Board examinees prefer virtual Valentines
Season of love or season of sulk? That?s what GenNext would like us to believe about the Valentine?s Day. For the scores of students who will appear for their Board exams beginning March 1, Valentine?s Day is a time to sulk, fret, and fume.india Updated: Feb 14, 2006 12:58 IST
Season of love or season of sulk? That’s what GenNext would like us to believe about the Valentine’s Day. For the scores of students who will appear for their Board exams beginning March 1, Valentine’s Day is a time to sulk, fret, and fume.
Studies can’t be ignored and parents have put a curfew on all movements during V-Day. “There is so much hype all around that it’s difficult to ignore V-Day. We feel left out as we can’t go out to celebrate for obvious reasons,” says Navita Sharma, Mother’s International School. And the ‘obvious reasons’ range from fielding parents queries to finding a suitable date.
“Besides studying for Boards is more important. After Boards, every day can be a Valentine’s Day,” says Sidharth. Technology is a boon for many love-struck. “Since I can’t meet my girlfriend, I will stay connected through SMS,” says Nitin of DAV Public School. Many of his friends have formed an online conference room and will chat with their respective Valentines.
“It will be an online date without much expense.” Singles like Raghav, of Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, intends to log on to dating sites to find a date for the day. “If not anything else, I will have a virtual girlfriend for a day. This way, I may not feel left out.” Many are happy at being on the other side of the fence. “Singles like me have more fun as we can go girl-gazing without any restrictions,” says Saurabh of Gyan Bharti Public School.
“It is interesting to spend time watching the lovey-dovey couples in the campus,” says Ranjit Koshi, an international relations student of JNU. All in all, everyone is part of the bandwagon. So much so for love!