective of saying Hi and Hello to each other.One of our colleagues with certain accomplishments by way of posts in social media chose to be the self appointed Group Administer (GA).
The group expectedly had some teething troubles as different participants looked towards each other with different colour shades.It also appeared that over the years people had developed different likes and dislikes.However everyone agreed to the rules set by the GA that personal prejudice should not come in way of appreciating efforts of the group members.
In any organised line of service a bunch of individuals start together on a common platform but things do not stay as such. A career in civil services offers myriad opportunities for interacting with high and mighty.Your growth over the years substantially depends also on your individual PR skills and in some cases ability to specialise with extra curricular achievements making yourself a box of choclate with attractive wrapping papers.With passage of time some figures come to pump up as towering personalities and their administrative differences tend to get blurred.
Like other segments of society our group also had fair share of generous hearted souls who enjoy the habit of massaging the egos of each other whereas other group members may be less impressed with such achievers and their admirers. When such people come together to form a social networking group situation expectedly has risk of getting a bit chaotic.
At the initial stage the Group appeared to be periodically dormant as well as hyperactive since participants in their anxiety to register their presence passed on whatever contents they could lay their hands on.One colleague had great enchantment with ancient wisdom on medical science and generously blessed the group with such posts on health matters with fair sprinkling of Sanskrit poetry with preachings for welfare of humanity.While I consider all such humanistic preachers and those relying on untested medical wisdom as ignorants , some would be willing to wade through rivers of blood to support such homely preachings on lifestyle techniques.Everyone has a right to be his natural self.
Like other groups a participant in the group has ability to shine as master of several languages and a person with literary achievements. Therefore his writings have fair share of pieces in exotic languages and are accompanied by translations in various other languages. While the practice happens to be puzzling for some also for the reason that the passages posted are sometimes not self written but apparently copied from twitter or other sources yet there are others who fall head over heels for such erudite renditions .
The first genuine difference cropped up when a colleague posted a joke on behaviour of college girls. The Pahlaj Nihlani of the Group i.e. the Group Administrator was up with red flag chastising others to be extra cautios with dignified inputs on sensitive matters even in a closed group.In the present day atmosphere of universal connectivity on social media the Group Administrator appeared to be justified in being upset as there are precedents of irresponsible contents inviting trouble on small issues.Therefore fires were quickly doused with emotional appeals in the name of of group unity and our love and affection for each other. And…the group continues to roll on.