Before I start, I want to take a moment to remember 20 year old Tashni Basheer, the third year engineering student of the College of Engineering (CET), Thiruvananthapuram. She was run over by a jeep during Onam celebrations at the college.
There have been many views expressed on what caused this tragedy, some have blamed the usual suspect, new generation culture (whatever that is), some (including a senior police officer) have blamed movies (really?).
The purpose of this article is not to pin blame. What happened is tragic and could have been avoided if safety norms were followed. The purpose of this article express my views on why students of engineering colleges take it Onam celebrations to the next level and why I think it is a good thing.